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by RockyRaab
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: What to include in homemade/DIY MREs?
Replies: 13
Views: 2103

Re: What to include in homemade/DIY MREs?

I understand you are using vacuum bagging as an outer bag. That was clear. I'd look at small packages of jerky, meat sticks, Tootsie Rolls, small cans of pate/potted meats, sardines, hard candies, chocolate bars and such. The main thing would be to pick snacks that won't be crushed by the vacuum pac...
by RockyRaab
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: First Big Purchase
Replies: 5
Views: 1923

Re: First Big Purchase

It sounds a whole lot like a "too good to be true" deal.
by RockyRaab
Fri May 31, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: MRE Reviews
Topic: MRE Frito Pie
Replies: 1
Views: 1020

Re: MRE Frito Pie

Frito Pie?

Oh, MY!

I can't wait to try this with my next Taco Filling or Veg Taco Pasta TOTM. Your TruLime suggestion is brilliant. I always carry those and TruLemon packets to put into bottled water but now I'll stick in a few more, for sure.
by RockyRaab
Mon May 27, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: By Request, "One Fewer"
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

Re: By Request, "One Fewer"

Indeed. Any WWII veteran would now be pushing 95 and not many make it that far. My parents were both Army (Dad drove a deuce and a half in the Battle of the Bulge) and they're long gone.
by RockyRaab
Sun May 26, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: By Request, "One Fewer"
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

By Request, "One Fewer"

My annual tribute to our fallen brethren. One Fewer I first saw him hobbling down the aisle of a small gun show. He was obviously of advanced age: white-haired, frail and walking with a pronounced limp, his bony left hand grasping one of those spiral thornwood canes that look like a kudu’s horn. It ...
by RockyRaab
Fri May 24, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: MRE Meet Up 2019 August 17th!
Replies: 114
Views: 35550

Re: MRE Meet Up 2019 August 17th!

I booked directly with Hampton, because if we get a special rate, it might not be honored if booked through a third party.
by RockyRaab
Fri May 24, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: International Rations
Topic: In-Flight Rations (Air Force).
Replies: 2
Views: 1695

Re: In-Flight Rations (Air Force).

I also remember the "shoe box" inflight meals with fondness. I only got them as a passenger (and that rarely). As a Forward Air Control pilot, we would always take water on our 4.5-hour missions, but seldom any food. When we did, we'd take a can from an MCI and warm it up by wedging it into our guns...
by RockyRaab
Mon May 20, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: MRE Meet Up 2019 August 17th!
Replies: 114
Views: 35550

Re: MRE Meet Up 2019 August 17th!

And I you!

I guess they just have a surplus of "luxury" grade cars sitting there, and need to get them used. I recently found another destination where an SUV was the cheapest rental. Weird.
by RockyRaab
Mon May 20, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: MRE Meet Up 2019 August 17th!
Replies: 114
Views: 35550

Re: MRE Meet Up 2019 August 17th!

It shows about 28 miles, G-Man. I arrive about 4 pm Friday and have a Cadillac reserved. I'll take anybody who arrives about the same time.
by RockyRaab
Fri May 17, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: MRE/TOTM Price UPdate
Replies: 7
Views: 2452

Re: MRE/TOTM Price UPdate

Exactly. It is about 2/3 the calorie count of a full MRE at about half the price. They leave out the side and a snack, usually. You get the main, crackers/tortilla/bread, nuts or dried fruit, drink, candy or cookies, FRH, and an Acc pack. Annoyingly, they still include coffee but no bev bag. Occasio...