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2020-10-01 4:23:54 PM  
Subby has never seen any other Steve1989 video.

Dude ate civil war hard tack.
 
2020-10-01 4:26:22 PM  
My son watches these. I have no idea why.
 
2020-10-01 4:30:54 PM  

arrogantbastich: Subby has never seen any other Steve1989 video.

Dude ate civil war hard tack.


I've seen a bunch. He makes the comment about 1/2 way in because he's been avoiding carbs.
 
2020-10-01 4:36:54 PM  

arrogantbastich: Subby has never seen any other Steve1989 video.

Dude ate civil war hard tack.


He lives for coffee type 2 and 50 year old cigarettes
 
2020-10-01 4:47:45 PM  

sorceror: My son watches these. I have no idea why.


He's probably high. Just like I am when I watch Steve.
 
2020-10-01 4:57:46 PM  

capt.snicklefritz: sorceror: My son watches these. I have no idea why.

He's probably high. Just like I am when I watch Steve.


I can concur with this.

LOL
 
2020-10-01 5:03:39 PM  
I have some MRE's in my earthquake kit, and some freeze dried stuff. I tried one of the Beef stew ones. It was a little on the sweet side, but still edible. The wife DID NOT like it.
 
2020-10-01 5:05:07 PM  

capt.snicklefritz: sorceror: My son watches these. I have no idea why.

He's probably high. Just like I am when I watch Steve.


It is very zen, like Bob Ross painting, except... he is eating really old shiat.
 
2020-10-01 5:40:29 PM  
Let's get this out on to a tray.

Nice.
 
2020-10-01 5:44:53 PM  
Beef stew with jalapeno cheese and the crackers crushed in it was the best MR. E.
 
2020-10-01 5:47:17 PM  

arrogantbastich: Subby has never seen any other Steve1989 video.

Dude ate civil war hard tack.


And a WW1 ration.
 
2020-10-01 5:49:13 PM  

Shadow Blasko: arrogantbastich: Subby has never seen any other Steve1989 video.

Dude ate civil war hard tack.

He lives for coffee type 2 and 50 year old cigarettes


It's amazing when you can turn your weird passion into a living.
 
2020-10-01 5:50:41 PM  
I remember the spaghetti and meat sauce one.  That was my first ever MRE - 1991.  I think there were 12 varieties around that time.  They still had the freeze-dried fruit and there was a protein bar or something that was really good.  But I remember one of the 12 was nothing but four farking hot dogs - nasty.  Another was Chicken a la King which was the most coveted.
 
2020-10-01 6:11:19 PM  
You haven't lived until you've eaten either the five fingers of death, or a vomelette.
 
2020-10-01 6:28:54 PM  

Professor Science: Let's get this out on to a tray.

Nice.


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2020-10-01 6:29:27 PM  
Mmmkay
 
2020-10-01 6:31:32 PM  

MOPAR BLUE: I have some MRE's in my earthquake kit, and some freeze dried stuff. I tried one of the Beef stew ones. It was a little on the sweet side, but still edible. The wife DID NOT like it.


I had a few of them with canned goods in the 'camp bag' tupperwear storage box. Mostly for when we go camping we can just grab and go with box filled with most of basics...and some camp food.

Well, the SO decided it wasn't to be in the spare bed room....So without telling me he stored it in the garden shed in Alabama summer heat all year. So, I'm pretty sure anything that was edible isn't any more. I mean unless your really facing zombies or something.
 
2020-10-01 6:37:43 PM  
My bro was in the military  and used to bring MREs when we went backpacking. That weirdos insides are gonna clog up like a truck stop men's room from the Beef Stew
then explode with The violence of a  Super Nova from 35 year old peanut butter.

Semper Fudge dude.
 
2020-10-01 6:38:58 PM  

capt.snicklefritz: sorceror: My son watches these. I have no idea why.

He's probably high. Just like I am when I watch Steve.


Well, sure. But even high, I can't get into them.
 
2020-10-01 6:39:05 PM  

RedVentrue: Shadow Blasko: arrogantbastich: Subby has never seen any other Steve1989 video.

Dude ate civil war hard tack.

He lives for coffee type 2 and 50 year old cigarettes

It's amazing when you can turn your weird passion into a living.


