Opened a case of 1966 MCIs!

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Opened a case of 1966 MCIs!

Post by limp_noodle » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:57 pm

I met up with a fellow MRE Info member byt he name of viperbob. He posted up a few weeks ago and introduced himself to this wonderful community. In his posted he mentioned that he wanted to trade for a case of MCis. I was so exicted to find out that he was local ( well somewhat local). My brother and I hopped in my car and drove down to meet with Bob and trade!

Once my brother and I arrive we were greeted by Bob and we were treated to this:

An sealed and unopened piece of history:
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Date code:
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Out of the sleeve:
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Opened case:
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My brother isn't a big ration guy. He watched steve and takes/eats all of the rations that I give him though. Keeping that in mind he was also in awe at the fact that this was like opening a time capsule.

Bob was a genuinely nice guy and extremely friendly. Definitely a great person to get to know and trade rations with. I traded some really fresh rations for him to enjoy eating and I hope he does enjoy them :D

Just wanted to share my experience with you all!

Bob is a Veteran of the US Navy so BIIIIIIIIIIG thanks to him for serving our country! It was a pleasure and honor to meet you, Bob!

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Re: Opened a case of 1966 MCIs!

Post by cavguy » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:20 pm

Those MCI's look to be in excellent condition! Usually half are leaking off the bat and the outside box reflects that.

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Re: Opened a case of 1966 MCIs!

Post by steve1989 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:03 pm

What a true time capsule. And a cool experience to meet another member and then tear into a case of treasure like that. I hope you guys cherish and enjoy those MCIs if you happen to indulge. Save me some pineapple jam! :lol: 8)
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Re: Opened a case of 1966 MCIs!

Post by wats6831 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:10 pm

limp_noodle wrote:I met up with a fellow MRE Info member byt he name of viperbob. He posted up a few weeks ago and introduced himself to this wonderful community. In his posted he mentioned that he wanted to trade for a case of MCis. I was so exicted to find out that he was local ( well somewhat local). My brother and I hopped in my car and drove down to meet with Bob and trade!

Once my brother and I arrive we were greeted by Bob and we were treated to this:

An sealed and unopened piece of history:
Image

Date code:
Image

Out of the sleeve:
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Opened case:
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My brother isn't a big ration guy. He watched steve and takes/eats all of the rations that I give him though. Keeping that in mind he was also in awe at the fact that this was like opening a time capsule.

Bob was a genuinely nice guy and extremely friendly. Definitely a great person to get to know and trade rations with. I traded some really fresh rations for him to enjoy eating and I hope he does enjoy them :D

Just wanted to share my experience with you all!

Bob is a Veteran of the US Navy so BIIIIIIIIIIG thanks to him for serving our country! It was a pleasure and honor to meet you, Bob!

Wow that case is in amazing shape. Nice find!

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Re: Opened a case of 1966 MCIs!

Post by limp_noodle » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:16 pm

Thanks guys!

Bob had this pack for over 50 years! After he got married one of his Army buddies gave this case to him and it was sealed in his possession until that day. Truly a fun day for us to open it up.

I opened up the individual meals and most of the mains were toast. The cans were rotted away. Other things like the canned pears were goners too. But I expected that to happen to that stuff. The accessory packs, spoons, and B units were in good shape though so that's a plus!

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Re: Opened a case of 1966 MCIs!

Post by hudsonducharme » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:31 pm

Love the way all the boxes are different shades.

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