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by kellywmj
Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Mess kits
Replies: 48
Views: 40046

Those cylindrical, fluted canisters were for respirators(gas mask). Actually a good idea, the soft respirator pouches we currently use don't offer a lot of protection(the eye peices and cannisters are relatively fragile).
by kellywmj
Wed Apr 20, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: The ethics of buying rations
Replies: 40
Views: 21580

Mirage, I can assure you that the sale of IMPs contravenes about 6 sections in the NDA, it is clearly illegal. Sub unit commanders do not, and have never had the authority to do so. Unused ration are returned to CQ, and are disposed of. Perhaps you could enlighten me as to your experience in these m...
by kellywmj
Sat Apr 16, 2005 1:12 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Modern rations are needlessly complex
Replies: 27
Views: 15553

By the way, its "infered", not "implied". Mine was a statement of fact, not a hint as such. To anyone reading my post, my use of the plural indicates that more than one ration was the subject of my position. Having said that, and taking your argument to its logical conclusion, do you honestly think ...
by kellywmj
Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:44 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Modern rations are needlessly complex
Replies: 27
Views: 15553

As far as remedial mathematics go, I am 16 credits away from my Masters in Public administration. Don't have time for Pythagora's theorems again.
by kellywmj
Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Modern rations are needlessly complex
Replies: 27
Views: 15553

Rations are issued 3 per man per day. The average caloric content per ration is 1200 to 1400. If approx. 1000 calories per meal is consumed, times 3 meals a day, there is your 3000. Not rocket science.
by kellywmj
Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:14 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: The ethics of buying rations
Replies: 40
Views: 21580

Hey, if you want to buy some beat to shit surplus M1911A1 that has had 40,000 rounds run through it, be my guest. As far as 50 cals go, unless you are some whack job fending off BATF agents as they storm your doomsday bunker, they have no legitimate use in society.
by kellywmj
Fri Apr 15, 2005 3:43 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Modern rations are needlessly complex
Replies: 27
Views: 15553

Troops eat the main meal, the candy or chocolate, and the coffee or drink mix, and thats about it. The ration, if totally consumed, has 1200 to 1400 calories. It is seldom that the entire ration is eaten. They dont have the time, or the water, to do it. I stand by my 3000 calories, and its probably ...
by kellywmj
Fri Apr 15, 2005 3:18 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: The ethics of buying rations
Replies: 40
Views: 21580

I only wish my government had the balls to get into the war on terrorism like we should have. Americans and Canadians combined are an awesome machine. We have the same goals, we are brothers.
by kellywmj
Fri Apr 15, 2005 3:09 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: The ethics of buying rations
Replies: 40
Views: 21580

It was a Canadian sniper, from the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry(My old unit) that has the record for longest shot kill ever. 2400 meters, in the chest, sitting in the cab of his truck, in Afghanistan.
by kellywmj
Fri Apr 15, 2005 2:59 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: The ethics of buying rations
Replies: 40
Views: 21580

A 50 cal, either as a Barrett, or M2, or any other incarnation, has no place other than in the hands of a soldier. There is no other practical purpose for it!