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MRE (Meal Ready-to-Eat) in S'toon?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:14 pm    Post subject: MRE (Meal Ready-to-Eat) in S'toon? Reply with quote

Anyone know where you can buy real MRE's? Costco has something similar but it doesn't have the flameless ration heaters...which doesn't constitute a real MRE anyways.

http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=10343385&search=meal&Mo=3&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-CA&Nr=P_CatalogName:BCCA&Sp=S&N=0&whse=BCCA&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BCCA&Ne=4000000&D=meal&Ntt=meal&No=2&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&topnav=&s=1

Just wondering if there is a place I can buy a real MRE with the heater in S'toon?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope, nothing in Saskatoon that I know of. Are you stuck on MREs?

Some reading:

http://survivalacres.com/information/mres.html

This is the best place I have seen to get them but shipping gets expensive.

http://www.mredepot.com/servlet/StoreFront

I have a few for extreme emergency, but my vote goes to dried (Mountain House) over MREs for long term food storage.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow that first link was all negative! Laughing

I'm just looking for a few for an extreme emergency to suppliment. Mostly interested in MRE's due to the fact that you can have warm food without much effort in an extreme situation.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well if you do order, I will take a few or 6 if it helps with shipping or cheapens the cost. I have NO idea what tastes good, from what I here they all taste bad.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried to source military surplus? I was involved with the EMO in Manitoba, and members around Winnipeg had purchased "rat-packs" from the surplus auctions. I dont know if they are still sold to the public, but I do know the weiners and beans taste ok, the ham omlettes are pretty good - but dont use the 'imitation butter" - its bad.

Or am I way off base with what you are looking for?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rustythe4x4, well the MRE is basically food that is in essence canned...but in a metallized bag. Then alongside the bag you have a heater that can be activated which warms up the food in the bag. I've been hearing it's similar to canned food (Chunky's Campbell), so nothing spectacular but if you're in a survival situation I'm sure it tastes awesome! Laughing

Brad, I'm slowly putting together a survival/BOB for the Rav. So splitting a case would be a good idea as I don't need a full week's ration. I will let you know when I plan ordering.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. Those are what I was thinking of. The ones I had experience with 25 years ago were - well, survival food at best. they expire before you get them half the time. Those you drop in hot water to heat, they came with one of those sterno cans in the carton. nasty things, but you would live.

I tend to agree with Brad - the dehydrated route with some "canned" water - not bottled - makes an excellent long term survival food storage solution.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The other option is life boat rations. mmmmyum. high calorie wafer style meals.





Check out:

www.incaseof.ca

www.IMPMarine.com (not sure if food is on their website, but send them an email)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brad, that's really cool. I didn't realize all the options out there! I'll definitely take a look around before choosing and will let you know when/if I make an order. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool info Brad. You've definitely done your homework. *right click...save as*
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