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by elandil
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: New to MREs. Any tricks/tips would be much appreciated!
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: New to MREs. Any tricks/tips would be much appreciated!

add salt to the water you put in the FRH, that normally kickstarts them. If it still won't heat up, then you can always drop in boiling water for about 7-8 minutes, leave on a car dash in the sun til it warms up, or put in front of a heater until it warms thru. Or empty on a plate and microwave. As ...
by elandil
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: UK Rations "Biscuits - Fruit" for sale anywhere?
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: UK Rations "Biscuits - Fruit" for sale anywhere?

it's been a while, but I think the Jammie Dodgers or McVities Fruit Digestives were the closest.
by elandil
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Burning a Flameless Ration Heater
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Burning a Flameless Ration Heater

Let me preface this by saying I did something very stupid tonight. I had a nice fire going and decided I would be clever and throw in an FRH from an MRE. This was all in the name of science of course. :mrgreen: At first, it went along nicely as the top portion of the heater burned. It wasn't too ex...
by elandil
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Favorite International Ration?
Replies: 39
Views: 865

Re: Favorite International Ration?

I'm a big fan of the spanish, with norwegian, dutch, german, french and british not far behind. Each has their plus's and minuses. The french have some of the most intriguing entrees, and the canned cheese is the best I have had. Norwegian is just overall good, German is a real mans meal, British is...
by elandil
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Favorite MRE menu
Replies: 15
Views: 430

Re: Favorite MRE menu

Chicken with Tomatoes and feta, if it has the stuffing side. Thats about the only one that pops out of the recent menus.
by elandil
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: 2015 Chicken pesto pasta
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: 2015 Chicken pesto pasta

here's the chart under MRE Storage on the site.
https://www.mreinfo.com/mres/mre-shelf-life/

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couple of weeks, depending on previous storage, should be ok for the next little bit. Don't think I'd earmark it for long term, tho.
by elandil
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: MRE Reviews
Topic: Strange Dark Brown Bag MRE: Meatballs with Rice
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Strange Dark Brown Bag MRE: Meatballs with Rice

if you can find them in good shape, those Milk Caramels have always been a treat. Nice vanilla backed flavor, perfect level of sweetness, you can tell that things just tasted better back then...not sure what happened...
by elandil
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Anyone seen this before?
Replies: 11
Views: 783

Re: Anyone seen this before?

SNiiP3R wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:26 pm
I just checked my treasure box and apparently I have a full set..... but it's not as old
I showed this to a Coworker and asked if he remembered them...he said he had his butt over them all the time, they were kept under the flight seat.... :D
by elandil
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Anyone seen this before?
Replies: 11
Views: 783

Re: Anyone seen this before?

http://hotchow.natick.army.mil/history/ ... s_1950.pdf


That gives more info about the Food Packet, Individual, Survival, SA around the time period of what you have.
by elandil
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Found this MRE at a flea market. Know anything about it?
Replies: 12
Views: 1253

Re: Found this MRE at a flea market. Know anything about it?

The Red Pack coffees (folgers and tasters choice) for some reason tend to mold up at the drop of a hat, so I would not necessarily use them as an indicator of condition. I think the condition your referring to when you say "Mold up" is called "Webbing". A white, thread like condition found in the c...