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2014-03-14 04:29:34 PM  
Okay, that's...better, 25,000 cases of MREs.  Not much of a response "to a wide-ranging request from that country for some rifles, ammunition, medicine and other supplies for its troops. "
 
2014-03-14 04:30:07 PM  
Subby's obviously never been hungry.
 
2014-03-14 04:31:08 PM  
We should send them some MRAPs and HMMWVs. I hear we have some spares we're trying to get rid of.
 
2014-03-14 04:32:32 PM  
Maybe they can trick the Russians into eating them
 
2014-03-14 04:33:03 PM  
Hey now, some MRE'S are pretty damn tasty. :)
 
2014-03-14 04:33:06 PM  

stevarooni: Okay, that's...better, 25,000 cases of MREs.  Not much of a response "to a wide-ranging request from that country for some rifles, ammunition, medicine and other supplies for its troops. "


Bandages, bullets, and beans.

/Those poor, soon-to-be constipated bastards.
 
2014-03-14 04:33:23 PM  
I'm sure the Russian troops would appreciate the food.
 
2014-03-14 04:34:44 PM  

Tazandra: Hey now, some MRE'S are pretty damn tasty. :)


The mac 'n beef ones are the bomb if you use the whole tabasco bottle on it.

Other than that they suck.
 
2014-03-14 04:34:44 PM  
In WW2 we sent them SPAM and I have heard some of them still have a taste for it.
 
2014-03-14 04:35:05 PM  

Resident Muslim: I'm sure the Russian troops would appreciate the food.


What he said.
 
2014-03-14 04:35:20 PM  

Tazandra: Hey now, some MRE'S are pretty damn tasty. :)


Yeah the recent ones I've tried were pretty good, all things considered. Now the original ones I heard were pretty bad.
 
2014-03-14 04:35:41 PM  

Tazandra: Hey now, some MRE'S are pretty damn tasty. :)


Somebody's feeling nostalgic.
/And at least suffering second stage oldtimer's.
//Tabasco is your friend. Mr. Grenade without his pin is not.
 
2014-03-14 04:37:41 PM  

pyrotek85: Tazandra: Hey now, some MRE'S are pretty damn tasty. :)

Yeah the recent ones I've tried were pretty good, all things considered. Now the original ones I heard were pretty bad.


Bad is inadequate. On a scale from warm spring day to Fukushima'd, bad is mist. Original MREs are Fukushima cubed.
 
2014-03-14 04:38:54 PM  
the internet is sending 25,000 Memes Ready to Eat
 
2014-03-14 04:39:00 PM  
Did they contain any consonants?
 
2014-03-14 04:39:53 PM  

bark_atda_moon: In WW2 we sent them SPAM and I have heard some of them still have a taste for it.


Tушёнка. Yup.
 
2014-03-14 04:40:42 PM  

stevarooni: Okay, that's...better, 25,000 cases of MREs.  Not much of a response "to a wide-ranging request from that country for some rifles, ammunition, medicine and other supplies for its troops. "


MREs are weapons on my colon.
 
2014-03-14 04:41:23 PM  

pyrotek85: Tazandra: Hey now, some MRE'S are pretty damn tasty. :)

Yeah the recent ones I've tried were pretty good, all things considered. Now the original ones I heard were pretty bad.


MRE is gourmet compared to C ration.
 
2014-03-14 04:41:42 PM  
I liked the Beef Stew... do they still make that one?
 
2014-03-14 04:42:00 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: pyrotek85: Tazandra: Hey now, some MRE'S are pretty damn tasty. :)

Yeah the recent ones I've tried were pretty good, all things considered. Now the original ones I heard were pretty bad.

Bad is inadequate. On a scale from warm spring day to Fukushima'd, bad is mist. Original MREs are Fukushima cubed.


Pftftftftftf!  This is THE original Army MRE:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-03-14 04:45:13 PM  
My uncles like army rations for fishing trips. Apparently some people even like the taste.

But where do they plug the microwave ovens in?

What use is a ready-to-eat meal if you can't cook it?

Just kidding. I know, I know. You can eat some of them without cooking or cook them over a fire if smoke isn't a problem. Don't forget your dehydrated water!
 
2014-03-14 04:45:29 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: stevarooni: Okay, that's...better, 25,000 cases of MREs.  Not much of a response "to a wide-ranging request from that country for some rifles, ammunition, medicine and other supplies for its troops. "

Bandages, bullets, and beans.

/Those poor, soon-to-be constipated bastards.


Drink water....lots of it...till you think you can't drink anymore...then drink some more water.
 
2014-03-14 04:45:36 PM  

69gnarkill69: demaL-demaL-yeH: pyrotek85: Tazandra: Hey now, some MRE'S are pretty damn tasty. :)

Yeah the recent ones I've tried were pretty good, all things considered. Now the original ones I heard were pretty bad.

Bad is inadequate. On a scale from warm spring day to Fukushima'd, bad is mist. Original MREs are Fukushima cubed.

