the first mre,holy grale

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Re: the first mre,holy grale

Post by steve1989 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:51 pm

Amazing pictures! Thanks, norge! :D

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Re: the first mre,holy grale

Post by Treesuit » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:25 pm

Welcome back Norge!


We sure missed you while you were gone. Many thanks and congratulations on finding the very first MRE prototype. Oh by the way I did send some really cool parcels your way did you manage to ge them all?

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Re: the first mre,holy grale

Post by rationtin440 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:30 pm

Good to see you again Norge! :D Ah yes the original MREs with the fruit flavored styrofoam that would instantly suck the moisture from your mouth when you took a bite. :shock: :oops: I recall when my national guard unit was first issued MREs around the same time that we traded in our ODs for cammies and when we dug into the "styro-fruit" as we called it, many of us were wishing for our MCIs with the canned fruit. They were fine if you added water, but who wants to mess with that at night in the pitch dark of a wooded training site?

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Re: the first mre,holy grale

Post by laughing_man » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:08 am

Great item!
I saw it for the first time!

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Re: the first mre,holy grale

Post by ak70g2 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:05 am

Good to see our polar bear back. Nice review... :D
'cuz hunting ain't catch and release...

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Re: the first mre,holy grale

Post by rationtin440 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:36 am

I just realized that my post may have been a bit confusing where I said "they were fine if you added water." I meant the freeze-dried/dehydrated fruit, not the MCI fruit.Heck sometimes the canned fruit was the best partof the MCI depending on which one you got.

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Re: the first mre,holy grale

Post by Ruleryak » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:37 pm

Hey hey Norge! Great to see ya back on here!

And 440 - I know what you mean but I still loved the old styrofruit :mrgreen: About this time last year I snagged quite a few of the old fd peaches from gearsource. I've eaten a few of them since then and still think they're great.

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Re: the first mre,holy grale

Post by rationtin440 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:18 pm

Thanks Ruleryak! And, in all honesty, I much preferred the styro-fruit to the cherry nut cake which to this day I still cannot force myself to eat. :oops:

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Re: the first mre,holy grale

Post by norge » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:33 pm

treesuit: yes i gott some berets and brown bag mres + a special forces magazine :D

soon i hopefully can send you some stuff,gott to figure a way to trick custom here in norway first...

cheers ken

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Re: the first mre,holy grale

Post by mreheater72 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:34 pm

Hi Ken,

wow, you are back!? :D :o 8)

Congratulations for that great ration :D , I´m pretty sure you are keen on the CHERRY NUT CAKE :mrgreen: , but I´m also sure that you will never eat that ration part :mrgreen: . Any idea when that MRE was packed (the codes that can be seen are hard to "translate" :? )?

In MUNA-museum Marktbergl, Germany, you can also find that MRE prototype, see here:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3801

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4282

Store that MRE in your safe :mrgreen: , it is precious :!: .

So long mreheater72
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