He's actually a landscaper by profession. The YouTube MRE thing is a passion, but all the money he makes from it goes into buying more MRE's. Some of those old ones from WWI and WWII can cost thousands of dollars. Keep that in mind next time you see him open an 80 year old Royal Navy survival ration and eat one of the candies or biscuits from it. He's eating it because he probably paid a couple grand for it.

Also, Steve has only gotten sick from MRE's twice, and both were rations that were only a year or so old and should have been well within their shelf life. One was from Eastern Europe (Lithuania, maybe?) and the other time was a Chinese PLA ration. The first one was bad enough to warrant a hospital visit for eColi or something like that. The second one (Chinese MRE) had him puking his guts out for about 12 hours at home.
 
2020-10-01 6:49:50 PM  
Someone get him a  dehydrated pork patty & see how he does...

UberDave: Another was Chicken a la King which was the most coveted.


I actually worked at a place that made that entree (along with the chicken patties & potatoes au gratin).  It was wild seeing a big batch get cooked, fed into a tube that filled a seemingly endless supply of pouches & then put all of them into essentially an enormous pressure cooker to make everything shelf stable.  I started there in 1992-3(ish? been a looong time) & the last of the Desert Shield/Storm production contracts were winding down.  It was insane the amount that they cranked out daily.
 
2020-10-01 6:54:44 PM  

sorceror: My son watches these. I have no idea why.


I watch them myself and have no idea why.
 
2020-10-01 6:55:53 PM  
These guys are SUCH douches.
Sorry, but it's true.
 
2020-10-01 7:03:16 PM  
Only videos with nuclear farking heating elements get my updoots these days...
 
2020-10-01 7:15:37 PM  

Dick Gozinya: Professor Science: Let's get this out on to a tray.

Nice.

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Where can I get a shirt like that?
 
2020-10-01 7:21:50 PM  
Steve looks ripped regardless of his dietary prerogatives.
 
2020-10-01 7:24:45 PM  

sorceror: My son watches these. I have no idea why.


The possibility of someone vomiting on camera.
 
2020-10-01 7:27:02 PM  

ImmutableTenderloin: Dick Gozinya: Professor Science: Let's get this out on to a tray.

Nice.

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Where can I get a shirt like that?


https://teespring.com/stores/steve198​9
 
2020-10-01 7:27:27 PM  
I didn't think MRE's had that kind of shelf life, but then again I remember eating C-rations and everybody joking about them being WWII-era C-rats (especially the eggs and ham AKA Green Eggs and Ham), to include my original First Sergeant, who was a Korean War veteran and had the combat unit patch to back it up (and I also served as an assistant unit clerk, so I saw his dates of service and units of service, and had to blink when I realized that, before he finally retired, he had done 35yrs service between active duty and reserve duty and had seen combat duty during that little dust-up on the Korean peninsula).
 
2020-10-01 7:35:05 PM  
I used to buy hardtack and rations and that sort of thing and eat them out of curiosity when I was a kid.  I would also eat anything that was marketed as "astronaut food."

Never really thought about filming or photographing myself doing it because, being that I was not in the military on going to the moon, something about it felt shameful.
 
2020-10-01 7:36:45 PM  
You don't DESERVE that dehydrated ice-cream you are eating LAND-LUBBER!

*what the astronauts floating over my conscience were yelling at me*
 
2020-10-01 8:30:06 PM  
Is this is the guy that ate a ration from the Boer war? Let's get that out on to a tray.

1899-1902 British Emergency Ration Field Service Oldest MRE Beef Eaten Survival Food Review Test
Youtube jZoHuMwZwTk
 
2020-10-01 9:22:56 PM  
You ain't lived until you carefully cut off the end of of the powdered creamer packet, poured in the sugar packet, carefully recrimped the end, shook it, and then placed it on the exhaust manifold of a running generator set for a few minutes. When you ain't seen civilization for 45 days, it's the best cookie you'll eat.
 
2020-10-01 9:24:45 PM  
For being willing to eat ancient, dicey food, the man has a delicate palate. His enthusiasm and excellent descriptive abilities really make the channel.
 
