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by Tedster
Sun May 09, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Other US Ration Reviews
Topic: Creamy Spinach Fettucini TOTM
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Creamy Spinach Fettucini TOTM

Ya hafta wonder how that even remotely "passed" the troop field taste tests. There must be some politics or greased palms involved or ... Something.
by Tedster
Sun May 09, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Estate Sale Purchase - Late 80's Prepper
Replies: 58
Views: 3203

Re: Estate Sale Purchase - Late 80's Prepper

No Coffee?!! That's downright scary. UnAmerican!! :|
by Tedster
Sat May 08, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Estate Sale Purchase - Late 80's Prepper
Replies: 58
Views: 3203

Re: Estate Sale Purchase - Late 80's Prepper

It might have been something to do with training, maybe those are genuine issue surplus. Kind of a stretch, but something similar along those lines, I was in Basic or maybe it was AIT, the senior drill sergeant did not allow any of his charges to chew gum, even though it was included in accessory pa...
by Tedster
Sun May 02, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Estate Sale Purchase - Late 80's Prepper
Replies: 58
Views: 3203

Don't sell that stuff, the reality is you might need it someday. Wish I was joking. "Hope for the best, prepare for the worst."
by Tedster
Sat May 01, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Estate Sale Purchase - Late 80's Prepper
Replies: 58
Views: 3203

Re: Estate Sale Purchase - Late 80's Prepper

Wow, that's an amazing haul. I don't know if you've checked prices these days, but they are expensive. With the exception of those single serving (MRE) fruits, all of the freeze-dried items should be perfectly edible and wholesome. The wet pack fruits (and entree items) ... not so much. I recognize ...
by Tedster
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: How Would You Improve MRE's?
Replies: 10
Views: 1272

Improved MRE's?

Interesting perspective, kind of mirrors my own. The coffee ration has declined considerable over the years. Type II or whatever it was, had its detractors, but I will say at least it had a bit of a kick. I (sort of) like the "First Strike" bars from a vitamin & mineral standpoint. Those are extrude...
by Tedster
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: How Would You Improve MRE's?
Replies: 10
Views: 1272

Re: How Would You Improve MRE's?

Nobody? Buehler??
by Tedster
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Estate Sale Purchase - Late 80's Prepper
Replies: 58
Views: 3203

Re: Estate Sale Purchase - Late 80's Prepper

Looks like you got an excellent deal. Freeze-dried items generally last just short of "forever" or near enough (unlike canned goods, or "retort" packaging wet pack foods). Unfortunately the Freeze Dried fruits included in the earliest MRE had some problems. Why, I'm not sure. I've heard some people ...
by Tedster
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: How Would You Improve MRE's?
Replies: 10
Views: 1272

Re: How Would You Improve MRE's?

As more fat as faster the rations spoils. Fat gets rancid. This is true, although it depends a great deal on the type of fat. Rations are no slouches when it comes to fats. Freeze Dried entrees on the other hand, are very much stripped of fats. They "wash" the food prior, as fats tend to interfere ...
by Tedster
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Other US Ration Reviews
Topic: 1980 B-2 Unit
Replies: 7
Views: 5307

Re: 1980 B-2 Unit

Well the crackers were arguably better then. Don't get me started on "wheat snack bread" The modern issue Cocoa doesn't hold a candle to old stuff. So in some ways they've gone a long way ... downhill. Somebody could probably setup a nice little cottage industry selling B units in cans, just like th...