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(ABC)   US sending 25,000 MREs to Ukraine. Haven't these people suffered enough?   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 122
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2014-03-14 07:48:04 PM  

mr lawson: demaL-demaL-yeH: The ham patty? Yeah, I decided I'd rather starve.

Have to disagree here...the bloc-o-ham was about the only edible thing.
/'91-'99 usmc 1371


Against my religion. And we were talking about MCIs. Cans. Of. Stuff.
(That's where those cool can openers the old dudes kept on their dog tags came from.)
But the poor bastards stuck with Human/Lizard Loaf (Ham and/or Chicken Loaf) had to move 100 meters downwind before opening that crap.
 
2014-03-14 07:59:37 PM  
Omlette with ham is farking disgusting, but if you drained out the egg flavored water, dumped the freeze dried coffee coffee into it, stirred in chunks of dried out cheese, add in the sugar, salt, and non dairy creamer, it really...didnt help much. Toss that shiat, trade a couple of smokes for a chicken a la king one and suffer through. The MRE bread was an amazing way to take an entire loaf of bread suck all the air out of it and make it loook like single slice of bread. Drink a canteen of water after eating it and you could feel it expand in your stomach.
 
2014-03-14 08:09:05 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Smackledorfer: Tazandra: demaL-demaL-yeH: 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.

I hope you're not referencing me, as I'm pretty young, and female to boot.

How you doin?

Careful, Tazandra: He's one of those ammo-hoarders.
And he has no taste.


Tazandra likes mres, your argument is invalid.
 
2014-03-14 08:12:30 PM  

mr lawson: demaL-demaL-yeH: The ham patty? Yeah, I decided I'd rather starve.

Have to disagree here...the bloc-o-ham was about the only edible thing.
/'91-'99 usmc 1371


I had the first-generation MRE's back in the 80's. Most were pretty awful, but I really liked the ham & chicken loaf. It was the least bad option. I brought one home on leave to show a couple of friends what I ate in the field, and when I opened the envelope. they recoiled from it, saying it smelled exactly like cat food. Of course, this was in the pre-Tabasco, pre-heater days.
 
2014-03-14 08:12:35 PM  
Surf and turf
Can of spam and a can of sardines
 
2014-03-14 08:46:46 PM  

Whistling Kitty Chaser: We should send them some MRAPs and HMMWVs. I hear we have some spares we're trying to get rid of.


/|\ This +1... 1,000+ MRAP's getting torched/ blown up in A-stan. Too expensive to ship back to home/ fix up and store in the desert bone yard of AZ/NV/Cali...
 
2014-03-14 08:52:17 PM  

buckler: mr lawson: demaL-demaL-yeH: The ham patty? Yeah, I decided I'd rather starve.

Have to disagree here...the bloc-o-ham was about the only edible thing.
/'91-'99 usmc 1371

I had the first-generation MRE's back in the 80's. Most were pretty awful, but I really liked the ham & chicken loaf. It was the least bad option. I brought one home on leave to show a couple of friends what I ate in the field, and when I opened the envelope. they recoiled from it, saying it smelled exactly like cat food. Of course, this was in the pre-Tabasco, pre-heater days.


Then, again, you hated coffee before you got to Ft. Jackson.
 
2014-03-14 09:02:57 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Smackledorfer: Tazandra: demaL-demaL-yeH: 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.

I hope you're not referencing me, as I'm pretty young, and female to boot.

How you doin?

Careful, Tazandra: He's one of those ammo-hoarders.
And he has no taste.


**snort** :)
 
2014-03-14 09:03:33 PM  
MREs? That is it. Of all lthe stuff we have left over from the first Cold War they could use we are sending MREs.

I guess sending them anything else would show too much of a spinal column.


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2014-03-14 09:04:21 PM  
You'all needed to be in Korea in the '80's. Mama san could do you a gourmet meal outta Ramen/ flavor pouch and the freeze dried hamburger or pork patty. Now that's good eatin.  She would have that charcoal burner deal up and blazin away in 5-10 min's... hot coffee, noodles, what ever you wanted to have/ pay for. Sweet!

