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by SentientTootsieRoll
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Getting your MRE production date with PowerShell
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Getting your MRE production date with PowerShell

I actually didn't know that a five digit Julian date code was a thing until you mentioned it. I also agree that it should be adopted. I got bored and decided to add the functionality to decipher a 5 digit Julian date code to that PowerShell script. I set the year to go back to 9 years ago since it's...
by SentientTootsieRoll
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Getting your MRE production date with PowerShell
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Getting your MRE production date with PowerShell

I decided to write a small PowerShell script that will convert a Julian date code to a normal calendar date. I did this entirely for fun but thought I'd share it. To use it, Windows users can go to their Start Menu and search for "PowerShell ISE", open it, copy and paste the following code and click...
by SentientTootsieRoll
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: WTT RCW CINPAC 6A/B set
Replies: 7
Views: 1379

Re: WTT RCW CINPAC 6A/B set

Who would trade rations for gun parts...wacky, especially for common MCW These RCWs are actually pretty rare now. They haven't been produced since the late 1990s, I believe. Personally, I don't believe they're worth the outrageous prices people are asking for them. IMO, the modern MCWs are just as ...
by SentientTootsieRoll
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: WTT RCW CINPAC 6A/B set
Replies: 7
Views: 1379

Re: WTT RCW CINPAC 6A/B set

I have a ton of stuff but these acronyms have me wondering what the heck we are talking about. It took me a minute too, but I think I know what they mean: CONUS: In the US only, excluding Hawaii and Alaska. AK/SVD: I know these are guns, namely an AK-47, AK-74 and/or a Dragunov sniper rifle that is...
by SentientTootsieRoll
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Other US Ration Reviews
Topic: A quick look at some 1978 MCI B-1 and B-3 Units
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: A quick look at some 1978 MCI B-1 and B-3 Units

No peanut butter? Shame! I have some other MCI components around here and the peanut butter comes in a separate, much smaller can. One day I plan to try it and post pictures of it as well. Thanks for showing us, that's a nice can. Where did you buy it? I bought them along with a variety of other as...
by SentientTootsieRoll
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: International Ration Reviews
Topic: ~2003 Norwegian FR 2000 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Review
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: ~2003 Norwegian FR 2000 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Review

Okay, I meant to post the lunch ration before this one, but mistakes happen and here we are. Maybe it's not so bad, after all, the K Rations went in order of Breakfast, Dinner and then Supper. Anyway, here is lunch! This one was sort of "meh". The chili con carne was okay, but didn't have much to sp...
by SentientTootsieRoll
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: International Ration Reviews
Topic: ~2003 Norwegian FR 2000 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Review
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: ~2003 Norwegian FR 2000 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Review

Now it's time for dinner. Now, this one was really tasty! The beef and potato stew was nothing like I expected. The potatoes were mashed, the beef chunks were small and pretty chewy, and it just had a lot of good flavors in it! Despite what it may look like, I think I enjoyed this entree the most! W...
by SentientTootsieRoll
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: International Ration Reviews
Topic: ~2003 Norwegian FR 2000 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Review
Replies: 2
Views: 325

~2003 Norwegian FR 2000 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Review

I was at a local army surplus store a few months ago and came across these odd rations. They are Norwegian FR 2000 rations. You can read the full backstory here if you are interested: http://www.mreinfo.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10222 I still don't know the year but since everything had expirat...
by SentientTootsieRoll
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Other US Ration Reviews
Topic: A quick look at some 1978 MCI B-1 and B-3 Units
Replies: 4
Views: 402

A quick look at some 1978 MCI B-1 and B-3 Units

I found a few B-1/B-3 units that I wanted to try out, so I decided to take some pictures so you could all come along for the ride. Everything in the B-3 unit was still good. The chocolate bar was starting lose its flavor and I could tell it was starting to turn, but it was still edible. I kept on in...
by SentientTootsieRoll
Sun May 05, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: FR 2000 Field Ration
Replies: 1
Views: 719

FR 2000 Field Ration

Hi all, I took a trip to a local Army Surplus store recently and happened across something very unique. I purchased these field rations for $10. I asked the clerk what these were and he said they were "rare NATO rations", but beyond that, I don't know anything else about them. Can anyone identify wh...