Pftftftftftf!  This is THE original Army MRE:


Hard tack is a little too old school
 
2014-03-14 04:45:46 PM  
When the U.S first invaded Afghanistan, we air-dropped a whole bunch of MREs. The idea was to help develop good will among the Afghan people. Problem was the MREs were the same color and looked very similar to un-detonated cluster munitions. Good will was not achieved.
 
2014-03-14 04:46:05 PM  

bark_atda_moon: In WW2 we sent them SPAM and I have heard some of them still have a taste for it.


My freinds father went from the backwoods of Kentucky to WWII soldier in who saw action Europe.

Spam was such a fancy food, he ate it a couple of times a week till he died in his mid 80s
 
2014-03-14 04:49:35 PM  

macross87: Did they contain any consonants?


Did you mean vowels? I believe the consonant mines of Dnepropetrovsk are still active.
 
2014-03-14 04:50:09 PM  
UN Peacekeepers along the Ukr Russ border and step up the mining so they can buy up all equipment they need.
 
2014-03-14 04:50:30 PM  

brantgoose: My uncles like army rations for fishing trips. Apparently some people even like the taste.
But where do they plug the microwave ovens in?
What use is a ready-to-eat meal if you can't cook it?
Just kidding. I know, I know. You can eat some of them without cooking or cook them over a fire if smoke isn't a problem. Don't forget your dehydrated water!


Um, dude, that's not how they're heated, eh.
 
2014-03-14 04:51:33 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: pyrotek85: Tazandra: Hey now, some MRE'S are pretty damn tasty. :)

Yeah the recent ones I've tried were pretty good, all things considered. Now the original ones I heard were pretty bad.

Bad is inadequate. On a scale from warm spring day to Fukushima'd, bad is mist. Original MREs are Fukushima cubed.


I was told there would be no math.
 
2014-03-14 04:52:27 PM  
I bet there's three possible scenarios here.

1. We sent Ukraine standard issue MREs.

2. We sent Ukraine some special-issue 9mm, 50 cal, and other caliber MREs.

3.  We sent Ukraine standard issue MREs and the Russians will claim we sent Ukraines some special-issue 9mm, 50 cal, and other caliber MREs
 
2014-03-14 04:52:36 PM  
I keep a couple in my 'camp pack'. Some of them are pretty good.

BTW: world market and amazon has those miniature bottles of Tabasco sauce in 6 packs. A must have for my travel bag for breakfast bloody marys
 
2014-03-14 04:53:12 PM  
"The U.S. also is keeping the naval aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Mediterranean Sea for several more days, as part of the U.S. effort to reassure allies in the region in the wake of Russia's military intervention into Ukraine's Crimea region."

To repeat from another thread, why bother? We all know that the US isn't going to do anything to stop Russia. Crimea is going to vote for independence, Russia will send troops in to "ensure peace", and the West will threaten weak sanctions and sternly worded letters. Putin will move onto the next Russian speaking area and the Western politicians will go on wondering why he refuses to conform to the nice post-WWII world that they imagined existed.

I don't have an answer to the situation but can we stop acting like the UN on a particularly incompetent day?
 
2014-03-14 04:53:49 PM  
As long as we don't send them Cheese and Vegetable Omelets, they will be ok.
 
2014-03-14 04:53:55 PM  

Oldiron_79: 69gnarkill69: demaL-demaL-yeH: pyrotek85: Tazandra: Hey now, some MRE'S are pretty damn tasty. :)

Yeah the recent ones I've tried were pretty good, all things considered. Now the original ones I heard were pretty bad.

Bad is inadequate. On a scale from warm spring day to Fukushima'd, bad is mist. Original MREs are Fukushima cubed.

Pftftftftftf!  This is THE original Army MRE:

Hard tack is a little too old school


I thought it was a lumpy poptart
 
2014-03-14 04:54:24 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: demaL-demaL-yeH: stevarooni: Okay, that's...better, 25,000 cases of MREs.  Not much of a response "to a wide-ranging request from that country for some rifles, ammunition, medicine and other supplies for its troops. "

Bandages, bullets, and beans.
/Those poor, soon-to-be constipated bastards.

Drink water....lots of it...till you think you can't drink anymore...then drink some more water.


Um, no. The extremely high fat content is designed to plug you up. We used to joke that the MRE "cheese" was a plastic, self-forming buttplug.
/You know the phrase, "Shiatting bricks."? Literal.
That pack of toilet tissue? It was to wipe away the tears and blow your nose after passing desiccated MRE. Your butt sure didn't need wiping.
 
2014-03-14 04:55:39 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: TheShavingofOccam123: demaL-demaL-yeH: stevarooni: Okay, that's...better, 25,000 cases of MREs.  Not much of a response "to a wide-ranging request from that country for some rifles, ammunition, medicine and other supplies for its troops. "

Bandages, bullets, and beans.
/Those poor, soon-to-be constipated bastards.

Drink water....lots of it...till you think you can't drink anymore...then drink some more water.

