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by RoastBeastFan
Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: WW II era US rations unearthed in Britain
Replies: 2
Views: 2227

WW II era US rations unearthed in Britain

Story at http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-33378014

"Sadly, there were no contents left in the tins of sliced bacon."

That is a disappointment.
by RoastBeastFan
Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 112-Year-Old Ham
Replies: 8
Views: 3657

Re: 112-Year-Old Ham

Yes, though they are not optimistic about the flavor. But I don't suppose anyone will really know till they try it.
by RoastBeastFan
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 112-Year-Old Ham
Replies: 8
Views: 3657

112-Year-Old Ham

Here's a BBC story about a cured ham that's 112 years old, and whether or not it's still edible.

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-28299440
by RoastBeastFan
Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: MREs Made The Local Paper
Replies: 5
Views: 2863

MREs Made The Local Paper

Some professors over at Texas A&M have been working on reducing the packaging size for MREs. Looks like there is currently no schedule for rolling this out.

http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/arti ... 90cec.html
by RoastBeastFan
Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Magnesium Fire Starter - Any Tips?
Replies: 37
Views: 15214

Magnesium Fire Starter - Any Tips?

I've got a camping trip coming up, and decided to get one of these magnesium bars as a backup fire starter. I'm having more than a little trouble getting the thing to work. I've cut little piles of magnesium dust (with the supplied short hack saw blade) but extensive efforts to light them have faile...
by RoastBeastFan
Sat May 23, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Modular Operational Ration Enhancement (MORE)
Replies: 13
Views: 8677

Re: Modular Operational Ration Enhancement (MORE)

"Modular Operational Ration Enhancement"? LOL

But I'd like to try them. I feel like Oliver Twist. Please sir, can I have some MORE?
by RoastBeastFan
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: MRE Tips & Tricks
Topic: MRE Trick
Replies: 5
Views: 5794

Re: MRE Trick

LOL, I have tried that too - outside. Yes, it burns. And yes, it tries to catch the FRH bag on fire.

On caution - the flame from burning hydrogen is almost invisible. Actually it does glow, but mostly in the ultraviolet. So be careful having fun with this, the flame might be larger than you realize.
by RoastBeastFan
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: 2005 chicken cavatelli review
Replies: 3
Views: 2123

Re: 2005 chicken cavatelli review

LOL, I'm keeping a log of eating MREs and your story had a ring of familiarity to it. Here's what I wrote a month ago: ---------------- Date: 2/5/2009 MRE Date: 12-2005 Months old when eaten: 38 Manufacturer: Wornick Meal: 23 - Chicken with Cavitelli Heating method: Boiled Notes: Entree pretty good....
by RoastBeastFan
Thu May 22, 2008 6:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tabasco
Replies: 5
Views: 2845

I've tried the Chipotle version. I think the flavor is excellent :) , but it isn't hot enough :( .
by RoastBeastFan
Thu May 08, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: is this really true? radioactive mres!
Replies: 9
Views: 5522

I would think MCIera is correct - the heat sterilizes an MRE. No point making it deader, unless you've got zombie bacteria or something. The irradiated foods I've heard of have been fruits (things like strawberries, which are prone to spoil fast). I don't think that tiny aluminum layer of an MRE pou...