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(WRCB)   Trapped motorists from Georgia snowstorm given MREs by National Guard. Commuters immediately complain that if they wanted to be snowbound and be forced to consume inedible food, they would have gone to the Olympics in Sochi   (wrcbtv.com) divider line 108
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2014-01-31 09:52:46 AM  

libranoelrose: Onkel Buck: buttcat: Onkel Buck: ZzeusS: MREs are not bad, per se.  Some are better than others.  Just remember you're not signing up for fine dining.

God help the poor bastard stuck with Egg and Cheese Omelette

They discontinued that one. I heard flies in Somalia wouldnt even land on it.

I...actually liked that one. And the ham slice, too!

You're the 2nd person I've met that did. My squad leader loved it. I liked the ham slice with the potatoes au rotten too! Chicken and rice was the best one during the time I was in.

Yep, especially when you were lucky enough to get the tiny Tabasco sauce in the "accessories" packet.


I got one MRE that was so old the Tabasco had evaporated in a sealed bottle. Those little bottles made good chess pieces as well for a field expediant chess set.
 
2014-01-31 09:54:52 AM  

CJHardin: Onkel Buck: I feel for these civilians because Im sure they didnt know how to dress up an MRE to make it more palatable. Probably couldnt even figure out how to get the heater to work


/rock or something

That had to be my favorite instruction on military gear, right next to the "4 person mixed gender lift" printed on the tent bags for our fancy Air Force tents that the Army got us.


The FRONT TOWARD ENEMY on the claymore always made me chuckle too.

/I see the light, I see the light!
 
2014-01-31 09:56:43 AM  
They would not have ended up stuck and out of gas if they had just moved slowly until they could get to shelter instead of being so scared of the road being slick they wouldn't even try to move at all
 
2014-01-31 10:10:26 AM  
My memories of MREs:

#2 was corned beef and hash, which was okay. It also had an awesome oatmeal cookie bar.
#12 was the spaghetti, and it had a chocolate cookie you could combine with the standard pack of peanut butter.

There was also chicken ala sh*t, and monkey nuts and rice (which was decent). We would occasionally get a hold of MRE heaters and they did improve a lot of meals out in the field.
 
2014-01-31 10:14:37 AM  

libranoelrose: doglover: tommyl66: At a minimum your car should have 5 gallons of water, a twenty pound bag of kitty litter, a twenty pound bag of sand and salt mixed in a 2-to-3 ratio, several blankets and quilts, one flashlight for every available seat in the car, backup batteries for said flashlights, a five-gallon bucket for bodily waste, a five-gallon bucket for melting ice and snow should the water run out, a battery-operated radio, a small generator, backup fuel for the generator, a ham radio to alert ham radio enthusiasts to your position, a flotation device for every seat available in the car and some snacks.

lol


I was trying to post a picture to mock him, and the url snarfed.
 
2014-01-31 10:15:27 AM  
They probably couldn't find a rock or something to lean the heater up against.
 
2014-01-31 10:17:42 AM  

Mateorocks: My memories of MREs:

#2 was corned beef and hash, which was okay. It also had an awesome oatmeal cookie bar.


My tentmate would carve little figurines and such out of those.

 MNy tenMyMy
 
2014-01-31 10:24:17 AM  

doglover: libranoelrose: doglover: tommyl66: At a minimum your car should have 5 gallons of water, a twenty pound bag of kitty litter, a twenty pound bag of sand and salt mixed in a 2-to-3 ratio, several blankets and quilts, one flashlight for every available seat in the car, backup batteries for said flashlights, a five-gallon bucket for bodily waste, a five-gallon bucket for melting ice and snow should the water run out, a battery-operated radio, a small generator, backup fuel for the generator, a ham radio to alert ham radio enthusiasts to your position, a flotation device for every seat available in the car, printed 8.5x11 snarky pictures to put in your windows to mock and amuse those stranded around you, and some snacks.

lol

I was trying to post a picture to mock him, and the url snarfed.


Good idea, I have added it to the list.
 
2014-01-31 10:31:57 AM  
Even if you drive your car at 3mph, which is doable in must circumstances i can think of, your car will have moved 3 miles in 1 hour.
 
