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by TurtleNomad
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Election 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1015

Re: Election 2012

+1 :)

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by TurtleNomad
Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:37 am
Forum: Civilian MRE Reviews
Topic: Battle of the Buckets - freeze-dried/dehydrated food kits
Replies: 30
Views: 13654

Re: Battle of the Buckets - freeze-dried/dehydrated food kit

I've updated the summary data table . The main changes are the new Backpacker's Pantry kit, and three new Mountain House entries: two brand new buckets , plus the "old" 10-pack that has been available at Costco, and now is available at Amazon. Note that the 10-pack suddenly shot up in price this wee...
by TurtleNomad
Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:33 am
Forum: Civilian MRE Reviews
Topic: four recent civilian market cases (packed mid 2011)
Replies: 2
Views: 2685

four recent civilian market cases (packed mid 2011)

As I've mentioned, CheaperThanDirt is deep discounting all their civilian cases. Resistance was futile , I ended up buying one of each last month (2012-October), just before I moved. Here's some objective data on them, and my purely subjective opinion. :) I'll start with a quick overview , mainly to...
by TurtleNomad
Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:50 am
Forum: Civilian MRE Reviews
Topic: what's better than a Hormel Compleat?!?
Replies: 0
Views: 1896

what's better than a Hormel Compleat?!?

A SPAM Compleat! :) Or at least, that's what I've renamed them: There were two varieties at my Midwest Walmart, each $1.99. I chose "SPAM & Roasted Potatoes", because that sounded like an excellent combination: http://www.turtlenomad.com/food/retort_pouch/spam_potatoes_01.jpg Yey, it fits in my chea...
by TurtleNomad
Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: please identify this "Esbit style" stove
Replies: 2
Views: 1603

please identify this "Esbit style" stove

Recently, I picked up a surplus five pack of "Stove Folding Galvanized Esbit Style Pocket" (for only $9.97 from CheaperThanDirt). What do you folks think these stoves and fuel tabs are? All five: http://www.turtlenomad.com/food/tools/folding_stove_01.jpg close up of one, open (note rust on top of bo...
by TurtleNomad
Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:18 am
Forum: International Ration Reviews
Topic: reviews: world tour sampler from NNF!
Replies: 13
Views: 6028

Re: reviews: world tour sampler from NNF!

Next up was the Bridgford Honey Barbecued Chicken sandwich. I'd had the cinnamon bun (excellent!), but none of the sandwiches, and have really wanted to try one. Seeing this in NNF's parcel was a very pleasant surprise! :) I had it for breakfast on a day I was leaving my base of operations for a sho...
by TurtleNomad
Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:08 am
Forum: International Ration Reviews
Topic: reviews: world tour sampler from NNF!
Replies: 13
Views: 6028

Re: reviews: world tour sampler from NNF!

Yeah, how cool was all this?!? I'm about to post the details of the Australia ziplock - it's mind-boggingly huge ! :) Plus, there were several small and nifty European items I haven't posted yet. There's two reasons I still haven't sent NNF his swap package: #1 I had several life disruptions (housin...
by TurtleNomad
Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: Civilian MRE Reviews
Topic: Battle of the Buckets - freeze-dried/dehydrated food kits
Replies: 30
Views: 13654

Re: Battle of the Buckets - freeze-dried/dehydrated food kit

Thanks for all the feedback and support guys! Sorry I abruptly paused this little project for almost half a year. I had some unexpected housing problems, which resulted in a total of fourteen (yes 14 !) moves this year. :( That included two contract work on-site trips, which added to the stress and ...
by TurtleNomad
Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: International Ration Reviews
Topic: reviews: world tour sampler from NNF!
Replies: 13
Views: 6028

Re: reviews: world tour sampler from NNF!

Sneak preview: It's not clear from my pictures above, but the Australian sub-bundle is significantly bigger than any of the others. It even has a can of cheese! :) I'm tentatively planning my first Australian feast either Saturday or Monday. Ma'am, that's why I raise prayers for Norge, to come back ...
by TurtleNomad
Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: please share DEALS on shelf stable food
Replies: 27
Views: 8572

Re: please share DEALS on shelf stable food

Bad news: The CTD HDRs are completely sold out. :( Good news: CTD is having a big sale on MREs entrees, t-rats, and civilian casees! Here's the highlights: MRE entree 12-packs at $19.93 (previously $24.97): Beef Patty Meatballs In Marinara Sauce Pork Sausage Patty Maple Flavored Penne Pasta In Spicy...