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MRE's?

Post by ouachita hiker on Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:18 am

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Post by willky1 on Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:12 pm

never carried an MRE. The ones that I always saw felt like a brick. They were really heavy (I thought). However, I have eaten some and they were really pretty good. I'm not much of a picky eater though. Lucky you OH, 2 cases of free MREs...nice!
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Post by ouachita hiker on Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:21 pm

As far as the two cases I can probably get more! My brother has a friend that brings those and also large cans of different food to him and he just gives them away. As far as bringing the MRE on a bping trip I wouldn't bring it all, just some main meals, leave the cardboard packaging at home and anything that I didn't need. The cookies are quite good, oatmeal rasin, albeit dry (but light). I even have grilled hamburger patties! Any way I am experimenting.

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Post by colt1911carry on Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:47 pm

You hit the jackpot, OH! MRE's (with all the fluff thrown out) can be a quick, light, and delicious alternative for meals.
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Post by ouachita hiker on Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:01 pm

I will go thru all that I have this week end. If any of you want anything that I don't care for, not a chicken person , I will be glad to send it to you. I plan on picking up some more of these when ever I head back home. I will make a list of the meals. As far as weight, if you only take what you need I dont' think that the weight is to bad.

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Post by HillbillyHkr on Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:32 pm

I have eaten to many of those things with no choice to solicite any of them. That being said I liked the spagetti, beef stew, chicken pot pie, and the ham slice. The oatmeal cookies and dehydrated fruit cocktail are both good. Beware of the cheese spread, you can set fence posts with that stuff. (it does that same to your digestive tract).
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Post by ouachita hiker on Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:35 pm

Yea I decided not to try the cheese spread. Didn't look to good...

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Post by colt1911carry on Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:40 pm

I would be glad to take any that you don't want!
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Post by ouachita hiker on Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:46 pm

colt1911carry wrote:I would be glad to take any that you don't want!

I will let you know this weekend. I will check on what priority shipping is and that will be all that I want.

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Post by colt1911carry on Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:57 pm

Sounds like a plan to me!
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Post by ulhiker on Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:10 pm

I have carried MRE brownies with me in the past as a dessert at the end of the day. They taste great.
Some of the entrees taste better than others. They also have a MRE milk shake that tastes very good.
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Post by Preacha Man on Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:59 pm

I use to have to eat them all the time. Each pack has 2,000 calories in them!!!! Not the main entry, but the entire pack. I use to trade mine back and forth, and before they put the little heaters in them, I would put mine up on the roof of our barracks so that it could heat up by noon. I liked all of them mostly, as I am not very picky, but almost everyone stays away from the cheese.
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Post by Jay on Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:44 pm

ouachita hiker wrote:
colt1911carry wrote:I would be glad to take any that you don't want!

I will let you know this weekend. I will check on what priority shipping is and that will be all that I want.

OH

Sounds like an opportunity to recruit more trail workers to me OH... "Show up for trail maintenance, and get FREE MRE's!" Very Happy
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Post by ouachita hiker on Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:28 pm

Jay,

Well looks like I need to make another trip to S.E. AR! I do plan to get all that I can on the next trip south. Just don't know when that will be.

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Post by ED on Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:20 pm

Tom,

I am sure that you have seen the news lately about the latest peanut butter scare. I just wanted to remind you to watch the PB in these MRE's and all MRE's and any PB packaged for the government, schools, nursing homes etc.
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Post by ouachita hiker on Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:02 pm

Ed,

The MRE's that I have dont' have any peanutbutter. I am safe!

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Post by ouachita hiker on Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:13 pm

Ok I have been doing some tast testing.
The following are good that I have tryed:

Spagetti with meat sauce (Good)
Yellow and wild rice pilaf (very good)
Beef Enchalata (very good)
Red Beans with rice and sausage (superb!)
Cherry and Blueberry cobbler (Great!)
Fig bars and Oatmeal cookies are great also

We will be bringing some of this with us on a over night trip into Caney Creek were we are
going to do some trail work.

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Post by commandokanak on Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:41 am

Shortly after the great ice storm of 2009, I got a notice in the mail regarding the FEMA MRE's, warning of tainted PB. I think it said to just throw them away.

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Post by ouachita hiker on Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:07 am

None of mine have any PB.

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