2014-01-31 10:34:11 AM  
Drivin' in Atlanta
Eek
 
2014-01-31 10:38:02 AM  

tommyl66: This is why everybody should have emergency provisions in their cars at all times, even in areas that rarely experience storms like this (ESPECIALLY in these areas, as this story shows). At a minimum your car should have 5 gallons of water, a twenty pound bag of kitty litter, a twenty pound bag of sand and salt mixed in a 2-to-3 ratio, several blankets and quilts, one flashlight for every available seat in the car, backup batteries for said flashlights, a five-gallon bucket for bodily waste, a five-gallon bucket for melting ice and snow should the water run out, a battery-operated radio, a small generator, backup fuel for the generator, a ham radio to alert ham radio enthusiasts to your position, a flotation device for every seat available in the car and some snacks. If people had followed these simple guidelines this whole situation could have been avoided.


I'm picturing scenes from Walking Dead. People on top of their RVs with guns, others running around setting up a perimeter. Inner battles taking place to claim leadership of the tribe...
 
2014-01-31 10:52:00 AM  

ZzeusS: Onkel Buck: ZzeusS: MREs are not bad, per se.  Some are better than others.  Just remember you're not signing up for fine dining.

God help the poor bastard stuck with Egg and Cheese Omelette

They discontinued that one. I heard flies in Somalia wouldnt even land on it.


Best news I've heard all morning.

The tobasco was the only thing that allowed it to be choked down.  And don't even think of putting it on the warmer.  Your team would kill you in your sleep.


No what you do is gather as many tobasco sauce bottles as you possibly can, dump them into the heater with a little water, seal it up and toss it into your buddies tent. Good times, good times...
 
2014-01-31 10:55:15 AM  

tommyl66: This is why everybody should have emergency provisions in their cars at all times, even in areas that rarely experience storms like this (ESPECIALLY in these areas, as this story shows). At a minimum your car should have 5 gallons of water, a twenty pound bag of kitty litter, a twenty pound bag of sand and salt mixed in a 2-to-3 ratio, several blankets and quilts, one flashlight for every available seat in the car, backup batteries for said flashlights, a five-gallon bucket for bodily waste, a five-gallon bucket for melting ice and snow should the water run out, a battery-operated radio, a small generator, backup fuel for the generator, a ham radio to alert ham radio enthusiasts to your position, a flotation device for every seat available in the car and some snacks. If people had followed these simple guidelines this whole situation could have been avoided.


Fool.  The REAL survivor only carries guns, ammo, and $500,000 in gold coins to use as currency when the worthless greenback implodes due to Uncle Benzo's Magic Money Printing Press.
 
2014-01-31 11:01:29 AM  
You know, I don't recall seeing the southeastern stats'  Farkers making snarky comments about how the idiotic Yankees couldn't figure out how to deal with a small hurricane a couple of years back.

It was the ice that formed on the bridges in a 15 minute period that caused the traffic problems, not the snow. I delivered pizzas in the snow on Lookout Mountain 25 years ago and it was no big deal.  If you can drive on ice, even at 3 mph, without chains or studded tires, then you are a rock star and I will consider your opinion valid.

Since widespread icy roads occur maybe once every decade or so down here, most drivers don't own chains and if they did, they probably would have traded vehicles two or three times in between uses and they might not even fit the new wheels/tires.  It's the same reason our states don't have snowplows and piles of salt. 

Of course, if someone ran aw a news story about the state of Georgia buying 25 snow plows, there would be Farkers posting about Southerners wasting money on equipment they would never have to use.
 
2014-01-31 11:03:50 AM  
"states' "
"a news story"

/Geesh.
 
2014-01-31 11:06:59 AM  

Onkel Buck: I feel for these civilians because Im sure they didnt know how to dress up an MRE to make it more palatable. Probably couldnt even figure out how to get the heater to work


/rock or something



I have laughed about the "rock or something" since the first time I saw the directions.
 
2014-01-31 11:07:25 AM  

steve42: Farkers making snarky comments about how the idiotic Yankees couldn't figure out how to deal with a small hurricane a couple of years back.


===============

Yankees don't know how to deal with a "little" hurricane?  Most of the hurricane damage has been repaired.  Go have a look New Orleans 8 years after the fact and tell me about how Southrons know how to deal with hurricane damage.

BTW, this is what that "little" hurricane did in Jersey.

www.vosizneias.com
 
2014-01-31 11:08:59 AM  
ANGER IS THE RESULT.

/Miss that FarkMeme
 
2014-01-31 11:15:10 AM  

Fissile: steve42: Farkers making snarky comments about how the idiotic Yankees couldn't figure out how to deal with a small hurricane a couple of years back.

===============

Yankees don't know how to deal with a "little" hurricane?  Most of the hurricane damage has been repaired.  Go have a look New Orleans 8 years after the fact and tell me about how Southrons know how to deal with hurricane damage.

BTW, this is what that "little" hurricane did in Jersey.

