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#95250 - 05/22/07 01:19 PM Re: MRE longevity [Re: Misanthrope]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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I've said it before, and I will say it again. And probably again, and again, and...anyone who doesn't like MRE's never had to eat C-rats...
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#95251 - 05/22/07 01:38 PM Re: MRE longevity [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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"The three basic types of food are: plants, animals and issued rations."
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#95268 - 05/22/07 04:21 PM Re: MRE longevity [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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Originally Posted By: OldBaldGuy
I've said it before, and I will say it again. And probably again, and again, and...anyone who doesn't like MRE's never had to eat C-rats...


OBG,

Watch it man, you're really starting to date yourself. I'm barely old enough to remember c-rats, k-rats and lurps. My uncle used to try to feed us that on camping trips in the 70's. Almost turned me off to the outdoors.

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#95308 - 05/22/07 11:28 PM Re: MRE longevity [Re: Misanthrope]
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"...you're really starting to date yourself..."

What part of OLD BaldGuy didn't you understand??? smile smile smile

I have been carrying the same P-38 for 40+ years, and still use if from time to time...
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#95393 - 05/23/07 08:39 PM Re: MRE longevity [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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Oh, I understood Old. But there's old, and then there's OLD..... cool

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#95405 - 05/23/07 10:51 PM Re: MRE longevity [Re: Misanthrope]
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Today I feel really OLD...
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#95734 - 05/27/07 12:09 AM Re: MRE longevity [Re: OldBaldGuy]
yeti Offline
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Nah...it wasn't THAT long ago that we were still being issues C-rats. And I gotta confess...I wouldn't wish the beans and franks on ANYONE...but overall, they weren't as bad as all that, packed OK, and it was fun to see the C-rats recipes folks came up with. Pound cake with icing made from the hot chocolate pack! etc...

Never had lrps or MREs though. And my diet has changed considerably.
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#95735 - 05/27/07 12:40 AM Re: MRE longevity [Re: yeti]
MDinana Offline
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Not to bring up bad memories, but (as I mentioned a few months ago) about a year ago I was cleaning out my parents' garage and found the box of emergency food, aka MRE's. Most dated from late 80's early 90's, I'm guessing (since my dad retired about '95). Edible, for the most part.

Anyway, in the box I also found 2(!) C-rat's... NO, I didn't trust my stomach to be able to handle those. Dad's still got them somewhere.

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