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FRH liquid?

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:11 am
by fatoutdoors
So in my search for all foods MRE/Camping/emergency etc I ran across an FRH that says uses any liquid. Bold bold claim. So whats the wierdest way you've ever heated up an MRE? I used beer and made one hell of a mess but it did work.

Sully

Re: FRH liquid?

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:11 pm
by RockyRaab
In a US-issue FRH, only water. As I usually eat my MRE/TOTM while fishing, I just scoop up a little lake water, add some salt if it's an older FRH and pour that in. In theory, any water-based liquid would work. Urine would be ideal, but who'd want to eat the food afterward? (That assumes you're one who still puts the food packet inside the FRH. I quit doing that a while ago.)

The "any liquid" FRH that's advertised is pretty misleading. Gasoline, motor oil, and even mercury are liquids, but who'd dump them into an FRH? And I sure as heck wouldn't waste any of my booze that way, either.

Re: FRH liquid?

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:37 pm
by fatoutdoors
yeah I figure oils would be right out. I have 2 more to review so I think the next one is going be done with soy sauce. Wonder if all the salt will kick it in high gear.

Re: FRH liquid?

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:21 pm
by fatoutdoors
Second video used Diet Dr. Pepper. It work very very well.

Re: FRH liquid?

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:13 am
by RockyRaab
Cute, but the clear intent of the "any liquid" claim is to not waste any of your precious potables.

Re: FRH liquid?

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:48 am
by fatoutdoors
heh, probably true.

Re: FRH liquid?

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:46 pm
by Biobrew
I guess the intent is to ask what liquids we've used in an FRH, but I'll extend this a bit.

I've heated them in a panini maker, next to an electric space heater, in a coffee pot full of hot water, and with a propane torch.

I'm sure some of you have better methods than this.

Re: FRH liquid?

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:10 pm
by shawker71
I have used coffee and it works well. I like to use my truck defroster most of the time in the winter.

Re: FRH liquid?

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:24 pm
by fatoutdoors
lol, coffee would be an apt choice for me. Can't drink the stuff with my meds.