Old enough to have eaten the last stages of C-Rats (non-wartime, no cigs); then 1st gen and 2nd gen MRE's... Best is to relax, heat em up and eat em slow and de-stress... Took some up to the top of Half-Dome in Yosemite, (in 90-91 or so) fired up my coleman single burner and chowed down... Sweet View!
 
2014-03-14 09:06:21 PM  

Smackledorfer: demaL-demaL-yeH: Smackledorfer: Tazandra: demaL-demaL-yeH: 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.

I hope you're not referencing me, as I'm pretty young, and female to boot.

How you doin?

Careful, Tazandra: He's one of those ammo-hoarders.
And he has no taste.

Tazandra likes mres, your argument is invalid.


Lol I said some of them are pretty tasty. Not all...but there were some that were good. Of course, after eating from the commissary, lots of things tasted better than they actually were...
 
2014-03-14 09:16:36 PM  

Chuck Wagon: 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.


Those weren't MREs, those were humrats, Humanitarian Daily Rations.  The early packages were yellow, which led to the confusion.  They changed the color of the humrat package.
 
2014-03-14 09:37:41 PM  
hasty ambush

I guess sending them anything else would show too much of a spinal column.

I like Obama's strategy of not getting us into shooting wars with big, well-armed countries.
 
2014-03-14 09:47:15 PM  
Must Retch Early.

They gave us MREs on a flight back from Germany. And no water. Dehydrated hash brown, anyone?
 
2014-03-14 09:50:42 PM  

phamwaa: Must Retch Early.

They gave us MREs on a flight back from Germany. And no water. Dehydrated hash brown, anyone?


Well Bear Grylls would have had some nice moist hashbrowns.
 
2014-03-14 10:16:18 PM  
I miss MRE bread. That shiat was delicious.
 
2014-03-14 10:26:09 PM  
Sent the Ukraines MREs?  So we are backing the Russian take over of Crimea?
 
2014-03-14 10:52:48 PM  
How many of those three year pizzas are they sending?
www.giantfreakinrobot.com
 
2014-03-15 08:46:48 AM  
We could support the Russians and send the Ukrainians 25000 veggie cheese omelet MREs.
 
2014-03-15 12:05:03 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Vlad_the_Inaner: Vlad_the_Inaner:
Kabul
Afghanistan
Take Shahrara Rd and Kolula Pushta Rd to Salang Wat/A76

Oops, that was how the get the surplus military vehicles from Afghanistan to Ukraine.

Easy drive.   Right through Russia.

I see a problem with your cunning plan.


He's enlisting Iran in NATO.
 
2014-03-15 03:24:20 PM  
Chuck Wagon

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.

That was one of the most epic trolls in the history of armed conflict.
 
2014-03-15 05:13:16 PM  
Found on snopes:

MRE dinner date, the following is a true story... Told from the point of
view of a young Marine.

I had a date the other night at my place. On the phone the day before, the
girl asked me to "Cook her something she's never had before" for dinner.
After many minutes of scratching my head over what to make, I finally
settled on something she has DEFINITELY, definitely had never eaten
before. I got out my trusty case of MRE's. (Meal, Ready-to-Eat) Field
rations that when eaten in their entirety contain 3000+ calories in each
meal.

Here's what I made: I took three of the Ham Slices out of their plastic
packets, took out three of the Pork Chops, three packets of Chicken-a-la-
king and eight packets of dehydrated butter noodles and some
dehydrated/rehydrat ed rice. I cooked the Ham Slices and Pork Chops in
one pan, sauté in shaved garlic and olive oil. In another pot, I blended
the Chicken a-la-king, noodles, and rice together to make a sort of mush
that looked suspiciously like succotash. I added some spices, and blended
everything together in a glass pan that I then cooked in the oven for
about 35 minutes at 450 degrees. When I took it out, it looked like,
well, ham slices, pork chops, and a bed of yellow poop. I covered the tops
of the meat in the MRE cheese (kinda like Velveeta) and added some green
sprinkly things from one of my spice cans (hey, if it has green sprinkly
things on it, it looks fancy right?

