Retiring Colonel eats pound cake C-ration from 1969

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Retiring Colonel eats pound cake C-ration from 1969

Post by Recluse » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:19 pm

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i wonder if the mre pound cakes will hold up this well

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Re: Retiring Colonel eats pound cake C-ration from 1969

Post by erad67 » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:32 pm

You beat me to it! I was going to post a link to the same story, but under the prior thread of "oldest MRE you've eaten".

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Re: Retiring Colonel eats pound cake C-ration from 1969

Post by Bypah » Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:22 am

If the seal was ok then he had no problem eating it.
Back in 2001 I ate some crackers from a Civil Defense ration can from the 60's we found in the old shelter of the school I used to work and i'm still alive... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I have mentioned in an earlier post that I was told that those C-rats have an indefinite shelf life if stored properly. :wink:

Guess he beat our friend with the "iron stomach" norge when it comes to eating old rations. :lol:
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Re: Retiring Colonel eats pound cake C-ration from 1969

Post by housil » Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:31 am

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Noooooooorrrrggggggeeeee.....

See what that rookie did... :wink:

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Re: Retiring Colonel eats pound cake C-ration from 1969

Post by norge » Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:47 am

HMM :twisted: il need to do something about that fast!!!!!!!!!

il check my cans to find the oldest i have,if not il have to
eaby a old can 8) .

report will follow soon :mrgreen:

norge. btw will need a medical team ready for this taste test :D

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Post by housil » Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:26 pm

norge wrote:
btw will need a medical team ready for this taste test :D
Just give me a 9-1-1 call :wink: Image

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Re: Retiring Colonel eats pound cake C-ration from 1969

Post by jfko6 » Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:21 pm

Is the Colonel a member of MREInfo? The pound cake is from the same year as the Apollo moon landing. Now if only we could get our hands on some 40 year old space food - that would be the ticket. :|
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Re: Retiring Colonel eats pound cake C-ration from 1969

Post by Big Galloot » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:15 am

I think it's great that the Colonel used a P38 to open the can.
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Post by Bypah » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:20 pm

Big Galloot wrote:I think it's great that the Colonel used a P38 to open the can.
Yep. with his old dogtags... :D
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Re: Retiring Colonel eats pound cake C-ration from 1969

Post by dirtbag » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:34 am

You all noticed he picked just about the safest thing to eat? Now, if he had scarfed down a can of 'Ham and muthas', that would be brave.
they were nasty the first time around!
Note to the young... Ham and muthas=Ham and Motherf*ckers = Ham and Lima beans. A real taste sensation... :roll: :lol:
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