MCW 2005

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MCW 2005

Post by Name_not_found » Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:04 pm

Coming Soon MCW 2005 reviews
Update: Reviews Started
Post 3 Case
Post 4 Menu 1
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MCW 2005
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Re: MCW 2005

Post by jaminphx » Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:09 am

Looking for to this review.

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Re: MCW 2005

Post by Name_not_found » Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:20 pm

Lets Get Started

These are a batch of 2005 Meal Cold Weather a full case plus some loose.
Some are slightly heat stressed,but i plan to eat them all.
There are 12 menus per case, no A or B like standard MRE's

The case:
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packed 5046
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side, note the weight
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Re: MCW 2005

Post by Name_not_found » Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:24 pm

Time to break open a meal

Menu 1: Chicken, Spicy Oriental w/Rice
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Menu 1, MCW 2005
You can still see through the packages just like the older RCW's, here is an attempt to show that
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veg crackers seen through the outer bag
Inner Wrapper
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looks good
Overall Contents
Main meal, Beverage Base Cherry, Cappuccino Mix, Fig Bar, Vegetable Crackers, Peanut Butter, Accessory Packet and a Spoon
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Drinks:
Beverage Base Cherry:
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a little chunky
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It melted fine with a little stirring, Tasted great, just like koolaid
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Re: MCW 2005

Post by Name_not_found » Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:18 pm

(Mods, am i posting images the correct way, please feel free to fix any mistakes)

Menu 1 Continued:

Cappuccino mix:
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Mixed ok.. some floating stuff i skimmed off, i guess its the mcw version of cappuccino foam
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Tasted great
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Re: MCW 2005

Post by Name_not_found » Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:29 pm

Menu 1 Continued

The Drinks were fine, now for some snacks.

The peanut butter and vegetable crackers were fine, PB a little dark, ill post images if there is a request but they are pretty standard for a MRE

Fig Bar:
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Smashed a bit
Tasted fresh, moist texture not dry or crumbly, very good
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Main Meal will be ready soon, review to continue then

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Re: MCW 2005

Post by Name_not_found » Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:03 pm

Time for the Main course
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Menu 1
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Seal was perfect, sounded like opening a can of coffee
almost 600 cal per serving
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1 serving
Looks ok, smells good, tastes good.
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good
Overall a very good main meal, very large portion, altough a little salty i would eat this again.

Accessory Pack:
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Green Gum
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Re: MCW 2005

Post by housil » Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:49 am

Great pics and thx for that rare review :D
Name_not_found wrote: almost 600 cal per serving
Wow :shock: that´s almost two times more than a regular entree - but still "low fat" :mrgreen:

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Re: MCW 2005

Post by rationtin440 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:04 pm

Great review and pics, NNF, and I'm glad to see that the MCW is now in just 1 outer bag as opposed to those "Cold Weather Rations" that came in 2 bags. My unit got a few cases by mistake once back in the cold war days, and they were ok but some of the contents were obviously NOT designed to promote "regularity" shall we say? :oops: :shock: I've considered trying to get some of the new MCWs, but I'm thinking that nearly 600 calories is fine if I'm going to be doing alot of heavy physical labor, but if I'm hunkering down for severe weather or other shtf scenario, that might be alot for one meal. What are your thoughts, guys?

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Re: MCW 2005

Post by biscuits brown » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:14 pm

Cool review, good pics :D

I've never seen an MCW before.

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