Where to get your mre serving tray in America

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Where to get your mre serving tray in America

Post by gabzmre » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:00 pm

Hello,
I am a new member to the mre info community. I was wondering after watching many of your reviews, where everyone gets there mre serving trays. I have a imp on hand I would like to review, but I want to get a serving tray first.
Thank you for your time,
Gabzmre :D

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Re: Where to get your mre serving tray in America

Post by Simon2002mre » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:42 pm

Hey man,
I’m sure someone has one laying around, but if push comes to shove you can find a two pack online (amazon) I think for like 25 bucks shipped.

Also if there are any near by military surplus stores you might be able to find yourself one there or a mess kit of sorts. ( you can also find a canteen and military mug I’m sure! )

I do reviews, and although I am trying to upgrade my setup the 25 dollar trays work amazing! They smudge easily but nothing you can’t fix with wiping it down with a thin layer of olive oil first to protect from finger prints. Let me see if I can find a link for you brother.
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Re: Where to get your mre serving tray in America

Post by Simon2002mre » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:53 pm

Okay so,

Winco 6-Compartment Mess Tray, Style B
10 bucks

Pretty much same thing,
https://www.lionsdeal.com/wi-smt-2.html ... x8EALw_wcB

But 6 bucks



Or if you are looking for a deeper tray option
Food Stainless Steel Plate Tray Pack of 2

29.00


And here is one if you want one that isn’t metal
https://www.webstaurantstore.com/carlis ... DgEALw_wcB

This one that i just said is tan but they have many different colors. 5$

Cheers man I hope this helps
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Re: Where to get your mre serving tray in America

Post by gabzmre » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:57 am

Thank you so much Simon! I will definitely will be investing in those!
Thanks again,
Gabzmre

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Re: Where to get your mre serving tray in America

Post by nechronius » Tue May 01, 2018 5:53 pm

Simon2002 wrote: Winco 6-Compartment Mess Tray, Style B

10 bucks

Pretty much same thing,
https://www.lionsdeal.com/wi-smt-2.html ... x8EALw_wcB

But 6 bucks
I own two used USGI trays that I bought off of ebay. The Amazon reviews seem to imply that these look the same but are not same (Light clad trays vs solid steel for USGI). Have you tried any direct comparisons to see how they measure up?

As a side note, I can't believe I've lived for so long without a couple of proper mess trays. Such a convenience.

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Post by wats6831 » Tue May 01, 2018 9:48 pm

nechronius wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 5:53 pm
Simon2002 wrote: Winco 6-Compartment Mess Tray, Style B

10 bucks

Pretty much same thing,
https://www.lionsdeal.com/wi-smt-2.html ... x8EALw_wcB

But 6 bucks
I own two used USGI trays that I bought off of ebay. The Amazon reviews seem to imply that these look the same but are not same (Light clad trays vs solid steel for USGI). Have you tried any direct comparisons to see how they measure up?

As a side note, I can't believe I've lived for so long without a couple of proper mess trays. Such a convenience.
I went for something different. I got a brand new 1970s UK military mess tray from Austria.

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Re: Where to get your mre serving tray in America

Post by RGoodellSr » Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:26 pm

I kept my eyes open at thrift shops, and places like Salvation Army and Goodwill stores. It took a while, but I finally found a full size tray, and a smaller one for my son for $2USD each. I've actually found lots of interesting things at these places, like mess kits and components canteens, and more.

It's really helped to keep my interest as I follow my wife around these places instead of dying of boredom like before
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