College-grade MREs

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College-grade MREs

Post by MRECivvy » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:48 pm

So, I originally had the idea while drunk, but the next morning I actually thought more about it and decided it might actually have some merit.
College kids are lazy. A lot of them don't want to cook and even if they did, they wouldn't have the time. They eat junk food and fast food, and I know a lot of them eat out of cans (I was one of them, before I got my own apartment)
So, what about a self-contained, full meal that comes in a pouch and contains everything a college kid would need for a meal. A meal, ready to eat, if you will. (Ain't I clever?)
Of course, you'd have to pack in instant coffee. Which coffee types have you felt to be the best? I've heard Type II is good, but I've only ever had Type III. Perhaps a civilian/consumer version of that sort of coffee, like Nescafe, Taster's Choice, or Folgers?
I think also caffeinated chocolate would be a good addition. Awake is a company that makes some pretty good caffeinated chocolate (dark is my favorite).
You could have different menu types for vegetarian, kosher, and halal, depending on people's dietary restrictions if they have them.
What other ideas do you think would be good for college-grade MREs? Even down to the name! I was thinking something like Operational Sustenance Unit (OSU :wink: )
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Re: College-grade MREs

Post by Smitty » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:21 pm

Going off my experience in university, All you’d really need to do is pack some pepperoni, beef jerky, and coffee into the void space between the bottle necks. A two-four (24 beer) was my coping mechanism to get through all those Calculus and Engineering courses.

24 beer in a case, 24 hours in a day. It’s no coincidence.
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Re: College-grade MREs

Post by MRECivvy » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:45 pm

Smitty wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:21 pm
24 beer in a case, 24 hours in a day. It’s no coincidence.
Amen to that.
What's your favorite type of MRE coffee?
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Re: College-grade MREs

Post by carlosflar » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:13 am

I've actually used a lot my Spanish rations this way, when I'm in the exam month I barely have no time to even breathe... Before exams I make sure I have a decent stock of Rations in the wardrobe and if lunch time comes, just pop one open, heat it with the stove on the table and munch as I study...
I'd say a low sodium comercial ration should do the trick, low in electrolites for a ration, by that I mean with the ammount a normal person needs for daily activities...
Probably would be good with more snacks/drinks and smaller entrees
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Re: College-grade MREs

Post by Richard w. » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:10 am

When I went to college, we were required to live in the dorm and purchase a meal plan. Dining hall food wasn't great for what the plan cost, but it was filling and there was lots of it.

They don't do that any more?

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Re: College-grade MREs

Post by RockyRaab » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:42 am

I can't help here. I commuted to college, a half-hour each way. I ate at home or wherever I could. I also carried 16 to 18 credit hours a semester, and worked 20 hours a week to help pay my tuition. And all that was a half century ago.
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Re: College-grade MREs

Post by carlosflar » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:29 am

You are forced to live in the college dorms and purchase a meal plan?? :shock: wow... that is definitelly a predatory business practice :x
In Spain I study outside of my city, you can rent a room in a shared flat or rent a full flat with colleagues... Student residences that include meals and such exists but are a minority and its mostly for first year students that are afraid of living alone and cooking for themselves :lol: :lol:
Here in Italy there is also a cantine/mensa in the university where you can have a 3 course meal paying 1€ to 3€ depending on your economic level

We have usually 30 credits per semester but i guess the ammount of hours for each credit has changed over the years
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Re: College-grade MREs

Post by Richard w. » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:49 pm

Yes, "predatory" is an excellent word to describe US higher education pricing.

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Re: College-grade MREs

Post by MRECivvy » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:02 pm

Up here on-campus dining is expensive. I'm talking $9 for a slice of pizza and a beverage.
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Re: College-grade MREs

Post by carlosflar » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:14 pm

wow... youre definitely better buying rations then XD
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