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Tried an MRE

Postby Photon Guy » Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:43 pm

I got some MREs at a gun show I was recently at, and at a really good price too. Anyway, I just tried one out and I must say its not that bad. I heard that MREs don't do much other than fill your belly and they don't taste all that good but the one I had was good and certainly a luxury in some conditions.
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Re: Tried an MRE

Postby Gunns » Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:05 am

Well you must not be able to taste anything. LOL

I tried every type of MRE when i had them. They were all awful.
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Re: Tried an MRE

Postby Photon Guy » Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:57 am

I've been in situations where I had to forage for food while in the woods. I was living off milkweed found in the wilderness. An MRE would've been a definite luxury.
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Re: Tried an MRE

Postby OC357 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:14 pm

MRE's are good for what they are and some are tastier than others. They are what they are....easy to carry, fast to prepare, and plenty of calories to fill you up and better than digging up grubs and such. Everyone's taste is different. Some of them are ok tasting. .... But if you crack them open expecting 5 star cuisine or grandma's home made sunday dinner you will be sadly disappointed and that's not what they are meant to be.

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Re: Tried an MRE

Postby bane5150 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:16 pm

I have had several MRE's and i dont think there that bad at all. Then again if thats all I had to eat for weeks on end it would get old real fast.
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Re: Tried an MRE

Postby danthman114 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:12 pm

Be glad you don't have to live on them. I've had so many I can't stand em. I'll eat rice and top ramen before mres
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Re: Tried an MRE

Postby peekachoo » Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:19 pm

They are really good if you are really hungry.
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Re: Tried an MRE

Postby ReadyMom » Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:45 pm

Emergency Essentials just had a big sale on MREs, so I got about 3 different ones for each of our BOBs. Maybe I should have gotten extra of each to try them. Oh well, if we need them, and we're hungry, they'll taste fine, lol! -k
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Re: Tried an MRE

Postby rickdun » Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:54 am

I've eaten C-rats and MRE's and it depends on how hungry your are. Some C-rats and some MRE's are terrible but I have eaten some that are very good. MRE pears are delicious.

My grand kids love the MRE's, all of them. I take them camping in the summer and that's all I take and they can't get enough of them. They sit the MRE's in the sun to get them warm and they chow down on them.
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Re: Tried an MRE

Postby Pedro wyoming » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:23 am

MREs have evolved considerably since their introduction in the early 80s. I ate them when i had to and now because i can. I have gone from vienna sausage wieners to smoked salmon. I still stock them for SHTF episodes and give them to the help when they fail to prepare for themselves. i eat the salmon and they eat the spaghetti LOL.

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Re: Tried an MRE

Postby Blazer2 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:25 am

Photon Guy wrote:I got some MREs at a gun show I was recently at, and at a really good price too. Anyway, I just tried one out and I must say its not that bad. I heard that MREs don't do much other than fill your belly and they don't taste all that good but the one I had was good and certainly a luxury in some conditions.

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Re: Tried an MRE

Postby DavethePrepper » Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:44 pm

I remember when MRE's first came out and there was no way to know from the outside of the package what you were getting. I had a buddy who was in the Army back then and said all he ever got was ham and chicken loaf for the entrée. The ones I have seen lately actually tell you what's inside.

Are MRE's good for camping/urban or wilderness survival? I ask because I am given to understand that they are very calorie dense and are designed to support someone in combat where there is extreme physical exertion. I don't forsee that kind of physical exertion in my survival prepping plans.
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Re: Tried an MRE

Postby Blazer2 » Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:31 pm

For the price of MRE's you can get better stuff. Yes i have them in my get home bag/BOB. yes they tell you whats in them now.
some are better than others. are they good for you not that much. high in salt and calorie's.
I like the chicken with grill markings I thank it is #13
I also have them for the heater just add water for a warm meal.
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Re: Tried an MRE

Postby Cheyenne rose » Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:10 pm

Pedro wyoming wrote:MREs have evolved considerably since their introduction in the early 80s. I ate them when i had to and now because i can. I have gone from vienna sausage wieners to smoked salmon. I still stock them for SHTF episodes and give them to the help when they fail to prepare for themselves. i eat the salmon and they eat the spaghetti LOL.

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Re: Tried an MRE

Postby IceFire » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:07 pm

DavethePrepper wrote:Are MRE's good for camping/urban or wilderness survival? I ask because I am given to understand that they are very calorie dense and are designed to support someone in combat where there is extreme physical exertion. I don't forsee that kind of physical exertion in my survival prepping plans.


When I go deer hunting, I take MREs with me so I don't have to deal with cooking/cleaning dishes when I'm getting ready to head out, when I'm out in the woods at lunchtime, or when I'm tired from being out all day. I also take them along in my backpack when out hiking, etc, and keep bunch under the back seat in my truck.
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