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So I've never eaten a MRE before

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by adamsredlines, May 6, 2021.

  1. druryj

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    Yeah, and canned Ham and Lima Beans was horrible! :puke:
     
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    When I was maybe five or six, there was a military parade and demontration in Long Beach, CA. Because my late father had a lot of connections in the Navy which was there at the time, I got some special treament. This giant man in Marine dress blues with a jacket loaded with ribbons and medals came up to me and asked me if I wanted to come over and sit behind their M2 50 cal machine gun. Yes sir! Best day in my life! Then he gave me a can of C-Rations to take home and eat!!! LOVED IT! It could have been south of dog crap but I was on a cloud for a couple of weeks having sat behind a Browning 50cal and getting a can of real Marine food. At that point in my life, I wanted to become a Captain in the US Marines.
     
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    Yep. The peaches, chocolate and cigs got snatched as soon as my dad turned his back on them when he brought them home. :rubhands:

    ETA: The TP got "reallocated" to the tackle box too. Came in handy more than once.
     
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    As said above the first generation of MRE was horrible.
    Very constipating, a medical guy told me he recommended taking about half of a laxative every other day to try to get some movement.
    They had two little chiclets in them as "dessert" and he said they ought to replace it with Feen a Mint gum.
     
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    Them things still about 3k calories?
     
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    Meal refused by Ethiopians
     
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    Is that the Crazy Russian Hacker guy? I love how excited he gets when he eats Russian Potted Meat. It's like me with BBQ Vinenna Sausages
     
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    Not even close; they were ~1300 when I was in. Cold weathers were a bit over 1,500.
     
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    Calories:

    Strawberry mix 480
    Hooah bar 280
    Cheese 180
    Crackers 180
    Stew 260

    Coffee/creamer/sugar/gum not marked...I'll assume some calories but not major.
    I dont think the hot sauce or salt would have calories.
     
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    The eggs were not much better.
     

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