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Old 08-27-2007, 12:37 AM   #1
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I just helped my neighbors move. WCBF'ers know Brian and Michaela (in the other half of the duplex).

Brian is in the National Guard. We have a neat rivalry going, as I was in the USMC.

He gave me a case of MRE'* as a thanks for the help (along with alot of beer, and having been great friends for the last year).

I'm having one for dinner to re-live old times. But NO. Nothing is freeze dried like MY old MRE'*. These suckers are all ready to eat and have a magical HEAT PACKET that heats up the main course by simply adding water and sticking it in a bag with the food.

My brain hurts. The science behind the chemical reaction is too much to comprehend. I spent alot of time in the Marines adding water to crap and trying to find a way to heat it up, or in some cases, eating the freeze-dried food packets DRY to keep going. Even eating the instant coffee DRY. The taste alone would wake you up.

I'm simply amazed.
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yeah those things are sweet! ive seen them on the history channel and such and i was blown away...
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haha yeh my brotherinlaw just came out form iraq a year ago. and he gave me a huge box of them. beef stew mac/cheese. stuff like that and it heats up FAST!!! and isnt that bad in taste..
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I could cook and eat these things on the run, while shooting at whatever popped it'* nasty head up. And keep warm in the process if it was in one of my pockets.
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mmmmm..... Technology u can eat!
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To clarify.....I've eaten my share of MRE'* when I was in the Marines, but NOTHING had ANY moisture in it.

It was ALL freeze-dried or powdered. And there was no source of heat. No method of cooking. Most of it, we simply ate dry. We had no other options.
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Hey willwren, would you believe that the chemicals in that thing mostly comprise of iron filings? Costs about $.01 per packet...
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Yeah during the floods in NC a few years ago my grandfather was given like a case of them. From what he and my brother claim they taste pretty good.
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She moved???

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