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by DirtyBacon04 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:08 pm

And THIS is why its important to not only carry a fire extinguisher, but to also perform regular inspections of your truck.

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by drwfaulk » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:26 pm

Wow!! What an eye opener!!
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by hobbstisdaman » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:59 pm

I'm a soldier and would never carry MRE's for survivalist/civilian purposes. Too heavy and take up way to much space. Only way I would carry them is to break them down and just take the main course cold, no heater. So what if the military ones are full of calories? Surviving you'll need more bang for your buck. More calories a meal provides less meals spread out so you can have a larger reserve.

AR is pretty versatile, You can hunt with it and kill with it. For survivalist purposes I would suggest a LAR (RRA makes great ones LAR-8). If the world goes to shit then a .308/7.62 variant of a reliable AR will pretty much solve issues. Hunt Big Game and protect your supplies fairly easily. Rails provide options for lights, lasers, scopes, whatever.
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by navigator » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:46 am

Grant, maybe I am thinking of something with another name but aren't some MRE just a pouch of something you add water to? It would seem they would be pretty tightly packed. Maybe those are some kind of camping meal that folks loosely refer to as an MRE. When I think of MRE, I was thinking more of the single pouch, just add water. Something to supplement what you can gather/hunt.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:14 am

Mountain house meals?
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by hobbstisdaman » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:11 pm

The meal itself you do not add water to. You add water to the heater that warms the meal. MREs come in bulky packages with a bunch of stuff in them I.e. meal dessert snack and a drink like a milkshake or something. The only way they are good for bug out situations would be to just carry the main course without the heater. Saves you from wasting water. The main course is not freeze dried so you don't need water to eat. Just water to hydrate
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by JPA85 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:38 pm

Most freeze dried meals (aka Mountain House, Richmoor, AlpineAire) need boiling water. I've used cold water before and it didnt turn out well.
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by Trail X » Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:41 pm

hobbstisdaman wrote:The meal itself you do not add water to. You add water to the heater that warms the meal. MREs come in bulky packages with a bunch of stuff in them I.e. meal dessert snack and a drink like a milkshake or something. The only way they are good for bug out situations would be to just carry the main course without the heater. Saves you from wasting water. The main course is not freeze dried so you don't need water to eat. Just water to hydrate


The ones I have don't seem too bulky. I have stuffed them in various unused crevices around the truck (under the rear seats for example) so they don't really take up any extra room.
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by TangoBravo » Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:44 pm

I too pack the entire MRE, mostly because I can. I don't have a serious enough space issue to worry about needing to cut back on the size of the MRE package. With that being said after my time spent with the Army and USFS I can agree that for survival just the main course would work fine. My MRE's are basically only there incase for some reason I can't find anything to catch/kill for food because I would rather eat deer or elk, or trout before an MRE. With that said I carry my AR10 and some basic go to fishing equipment because in Wyoming your never far from something to kill or a place to fish.
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by Upstate Matt » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:15 pm

The Roadie wrote:I have at least LOT anthologized in this from my collection:
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Available cheaply on Amazon. Lot's Daughter must be elsewhere, or I read it in the original F&SF magazine, or in another anthology I can't locate at the moment. Sorry.


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