Strange places where you found MREs

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Strange places where you found MREs

Post by cap174 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:15 pm

I'm just starting this thread because I'll be going to a flea market in Bosnia in a few days, maybe I'll find some MREs or HDRs from the war...

So I was thinking - what strange places have you guys found MREs in? My uncle who was a veteran once found one behind his bookshelf and gave it to me - that was cool :D
On an impossible mission to get every ration ever :D

Looking for Vintage, rare and just plain strange items

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Re: Strange places where you found MREs

Post by mikeoverhere » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:37 pm

When I was a teenager back in the 80's, I was picking up dog poop with a friend in his back yard. I found a C-ration can of scrambled eggs and ham buried in the ground. I ate it. Does that count?
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Re: Strange places where you found MREs

Post by Smitty » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:37 am

mikeoverhere wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:37 pm
When I was a teenager back in the 80's, I was picking up dog poop with a friend in his back yard. I found a C-ration can of scrambled eggs and ham buried in the ground. I ate it. Does that count?
Well, game over gents. Mike wins.

Oddest place I've found it is on a local buy and sell. Yeah, not very exciting. I mean even our Surplus stores don't have rations.
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Re: Strange places where you found MREs

Post by Mpitt » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:01 pm

mikeoverhere wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:37 pm
When I was a teenager back in the 80's, I was picking up dog poop with a friend in his back yard. I found a C-ration can of scrambled eggs and ham buried in the ground. I ate it. Does that count?
When you say, "I ate it", I really hope you were referring to the buried can of scrambled eggs and not the other thing. :wink:

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Re: Strange places where you found MREs

Post by blue87fj60 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:24 am

Mpitt wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:01 pm
mikeoverhere wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:37 pm
When I was a teenager back in the 80's, I was picking up dog poop with a friend in his back yard. I found a C-ration can of scrambled eggs and ham buried in the ground. I ate it. Does that count?
When you say, "I ate it", I really hope you were referring to the buried can of scrambled eggs and not the other thing. :wink:
I was more thinking either or. :mrgreen:

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Re: Strange places where you found MREs

Post by mikeoverhere » Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:04 pm

LOL, The inner lining of the can was stuck to the edge of the eggs but I ate the rest of it. I always did love C-Rations, including the scrambled eggs.
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