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by elandil
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: The USDA is after me for ordering French Rations - IMPORTANT UPDATE POSTED April 8th!!! Everybody needs to read!
Replies: 50
Views: 1987

Re: The USDA is after me for ordering French Rations

At the bottom of the letter is a warning that disclosure or use of the email I received may violate the law which could result in civil or criminal penalties so I can't even post the letter. BullS*&%. FOIA means that unless it falls under a security clearance designation then it's open to the publi...
by elandil
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Quick Question on survival bars
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: Quick Question on survival bars

depends on your tastes and what you want. Datrex is a nice bar, comes individually wrapped in 200kcal blocks inside the main packaging. Has a pleasant shortbread taste with a hint of coconut. Mainstay has a pleasant lemony flavor, but does not individually wrap their blocks...so if you buy the 3600k...
by elandil
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Clear plastic bag inside tan pouches?
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Clear plastic bag inside tan pouches?

I actually have some 2017 packed MREs here that had the inner clear sealed bag like Ameriqual, but were Sopako. Interesting...i havnt seen that yet. Might be something Uncle Sam is starting to require. Yep. Got some 2016's from SoPakCo that are double bagged. Don't think it's a requirement, reading...
by elandil
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Feedback - Buy/Sell/Trade
Replies: 1002
Views: 235038

Re: Feedback - Buy/Sell/Trade

Top marks for Dvalin. Helped me find a hard to find item, then hooked me up with the other items!! Dude rocks.

If you get the chance, do the deal. Dvalin is 110% worth it.
by elandil
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: mre not on mreinfo?
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: mre not on mreinfo?

with the brown bag items, it honestly depends on where/who it was from. Some did keep the military accessory pack, some substituted it. Unfortunately, there's no real records from the time and most of the info we do know is being compiled from anecdotal and other references.
by elandil
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: MRE Tips & Tricks
Topic: How I warm my MREs in the office
Replies: 10
Views: 2267

Re: How I warm my MREs in the office

Some of us can verify you can also put them over a car heating vent while driving and have a hot lunch when you stop... :wink:
by elandil
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: WWII - End of War Troop Transport Ship Newspaper & Welcome Aboard Instructions Scanned Original Documents
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: WWII - End of War Troop Transport Ship Newspaper & Welcome Aboard Instructions Scanned Original Documents

Just right off Pic 3 is a M1 Carbine, and Pic 4 looks like a Lewis machine gun. But let me do some more research, especially on the howitzer in pic 1 and whatever's in pic 2.
by elandil
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: WWII - End of War Troop Transport Ship Newspaper & Welcome Aboard Instructions Scanned Original Documents
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: WWII - End of War Troop Transport Ship Newspaper & Welcome Aboard Instructions Scanned Original Documents

not an expert, more intermediate...but I know a feller. Send the pics on and I'll see what I can find out.
by elandil
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Metal Utensils In MREs
Replies: 9
Views: 779

Re: Metal Utensils In MREs

Yeah, P-38 can openers were issued with k-Rations, C-rations and MCI's, but when they went to retort pouches with the MRE's they were binned. Troopers were previously issued a metal mess kit, and utensils, along with a metal canteen cup, but it was a general issue and not with every ration. Even the...