Resolving Meal Cold Weather (MCW) Bag

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Resolving Meal Cold Weather (MCW) Bag

Post by German_EPA » Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:17 pm

hi folks!
finally a new post from me after a long time now. but dont worry - i am constantly reading the forum :D

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i was cleaning my collection this week and was shocked! :shock: as i touched one of the older MCW rations in the display the bag crubled into little pieces. i could understand it if the sun has hit the ration but thats not the fact...

does anyone has the same experience or any idea how this could happen?
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Re: Resolving Meal Cold Weather (MCW) Bag

Post by mreheater72 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:53 pm

German_EPA wrote:...i was cleaning my collection this week and was shocked! :shock: as i touched one of the older MCW rations in the display the bag crubled into little pieces. i could understand it if the sun has hit the ration but thats not the fact...

does anyone has the same experience or any idea how this could happen?
Sounds not really good :( ! Do you know the DoP of the MCW? Is is possible to post some photos?

The same thing happened to tan MREs, see here:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3736

I guess the quality of the manufactured pouch foils is not the same by every production.

The similar "phantom" I watched by dark brown MREs. Most of them in my collection are in best condition, but there are a few where the foil is damaged :( ...

I will ceck my older MCWs soon... :?

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Post by Name_not_found » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:37 am

Certain solvents can cause that to happen plastics.

Have you ever wiped them down with some kind of cleaner, or stored near gasoline/petrol fumes?
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Re: Resolving Meal Cold Weather (MCW) Bag

Post by Woodland » Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:01 pm

Probably direct sunlight,UV radiation. I have one dark brown MRE bag from 1993 and tan bags from 1998 to 2011 and they are all in very good shape.Not brittle.

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Re: Resolving Meal Cold Weather (MCW) Bag

Post by Bypah » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:24 pm

I have several MCW's from the late 90's and they are still in good condition both A&B modules even the rubber band around them. :shock: :mrgreen:
But just In case I will check my whole stash. :wink:
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Re: Resolving Meal Cold Weather (MCW) Bag

Post by German_EPA » Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:42 pm

mreheater72 wrote:The same thing happened to tan MREs, see here:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3736

I guess the quality of the manufactured pouch foils is not the same by every production.
yes - it looks that way.
its a RCW 2B with dates 9223 for example. i will post pics later.

its the pre-ration of this (mreinfo pic):
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