Um, no. The extremely high fat content is designed to plug you up. We used to joke that the MRE "cheese" was a plastic, self-forming buttplug.
/You know the phrase, "Shiatting bricks."? Literal.
That pack of toilet tissue? It was to wipe away the tears and blow your nose after passing desiccated MRE. Your butt sure didn't need wiping.


You're shiatting me.
 
2014-03-14 04:57:04 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: TheShavingofOccam123: demaL-demaL-yeH: stevarooni: Okay, that's...better, 25,000 cases of MREs.  Not much of a response "to a wide-ranging request from that country for some rifles, ammunition, medicine and other supplies for its troops. "

Bandages, bullets, and beans.
/Those poor, soon-to-be constipated bastards.

Drink water....lots of it...till you think you can't drink anymore...then drink some more water.

Um, no. The extremely high fat content is designed to plug you up. We used to joke that the MRE "cheese" was a plastic, self-forming buttplug.
/You know the phrase, "Shiatting bricks."? Literal.
That pack of toilet tissue? It was to wipe away the tears and blow your nose after passing desiccated MRE. Your butt sure didn't need wiping.


I have had the best shiats of my life after a weekend of rations. Especially if the last meal is from hay boxes (as a treat, obviously)
 
2014-03-14 04:58:48 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: demaL-demaL-yeH: TheShavingofOccam123: demaL-demaL-yeH: stevarooni: Okay, that's...better, 25,000 cases of MREs.  Not much of a response "to a wide-ranging request from that country for some rifles, ammunition, medicine and other supplies for its troops. "

Bandages, bullets, and beans.
/Those poor, soon-to-be constipated bastards.

Drink water....lots of it...till you think you can't drink anymore...then drink some more water.

Um, no. The extremely high fat content is designed to plug you up. We used to joke that the MRE "cheese" was a plastic, self-forming buttplug.
/You know the phrase, "Shiatting bricks."? Literal.
That pack of toilet tissue? It was to wipe away the tears and blow your nose after passing desiccated MRE. Your butt sure didn't need wiping.

You're shiatting me.


Oh, veterans.(NSFW)
 
2014-03-14 04:59:04 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: I bet there's three possible scenarios here.

1. We sent Ukraine standard issue MREs.

2. We sent Ukraine some special-issue 9mm, 50 cal, and other caliber MREs.

3.  We sent Ukraine standard issue MREs and the Russians will claim we sent Ukraines some special-issue 9mm, 50 cal, and other caliber MREs


Door number two please, Gene.

/was that show Gene Rayburn?
 
2014-03-14 04:59:57 PM  
Mine, Ready to Emplace.
Men, Ready to Engage.
Missile, Ready to Explode.
 
2014-03-14 05:01:48 PM  
I liked the ones with the Skittles in them
 
2014-03-14 05:04:27 PM  

studebaker hoch: Mine, Ready to Emplace.
Men, Ready to Engage.
Missile, Ready to Explode.


Militants, Ready to Escalate.
Munitions, Ready to Erupt.
Massive War Boners, Ready to Emerge.
 
2014-03-14 05:06:18 PM  

cman: I liked the ones with the Skittles in them


You would. Skittles taste like aluminum foil.
 
2014-03-14 05:07:46 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: stevarooni: Okay, that's...better, 25,000 cases of MREs.  Not much of a response "to a wide-ranging request from that country for some rifles, ammunition, medicine and other supplies for its troops. "

MREs are weapons on my colon.


Weapons of ass destruction?
 
2014-03-14 05:07:58 PM  
MRE's have been great for the last ten years. In the 80's the Army spent millions of dollars hiring top chiefs and new techniques to shed the MRE (Meals Rejected by Ethiopians) image.
 
2014-03-14 05:08:06 PM  
What caliber ammo are they looking for? I can probably part with some of my stash.
 
2014-03-14 05:09:10 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: You would. Skittles taste like aluminum foil.


Skittles are awesome. What's wrong with you?
 
2014-03-14 05:09:12 PM  
The newer ones in the last couple of years are actually pretty damn tasty.  I eat them when I go camping and such.  Sometimes when the wife is away for the weekend.
 
2014-03-14 05:10:47 PM  

Mr_Fabulous: Tr0mBoNe: stevarooni: Okay, that's...better, 25,000 cases of MREs.  Not much of a response "to a wide-ranging request from that country for some rifles, ammunition, medicine and other supplies for its troops. "

MREs are weapons on my colon.

Weapons of ass destruction?


Ass and toilet. Mutually assured destruction.
 
2014-03-14 05:12:27 PM  

Molavian: The newer ones in the last couple of years are actually pretty damn tasty.  I eat them when I go camping and such.  Sometimes when the wife is away for the weekend.


I bought some cases of civilian version MREs. Apparently not as good as military by a mile. But what shocked me is how heavy the case boxes were. You'd burn more calories lugging the things around. And I never learned the fine nuances of field-stripping. What to get rid of...
 
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