MRE/TOTM Price UPdate

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MRE/TOTM Price UPdate

Post by RockyRaab » Wed May 01, 2019 8:21 am

Prices are UP again for MREs and TOTMs at military commissaries. I shopped yesterday for a case of TOTMs, and the current prices are $57 for TOTMs and $118 for MREs, by the case. That's for current-issue, recent production meals. Yes, that's right at $10 each for MREs.

Use those as a baseline for your own shopping.
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Re: MRE/TOTM Price UPdate

Post by TerraParzel » Sat May 04, 2019 1:09 pm

considering 90% of MRE's are basically stolen I wouldn't worry about that.

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Re: MRE/TOTM Price UPdate

Post by blue87fj60 » Mon May 06, 2019 6:22 am

TerraParzel wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 1:09 pm
considering 90% of MRE's are basically stolen I wouldn't worry about that.
Stolen is a pretty bold statement.
My take, having been in NG over 30 years ago, is most are issued to Reserve and NG units for weekend and AT. Issued by troop rosters. Figure 50% might get consumed as most troops will leave and buy food off post. I see it where I live. Troops on weekend training at local convenience stores and pizza shops.
They wind up with cases and cases left over and rather than turn them back in, they are taken home.
I also worked on a military installation in the late 90’s running heavy equipment. Many a time we went out of our way to help a troop of reservists or NG when they asked. When they thanked us, a lot of times the louie or sgt would say “ you got room in that grader for a couple cases of MRE’s?” Lol there was always room I would say.

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Re: MRE/TOTM Price UPdate

Post by RockyRaab » Mon May 13, 2019 11:46 am

"Stolen" might be a bit over the top, but "purloined from the intended use" fits pretty well. But if they were taken home for the purpose of selling them, then stolen is spot on. No different from selling other purloined gear. MREs are never surplussed, to my knowledge. So almost ANY that are out there were acquired by some more or less illicit means. There are exceptions, but not a lot.
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Re: MRE/TOTM Price UPdate

Post by blue87fj60 » Mon May 13, 2019 12:55 pm

Purloined from the intended use indeed fits very well. :mrgreen:

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Re: MRE/TOTM Price UPdate

Post by ViperGTS » Fri May 17, 2019 11:54 am

Noob question...TOTM is a smaller training ration?
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Re: MRE/TOTM Price UPdate

Post by RockyRaab » Fri May 17, 2019 7:11 pm

Exactly. It is about 2/3 the calorie count of a full MRE at about half the price. They leave out the side and a snack, usually. You get the main, crackers/tortilla/bread, nuts or dried fruit, drink, candy or cookies, FRH, and an Acc pack. Annoyingly, they still include coffee but no bev bag. Occasionally they include a shake, cheese, or PB. 12 menus to a case.
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Re: MRE/TOTM Price UPdate

Post by ViperGTS » Sat May 18, 2019 9:33 am

Thanks RR
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