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by RockyRaab
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: MRE Tips & Tricks
Topic: FRH salt trick.
Replies: 14
Views: 566

Re: FRH salt trick.

And don't forget to flip the pouches end over end to get uniform heating.
by RockyRaab
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: News
Topic: MRE Meet Up 2019 - Simpsonville, KY - Photos
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: MRE Meet Up 2019 - Simpsonville, KY - Photos

Only because Smitty mentioned it, here's the link to my book publisher, where I now have the books at 40% off. You can get print or ebook versions. To read a preview, click on "More Details" and then on "Preview".

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/rraab
by RockyRaab
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: MRE Tips & Tricks
Topic: FRH salt trick.
Replies: 14
Views: 566

Re: FRH salt trick.

Right with you, mike. I called them Fail to Really Heat in the presentation, and that's pretty much the truth. Using salty water kicks them into another gear, or revives an old one to an extent, but the current FRH is marginal at best. For many reasons, including size of the bag. Those mylar sheets ...
by RockyRaab
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: MRE Tips & Tricks
Topic: FRH salt trick.
Replies: 14
Views: 566

Re: FRH salt trick.

Putting the retort pouch inside the FRH puts it in contact with all those "Do Not Consume" chemicals, though. That's the main reason I stopped doing that. There's enough direct conduction to heat the whole retort, if you flip it over midway - and you can't do that if the retort is inside the FRH. I ...
by RockyRaab
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: MRE Meet Up 2019 August 17th!
Replies: 114
Views: 27756

Re: MRE Meet Up 2019 August 17th!

Just a note: Somewhere during the trip, I picked up an "airport bug" and am now ill with cold/flu. I suspect it came aboard on Friday, because I started feeling symptoms during the flights home Sunday. So if any of you come down with a bug today, I'm to blame. My sincerest apologies, believe me. Goo...
by RockyRaab
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: MRE Meet Up 2019 - Simpsonville, KY - Photos
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: MRE Meet Up 2019 - Simpsonville, KY - Photos

I would have - if I had taken any.
by RockyRaab
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: MRE Meet Up 2019 August 17th!
Replies: 114
Views: 27756

Re: MRE Meet Up 2019 August 17th!

We came, we saw, we ate, we chatted endlessly. And all of us went away richer and happier. Plus, we opened and marveled at a ration 70 years old and extremely rare - sure to be a once in a lifetime experience.
by RockyRaab
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: News
Topic: MRE Meet Up 2019 August 17th!
Replies: 114
Views: 27756

Re: MRE Meet Up 2019 August 17th!

At the Salt Lake City airport, on my way!
by RockyRaab
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Another Cool Article
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Another Cool Article

I ate MCIs and the then-new LRRP meals back in '71. At that time, MCIs still came with cigarettes, which I either traded off or gave to Vietnamese. LRRPs were better than MCIs, but took a long time to rehydrate or they were like eating gravel mixed with mud. A common method for heating MCI cans was ...
by RockyRaab
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: TFF
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: TFF

"Healthy" and "MRE" are mutually exclusive terms. There's nothing healthy about a high-carb, mega preservative MRE, I don't care what NATICK says. It will fill you up, give you loads of quick energy, and mostly taste okay. But healthy it is not.