2020-10-01 10:05:38 PM  

fastfxr: These guys are SUCH douches.
Sorry, but it's true.


You're a douche.

I have absolutely no interest in military history or memorabilia, but Steve1989 is a super interesting, soft-spoken, all around nice guy. If he were your friend, he'd probably be the best friend you ever had.
 
2020-10-01 10:12:08 PM  
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2020-10-01 10:19:47 PM  

ClavellBCMI: I didn't think MRE's had that kind of shelf life, but then again I remember eating C-rations and everybody joking about them being WWII-era C-rats (especially the eggs and ham AKA Green Eggs and Ham), to include my original First Sergeant, who was a Korean War veteran and had the combat unit patch to back it up (and I also served as an assistant unit clerk, so I saw his dates of service and units of service, and had to blink when I realized that, before he finally retired, he had done 35yrs service between active duty and reserve duty and had seen combat duty during that little dust-up on the Korean peninsula).


70s C-Rations- My dad loved the ham and eggs. It was so gross looking.

I did really love the chocolate bars that came in a cracker tin. Especially their version of a Nestle Crunch bar. I believe they had extra protein and fiber in them.

Make you super-sick eating too many at once.

I like modern MREs.
 
2020-10-01 11:56:18 PM  
I couldn't stop laughing at his description of the accessory packet.

"It smells like...an industrial machinery plant with like, an old couch."
 
2020-10-02 12:07:58 AM  

UberDave: I remember the spaghetti and meat sauce one.  That was my first ever MRE - 1991.  I think there were 12 varieties around that time.  They still had the freeze-dried fruit and there was a protein bar or something that was really good.  But I remember one of the 12 was nothing but four farking hot dogs - nasty.  Another was Chicken a la King which was the most coveted.


Ah... the four finger of death. I also have foul memories of the vomlet markie-farkie mentioned. The stew and spaghetti meals were ok, I remember the ham slice being awful.
 
2020-10-02 12:25:03 AM  
Interesting. I've seen a few of this guys videos, and he has me intrigued in buying some rations for when the next natural disaster hits or simply when camping for a quick and easy meal.
 
2020-10-02 7:23:15 AM  
The old ham and lima beans C-ration used to be called "ham and motherfarkers" by the troops.  That was before my time in the military, but I still call lima beans "motherfarkers".  I'm the only one who eats them in the house, but sometimes I'll ask the distaffbopper to pick up a can of motherfarkers, and she knows what I mean.
 
2020-10-02 9:17:50 AM  

MOPAR BLUE: I have some MRE's in my earthquake kit, and some freeze dried stuff. I tried one of the Beef stew ones. It was a little on the sweet side, but still edible. The wife DID NOT like it.


If you're serious, I'd think about replacing the freeze dried stuff with wet food.  Either canned, or in a foil package like most MREs.  Do they even have freeze dried stuff in MREs anymore?

You're not going to be guaranteed access to good water, even if you store it (containers could be damaged/broken in earthquake).   Plus, you want something that you can eat without having to cook it.

The freeze dried stuff is great for hiking, as you will probably find a water source (or you're carrying your water), and you can boil the water to kill microorganisms.   But in a natural disaster, all your water sources might be contaminated not just with things like microorganism, but also dangerous chemicals and heavy metals, etc.

So having stuff like canned goods is better if you're not planning on hiking far distances with it on your back.  It's likely closer to your normal diet anyway, and a number of the foods are "comfort foods".  Think non-condensed soups, Chef Boyardee stuff, etc.  Many of them can be "moral boosting".   Plus, for a number of the kinds of things you'd have you've got a source of water in the can, especially if you get things like "no salt added" canned vegetables.  And you can always turn one of the empty cans into a hobo stove.

Just have multiple can openers available.   I generally have two on me at all times, one on my pocket knife and one on my multitool.   Because two is one and one is none.
 
2020-10-02 9:46:29 AM  

dittybopper: MOPAR BLUE: I have some MRE's in my earthquake kit, and some freeze dried stuff. I tried one of the Beef stew ones. It was a little on the sweet side, but still edible. The wife DID NOT like it.

If you're serious, I'd think about replacing the freeze dried stuff with wet food.  Either canned, or in a foil package like most MREs.  Do they even have freeze dried stuff in MREs anymore?

