What Rations are these?

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Re: What Rations are these?

Post by GabsAlot » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:58 pm

Can't wait to see what they end up being and if they're any good.
It seemed like a good idea at the time....

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Re: What Rations are these?

Post by Cortexmelon » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:32 pm

SentientTootsieRoll wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:37 pm
I saved the pictures. I ordered one of the lots and it's expected to arrive in the mail today.
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Make sure to keep us posted, super curious on the differences on these!

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Re: What Rations are these?

Post by SentientTootsieRoll » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:28 am

I will. The tracking number said delivery was supposed to be today, but it looks like it will be delayed until next week. I suppose I deserve it for holding faith in the honesty of a major delivery "service".
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Re: What Rations are these?

Post by steve1989 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:16 pm

Looking forward to seeing what those are looking like Sentient. Glad you scored a batch, your reviews are always a treat to read & look at.
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Re: What Rations are these?

Post by SentientTootsieRoll » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:54 pm

Well, these are certainly a bit interesting. Not a review (yet), but here are some pictures of one of the Corn Beef Hash MREs in the lot.
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The first thing I checked were the menu listing from the early 90s MREs and noticed that none of the components in this MRE line up with official listing of items in the Corn Beef Hash MRE. Secondly, take a look at the pack dates on the individual components. You'll notice the Corned Beef Bash and Potatoes Au Gratin were packed on 3028 and 3145, respectively. So is it a 1993 MRE? Next, take a look at the pack date on the Cheese Spread. If you can't make it out in the picture, it's 8327. The orange beverage powder is dated 0306. And the toilet paper is the old fashioned kind with the strip that keeps it enclosed.

This is really odd. So, they must have been trying to use up leftover stock to get everything out of the warehouse. Any other ideas? I'll make sure to take some pictures of the other rations as well.
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Re: What Rations are these?

Post by Cortexmelon » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:59 pm

Wow, that must be what it is, and it also doesnt have a FRH, so thats strange in its own right too since its a 1993, which perhaps does confirm its civillian style? Wonder if the menus will be different then even if theyre the same main? Thanks for sharing these with us!

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Re: What Rations are these?

Post by wats6831 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:15 pm

Mine are also not the correct menu components for the year....or any year. Mine also has strange hand written Sharpie on the main carton.

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Re: What Rations are these?

Post by cavguy » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:24 pm

Very interesting! Has anyone tried any components of these to see if they are edible? I love maple nut cakes btw!

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Re: What Rations are these?

Post by wats6831 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:39 pm

cavguy wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:24 pm
Very interesting! Has anyone tried any components of these to see if they are edible? I love maple nut cakes btw!
Yes they are good.

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Re: What Rations are these?

Post by cavguy » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:07 am

wats6831 wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:39 pm
cavguy wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:24 pm
Very interesting! Has anyone tried any components of these to see if they are edible? I love maple nut cakes btw!
Yes they are good.
Nice! Good to hear! I really miss those

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