Power out review

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Power out review

Post by Name_not_found » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:42 am

Hurricane sandy knocked out power for over a week, this is a review i did one night by glow stick to save the camera battery.

The meal is from hurricane Irene relief you can see a review of it in the lights in another thread from then.
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The meal
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Use by date
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Contents
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Cookies while main meal cooks
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Heated, if you can call it that, warm on top cold on bottom, heater was weak.

Would have been better boiled for a few minutes.
Cookies were ok, very crumbly and some what stale.

Overall not bad, but not great, about what i remember from last time.
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Re: Power out review

Post by housil » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:47 am

If it wasn´t for a hurrican, I would like to say :thx for sharing the atmospheric pictures.

What for a ration was this?

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Re: Power out review

Post by Name_not_found » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:53 am

Hope this answers your question housil
This is the same meal, i had two from then, figured would be fitting to have it during sandy
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Re: Power out review

Post by German_EPA » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:54 am

the pics are great :!:
also when your situation was not good i guess you have created a new type of review - by glowstick :idea: i am very inspired from the pics.
hope you have power again.
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Post by Name_not_found » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:01 am

Thanks, im glad this review came across well :D

We have power and are pretty much back to normal now, just a few left who had lines pulled from houses or something similar are still with out, and no more gas rationing.
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Post by housil » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:30 am

Name_not_found wrote:Hope this answers your question housil
This is the same meal, i had two from then, figured would be fitting to have it during sandy
Yes, it did. :D
Are they similar to heater meals on purpose?

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Re: Power out review

Post by Name_not_found » Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:17 pm

housil wrote: Are they similar to heater meals on purpose?
I think they are the same manufacturer, but I dont think the heater meals have the same nutrition profile. This version is more health aware with less sodium and all that stuff, they are kosher also.
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Re: Power out review

Post by MCIera » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:21 pm

The technology is the same as a Heater Meal, there are a few companies producing self-heating meals, the ones for the retail market use the salt-water activated heaters. The heaters themselves are often coming from HeaterMeals (as do the ones that are used in MREs.) Though, that being said, it should also be noted that the Chinese are now producing FRHs both for military and retail usage; self-heating foods were quite popular during the Beijing Olympics.

LaBruite is a New Jersey based company that specializes in the production of Kosher shelf-stable meals both for the retail and military markets. Their products are approved for use in the Kosher MREs from DOD. They are not owned by HeaterMeals.

As for the technology itself, I put up a posting a while back (a few years?). Basically anyone can assemble the same kit using one of the Hormel entree items (Compleats, Dinty Moore, American Classics, SPAM, etc.) and an FRH. Just activate the FRH, put the entree film side down on top of the FRH, then put it into a suitable container to retain heat, and wait. It will take a bit longer to heat through since the military FRHs are smaller, and the tray entrees are thicker than an MRE foil retort package. Give it a good 15-20 minutes, maybe more.
housil wrote: Yes, it did. :D
Are they similar to heater meals on purpose?

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