You're not going to be guaranteed access to good water, even if you store it (containers could be damaged/broken in earthquake).   Plus, you want something that you can eat without having to cook it.

The freeze dried stuff is great for hiking, as you will probably find a water source (or you're carrying your water), and you can boil the water to kill microorganisms.   But in a natural disaster, all your water sources might be contaminated not just with things like microorganism, but also dangerous chemicals and heavy metals, etc.

So having stuff like canned goods is better if you're not planning on hiking far distances with it on your back.  It's likely closer to your normal diet anyway, and a number of the foods are "comfort foods".  Think non-condensed soups, Chef Boyardee stuff, etc.  Many of them can be "moral boosting".   Plus, for a number of the kinds of things you'd have you've got a source of water in the can, especially if you get things like "no salt added" canned vegetables.  And you can always turn one of the empty cans into a hobo stove.

Just have multiple can openers available.   I generally have two on me at all times, one on my pocket knife and one on my multitool.   Because two is one and one is none.


I believe US military MREs don't have anything that requires water other than the beverages (coffee, cocoa powder, fruit/koolaid drink powders, etc). At least none of the ones that I've eaten. However, a lot of foreign military MREs still have freeze-dried components, and a lot of the civilian/camping/survivalist MREs have tons of freeze-dried components in them. They will usually have some sort of oatmeal or cereal with freeze dried fruit in them.
 
2020-10-02 9:51:11 AM  

Schrodinger's toilet trained cat: UberDave: I remember the spaghetti and meat sauce one.  That was my first ever MRE - 1991.  I think there were 12 varieties around that time.  They still had the freeze-dried fruit and there was a protein bar or something that was really good.  But I remember one of the 12 was nothing but four farking hot dogs - nasty.  Another was Chicken a la King which was the most coveted.

Ah... the four finger of death. I also have foul memories of the vomlet markie-farkie mentioned. The stew and spaghetti meals were ok, I remember the ham slice being awful.


The really nasty one was omelette with ham. I could handle the hot dogs, they were the sausages my grandpa would bring fishing.  Works as both lunch and as bait!
 
2020-10-02 10:17:17 AM  

Dick Gozinya: I believe US military MREs don't have anything that requires water other than the beverages (coffee, cocoa powder, fruit/koolaid drink powders, etc). At least none of the ones that I've eaten. However, a lot of foreign military MREs still have freeze-dried components, and a lot of the civilian/camping/survivalist MREs have tons of freeze-dried components in them. They will usually have some sort of oatmeal or cereal with freeze dried fruit in them.


Like I said, for hiking the freeze dried stuff is fine.   And having powdered drinks is fine, because if you have water to drink, you can make a beverage out of it.

But for emergency use, unless you plan on bugging out on foot, having stuff that is wet and doesn't need to be cooked is your best bet.  Especially in cans, because cans are tough.
 
2020-10-02 11:17:02 AM  

UberDave: I remember the spaghetti and meat sauce one.  That was my first ever MRE - 1991.  I think there were 12 varieties around that time.  They still had the freeze-dried fruit and there was a protein bar or something that was really good.  But I remember one of the 12 was nothing but four farking hot dogs - nasty.


Schrodinger's toilet trained cat: UberDave: I remember the spaghetti and meat sauce one.  That was my first ever MRE - 1991.  I think there were 12 varieties around that time.  They still had the freeze-dried fruit and there was a protein bar or something that was really good.  But I remember one of the 12 was nothing but four farking hot dogs - nasty.  Another was Chicken a la King which was the most coveted.

Ah... the four finger of death. I also have foul memories of the vomlet markie-farkie mentioned. The stew and spaghetti meals were ok, I remember the ham slice being awful.



Came to make sure the old 80s and 90s dark brown MRE's with the 4 fingers of death, and omelet with ham were mentioned. The old beef stew and even the new one they had before I got out in 05 was pretty good.
I remember the spaghetti being ok, as well as the pork with rice and bbq sauce being decent as well. I did kinda miss the "Track pad" dessert they used to have though. That was a compressed oatmeal bar covered with chocolate and it was actually quite good.
 
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