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by Tedster
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chow Hall details (Menus/planning)?
Replies: 7
Views: 7152

Re: Chow Hall details (Menus/planning)?

I pulled KP a couple times in basic, it was 24 hour duty and pretty much kicked my ass as I recall. Mess hall duty is kind of a thankless job and it is an important one. Overall they did a pretty good job considering what they had to work with and the conditions. Still we would often drive down to M...
by Tedster
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Questions regarding my grandpa's WWII stuff
Replies: 9
Views: 4236

Re: Questions regarding my grandpa's WWII stuff

Look up "shadow box", a glass encased display usually includes a tricorner folded American flag, medals, photos etc. Suitable for display in an honored location, fireplace, breakfront, etc.
by Tedster
Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Civilian MRE Reviews
Topic: Alpine Aire Beef and Potatoes
Replies: 3
Views: 2871

Re: Alpine Aire Beef and Potatoes

Thanks for the review. AlpineAire used to have some excellent menus and products. All of the manufacturers offer reasonable fare but it is damnably expensive for the caloric food value. This menu while I haven't tried, could be made palatable but would require extensive cooking. What's the point? Th...
by Tedster
Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: MRE Tips & Tricks
Topic: Chili Mac
Replies: 1
Views: 2804

Chili Mac

Pretty sure there is an actual Chilimac entree, I usually install a Cheese Spread packet to make it more palatable. Today I was hungry for a snack and decided to experiment. The Chili w/ Beans "should" be an easy meal to make tasty I should think, sadly this is not the case, imo. It tastes as if som...
by Tedster
Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Manufacturer for accessory pack gum?
Replies: 2
Views: 3154

Re: Manufacturer for accessory pack gum?

No offense, but why would you want to? Years ago it was a little box of Chiclets. This issue tends to be so bad it falls apart after just a few seconds. It may even be sugarless? Nothing's too good for our boys, right?
by Tedster
Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: 1996 DOM 1997 INSP MRE #10 cans
Replies: 7
Views: 3654

Re: 1996 DOM 1997 INSP MRE #10 cans

Hm, guys the tray packs were around before '97 all of that stuff as far as I know was procurable at the unit level and used for field exercises and deployments, at least in the Army. They always tried to provide at least one meal that was field kitchen produced, and issue two (2) rations. The mess h...
by Tedster
Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: The Immortal Beef Stew
Replies: 15
Views: 8456

Re: The Immortal Beef Stew

Hey everybody New guy - just wanted to chime in with my experience. I was around for the earliest issue MRE basically - had consumed the "C-Rats" as a civilian, but by the time I entered active duty in 1988 the C's were long gone, at least for the units I was in. I tried them all. As the saying goes...