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MRE Meals

Post by wmebert » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:15 pm

This list bring back any memories? Some good,some bad? My favorites were #5 & #8!! The MRE Bread made it a meal!! LOL!! :lol:

http://www.mreinfo.com/us/mre/menus-x-xi-1990-1991.html
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Re: MRE Meals

Post by wmebert » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:22 pm

I love this quote from the sites "History" page:
During Operation Desert Storm, MREs were eaten by troops for far longer than they were originally intended. Originally intended for 10 days or less, many troops ate them for 60+ days. As a result, three changes were quickly made to supplement the MREs and enhance their acceptability: shelf-stable bread in an MRE pouch was developed, a high-heat-stable chocolate bar was developed that wouldn't melt in the desert heat (this had been attempted before but the bar had a waxy taste and wasn't widely accepted), and flameless ration heaters were developed as a quick and easy method for troops to heat their entrees.
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Re: MRE Meals

Post by Dagger X-Ray » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:45 pm

I ate MRE's and them darn dehydrated eggs & potatos for darn near 5 months. I lost like 70 lbs during that time too.
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Re: MRE Meals

Post by ballard390 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:17 pm

uuuugh. the pork and BBQ sauce. I think I lived off the crackers and cheese. But no matter what you could always kill the flavor with the hot sauce. lol
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Re: MRE Meals

Post by redfish » Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:54 pm

Yup, we ate'em a long time.
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Re: MRE Meals

Post by lmsnh » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:27 am

I lived on them too. Chicken Chow Mein....MMMmmmm!
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Re: MRE Meals

Post by Dagger X-Ray » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:04 am

I hate to admit it but I am still waiting on the pork and BBQ sauce to pass.
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Re: MRE Meals

Post by FA1SGret » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:27 am

I actually didn't care what it was ... it was food ... I ate em all. I had a huge stash of food, water, and ammo in my track. I took a likin' to the MRE bread with peanut butter and jelly to get a break from the MREs. What I didn't like was the little cans of what ever the hell it was ... macaroni? ditty moore? Remember those small snack cans of stuff? Those sucked!
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Re: MRE Meals

Post by redfish » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:33 am

It was Top Shelf. I still won't eat those or even stand the smell. When I was an inpatient at the VA, that's what they served on the weekend. BLAH!
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Re: MRE Meals

Post by FA1SGret » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:34 am

I don't remember the brand name, but I remember that they were N-A-S-T-Y ... made the MRE a much better choice.
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Re: MRE Meals

Post by Dagger X-Ray » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:56 am

Probably that SIAC brand...Shit In A Can
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Re: MRE Meals

Post by achevyfan » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:56 pm

I really enjoyed the dehydrated pork and beef with ramen noodles. Dump the cheese in as well and mmmmmmmmm. But now I cannot stand ramen noddles!
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Post by Dagger X-Ray » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:59 pm

Damn, where you been? We've missed you.
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Re: MRE Meals

Post by FA1SGret » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:00 pm

I eat ramyon often ... and yes the beef or pork patty was excellent in ramyon noodles, along with the cheese. I used to make it in my canteen cup.
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Re: MRE Meals

Post by haze » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:37 pm

those little snack pack things were the worst things, still can"t eat those noodles, nor anything that reminds me of those snack things..........NASTY.
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