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#29357 - 07/21/04 11:37 PM "add urine and eat"
joblot Offline

Registered: 02/21/03
Posts: 258
Loc: Scotland
I suppose for those who really want to be prepared, this offering from the military will be a god send.
Its a definate case of prepare your own! <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


#29358 - 07/22/04 02:52 AM Re: "add urine and eat"
OldBaldGuy Offline

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
Makes those Air Force flight lunches (usually cold chicken, a sandwich, and an apple in a little white cardboad box) sound better and better...

#29359 - 07/22/04 03:08 AM Re: "add urine and eat"
bountyhunter Offline

Registered: 11/14/03
Posts: 1224
Loc: Milwaukee, WI USA
[censored] on that idea!

Bountyhunter <img src="/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

#29360 - 07/22/04 04:07 AM Re: "add urine and eat"
Vinosaur Offline
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Registered: 03/25/04
Posts: 128
Loc: North Central IL
Hey, I liked the Air Force boxed lunch. Took many a MAC flight to the mainland from HI while stationed there, and the good ol' White box (only $2.90) was way better than most airline food.
If only closed minds came with closed mouths.

#29361 - 07/22/04 03:18 PM Re: "add urine and eat"
M_a_x Offline
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Registered: 08/16/02
Posts: 1038
Loc: Germany
I think itīs a PR gag. If you donīt have the water for your meal, maybe you should think twice about eating it in the first place. The option to filter water may be an definite advantage though.
If youīre still hungry after seeing that the meal was made with urine is a different subject.
When people install plant to make potable water out of a muddy liquid youīd not even use to have a bath, they usually drink a glass of the purified water in public to demonstrate that the produkt is fine. I guess we have to wait a bit before we can see sales people to do the same with their product. I admit that Iīm not particularly keen to see it anyway.
If it isnīt broken, it doesnīt have enough features yet.

#29362 - 07/22/04 04:17 PM Re: "add urine and eat"
OldBaldGuy Offline

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
When I was in Panama I used to have to go out into the boonies to a Naval test facility guarded by Marines, who lived there on C-rats. They were supposed to feed me too, but all they would give me was Beans and MF's, so I always took a flight lunch along, mucho better. Still got the P-38 I stole from them tho...

#29363 - 07/22/04 04:48 PM Re: "add urine and eat"
X-ray Dave Offline

Registered: 11/11/03
Posts: 572
Loc: Nevada
When and where were you down there, Old bald Guy? I spent 1981 & 82 over at Ft. Davis on the Atlantic side.

#29364 - 07/22/04 11:37 PM Re: "add urine and eat"
aardwolfe Offline
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Registered: 08/22/01
Posts: 923
Loc: St. John's, Newfoundland
I agree, if they can filter urine effectively enough to make it edible, they'd be better off simply filtering it enough to make it potable.
"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled."

#29365 - 07/23/04 12:50 PM Re: "add urine and eat"
Milestand Offline

Registered: 09/29/02
Posts: 124
I believe this is one of the R&D products out of the US Army Natick Soldier Center (NSC) - here is the original press release - which doesn't emphasize urine, as the media did. (BTW, will the media ever get past the "potty-stage" of development? Though I must say I'm still chuckling at bountyhunter's post above...)

The NSC has lots of cool technology on their website that would likely be of interest to Equipped members - here are the fact sheets on their gear...

#29366 - 07/23/04 05:03 PM Re: "add urine and eat"
OldBaldGuy Offline

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
I was a WingNut, there from mid-'69 thru the end of '69. Assigned to Allbrook AFB, but spent most of my time at Howard, with a lot of TDY to just about every installation in the Canal...


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