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Best place to buy MRE

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by tjshea, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. tjshea

    tjshea

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    I am looking to buy a few MRE as part of my emergency kit. I am not looking for a case, just a couple to keep in the cars for that just in case scenario
     
  2. dbarhsi

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    You didn't get your answer with this same question over on ARFCOM?
     

  3. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    You could enlist. They'll pay you AND give you free MRE's. ;)
     
  4. tjshea

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    This is the only place I have asked.
     
  5. itstime

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  6. DScottHewitt

    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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  7. DScottHewitt

    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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    Maybe he "lost" his answer on ARFCOM. Threads run off the front page pretty quick.....



    Scott
     
  8. dbarhsi

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    That's what the "User CP" type feature is for. Just like the one on GT. You'll be notified of any answers to either threads you start and/or have replied in. And, they'll stay there until you check the thread(s).
     
  9. DScottHewitt

    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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    But he might not be a "power user". Not everyone is computer savvy like us.



    :supergrin::supergrin::supergrin:
     
  10. dbarhsi

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    Well, if he reads this thread before it "falls off" page one, he'll know to check that feature. ;)
     
  11. DScottHewitt

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    yeap.




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  12. larry_minn

    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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    If you have friends in military ask them. I recall seeing loose MRE in clearance box on base. Officers often have to purchase MRE for stateside training (so I was told) So they buy a case, do survival typs stuff, have 2/3 of it left and get rid of it cheap. (I picked up some that way when wife was in) Current, stuff. My understanding is the "actual" MRE are not allowed to be sold on open market. "similar" made with same stuff, same place, on same..... is ok.
     
  13. DAIadvisor

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    I doubt that people that are asking for MREs actually had to eat them in a field. Let me tell you - THEY SUCK. Dry, nasty food that gives you indigestion and constupation. If you want something for "emergencies" or some unforseen cataclysmic event, get yourself some Chief Boyardee or some canned soups and energy bars with bottled water. There's nothing special or magical about MREs, for the most part (except maybe Pasta Pesto one), they taste like crap. Anyway, just my .02.
     
  14. dbarhsi

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    I've heard this as well. Anyone know exactly why this is? It's just food...and not particularly good food, either. It's just "convenient"...like any other type of camping food.
     
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    Are you seriously hall-monitoring double posts across multiple forums?
     
  16. dbarhsi

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    The problem with those rations is that they are HEAVY due to all the water content which MREs don't have, for the most part. You bring/find/drink water separately. And, metal cans are heavy, too. They can be dented/busted open a lot easier than MREs. Plus, they don't pack flat.
     
  17. dbarhsi

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    Why, are you hall monitoring here?
     
  18. Mister_Beefy

    Mister_Beefy Legal & Proper

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    that's a yes. :rofl:
     
  19. Glock19Fan

    Glock19Fan Cool Guy

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    This.

    IMO MREs are too bulky for the amount of food they have. We field strip them before loading into our pack before patrols becuase a lot of the stuff in them wont be used.

    I agree, cans of raviolli, protein bars, and water is the best. It might be heavier but I just see it as survival of the fittest.