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by RockyRaab
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Military MRE Recipe Article
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: Military MRE Recipe Article

I loved that they have a sense of humor about it. The recipes? Well, if the main ingredients are desperation and longing, they might just be tasty. Or at least edible. Sorta.
by RockyRaab
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Questions about US MRE's
Replies: 9
Views: 1006

Re: Questions about US MRE's

As an Air Force pilot, we hardly ever got better than middle-grade caviar and champagne. (joke) Field rations are a whole different category than mess hall/shipboard chow. Weight and caloric content rule most other decisions and the US Army does try hard to make rations palatable - so soldiers will ...
by RockyRaab
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Questions about US MRE's
Replies: 9
Views: 1006

Re: Questions about US MRE's

Have you read "Catch 22"? NOTHING in the military makes sense. I think it's a rule. At times, I think that may be the reason it succeeds - unpredictable.

It's true that our field rations are poor at best. Luckily, our troops don't have to live on the things and do get better chow in the mess halls.
by RockyRaab
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Questions about US MRE's
Replies: 9
Views: 1006

Re: Questions about US MRE's

As I've said many times, the improvements needed in MREs are not in the peripherals. What they need are much larger main meals with a lot more protein. These high carb/sugar "meals" are in my opinion highly counterproductive, leading to huge swings in energy and alertness. Peak and crash diets are h...
by RockyRaab
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Questions about US MRE's
Replies: 9
Views: 1006

Re: Questions about US MRE's

You're welcome. My time was pre-MRE days, but I can address if not answer some of your points. No esbit stoves, ever. The first MREs had no heat source at all, and the FRH since about 1992. No idea about the acc packs, but I agree with you. The services now frown sternly at smoking, both from a heal...
by RockyRaab
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Cigarettes in accesory packs
Replies: 8
Views: 1017

Re: Cigarettes in accesory packs

Cigarettes in rations? Yeah, right after they return condoms and corkscrews.
by RockyRaab
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: News
Topic: Meetup Spring 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 2615

Re: Meetup Spring 2020

"Furriners" were more than welcome last time. We had a Kraut, a Canuck, and just missed having a Brit.

If you didn't make the last one, do come to this one.
by RockyRaab
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Another Ration Article
Replies: 1
Views: 902

Re: Another Ration Article

That IS interesting. I especially like the line "What the troops what is protein." Well, no kidding. Current rations are grossly carb heavy, presumably because the bigwigs think that quick energy is most important. That's dumb. Sustained energy and maintaining muscle is what matters - and protein is...
by RockyRaab
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: SERAC Beef and pasta
Replies: 1
Views: 799

SERAC Beef and pasta

Just finished a South African entree by SERAC: Beef and Pasta. I wish the US made rations this good. Large cubes of real beef, macaroni, peas, pumpkin, carrots and more. Nicely but gently spiced. I had the entree only, so I heated it in water. Very good texture although the pasta was understandably ...
by RockyRaab
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: MRE/Ration Videos
Topic: RockyRaab - FRH Tutorial
Replies: 3
Views: 1025

Re: RockyRaab - FRH Tutorial

By the way, I don't claim this is the absolute best way to use an FRH, just a better way than the instructions say. It works for me, and I hope it does for others as well.