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by MCIera
Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Heating up MRE w/ Flameless heater?
Replies: 7
Views: 5122

Re: Heating up MRE w/ Flameless heater?

Varying the amount of water used to activate the FRH is not the answer, you should used the prescribed amount (about 1 fluid ounce.) The FRH is intended to raise the temperature of a single retort pouch about 100 degrees Fahrenheit above it's current ambient temperature. That being said, the FRH doe...
by MCIera
Fri May 21, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Ration packet E
Replies: 17
Views: 4181

Re: Ration packet E

Not sure what you mean by "Ration packet E", but there was a variation on the C ration that was used briefly after WWII (1946-1948) that was called Field Ration Type E. Is this what you are referring to?
by MCIera
Wed May 12, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: MRE Heaters for Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 2709

Re: MRE Heaters for Sale

Generally, shipping by UPS or FedEX Ground is the accepted means of transport for these heaters. Shipping is still a bit expensive, though not outrageously, since a dozen would go as a 1Lb parcel in the $6-7 neighborhood which is probably about the cost of a dozen heaters in the retail channel. As y...
by MCIera
Thu May 06, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Some question to an ebay auction
Replies: 2
Views: 972

Re: Some question to an ebay auction

The seller is US Based, here in Northern California. The seller's representation is that the items offered for sale are US rations from the Viet Nam era, i.e. C-Rations aka MCIs. Whether or not it is accurate is a matter of interpretation. There is, however, no mention of anything of British origin....
by MCIera
Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: No shipping to Canada?
Replies: 11
Views: 3494

Re: No shipping to Canada?

Not sure about Canadian banks, but most US banks have ATM cards that can also be used as a VISA card. The seller would have to pay the VISA transaction charges. Thankx guys, I would love to deal with Treesuit and E-bay, but I don't have or use cards anymore, I pay cash, now I know now days, it's get...
by MCIera
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:05 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Any Idea what these are?
Replies: 12
Views: 2725

Re: Any Idea what these are?

Weight, convenience, and food texture aside, canned foods are still the better alternative to retort packaging for longer term storage. Here's a web article that some forum members may find interesting (others probably already know it.) http://www.slate.com/id/2244249 I hear u Big_Jo! Kind of ironic...
by MCIera
Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:59 am
Forum: MRE Reviews
Topic: Pork Rib Tray pack
Replies: 8
Views: 3924

Re: Pork Rib Tray pack

DSCP lists the shelf life as 18 months @ 80ºF for the UGRs I'm curious as to how the shelf life of t-rations compare with the shelf life of MREs, anyone know? As for long term storage food for shtf scenario, I'm thinking that the t-rations would provide a more nutritionally balanced system but they ...
by MCIera
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: MRE/FSR Sandwich Bread
Replies: 14
Views: 5427

Re: MRE/FSR Sandwich Bread

Actually, I think it depends upon the entree and side dish combination, just as it has in the past. The menus that have items that may fit into a "sandwich" category still have 2 WSBs, just as they have in the past. For the 2009 menus, that would be the Meatballs in Marinara Sauce, the Veggie Burger...
by MCIera
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: New type of MRE?
Replies: 11
Views: 3700

Re: New type of MRE?

Maybe it's a Federal Stock Number (FSN)? Red Cloud did produce Disaster Relief meal kits in 2008 for Hurricane Ike, perhaps this is one of the salvaged remnants from that production? (some of them contained peanut butter that was subsequently recalled.) are you sure Olli? in Wikipedia for NSN they s...
by MCIera
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: French emergency ration
Replies: 30
Views: 7017

Re: French emergency ration

English muffins are more like a close cousin to the crumpet, they're similar in appearance but crumpets are made on a stove top on a flat cooking surface like a frying pan or commercial flat top rather than baked. Here you can find them.They call them english muffins. One of the brands is Thomas eng...