The Holy Grail of MREs/Rations?

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The Holy Grail of MREs/Rations?

Post by amram » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:14 am

Just curious, is there an MRE or Vintage ration that you consider to be the rarest/holy grail?

Sorry if I have posted this in the wrong spot, I know I have a bad habit of doing that!

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Re: The Holy Grail of MREs/Rations?

Post by norge » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:42 am

this are pretty rare :D
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first run mre
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rcw 1989

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Re: The Holy Grail of MREs/Rations?

Post by steve1989 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:01 am

Ken, your case of rafcos has both bands on it still and looks really nice! :D

You do have some nice holy grails there. The prototype MRE is just amazing to see.

Here are a couple of mine including a case of 1980 MREs with a 2 year instead of 3 year inspection. Huge thanks to Sentient Tootsieroll for helping me find that one.
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Re: The Holy Grail of MREs/Rations?

Post by rationtin440 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:21 am

Actually those white pouch cold weather rations were not bad. Back in the day my unit accidentally got shipped a pallet or so of cases. JMHO, they could have been the first US 24 hour ration; problem was you needed a @#$%-load of water to re-constitute them.

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Re: The Holy Grail of MREs/Rations?

Post by amram » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:23 am

Ken, Steve,

Very cool rations there! First run/prototype stuff is always really neat to see! Thanks for sharing!

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Re: The Holy Grail of MREs/Rations?

Post by ItCameFromThailand » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:56 am

norge wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:42 am
this are pretty rare :D

DSCN7791_zps8206df59.jpg

DSCN7792_zps7b657bf9.jpg
first run mre

2rcw 1989.jpg

89 1.jpg
rcw 1989

(al pictures from my collection)

cheers ken
How do you know the date on these cold weathers? I found some for sale that look just like this, but there is no date that I can see.
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Re: The Holy Grail of MREs/Rations?

Post by ViperGTS » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:57 am

Btemple recently got an Australian 5 man CR5M, super rare , but modern, it was likely pretty expensive.

Steve had to rent a warehouse to store his collection :D ... probably.
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Re: The Holy Grail of MREs/Rations?

Post by BTemple » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:45 pm

ViperGTS wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:57 am
Btemple recently got an Australian 5 man CR5M, super rare , but modern, it was likely pretty expensive.

Steve had to rent a warehouse to store his collection :D ... probably.
You would be surprised by how relatively cheap it was.
The CR5M was certainly my Holy Grail, I still can't believe I have one!
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Re: The Holy Grail of MREs/Rations?

Post by amram » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:20 pm

BTemple, Post a pic by chance?

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Re: The Holy Grail of MREs/Rations?

Post by BTemple » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:27 pm

amram wrote:
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BTemple, Post a pic by chance?
Here's a few. I put an unboxing video of the contents up on my channel too.
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