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Old 09-26-2020, 10:03 AM   #1
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What's the best MRE out there as far as taste, variety and shelf life?
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Old 09-26-2020, 10:46 AM   #2
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cheese burger, or the ribs. they have changed since 2005, the new variety is amazing compared to what they were. They still smell the same though.
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Old 09-26-2020, 10:48 AM   #3
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Peak Refuel
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Old 09-26-2020, 11:36 AM   #4
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Are you talking about the military issue MRE or are you talking about freeze dried backpacking type meals?
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Old 09-26-2020, 11:42 AM   #5
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I didn't know that you could use the to words together.

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Old 09-26-2020, 11:51 AM   #6
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LRRP rations we got in Vietnam were pretty dang good as compared to C rations.
https://www.ebay.com/c/536805341

These 1960's era packs are hard to find.
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Old 09-26-2020, 11:52 AM   #7
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mmmmm MCI C Ration Ham & Lima Beans !
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Old 09-26-2020, 11:54 AM   #8
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mmmmm MCI C Ration Ham & Lima Beans !
Oh yeah! I liked them and would trade a can of ham and eggs scrambled for them every chance I got. Heat em up with a quarter size piece of C4 in bout a minute.
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Old 09-26-2020, 11:58 AM   #9
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$16 per MRE on Amazon?! Holy crap. Anyone know where can I get a few for less than that? lol. Wonder if there’s anywhere in the Houston area that I could swing in.
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Old 09-26-2020, 12:00 PM   #10
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Why would you buy an actual MRE?
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Old 09-26-2020, 12:12 PM   #11
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Nostalgia
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Old 09-26-2020, 01:35 PM   #12
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Oh yeah! I liked them and would trade a can of ham and eggs scrambled for them every chance I got. Heat em up with a quarter size piece of C4 in bout a minute.
Both yíall are sick. Those were the worst in the box. Only lifers liked the ham and eggs and Lima beans.
Pork and beans were the best and spaghetti and meatballs a close second and top that off with a pound cake. Then have a smoke with those dried out cigarettes that came with them.
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Old 09-26-2020, 01:44 PM   #13
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Both yíall are sick. Those were the worst in the box. Only lifers liked the ham and eggs and Lima beans.
Pork and beans were the best and spaghetti and meatballs a close second and top that off with a pound cake. Then have a smoke with those dried out cigarettes that came with them.
Not them ready made Kent cigs. We took all the tobacco out of them and filled em with the good stuff. At least that's the way it was done in 1968. So they tell me
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Old 09-26-2020, 01:49 PM   #14
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Not them ready made Kent cigs. We took all the tobacco out of them and filled em with the good stuff. At least that's the way it was done in 1968. So they tell me
Yeah Iím trying to remember but I was thinking there were Chesterfields, Lucky Strikes, Marlboro and Kools but memories ainít that sharp anymore.

Btw, just so we donít get chastised for derailment of this thread... all MREís are better than any C-rats we had back in the day.
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Old 09-26-2020, 03:01 PM   #15
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They weren't that bad. Some were good some weren't. The chili mac or the ham slice were good. The pork patty was terrible. Spaghetti wasn't bad but the little bit of tabasco that came in it made it pretty good.

Oh and I loved the dehydrated peaches.
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Old 09-26-2020, 03:34 PM   #16
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Are you talking about the military issue MRE or are you talking about freeze dried backpacking type meals?

Freeze dried back packing type- my terminology may be off.


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Old 09-26-2020, 03:35 PM   #17
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I never had one I would call the "best", some were less suck than the others.
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Old 09-26-2020, 04:08 PM   #18
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Chili Mac-- whether its a real MRE or a dehydrated backpacking meal.
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Old 09-26-2020, 04:55 PM   #19
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Old 09-26-2020, 05:05 PM   #20
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Another vote for Chili Mac in Mountain House. I also like the chicken and rice and teriyaki. I can roll with those 3 and be happy. I like to add a little olive oil and tobasco as long as I can find the small packets.
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Old 09-26-2020, 05:08 PM   #21
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i can get some at the commisary on base here at lackland, the case is like 67 bucks if i remember right, singles are 7.
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Old 09-26-2020, 05:24 PM   #22
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I have two cases here I take with me if I go anywhere I doubt I would actually eat them I started eating them in 09 and just stopped this past June

My all time favorite is chilli Mac With the Bacon Cheese but a close second was the beef enchilada if you could trade the Reese’s pieces and Get JalapeŮo cheese superb dining
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Old 09-26-2020, 08:24 PM   #23
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I went to REI and picked up some of the Peak Refuel. A breakfast one and 2 lunch/dinner type(beef stroganoff and chicken & rice). Chicken & rice was pretty good. Beef stroganoff tasted good but needed more water as the beef didnt get quite rehydrated.

Think they were 14 or 15. I would shop online.. seen them to 10 to 11 other places.

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Old 09-26-2020, 08:27 PM   #24
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Chili Mac or die.
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Old 09-26-2020, 10:15 PM   #25
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Chili Mac-- whether its a real MRE or a dehydrated backpacking meal.
Ohman, chilli mac and chiclets ❤️
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Old 09-26-2020, 11:02 PM   #26
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Saw these at costco today and am tempted to pick them up for my elk hunt in November.
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Old 09-26-2020, 11:03 PM   #27
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The brown stuff was always better than the red stuff. But none of them were good by definition.
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Old 09-26-2020, 11:09 PM   #28
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It was definitely was not the dehydrated pork patty. I liked the ham loaf and the tuna loaf.
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Old 09-26-2020, 11:31 PM   #29
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Chili Mac with the heated up cheese on top and the little bottle of hot sauce poured on top. Best ever. On and top it off with the brownie. Oh and beware, you will be plugged for about 2-3 days haha.
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Old 09-26-2020, 11:33 PM   #30
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Oh and the spaghetti was not bad either
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Old 09-27-2020, 07:21 AM   #31
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There was a tuna and noodles MRE that was edible when you put the Tabasco in it. That was in the late ‘80s.
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Old 09-27-2020, 07:52 AM   #32
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Chili Mac with Tabasco
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Old 09-27-2020, 08:11 AM   #33
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Peak Refuel. They have a lot more calories than the others. My favorite flavor is beef stroganoff
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Old 09-27-2020, 08:56 AM   #34
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Another vote for chili mac, although the gas it produces is nearly fatal.
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Old 09-27-2020, 02:22 PM   #35
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I remember once a few years back we were heading to the gas chamber and they issued MRE's for breakfast...I told those FNG's to not eat them....but they didn't listen...

I'm the minority, but even after living on them for a month, any of the MRE's are doable. I like the pasta's/stews better than the formed meat patties.
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Old 09-27-2020, 02:37 PM   #36
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I like the Mountain House chicken and rice, Ramen Noodles are good too with a little avocado oil added.

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Old 09-27-2020, 03:26 PM   #37
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They have got MRE's for sale by the pallet full on gov deals. You can get a 5k hummvee there while you are at it.
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Old 09-27-2020, 03:33 PM   #38
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My local surplus store has plenty of them. I have tried a few, but there are better options. REI has a good selection.
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Old 09-27-2020, 06:44 PM   #39
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REI has a good selection.
REI is anti gun.

REI supports the terrorist/Marxist BLM.
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Old 09-27-2020, 06:52 PM   #40
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Oh yeah! I liked them and would trade a can of ham and eggs scrambled for them every chance I got. Heat em up with a quarter size piece of C4 in bout a minute.
how 'bout that spagetti? wasn't that awesome?
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