Experiment:New hot Beverage bag,Frh,Freeze Dried Food

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MreKampr
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Experiment:New hot Beverage bag,Frh,Freeze Dried Food

Post by MreKampr » Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:43 am

I Recently purchased 4 cases(2-a--2-b) of fresh mre meals
I found 8-meals out of the line of 24 meals that i would probably not use
except in emergency conditions.
In the mre's cases i recieved 48--frh and 48 hot Beverage bags
I Have a fair Supply of Mountain house freeze dried entrees
I Thought that i would give the new hot beverage bags a test
with the freeze dried items.

Looking at:
http://www.dscp.dla.mil/subs/support/sp ... /32176.pdf
I Was Not Sure If They Would hold up to the job at hand.

So I Decided to test them.
I Loaded a Standard hot Beverage bag with a single serve of
Mountain house Lasagna and 1-cup of room temperature water.
After removing all the air i sealed the bag and kneaded it till
it seemed mixed.
Damm..Those bags don't leak a bit.
I Let It Re-Hydrate for 5-minutes.
I Then Stuffed it in the frh and put the assembby in a mre entree box.
Just Like you would with a mre entree.
I added the required 1/8 cup of water to the heater and folded
the frh flap down into the cardboard entree box as specified.
I Let it cook 13-minutes and removed the lasagna Bag from the
frh.
It came out perfect.
No Damage to the hot Beverage bag.
And the food being Sealed while cooking was even better than
the recomended heating instructions.

It Appears the hot beverage bag is up to the task.

Damm..I'm going to have to use this one in the field :)
Copyright Mrekampr..1/2006

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Post by kman » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:54 am

Interesting method, MREKampr. I would have thought you'd heat up the water in the HBB and then pour it into the Mountain House bag and let it rehydrate normally. But I like how you did it better - sounds like your method gets it hotter and more hydrated.

Got any pictures?

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Post by MreKampr » Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:07 pm

Hi Kman
Its takes longer this way
But The Food gets completly rehydrated and tastes better i belive
I dont Have a didital camera yet
Hope to buy one soon though
I noticed Your Photos Are Very good quality
What Camera do you use??

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Post by kman » Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:20 pm

I have a Canon Powershot A85 camera. It's a couple of years old and only goes up to 4 megapixels but that seems to be more than enough for the pics I take for the forums and website.

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Post by MreKampr » Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:16 pm

kman wrote:I have a Canon Powershot A85 camera. It's a couple of years old and only goes up to 4 megapixels but that seems to be more than enough for the pics I take for the forums and website.
Thanks for the info kman
I have wanted one for awhile
the price on the 4-mp,s cameras are pretty good now
Time to go shopping :D

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