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by Travelowl
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Got sniped at last second
Replies: 17
Views: 4582

Re: Got sniped at last second

If you're in the area, the "Church Clutter Barn" in Underhill (VT) tends to have a ton of the loose meals donated; unfortunately I haven't been up there yet this year so I don't know what they have. My wife found out that the Clutter Barn will be open this Saturday. I remembered that I had made thi...
by Travelowl
Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: APacks for disaster relief- photo
Replies: 0
Views: 3260

APacks for disaster relief- photo

As I think I mentioned somewhere here, the one time I have seen the APack meals was during the very incident being shown in this photo. the recovery of Hurricane Irene. You can even read the date codes! Appear to be 2009, menu B?? I recall HEMTTs at the airport were filling up the trucks with pallet...
by Travelowl
Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Got sniped at last second
Replies: 17
Views: 4582

Re: Got sniped at last second

Damn, I'm in the wrong line of work if people value those little accessory items so much!! For cold weather meals, I personally find them tasty and handy year-round...$25 plus shipping for that sounds about right. When AMWS blows out supplies at the end of each winter session, it seems the cold weat...
by Travelowl
Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: First Strike Rations
Replies: 17
Views: 6024

Re: First Strike Rations

Wow, that's quite interesting! I never knew the feds were supplied with MREs and FSRs. Ha, well glad to share that. At least my office and one other major office I was assigned to. Not sure how widespread the practice is. Ours (now First Strike) sit in a locked supply room and seem to rarely get ac...
by Travelowl
Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: First Strike Rations
Replies: 17
Views: 6024

Re: First Strike Rations

Thanks for the replies. Truth be told, the person selling the First Strikes is, I am fairly certain, cadre at the Army Mountain Warfare School, based on my conversations with him. That is probably where he gets them. He won't entirely admit to anything, just tells me to "keep checking back for more ...
by Travelowl
Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: First Strike Rations
Replies: 17
Views: 6024

Re: First Strike Rations

Holy smokes, those prices are insane! What particular details could possibly make First Strikes worth so much? What should I look for? We have tons of them at work, in fact they have entirely replaced MREs following a lengthy mission we had last year where we depleted all of our MREs. I can't obtain...
by Travelowl
Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Sopakco civilian meal questions
Replies: 3
Views: 2737

Sopakco civilian meal questions

I have the chance to buy some of these from a local seller, but want to know exactly what they are. I did a lot of searching online but do not know for sure. These are loose and not in cases, so I do not have the outer box to refer to. 1) These meals are in clear bags, labeled "Meal, Individual". Da...
by Travelowl
Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Civilian MRE Reviews
Topic: Randomly Packed MRE's?? Need answers!
Replies: 8
Views: 3162

Re: Randomly Packed MRE's?? Need answers!

It sounds like they were Sure-Pak Meals . The civilian versions made by SoPakCo come in two case types - Red Sure-Pak logo and text on the box means the meals have heaters, while Black Sure-Pak logo and text on the box means they do not have the heaters in them. Funny you mention this, I had this i...
by Travelowl
Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Question about Menu No. 1 "Red Beans and Rice"
Replies: 8
Views: 4040

Re: Question about Menu No. 1 "Red Beans and Rice"

Interesting, and OP thank you for reviving this thread!

I have one of those cases, but I believe it is only labeled as being vegetarian on the end, not on the side. I think mine is 2003 DoP.

Is it worth opening up to explore the menu items inside, or should I leave it?
by Travelowl
Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New member here, and very impressed!
Replies: 8
Views: 2823

New member here, and very impressed!

Greetings everyone! And all I can say is…wow! I am completely blown away by this site and the forums. I guess you could say that I am astonished that there are people out there who are as curious as I am about MREs and whatnot. I have been using MREinfo.com as a research resource lately, and then I ...