[www.vosizneias.com image 700x466]


Wait, is that the before or after picture?
 
2014-01-31 11:18:22 AM  

Rapmaster2000: tommyl66: This is why everybody should have emergency provisions in their cars at all times, even in areas that rarely experience storms like this (ESPECIALLY in these areas, as this story shows). At a minimum your car should have 5 gallons of water, a twenty pound bag of kitty litter, a twenty pound bag of sand and salt mixed in a 2-to-3 ratio, several blankets and quilts, one flashlight for every available seat in the car, backup batteries for said flashlights, a five-gallon bucket for bodily waste, a five-gallon bucket for melting ice and snow should the water run out, a battery-operated radio, a small generator, backup fuel for the generator, a ham radio to alert ham radio enthusiasts to your position, a flotation device for every seat available in the car and some snacks. If people had followed these simple guidelines this whole situation could have been avoided.

Fool.  The REAL survivor only carries guns, ammo, and $500,000 in gold coins to use as currency when the worthless greenback implodes due to Uncle Benzo's Magic Money Printing Press.


I posted the list under the assumption that a normal person has those things on their person at all times. Sorry for not spelling it out. Do I need to mention they should have shoes and socks on their feet, too? Sheesh!
 
2014-01-31 11:25:21 AM  

Fissile: Yankees don't know how to deal with a "little" hurricane? Most of the hurricane damage has been repaired. Go have a look New Orleans 8 years after the fact and tell me about how Southrons know how to deal with hurricane damage.

BTW, this is what that "little" hurricane did in Jersey.


That "little" hurricane that hit Jersey was no longer a hurricane when it hit Jersey. It had been downgraded to post-tropical cyclone by then.

Katrina had only recently been downgraded to Category 3 when it hit the Gulf Coast, and the damage in New Orleans was caused almost entirely by the breaching of the levees that the governor and mayor had failed to maintain in spite of the federal funds they had received to do just that.

Waveland, MS (where Katrina actually made landfall) was wiped off the face of the map when Katrina hit, as it had been 36 years earlier by Camille.  The rebuilding has gone quite nicely there, in spite of the majority of the funds being absorbed by Louisiana.

rhiannon: Wait, is that the before or after picture?


I lol'd.
 
2014-01-31 11:27:17 AM  

Fissile: steve42: Farkers making snarky comments about how the idiotic Yankees couldn't figure out how to deal with a small hurricane a couple of years back.

===============

Yankees don't know how to deal with a "little" hurricane?  Most of the hurricane damage has been repaired.  Go have a look New Orleans 8 years after the fact and tell me about how Southrons know how to deal with hurricane damage.


The parts of Mississippi that were hit seemed to have recovered pretty quickly from Katrina what's NOLA excuse?
 
2014-01-31 11:31:53 AM  

Billygoat Gruff: The parts of Mississippi that were hit seemed to have recovered pretty quickly from Katrina what's NOLA excuse?


The producers in NOLA have rebuilt what they needed to rebuild.  The areas that are still a shambles there are a) those that were populated by the folks who left and never went back (aka, the smart ones) or b) those populated by the non-producers.
 
2014-01-31 11:48:05 AM  
it's 2 darn inches of snow!!! get a grip.
 
2014-01-31 11:51:30 AM  
It's pretty typical from liberal areas like Atlanta.  Oh noes!  Government come help us.  It's the same thing with Katrina looters and libs in Jersey wanting their Sandy money.  Gimme gimme gimme!

If these people would use Common Sense and Personal Responsibility they wouldn't need to cry to the government.

Car stuck in the snow?  Drive it better.  House flooded?  Move out of a floodplain, retard.

In the words of the great Sam Kinnison:

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MOVE TO WHERE THE FOOD IS!!!

It's as simple as that.
 
2014-01-31 11:54:16 AM  

steve42: Billygoat Gruff: The parts of Mississippi that were hit seemed to have recovered pretty quickly from Katrina what's NOLA excuse?

The producers in NOLA have rebuilt what they needed to rebuild.  The areas that are still a shambles there are a) those that were populated by the folks who left and never went back (aka, the smart ones) or b) those populated by the non-producers.


==============

After Sandy hit, there were people in the NY/NJ that had no power for 3 weeks or more.  Guess what?  No hooting, no looting, no shooting.  Look at what happened in Louisiana after Katrina.  What is it with you Southrons that makes you think you can solve all your problems with gun fire?   Lurleen: "Honey, the shed is on fire!"  Cletus: "Shed is on fire?! Fetch me my shotgun!"
 
2014-01-31 11:55:34 AM  

Dirtybird971: it's 2 darn inches of snow!!! get a grip.


