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by Tedster
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Other US Ration Reviews
Topic: 1977 Beef Hash Food Packet Long Range Patrol Review
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Re: 1977 Beef Hash Food Packet Long Range Patrol Review

Those combination knife sharpener/cornflake bars were pretty tasty. Van Brode had the contract for the oatmeal bars in later years, too. Freeze dried meals definitely benefit from extended rehydration times! 10 minutes is not long enough by any stretch, if they contain beans/potatoes etc. Overnight ...
by Tedster
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: MRE Reviews
Topic: Beef stew 1991 in Norway.
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Re: Beef stew 1991 in Norway.

I have had excellent results with vintage entree, assuming they were stored reasonably. The Beef Stew was widely considered among the, if not the "best" MRE. Unfortunately in recent years the rations no longer use actual stew meat, having substituted an ersatz "beef" made with scrap pieces, floor sw...
by Tedster
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civilian MRE Reviews
Topic: question about mountain house meals
Replies: 6
Views: 2028

Re: question about mountain house meals

Actually the OP isn't wrong for questioning. The pouch is (almost ) 4 oz. net, with a claim that it "Serves 2". Serves 2 what , exactly, isn't specified. The .mil cold weather rations are 5 oz, and are reconstituted with 16 oz of water and make no claims other than a single serving. This is about ri...
by Tedster
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: MRE Reviews
Topic: 1982 Meatballs in Barbecue Sauce MRE Review
Replies: 6
Views: 2050

Re: 1982 Meatballs in Barbecue Sauce MRE Review

Early or earlier MRE issue beverage powders were quite good, I thought. They did seem to use a rather high proportion of non-dairy creamer maybe in the cocoa. But it was tasty when doubled up. The trick you see then was, as always, to save up 2 or 3 packets and then make a large canteen cup worth al...
by Tedster
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Old pork patty MRE
Replies: 10
Views: 6974

Re: Old pork patty MRE

Widely despised, I had some previous experience with Oregon Freeze Dry products from hiking, so the FD pork patty didn't bother me. As I recall there was also a FD potato patty. I liked those too. The freeze dried fruits were pretty fancy for the time, and all the FD items were generally of high qua...
by Tedster
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Wheat Snack Bread
Replies: 14
Views: 12180

Re: Wheat Snack Bread

The "Wheat Snack Bread" was a solution in search of a problem. The calories are the same as crackers. Shelf stability is certainly no better, and arguably much worse, moldy snack bread is not unusual. But I've never seen or heard of a moldy saltine. Not to say it can't happen, just that I've never s...
by Tedster
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: MRE Water?
Replies: 11
Views: 9289

Re: MRE Water?

They sent some off to the lab for testing. It came back with "Your Horse has Diabetes". :o

Nice gesture on A-Bs part, seriously.
by Tedster
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Pre flight ration?
Replies: 5
Views: 3743

Re: Pre flight ration?

"Bean Component".

Yeah, the "Beans In Tomato Sauce" were legendary. Jayzus. The problem was medical in the sense that aircrews or fighter pilots who had recently eaten that garbage and then experienced rapid elevation changes would be in for a world of hurt.
by Tedster
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Why not Ramen Noodles?
Replies: 19
Views: 8581

Re: Why not Ramen Noodles?

As I recall in the 1990s the Infantry guys and Rangers and snake eater types didn't care too much for MREs, at least weight wise. The loads those guys were required to carry in their rucks was insane. Trust Me. So Ramen was practically standard issue with them. No NSN, but there probably should have...