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Old March 25, 2007, 15:57   #1
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MRE #19 – BEEF ROAST WITH VEGETABLES

MRE #19 – BEEF ROAST WITH VEGETABLES
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Old March 25, 2007, 15:59   #2
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I’ll try to get better pics of the ingredients list in the future.
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Old March 25, 2007, 15:59   #3
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Peanut Butter and Crackers!
Dense peanut butter
Unsalted crackers

It is what it is.
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Old March 25, 2007, 16:00   #4
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Rather unappealing appearance right out of the pack.
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Old March 25, 2007, 16:01   #5
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Before heating
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Old March 25, 2007, 16:02   #6
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After heating.

A slab of meat and some veggies with sauce.
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A more appealing arrangement.
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Old March 25, 2007, 16:03   #8
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Part of the roast pulled away from the slab.

Flavor and texture is actually pretty good considering how it looked when it came out of the pack.
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Molasses cookie in the pack.
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Old March 25, 2007, 16:04   #10
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Molasses cookie out of the pack.
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Molasses cookie was dry and uninteresting by itself.

Soooooo…..

Molasses cookie with Ben and Jerry’s vanilla ice cream!
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“Osmotic” raisins in the pack.

whatever “osmotic” means
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Old March 25, 2007, 16:06   #13
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Osmotic raisins out of the pack

Very fresh, soft and tasty.
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Cocoa Beverage Powder in the pack.

I’ve eaten this stuff before. The trick is to get it to FULLY dissolve, and then chilling it well. Otherwise it tastes like undissolved potting soil mixed with ditch water.
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Old March 25, 2007, 16:08   #15
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The meal came with the usual condiments pack.
(hot sauce, salt, pepper, TP, gum, miniscule pack of coffee, matches, creamer)


Overall the meal was pretty decent.

The roast was better than I expected, and the rasins were much fresher and softer than I expected.

If they could just figure out how to pack a Diet Coke or a Budweiser in these things, I'd be all set.
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I'm still wondering how they kept the damn ice cream unmelted!

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Old March 25, 2007, 16:31   #17
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I'm still wondering how they kept the damn ice cream unmelted!

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Old March 25, 2007, 17:54   #18
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In a word: YAK!


Imagine being cold and hungry, Then opening up that meal and eating it with only the heat of your body on it for a while. That is why I will never eat another MRE outside of a survival situation. I almost lost it looking at the pre heated image.

The old hot dog meal with the orange colored gel on it: Double YAK!
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I once saw someone whip a sub out of thier pack and start eating it. Must have been a little funky after a few days in the field but still preferable to an MRE.
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BRING BACK THE DEHYDRATED PORK PATTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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I think "osmotic" just means the raisins are, well, raisins. They are dehydrated. Osmosis refers to water going through a membrane. In junior high science class, we were told to remember that osmosis has to do with water by associating it with the story of Moses in the basket, floating down the river. When he was brought out of the water, they asked him his name. He said "Os Moses". That's pretty much the only thing I remember from 7th grade.
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I don't think that's possible, the original recipe was destroyed by an order of Congress and the remaining surplus stock used as road fill by the D.O.T.
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Why do you keep punishing yourself like this?

Try this: Open your cocoa powder, dump in the non dairy cremer, if there is a sugar packet, dump that in too. Then pour very little water in to the open packet a mix with spoon, keep adding water until you get a tastey chocolate pudding. It doesn't take very much water so be careful, or it will be too runny. Also are you using the heaters for these? If not, are you making MRE bombs with the heaters?
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If you get a little plugged up eating this stuff, try eating a piece of fruit like a banana, it usually helps you be able to take a dump. Speaking of dumping, are you digging a cat hole in your back yard to go poop? Wet wipes get the job done pretty good, don't depend on the little TP that comes with the MRE. Oh I forgot, it is recomended that you drink at least a canteens' worth of water when you eat this stuff, so you will properly digest.
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If you get a little plugged up eating this stuff, try eating a piece of fruit like a banana, it usually helps you be able to take a dump. Speaking of dumping, are you digging a cat hole in your back yard to go poop? Wet wipes get the job done pretty good, don't depend on the little TP that comes with the MRE. Oh I forgot, it is recomended that you drink at least a canteens' worth of water when you eat this stuff, so you will properly digest.
Probably needs to practice his rice-paddy squat in relation to the cat-hole, generally the expulsion is under greater pressure than normal and you get better range. Sucks to dig a hole and completely miss it, ya know?
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If he has a foldable E-tool, it makes a decent seat after he's dug the hole. You just have to make sure it locks in place!
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Try this: Open your cocoa powder, dump in the non dairy cremer, if there is a sugar packet, dump that in too. Then pour very little water in to the open packet a mix with spoon, keep adding water until you get a tastey chocolate pudding. It doesn't take very much water so be careful, or it will be too runny.
...then crush up the crackers and add some extra water - even more puddingy goodness.
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