For dessert, I took four MRE Pound Cakes, mashed 'em up, added five
packets of cocoa powder, powdered coffee cream, and some water. I heated
it up and stirred it until it looked like a sort of chunky gelatinous
xxxxxxx, and I sprinkled powdered sugar on top of it. Voilaanger Pudding.

For alcoholic drinks, I took the rest of my bottle of Military Special
Vodka (yes, they DO make a type of liquor named "Military Special"...it
sells for $4.35 per fifth at the Class Six) and mixed in four packets of
"Electrolytes - 1 each - Cherry flavored" (I swear, the packet says that).
It looked like an eerie Kool-Aid with sparkles in it (that was the
electrolytes I guess... Could've been leftover sand from Egypt ).

I lit two candles, put a vase of wildflowers in the middle, and set the
table with my best set of Ralph Lauren Academy -series China (that stuff
is EXPENSIVE... My set of 8 place settings cost me over $600 on sale at
the Lejeune PX), and put the alcoholic drink in a crystal wine decanter.

She came over, and I had some appetizers already made, of MRE
spaghetti-with- meatballs, set in small cups. She saw the dinner, saw the
food, and said "This looks INCREDIBLE!! !" We dug in, and she loved the
food. Throughout the meal, she kept asking me how long it took me to make
it, and kept remarking that I obviously knew a thing or two about cooking
fine meals. She kind of balked at the make-shift "wine" I had set out, but
after she tried it I guess she liked it because she drank four glasses
during dinner.

At the end of the main course, when I served the dessert, she squealed
with delight at the "Chocolate mousse" I had made. Huh? Chocolate what?
Okay... Yeah... Its Chocolate Moose. Took me HOURS to make... Yup!

Later on, as we were watching a movie, she excused herself to use my rest
room. While she was in there, I heard her say softly to herself "uh oh"
and a resounding but petite fart punctuated her utterance of dismay. Let
the games begin. She sprayed about half a can of air freshener (Air
Freshener, 1 each, Orange scent. Yup. The military even makes smell-good)
and returned to the couch, this time with an obvious pained look.
After 10 more minutes she excused herself again, and retreated to the
bathroom for the second time, I could hear her say, "What the hell is
WRONG with me???" as she again send flatulent shockwaves into the
porcelain bowl. This time, they sounded kinda wet, and I heard the toilet
paper roll being employed, and again, LOTS more air freshener.

Back to the couch. She smiles meekly as she decides to sit on the chair
instead of next to me. She sits on my chair, knees pulled up to her chest,
kind of rocking back and forth slightly. Suddenly, without a word, she
ROCKETED up and FLEW to the bathroom, slammed the door, and didn't come
out for 30 minutes.

I turned the movie up because I didn't want her to hear me laughing so
hard that tears were streaming down my cheeks. She came out with a
slightly gray pallor to her face, and said "I am SOOOOOO sorry. I have NO
idea what is wrong with me. I am so embarrassed; I can't believe I keep
running to your bathroom!!"

I gave her an Imodium AD, and she finally settled down and relaxed. Later
on, she asked me again what I had made for dinner, because she had enjoyed
it so much. I calmly took her into the kitchen and showed her all the used
MRE bags and packets in the trash can. After explaining to her that she
had eaten roughly 9,000 calories of "Marine Corps Field Rations" she
turned stark white, looked at me incredulously, and said "I ate 9,000
calories of dehydrated food that was made 3 years ago?" After I admitted
it, she grabbed her coat and keys, and took off without a word. She called
me yesterday. Seems she couldn't shiat for 5 days, and when she finally
did, the smell was so bad, her roommate could smell it from down the hall.
She also told me she had been working out nonstop to combat the high
caloric intake, and that she never wanted me to cook dinner for her again,
unless she was PERSONALLY present and supervising.

It was a fun date. She laughed about it eventually and said that that was
the first time she'd ever crapped in a guy's house on a date. She'd been
so upset by it she was in tears in the bathroom while I had been in tears
on the couch.

I know... I'm an asshole, but it was still a funny nigh
t.
 
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