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MRE Tips & Tricks Forum

Post by kman » Fri Jun 10, 2005 11:11 pm

Feel free to post any tips and tricks for the proper (or improper) operation of any type of ration packs.

Things like:

How to use the flameless ration heater
How to open an MRE entree along the side without a knife
How to make Ranger Pudding
and/or
Why the best use for Country Captain Chicken is as a doorstop

will be covered here.

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FRH Instructions>

Post by DangerousDave » Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:24 am

Simple, just read the instructions, and follow them. Make sure to use a Rock, or something also, like the insructions say. The "something" can be almost anything. Use your imagination. People from West Virginia or Arkansas may have a problem with these instructions. Email me with any ?'S. :?

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Post by kyle » Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:17 am

Hi Guys,I haven't seen anyone ask or tell so here is a my tip,before you open the crackers break them at the portion marks aginst the edge of a desk or counter using gentel pressure then open the retort and they will be almost perfect. :roll:
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Post by DIRTYDAVE » Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:28 am

Good point, Kman also told me to knead up the chicken or meat into little pieces within the pouch before opening so that you don't have to cut the meat up while eating, another WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT? scenarios for me.
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Re: FRH Instructions>

Post by Tedster » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:41 am

DangerousDave wrote:People from West Virginia or Arkansas may have a problem with these instructions. Email me with any ?'S. :?
C'mon now, let's not perpetuate stereotypes. Some of the dumbest Mfers I've ever met were from big cities, and to get even dumber usually requires several years of higher education and a degree, e.g. look at politicians.

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Re: FRH Instructions>

Post by housil » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:42 am

Tedster wrote:
DangerousDave wrote:People from West Virginia or Arkansas may have a problem with these instructions. Email me with any ?'S. :?
C'mon now, let's not perpetuate stereotypes. Some of the dumbest Mfers I've ever met were from big cities, and to get even dumber usually requires several years of higher education and a degree, e.g. look at politicians.

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Re: MRE Tips & Tricks Forum

Post by WorkmanMRE » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:06 pm

The salt charge seems to help on close to date "flameless water heaters". Just add a pinch of salt when you add your water. I saw the tip on a stickyfingaz video. Some rations come with saltwater pouches for the heaters, so this makes sence. :D
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Re: MRE Tips & Tricks Forum

Post by Madcat77 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:30 pm

best use cases for the German EPA crackers - the so called "Panzerplatten" (Armor plates)

1) make a cake without baking

You need 1 package "Panzerplatten" and for the Chocolate cream:
150 g couverture dark chocolate
450 g couverture whole milk
150 g of coconut oil
200 g of whipped cream
2 pck of vanillin sugar

a. preparation
To prepare:
Lay out the box shape with a large cut open freezer bag.

b. Chocolate cream:
  Chocolate cream:
Chop both couvertures roughly, cut coconut fat into small pieces, melt all together with the cream in a saucepan and stir well. Finally, stir in vanillin sugar. Lay out the box shape with a layer of butter biscuits, break the biscuits if necessary. Spread chocolate cream over the cookie layer so that it is covered. Alternately layer chocolate cream and biscuits into the box form (7-8 layers). Put the box in the fridge for about 5 hours (preferably over night) to make the cream firm.


2) Use it to make a smale fire in cold nights in your tent:

Brush the biscuits with shoe polish.

Shuffle the biscuits like a pyre.

Light the biscuits.

They shall burn some time and gives you some heat if you need it ;-)
Tried until now: German EPa (old version), US MRE
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Re: MRE Tips & Tricks Forum

Post by carlosflar » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:23 pm

Be carefull with the squirt of death, when opening a can of any sort or a tray like the ones in the Epa, specially if heated, if you by accident put pressure on the lid or if you have heated it too much it can squit like hell, and in the best case scenario, you will get tomato and oil stains all over your shirt...
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Re: MRE Tips & Tricks Forum

Post by housil » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:07 pm

carlosflar wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:23 pm
Be carefull with the squit of death, when opening a can of any sort or a tray like the ones in the Epa, specially if heated, if you by accident put pressure on the lid or if you have heated it too much it can squit like hell, and in the best case scenario, you will get tomato and oil stains all over your shirt...
That´s why we always opened the lid a litte so pressure can escape.

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