1986/87 Ham and Chicken Loaf MRE

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Big_jo
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1986/87 Ham and Chicken Loaf MRE

Post by Big_jo » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:27 am

Well, the postman had a present for me today, my ancient MRE arrived! :mrgreen:
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I'll post some pictures asap, but I've been thinking about whether to eat this ever since I bought it - it's about as old as I am!!! :mrgreen:

So, what things should I be looking for to ensure that it is all ok and safe to eat, or should I avoid it altogether?? I've only ever eaten MREs from this century, so this is a big leap!

I'll post some pics in any case.

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Re: 1986/87 Ham and Chicken Loaf MRE

Post by dirtbag » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:23 am

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Re: 1986/87 Ham and Chicken Loaf MRE

Post by hillbilly37 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:26 am

I eat 1990 and 1991 MRE's all the time, yours is a bit older but i think its gonna depend mostly how they been treated the last 20+ yrs

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Re: 1986/87 Ham and Chicken Loaf MRE

Post by Dekard » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:39 pm

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botulism wheel of fun!

big_jo, come on down!

you could be our next big winner! you'll suffer from a variety of symptoms that could include double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth, and muscle weakness.

Bonus! Constipation may occur! If left untreated - well...

(seriously - be very, very careful eating something this old)

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Re: 1986/87 Ham and Chicken Loaf MRE

Post by Big_jo » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:18 pm

Yeah, thats exactly the kind of thing I was worried about.

I guess any crackers/etc in there might be ok, but the main entrees...........

Norge, you test things like this, what say you??? :mrgreen:

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Re: 1986/87 Ham and Chicken Loaf MRE

Post by norge » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:37 pm

i would not have any trouble eating it.
my check list is:see for leaking,bulging
holes,and when opening meal(food pouches) bad smell.
other than that i have survived many old mre and other food stuff. :D :D

and since its a ham and chicken loaf!!!!!!!! yumi please post lots of pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!

cheers from ken

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Re: 1986/87 Ham and Chicken Loaf MRE

Post by norge » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:49 pm

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some of my old eating old style mres :D

ken.

sorry for hijacking your post :oops:

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Re: 1986/87 Ham and Chicken Loaf MRE

Post by Big_jo » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:30 pm

Hahaha!

Don't worry about it. I thought to myself, it's almost a shame to be unsealing this MRE that has gone undisturbed for so long....then I thought that since it was made for eating, it would be a shame to let it all go to waste! :D

The MRE:
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The contents:
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It's got some things that I've never seen before!! :D

The spoon is different from modern MREs, more like the old MCI spoon? The bag does not contain an FRH, and it has a 'pouch stand', which seems like a good idea. The menu is:

Chicken and Ham Loaf
Beans in tomato sauce
Crackers
Peanut Butter
Dried Fruit


The pouches seem in perfect condition, firm but not swollen, and no leakage at all. Maybe I will give it a whirl :D

But if I do, I might keep a sample for the hospital lab: just in case!

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Re: 1986/87 Ham and Chicken Loaf MRE

Post by norge » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:18 pm

nice pictures!!! :D

now its chow time my friend 8)

cheers ken.

btw the pouch stand is a real collection item!!! save it,dont eat it :lol:

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Re: 1986/87 Ham and Chicken Loaf MRE

Post by mreheater72 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:06 pm

Great pictures :D , thanks a lot! The MRE seems to be from 1986, isn´t it?

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