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by Treesuit
Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: If you were the MRE developer...
Replies: 26
Views: 8087

Hey guys, Here is my take on the dream MRE. Especially from a solider downrange in the sandbox. First start with the A-packet: get rid of the lemon tea packet; give it to the Brits or something. Keep the seasonings; lose the salt, put more toilet paper in, and some hard candies like life savers for ...
by Treesuit
Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: new guy with a question
Replies: 16
Views: 4670

Kman, Thanks for the posting on the Castleberry's. I guess if I do find something like that or a Big Lots I will have to stop by and check it out. As for my story. Well that was the rumor back then, and "yes" I believe that the gov't was trying to keep soldiers from swiping cases to re-sell out on t...
by Treesuit
Mon Oct 03, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: new guy with a question
Replies: 16
Views: 4670

Kman, I was just reading the threads for retort pouches and my questions is does Castleberry's have a website which you can order from? I don't have a Big Lots in our neck of the woods, so if a website is outthere then I guess anybody could go to it and order from them. Any ideas? As for the debate ...
by Treesuit
Sat Sep 24, 2005 6:45 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: UK rations to be destroyed
Replies: 28
Views: 9075

Hey Guys, Just read in the local military newspaper tonight that the emergency services down in the Texas (i.e. FEMA) have requested additional Meals, water and plastic tarps for the hurricane effort in Texas. Guess this means that the MRE contractors will be working triple time trying to get the me...
by Treesuit
Fri Sep 23, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: French rations
Replies: 7
Views: 3481

Sgt Mike, Hey I tried a french ration for the first time back in April and it was so good. I had the rabbit stew and cabbage rolls in tomato sauce. Believe me there were more than enough man size items in the ration. I loved it! The heater unit I thought could have more hexamine tablets in it to hea...
by Treesuit
Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:26 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Swedish rations
Replies: 14
Views: 10871

Zizka,
Do you know if these are commercially available? It looks like something to try although can some be bought over the Internet? If so can you provide a link here on this forum? thanks
by Treesuit
Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:06 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Mess kits
Replies: 48
Views: 31741

kman,
Yes, that's it. Rather remarkable piece from those Swedes. What will they think of next?
by Treesuit
Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Mess kits
Replies: 48
Views: 31741

I agree with Dangerous Dave, I still have the old two-piece WWII-1980's mess kit. Served me very well on a many a camping trips. Recently I upgraded to a new Danish lightweight plastic one. It's two-pieces w/slimer and lighter utensils, a folding cup, a spice dispenser, and a rather neat idea of a c...
by Treesuit
Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:33 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: MRE COOKBOOK
Replies: 3
Views: 2972

Hey guys, I have another bit of crazy information from long ago. I remember about 1993-4 there was a MRE cookbook that came out. It was entitled "Canteen Cup Cookery". The authors were a former Marine and a former Army Ranger that got together and put together these really delicious reciepes about M...
by Treesuit
Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:23 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: TheEpicenter is out of MREs
Replies: 6
Views: 2449

Hey,
Does anybody know firsthand if you can go to these people and put together an A-packet, almost like putting together your own MRE? Be interesting to find out and how much?