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mre not on mreinfo?

Post by Runky1000 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:03 pm

So I took the dive and decided to treat myself to a brown bag vintage mre... Tuna noodles!

I had done a little research and in my head i knew what to expect but to my surprise it was different, so I looked here and started on mre menu's listed from the 80's upwards in to the 90's when the brown bags got discontinued! Nope can't find it!

No Chocolate nut cake.. no candy (m&m's or charms)

But I did find applesauce and an oatmeal cookie bar!!

Full contents.....

Tuna noodles
Applesauce
Crackers
Cheese Spread
Oatmeal Cookie Bar
Tobasco Hot Sauce
Orange Beverage Power
Accessory Packet A

Does anyone have info on this?
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Re: mre not on mreinfo?

Post by BTemple » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:32 pm

There is a possibility that yours could be a civilian brown bag MRE, they could sometimes look incredibly similar back then.
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Post by Runky1000 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:46 pm

I was under the impression that civilian mre's didn't come with hot sauce or toilet paper.. infact I believe I read that someplace here! Could be wrong though!

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Re: mre not on mreinfo?

Post by elandil » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:49 pm

with the brown bag items, it honestly depends on where/who it was from. Some did keep the military accessory pack, some substituted it. Unfortunately, there's no real records from the time and most of the info we do know is being compiled from anecdotal and other references.

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Post by norge » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:03 am

if you had pictures it could be easier to tell...

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Post by Runky1000 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:03 pm

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Re: mre not on mreinfo?

Post by norge » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:14 am

yes its packed for civilian sales, a company called US Cavalry sold mres like this back in the 1980s and 90s

cheers ken

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Re: mre not on mreinfo?

Post by housil » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:48 am

We were so happy when we got an Cavalry catalogue from a soldier https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Cavalry_Store :mrgreen:

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Post by norge » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:35 pm

yea I still remember them,and how we read them to pieces... :lol: wanting to buy al cool army gear

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Re: mre not on mreinfo?

Post by blue87fj60 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:27 am

housil wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:48 am
We were so happy when we got an Cavalry catalogue from a soldier https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Cavalry_Store :mrgreen:
Wow, brings back memories.
I used to get their catalogs all the time.
Last thing I bought was a pair of tiger stripe BDU’s if I recall. At least 10 or more years ago.
Didn’t realize they were out of business until I clicked on your wikepedia link.

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