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MREs?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Drey, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. Drey

    Drey 3/4 ton status

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    Anyone know if a civilian can buy these? During the very busy seasons at work it is a must to pack a lunch and I usually eat sitting in the truck out somewhere while the terragator is spreading of a load(my truck holds 2-3 loads usually)

    When left to my own devices lunch is rather unhealthy mostly becuase when I get home late im usaully tired and just wanna cruise the internet for about an hour and hit the sack.

    My thinkin is MREs would be the way to go, I assume they are rather healthy. My dad got some from a buddy of his in the army one time, I remember they werent bad. So ya just curious any one know where I could obtain these?
     
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    Any surplus or Army/Navy store should have them as well. I've got a case myself.

    John
     
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    I don't know about healthy, but they're certainly better than BK or Mickey D's, plus LOTS of relatively good calories.
     
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    Dont forget the dulcolax, and metamucil.
     
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    yes lottts of calories
    about 5k in a bag
     
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    Yea these are better than MREs and here is all the selections
    http://www.heatermeals.com/store/default.php?cPath=23

    I have had these and am getting two cases to take on my western trip.
    They taste good and are nice to have a quick warm meal. You get more stuff with the true mil spec MRE but they are more money.

    Your choice but I would go heater meals. Cabela's sell them for $17.00 for three if you wanted to try one before getting a case.

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    My favorite is the turkey and then the chicken noodle. The beef one is OK but I am not to big one mushroom gravy.
     
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    Back when I worked construction with my dad I would bring a can of soup or leftovers from the night before. When we got to the job site we would point the truck to the sun and place the food on the dash. By lunchtime the food is warm. Of course that was in the south texas summer heat though.

    How about wrappin some food in foil and puttin it on the intake manifold?
     
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    Ughhhh food in the sun for hours on end?
     
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    In Korea (winter), we would wire up C-rations all over the engines of jeeps and dueces, so we could have a hot meal. I saw on tv a guy rigged up an oven that got heat from the exhaust pipe. He had the time/temp equation totally locked in. This guy cooked casseroles and bread while on trips:bow: :bow: .

    I never understood the MRE thinking. Granted, you have no metal cans to dispose of, but now you have to carry MORE water, plus still have to dispose of trash. Personally, I think the MREs taste terrible. Of course, I am basing my observations on the early MREs. I hope they have gotten better, cause my dog wouldn't eat the early ones,:eek1:
     
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    RJ, since your in restaurants too, how long can you have food in the danger zone? And what is the danger zone?
     
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    I'd have to get my handy dandy restaurant food safety manual

    I know we can only leave non solid foods at holding temp for so long before we have to rotate or replace.
     

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