Clear plastic bag inside tan pouches?

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Re: Clear plastic bag inside tan pouches?

Post by mikeoverhere » Fri May 17, 2019 2:36 am

A trick I just learned from Gundog, you can one of the bags like the thick outer bag and use it to make a bigger FRH, room enough for multiple components. Double bag means you still have a bag to hold the contents or use as a garbage bag.
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Re: Clear plastic bag inside tan pouches?

Post by PhotonicCannon » Fri May 17, 2019 10:32 am

I generally don't mind the double bagged MREs, though I once had a Sopakco one where the inner bag was sealed and cut over a spot where the main was overlapping. It damaged the retort pouch, but nothing leaked at least (I still ate it. It was fine). I did also end up with some poor sucker's corner of a cracker pack lodged in the seal.

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Re: Clear plastic bag inside tan pouches?

Post by Richard w. » Sat May 18, 2019 10:16 am

I'm glad that the inner bay is easier to rip open that the outer bay.

I have about a 50% success rate peeling the seal open on those with my fingers and I don't carry a knife as a habit.

I used to be stronger, honest. :roll:

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Re: Clear plastic bag inside tan pouches?

Post by gschultz9 » Mon May 20, 2019 11:11 am

BlackDogBob wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:17 pm
This started as a result of the bag distribution bottleneck several years ago. When Ameriqual couldn’t get the outer bags, they opted to still pack them in the inner bags until they got their orders of outer bags delivered. This allowed them to keep up production schedules.
It is indeed great to have a little mystery solved! Thanks, Bob! I know that Ameriqual uses that "inner bag" as its outer bag for it's commercial A-Pack. Always wondered why they put it in the genuine ones (obviously the contents are different between the two, so it wasn't simply a matter of packing ALL their MREs in the inner bag and then "double-bagging" them into the government outer bags). While I never really understood WHY one company would do this when the others didn't, like Rocky, I've always appreciated it. I suppose it could be said that it increases the amount of packaging and trash generated by an MRE, but there's already so much a thin little outer (inner) bag isn't going to make much of a difference! And it IS a nice place to keep all the other trash.

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Re: Clear plastic bag inside tan pouches?

Post by carlosflar » Mon May 20, 2019 12:58 pm

Had a 8170 date code sopako, with double bag too
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Re: Clear plastic bag inside tan pouches?

Post by carlosflar » Tue May 21, 2019 5:00 pm

carlosflar wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 12:58 pm
Had a 8170 date code sopako, with double bag too
i had another from the same box, 8169, not double bagged
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