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Post by Zeiti » Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:09 am

kman wrote:And BTW Paul, that's a good tip on finding NATO rations on ebay. If you can read a little German and/or French, try searching these sites for "ration", "rcir", or "einmannpackung":

http://www.ebay.de
http://www.ebay.fr

And as always, if you need some help reading the sites, just start here:

http://babelfish.altavista.com

and let the fish do the translating for you!
You´ll find the german rations as "EPA" 3-4 pages of results !
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Post by kman » Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:44 am

Thanks for the tip, Zeiti! I've been wanting to get my hands on some German rations for a while but with the value of the dollar against the euro right now (and with shipping costs!), they're pretty expensive for us in the US.

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Post by Zeiti » Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:31 am

kman wrote:Thanks for the tip, Zeiti! I've been wanting to get my hands on some German rations for a while but with the value of the dollar against the euro right now (and with shipping costs!), they're pretty expensive for us in the US.
You´re welcome :D When I come to the US I´ll bring you one !

You might want to check out this site : http://www.bundeswehr.de/forces/040309_epa.php#1

Its all in german, but has some nice pics. It was from a recent comparison of combat food
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Post by kman » Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:04 am

Cool article - thanks, Zeiti!

I went ahead and ran this through babelfish. Here's the English translation.

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Post by jenndolari » Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:25 am

kman wrote:Hey Jenn - so how do you break up one MRE into two meals? Do you just eat half of eveything and save the rest? Sounds like that could get messy. :-)

I'm not sure how I would break an MRE up into lunch and dinner, but I think breakfast and lunch would be easy - just eat the crackers/wheat bread and spread for breakfast and then the main entree and dessert for lunch.
That's kinda what I do. I have the crackers/spread/bread (or snack when available) for one meal, then have the main dish, side item and dessert for dinner.
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Hey Kman

Post by DangerousDave » Tue Jan 18, 2005 4:55 pm

I figure they will let females in the Infantry, by the time that little girl is 18. She looks like an excellent candidate, to be a Grunt. LOL

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Post by DIRTYDAVE » Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:09 pm

No my little girl is going to marry a rich doctor and live her continued life as the Little Princess that she does now... :lol:
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Post by 223 » Wed Jan 19, 2005 12:30 pm

In the early 90s a guy in the Shotgun news used to sell them and AR magazines. Bought a few of each back then. Except for a time in the mid to late 90s when USGov MREs were hard to find,been eating them on and off. :wink:

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Post by kman » Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:05 pm

223 - yes, it seems like the govt. started cracking down on commercial reselling of MREs in the early to mid-90's. But once Ebay came along, there wasn't much they could do.

Oh sure, they tried. At one point a few years ago, they even managed to get all the MRE auctions shut down. But that only lasted a week or so and then they were back up.

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90's crackdown on cases

Post by DangerousDave » Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:18 pm

In the early '90s, the CID at Bragg cracked down on Soldiers selling them downtown. I heard it was because somebody got caught selling pallets of MRE's to some guy in Spring Lake. Just what I heard.

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