On top of 1-2 inches of ice!!!  no grip to be had.
 
2014-01-31 11:57:48 AM  

Fissile: After Sandy hit, there were people in the NY/NJ that had no power for 3 weeks or more.  Guess what?  No hooting, no looting, no shooting.


http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/hurricane-sandy-looting-cases-to ss ed-article-1.1204847

Looks like looting happened, the gubment just opted out of prosecuting some of the perpetrators.

/next
 
2014-01-31 12:02:17 PM  

steve42: Fissile: After Sandy hit, there were people in the NY/NJ that had no power for 3 weeks or more.  Guess what?  No hooting, no looting, no shooting.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/hurricane-sandy-looting-cases-to ss ed-article-1.1204847

Looks like looting happened, the gubment just opted out of prosecuting some of the perpetrators.

/next


==============

New York:  22 Looting Cases.    Louisiana:  4,786,324 Looting Cases.   You Southrons win again!   In my hood the biggest crime that went down post Sandy was generator theft.  In Louisiana it was rape, murder, arson and rape.
 
2014-01-31 12:11:42 PM  

Fissile: steve42: Fissile: After Sandy hit, there were people in the NY/NJ that had no power for 3 weeks or more.  Guess what?  No hooting, no looting, no shooting.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/hurricane-sandy-looting-cases-to ss ed-article-1.1204847

Looks like looting happened, the gubment just opted out of prosecuting some of the perpetrators.

/next

==============

New York:  22 Looting Cases.    Louisiana:  4,786,324 Looting Cases.   You Southrons win again!   In my hood the biggest crime that went down post Sandy was generator theft.  In Louisiana it was rape, murder, arson and rape.


You keep using Southrons, whatever that is. I applaud your tip toeing through the politically correct tulips though.


looty.jpeg
/oblig
 
2014-01-31 12:17:46 PM  
You win.  I guess that's why New Jersey is held in such high esteem by her neighbors.  It's the northeast's center for financial, academic and artistic prowess, and crime was eradicated there decades ago.

I'm not going to get into a pissing match with you about NOLA.  I don't live there.  I can't stand the place, but NOLA ≠ South any more than Newark = North.
 
2014-01-31 12:23:49 PM  

StupidFly: MRE Chili + tobasco + a little bit of instant coffee added into it to give it an extra bite.

I'm just curious how the fools stuck in cars used the heaters.  There are no rocks in a car.......


They used "something" no doubt
 
2014-01-31 12:26:38 PM  

steve42
Dirtybird971: it's 2 darn inches of snow!!! get a grip.

On top of 1-2 inches of ice!!! no grip to be had.


I eat ice storms for breakfast.
 
2014-01-31 12:35:11 PM  

Dirtybird971: I eat ice storms for breakfast.


Fat lot of good that would do.  This one happened at lunchtime.
 
2014-01-31 12:37:26 PM  

A10Mechanic: So what?  The poor people who eat them won't have to worry about pooping for the next 3-5 days.  That's a win, in my book.


Isn't there an enema pack in there? Typically mistaken for gum?

/the shortbread cookies were the best.
 
2014-01-31 12:47:07 PM  

A10Mechanic: So what?  The poor people who eat them won't have to worry about pooping for the next 3-5 days.  That's a win, in my book.


Then why did they pack toilet paper in them?



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/anyone want to explain to the civilians how to properly use the MRE shiat paper?
 
2014-01-31 01:27:22 PM  

Pribar: Meals, Rejected by Everyone, huh? Seriously I never got the MRE hate, for what they were they didn't taste all that bad (well most of em didn't) yes they got a bit boring if ya got stuck eating them for weeks without a break but speaking as someone that experienced the joys of a MCI ration pack they could be a lot worse


Counterpoint:
Chicken ?Claw-Beak-Wing? (Yeah, the package said Chicken ala King
up.picr.de


Human/Lizard Loaf. (The earlier ones were called "Ham and/or Chicken Loaf") Vile, ammonia-stinking pink nastiness. We made people opening them get 100 meters downwind first.

They improved after the introduction of shelf-stable bread. Being in the field with those farking "crackers" was passoverandoverandover again. Sucky story bro: Coming out of three weeks in the field just in time for Passover, which was followed immediately by another two weeks in the field.
/Rabbi said I don't get any matzah-free credit in future years for the extra time.
//Had to ask.
///Still hate matzah.
 
2014-01-31 01:27:48 PM  
Complaining about the field chow is the right of every green grunt since the time of the Spartans.
 
