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#89739 - 03/28/07 10:24 PM Re: 72 hr supplies- questions [Re: wildman800]
MDinana Offline
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Registered: 03/08/07
Posts: 2196
Loc: Beer&Cheese country
So what kind of chocolate is best for melt-resistance? I've also heard that when the chocolate gets that whitish crust after a long while, it's still edible. Anyone know if that's true?

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#89743 - 03/28/07 11:46 PM Re: 72 hr supplies- questions [Re: MDinana]
raydarkhorse Offline
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Registered: 01/27/07
Posts: 510
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I have eaten some that was white and it didn't cause me any harm but there is absolutely no polite way to describe the vile nasty disgusting taste. I was however able to keep a staight face and talk up how good it was till my best friend had a bite too. I don't know how old it was at least 10 years (in my mre's)
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#89752 - 03/29/07 01:56 AM Re: 72 hr supplies- questions [Re: wildman800]
ironraven Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
Where are you finding D-rats? I've been hunting for years without luck. I've tried a bunch of recipies, but not had squat for improvements in heat stability and some were worse than a basic chocolate chip.

Heck, where are you finding K-rations?

Or are you just using common components and equating them to their nearest similar military item?
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#89762 - 03/29/07 03:23 AM Re: 72 hr supplies- questions [Re: CANOEDOGS]
el_diabl0 Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 301
Loc: NE Ohio
Emergency Essentials has single-serving MRE's available. You aren't forced to buy a case at a time, and there are quite a few to choose from. Average price is about $2.50 each. I have about a dozen in my car kit.
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#89764 - 03/29/07 03:51 AM Re: 72 hr supplies- questions [Re: raydarkhorse]
UTAlumnus Offline
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Registered: 03/08/03
Posts: 1004
Loc: East Tennessee near Bristol
IIRC the white is the cocoa butter leaching out.

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#89774 - 03/29/07 05:44 AM Re: 72 hr supplies- questions [Re: wildman800]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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Registered: 09/30/01
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I hope that you are just using the terms C, D, and K rations as a generic term for more current foods. To the best of my knowledge, D and K rats were a WWII item, and have not been produced (under that term anyway) since then, and C rat production was halted in the 1980's. I have a case or so of C rats around, but I don't believe I would want to eat any of them today. Original D and K's might even be collectors items...
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#89782 - 03/29/07 12:37 PM Re: 72 hr supplies- questions [Re: OldBaldGuy]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2826
Loc: La-USA
Yes, I'm using them as a reference only but I am applying those terms for the types of food that is commercially available. Yes, I am trying to stay generic and not become a source of free advertising for some corporation.
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#89783 - 03/29/07 12:45 PM Re: 72 hr supplies- questions [Re: ironraven]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2826
Loc: La-USA
See my reply to Old Bald Guy.

Basic D rats: chocolate, hard candy, high energy/sugar types.

Basic K rats: US mil aviation dining packets, includes: plastic knife, fork, spoon, sugar, salt, pepper, drinking straw, napkin (can be used for TP), church key, etc. Many commercial varieties are available as you will receive them from caterers @ different events with some more or less of these items. Throw in 4 cigarettes, matches, and 2 pieces of Chicklets and what do you have? That's why I save the packaged sporks, packaged dining kits from take-out dinners, packs of ketchup, taco sauce, salt & pepper packs, etc as I come across extras.

It's because I am a cheap date with a tight fisted technique with money.
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#89787 - 03/29/07 01:22 PM Re: 72 hr supplies- questions [Re: wildman800]
ironraven Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
Bummer. You had me really excited that someone was making D-bars again.
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#89805 - 03/29/07 02:51 PM Re: 72 hr supplies- questions [Re: wildman800]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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Good. You had me scared for a minute or three...
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