US MRE FRH packed in an extra pouch?

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US MRE FRH packed in an extra pouch?

Post by michel2827 » Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:19 pm

Hi folks,
it's been a long time since i wrote something in the forum. But today a have a question for you. I opened an US MRE today. It was a 2017 menu 17 Pork Sausage Patty Maple Flavored. The date code on the MRE bag is 7163. While i was putting all components out i was looking for a FRH and than i realized that i already had it in hands but in a different looking. It turned out that the FRH came in an extra pouch. That is the first time i've seen that. Is this something new or what is it all about? Does somebody know more about it.

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Post by Smitty » Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:52 pm

So initially I thought they use to do this somewhere around 2010 but you are right: there is no doubt that this Menu 17 Maple Sausage Patty is a 2017.

I then thought it was old stock that they threw in there until i found an article about the purchase of TrueTech Inc and Innotech Inc in July 2014. They started a new divivision of Luxfer called “Luxfer Magtech” so there is absolutely no doubt that this was made post July 2014

As to the why, I’m not sure

https://riverheadlocal.com/2015/05/11/t ... d-company/

A note from MREDepot mentioning why they might have did this back in the day:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1330&p=10590&hilit=Truetech#p10590
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Post by michel2827 » Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:18 pm

Thank for the fast answer Smitty. Just read the article. Very interesting.
Now i'm wondering if anyone else had such a FRH in a US Mre
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Post by Travelowl » Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:29 pm

I’ve seen them occasionally. I’ll have to stop the next time I find one so I can document what it was packaged with.

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Post by housil » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:05 am

Smitty wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:52 pm

I then thought it was old stock that they threw in there until i found an article about the purchase of TrueTech Inc and Innotech Inc in July 2014. They started a new divivision of Luxfer called “Luxfer Magtech” so there is absolutely no doubt that this was made post July 2014
My first idea was not 2017 but 2007...
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Post by norge » Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:22 am

have found these before but i m shure it was older than 2017, got to look in my storage. :D

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Post by norge » Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:38 pm

and here it is
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i do think i remember getting this in a 2001 mre.
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Post by ViperGTS » Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:10 am

2181. I dont recall what this came out of but must be 2002
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Re: US MRE FRH packed in an extra pouch?

Post by rareauldmealtimes » Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:48 am

Smitty wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:52 pm
So initially I thought they use to do this somewhere around 2010 but you are right: there is no doubt that this Menu 17 Maple Sausage Patty is a 2017.

I then thought it was old stock that they threw in there until i found an article about the purchase of TrueTech Inc and Innotech Inc in July 2014. They started a new divivision of Luxfer called “Luxfer Magtech” so there is absolutely no doubt that this was made post July 2014

As to the why, I’m not sure

https://riverheadlocal.com/2015/05/11/t ... d-company/

A note from MREDepot mentioning why they might have did this back in the day:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1330&p=10590&hilit=Truetech#p10590
Real interesting stuff smitty! Nice work. I figured it had to be some sort of additional deterrent against accidentally starting an FRH. Interesting little piece of history.

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