2014-01-31 01:29:28 PM  

libranoelrose: the pizza slice came out right as I was getting ready to discharge


go on ...
 
2014-01-31 01:30:40 PM  

Onkel Buck: A10Mechanic: So what?  The poor people who eat them won't have to worry about pooping for the next 3-5 days.  That's a win, in my book.

Then why did they pack toilet paper in them?

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/anyone want to explain to the civilians how to properly use the MRE shiat paper?


To wipe the post-nasal drip from your nose from the overflow of tears from pushing a half week worth of dessicated MRE bricks out your rectum.
 
2014-01-31 01:34:30 PM  

2wolves: Complaining about the field chow is the right of every green grunt since the time of the Spartans.


Same for us grizzled guys, but we don't biatch in front of the kids, and we turn them into comedic war stories.
/Spartan back when MCIs were still issued in the field.
 
2014-01-31 01:34:42 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Being in the field with those farking "crackers" was passoverandoverandover again.


The crackers that came in C-Rations were round, so they could fit in a tin can, but otherwise just like the MRE crackers in taste and texture. I've thrown them out of the back of a deuce-and-a-half, onto an asphalt road at 60 miles an hour, and they just bounce a few times, and then roll. Hardtack, indeed.
 
2014-01-31 01:36:21 PM  
I blame global warming.
 
2014-01-31 01:41:52 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Onkel Buck: A10Mechanic: So what?  The poor people who eat them won't have to worry about pooping for the next 3-5 days.  That's a win, in my book.

Then why did they pack toilet paper in them?

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/anyone want to explain to the civilians how to properly use the MRE shiat paper?

To wipe the post-nasal drip from your nose from the overflow of tears from pushing a half week worth of dessicated MRE bricks out your rectum.


I just put you in for a medal for that response. It will probably downgraded to a certificate of appreciation though
 
2014-01-31 02:18:04 PM  
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2014-01-31 12:35:11 PM
Dirtybird971: I eat ice storms for breakfast.

Fat lot of good that would do. This one happened at lunchtime.


I'm a late riser.
 
2014-01-31 04:19:11 PM  

Onkel Buck: demaL-demaL-yeH: Onkel Buck: A10Mechanic: So what?  The poor people who eat them won't have to worry about pooping for the next 3-5 days.  That's a win, in my book.

Then why did they pack toilet paper in them?

[i26.photobucket.com image 320x208]

/anyone want to explain to the civilians how to properly use the MRE shiat paper?

To wipe the post-nasal drip from your nose from the overflow of tears from pushing a half week worth of dessicated MRE bricks out your rectum.

I just put you in for a medal for that response. It will probably downgraded to a certificate of appreciation though


That OK. You should see what they did to my twenty-page writeup for a Legion of Merit for one of my soldiers.
 
2014-01-31 05:02:55 PM  

A10Mechanic: So what?  The poor people who eat them won't have to worry about pooping for the next 3-5 days.  That's a win, in my book.


Meals Resisting Exit
 
2014-01-31 05:15:14 PM  

ZzeusS: MREs are not bad, per se.  Some are better than others.  Just remember you're not signing up for fine dining.

God help the poor bastard stuck with Egg and Cheese Omelette



Fark MRE #4. Fark it so hard.
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Through sheer dumb luck, or divine hatred, I got that sorry bastard for my *first three* MREs in basic. Of course being basic back then we weren't allowed to exhange them. "Take and get the fark out of my face private! I don't care if you got a shiat sandwhich. If you don't have that eaten in the next 10 minutes you're going to be low crawling until your ears fall off!" Let alone even heat them. (We had the heaters, just not allowed to use them.)  That cold lump of ass-paste was the worse thing to happen to food since the English. Of course that series is now long gone, which is a shame because the Pork Chow Mein one was farking tits.

And why in the vile hell did they take out the tabasco bottles??? They were an awesome compliment. And if you where suitably bored, you could dump out 1/2 of the tabasco, fill it 1/4th back up with heater powder, seal the top and 45-80 seconds later you had a mini CS grenade.
 
2014-01-31 05:22:04 PM  

Mateorocks: My memories of MREs:

#2 was corned beef and hash, which was okay. It also had an awesome oatmeal cookie bar.


God, I loved that choco covered oatmeal cookie bar.
 
2014-01-31 05:25:16 PM  

MythDragon: Mateorocks: My memories of MREs:

#2 was corned beef and hash, which was okay. It also had an awesome oatmeal cookie bar.

God, I loved that choco covered oatmeal cookie bar.


I preferred the sawdust bars plain. They soaked up coffee better that way.
Remember track pads? (choco-covered brownies)
 
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