German EPA 1995

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German EPA 1995

Post by Luke 1982 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:23 pm

I just picked up a 1995 German EPA Typ 2. Have any of you guys eaten one of these 21 yrs old? It looks to be in pretty good condition but I'm not sure of storage conditions.

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Re: German EPA 1995

Post by cavguy » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:52 am

I had one of those back in the day around 2002 or so.... so not that old. The EPA's hold up really well. Cheese may be bad thought, the small foil containers sometimes get pin holes, so watch for that!

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Re: German EPA 1995

Post by housil » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:47 am

Luke 1982 wrote:I just picked up a 1995 German EPA Typ 2. Have any of you guys eaten one of these 21 yrs old? It looks to be in pretty good condition but I'm not sure of storage conditions.
A 1995 has these rectangular foil containers like the right one has:
EPa FB.jpg
They had a shelf life of 20 yrs - don´t worry :wink:

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Re: German EPA 1995

Post by Luke 1982 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:42 am

Thanks, I wasn't sure about the recommended shelf life. The only thing that's obviously gone bad by looking at the containers is a butter or cheese that had torn open. Somehow it didn't get on anything else though. The rest looks fine so far.

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Re: German EPA 1995

Post by Luke 1982 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:00 am

I'll try and get some pictures before I eat it :)
It does look like the one above on the right.

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Re: German EPA 1995

Post by housil » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:09 am

Luke 1982 wrote:Thanks, I wasn't sure about the recommended shelf life. The only thing that's obviously gone bad by looking at the containers is a butter or cheese that had torn open. Somehow it didn't get on anything else though. The rest looks fine so far.
That was Cheese, 95ers didn´t had any butter.

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Re: German EPA 1995

Post by Name_not_found » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:19 am

I did a 1993 one in 2012

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The goulash was off but i didnt hurt too bad.

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Re: German EPA 1995

Post by Luke 1982 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:43 pm

Thanks guys. I liked the review on the 1993, it gave me some hope. I hope my Gulasch turns out better than yours did. I'll try it all out in the next week or so and take pictures. I might even do a review for comparison.

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Re: German EPA 1995

Post by Unimproved » Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:02 am

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=5162&p=38394#p38394

Still pretty edible if stored correctly

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Re: German EPA 1995

Post by FREMONT » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:18 am

Doesn't tray food have a shorter shelf life compared to MREs? I hope for your sake it isn't spoiled, not too many older international rations are out there. It looks to be a real treat.
Good luck and may your rations stay unspoiled!

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