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Old 03-25-2009, 07:28 PM   #1
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I'm about to have my first M.R.E. in preparation of Basic Training. Right now it'* heating up. I was given
  • Three Cracker Bags
  • One NutraFruit
  • One Plastic Spoon
  • One Jelly Packet
  • One Instant Coffee Packet
  • One Salt Packet
  • One Ground Black Pepper Packet
  • One Fresh Nap Moist Towelette Packet
  • One Pure Sugar Packet
  • One Match Pack
  • One Meal, Ready to Eat
I'll give ya an update real soon here. :crazysmile:
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For us who don't know you or know what your talking about...Please explain M.R.E.

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I'm about to have my first M.R.E. in preparation of Basic Training. Right now it'* heating up. I was given
  • Three Cracker Bags
  • One NutraFruit
  • One Plastic Spoon
  • One Jelly Packet
  • One Instant Coffee Packet
  • One Salt Packet
  • One Ground Black Pepper Packet
  • One Fresh Nap Moist Towelette Packet
  • One Pure Sugar Packet
  • One Match Pack
  • One Meal, Ready to Eat
I'll give ya an update real soon here. :crazysmile:
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I'll have pictures up later, I had the Minestrone M.R.E.

Military Rations Are Good Performance Meals
Food Gives you energy - The more energy you burn, the more food you need

You are more active during field training, deployment and combat than in garrison. You need to eat more and drink more water or other fluids in these situations.

When you don't eat enough to meet your body'* energy needs, you lose weight. This can lead to a loss of body fluids and degrades your performance.

In the field you NEED three meals per day. One Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MRE) contains 1200 to 1300 calories, Average daily calorie requirements in the field are 2800 to 3600 calories for males and 2000 to 2800 for females.

Restriction of food & nutrients leads to rapid weight loss which leads to:
  • Loss of Strength
  • Deceased Endurance
  • Loss of Motivation
  • Decreased Mental Alertness
Tips: If you can't eat all of the food in the ration...
  • Eat some of each component to get a balance of nutrients.
  • Eat the high carbohydrate items first (crackers, beverage base, fruit jelly).
  • Saved unopened dry snack items to eat when you're on the move.
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MRE = Meals Ready to Eat or as our Military Men and Women who have lived on them in the field call them Meals Rejected by the Enemy
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MINESTRONE

INGREDIENTS: WATER, ENRICHED MACARONI (SEMOLINA EGG WHITES, NIACIN, FERROUS SULFATE, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, AND FOLIC ACID), TOMATOES, RED KIDNEY BEANS, PEAS, CARROTS, CORN, TOMATO PASTE, FOOD STARCH - MODIFIED, SALT, SPICES, AND GARLIC POWDER.

Distributed By: Ameriqual Foods, Evansville, IN 47725

Nutrition facts
Serving Size 1 Pouch (227g)
Calories 190
Fat Cal 5

Total Fat .5g
SAT Fat 0g
Cholest 0mg
Sodium 580mg
Total Carb 37g
Fiber 4g
Sugars 5g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 70%
Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 4%
Iron 15%
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It was really GOOD!! I'm about to try the instant coffee it smells like @$$..

Update: It burnt my tongue, but other then that it doesn't really have a taste even with the sugar packet... hmmm

All in all, that MRE was de-frickin-licious!

I'll post some pictures when I get home from work, I don't have the cord with me sorry! Unless I can find a mini usb to usb lol (doubtful)
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Fell lucky, MRE''* are a distant cousin to the C-Rats I lived on for almost a year solid. And back then, thy didnt care about nutrition. You had to take the plastic fork and try to find the pork in a slimy bath of watered down lard. We spooned the hardened grease off the top of the spaghetti before heating. Same with the pork and beans. Basically I lived off the crackers so hard you could use them like ninja stars and canned cheese spread. And the chalky white chocolate discs at the bottom of the can.
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Yum? I have pictures, but again at woooooork. It looks disgusting I know, but it was dee-lish-iss
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Ameriqual Foods, Hmmmmm. Dont they make Alpo dog food???
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Dog food huh, well if that'* what dog food tastes like I want some more!

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