Cold weather M&M's

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Re: Cold weather M&M's

Postby Cracker » Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:57 pm

It's visible (silver line on the ripped part), it's much much heavier compared to just a simple white plastic foil.

Ok, we are talking about grams here, but if you need to carry them for a few days, every bit of weight counts..
Especially when it doesn't have a use.. Camouflaging a pack of M&M's can be done much easier, lighter and not very unimportant: cheaper :wink:
Sure, someone may one day kill me with my own gun.
But they'll have to beat me to death with it because it's empty.

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Re: Cold weather M&M's

Postby housil » Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:15 pm

Bypah wrote:housil, the interior of those MCW's wraps is lined with aluminun foil.


Oups. I didn´t noted that :oops:

Have all inner pouches this alu layer?

If yes, maybe they are using what they already have and don´t need to make an extra pouch for "a couple" of M&M´s ?

@Cracker
If you have a stone sticking in your boot´s sole, I bet this is "heavier" that all alu layers of pouches you carry with you :wink:

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Re: Cold weather M&M's

Postby Cracker » Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:31 pm

Probably yes ;) but it's not the only thing, but I really think it's strange..

I can't really imagine why rations should be camouflaged (they should only not be reflective).. I can't really think of eating my ration when an enemy is within the range to notice a bag of M&Ms.. And for leaving trash around, your trained to take all your stuff with you (to prevent detection) or to burry it on site..

I recon that there has to be a very logical explenation, and I am sure if someone from the company tells us the right answer, we would all say "aaah offcourse". I didn't mean it as a personal attack, but I'm just trying to find a logical explenation myself..
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But they'll have to beat me to death with it because it's empty.

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Re: Cold weather M&M's

Postby housil » Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:48 am

Cracker wrote: I didn't mean it as a personal attack,

Me neither :wink:

Cracker wrote:but I'm just trying to find a logical explenation myself..


Me too :D


US rations have (had) a an "camouflage" always!
Green MCI cans and LRRP´s => Vietnam jungle
Brown MRE bags and pouches => woodland terrain
conflicht moved to dessert in 1991 => tan MRE bags and pouches

Arctic => ice & snow => white bags and pouches.
That´s why I guess (and prefer) the camouflage thought :wink:

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Re: Cold weather M&M's

Postby DangerousDave » Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:08 pm

Enemy sniper/spotter team.
Spotter to Sniper: Threat soldier eating M&M's:
Range 950 meters:
Bearing 270:
Sniper to Spotter: Identified! :lol:
After the Chicken and the Egg, came the "Omelet"!


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