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MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Gunlover ()
Date: August 06, 2014 05:00PM

I just ordered me two cases. I kind of acquired a taste for them. They are Good eating. I want the new brisket meal.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: August 06, 2014 05:01PM

That's not your picture.

Blessed are the murderous.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Gunlover ()
Date: August 06, 2014 05:02PM

eesh Wrote:
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> That's not your picture.

PFC that is true.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: I remember ()
Date: August 06, 2014 05:36PM

I found a whole crate of them on the beach in Corona California where the SEAL Team train and have their obstacle course, right near the famous Hotel Del. Used to find all kinds of stuff there, Knives, watches. Never took any of the stuff though.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Sgt. Sandbags ()
Date: August 06, 2014 05:51PM

I've never had MRE's but I hope they're an improvement over C-Rations. Yuk!
Eggs with chopped ham, lima beans with ham, and turkey with gravy make me
want to puke to this day. The fruit cocktail and pound cake were bearable
though.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Sonny Drysdale ()
Date: August 06, 2014 06:00PM

I liked the chesterfields (or were they Lucky Strikes). I still have a John Wayne or 2 around the house somewhere.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: doere ()
Date: August 06, 2014 06:02PM

Do they still come with that little P38 can openers?

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Gunlover ()
Date: August 06, 2014 06:23PM

doere Wrote:
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> Do they still come with that little P38 can
> openers?

No Cans No can opener, cut and tear.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: highly respected ()
Date: August 06, 2014 06:55PM

Gunlover Wrote:
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> doere Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Do they still come with that little P38 can
> > openers?
>
> No Cans No can opener, cut and tear.


Shit on a shingle

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Gunlover ()
Date: August 06, 2014 07:18PM

highly respected Wrote:
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> Gunlover Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > doere Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Do they still come with that little P38 can
> > > openers?
> >
> > No Cans No can opener, cut and tear.
>
>
> Shit on a shingle

The Army makes it the best.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Yucky24. ()
Date: August 06, 2014 08:13PM

Terrible idea. They have way too much saturated fat and sodium and not enough fiber. They also don't last that long and cost more per calorie.

Freeze dried food is the way to go for wilderness adventure and emergency storage. It's a lot healthier and they can last for 25+ years. The only downside is that you have to add water.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Eeshina ()
Date: August 06, 2014 10:08PM

The P-38 is also called a "John Wayne".

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: ISIS Fighter ()
Date: August 06, 2014 10:29PM

We captured a ton of these MRE's.
Threw our hands up and surrendered the next day.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Gunlover ()
Date: August 07, 2014 04:08AM

Yucky24. Wrote:
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> Terrible idea. They have way too much saturated
> fat and sodium and not enough fiber. They also
> don't last that long and cost more per calorie.
>
> Freeze dried food is the way to go for wilderness
> adventure and emergency storage. It's a lot
> healthier and they can last for 25+ years. The
> only downside is that you have to add water.

They have sodium/salt in there for a reason. Salt is important to your health, more important with it than without it. Salt been important to man like water Nobody will ever go on a salt free diet unless they want to die. Animals know this too, so next time you look at your dog or somebody else's remember he is smarter than you.


Here some good facts, they might get in your way but don't overlook them.

The premise that salt leads to hypertension has never been scientifically supported. On the contrary, studies show that a reduced-sodium diet leads to health issues. In one study, subjects consuming less than 2300 mg. (the recommended daily allowance) of sodium per day had significantly higher mortality rates (meaning a higher risk of death) than the subjects consuming 2300 mg. or more sodium per day.

2. Salt aids blood sugar control by improving insulin sensitivity. A low-salt diet increases insulin resistance and even moderate dietary salt restriction is shown to cause systemic insulin resistance.

Learn why unrefined salt is good for you3. Salt is a natural antihistamine. A pinch of salt sprinkled on the tongue may help improve an allergic reaction or an asthma attack .

4. Your body needs salt to maintain the proper stomach pH. Stomach acid is hydrochloric acid and salt is sodium chloride. Proper stomach acid levels are absolutely foundational for good digestion, but 90% of Americans have low stomach acid. Learn how to correct low stomach acid naturally.

5. Salt lowers adrenaline spikes. Adrenaline is a necessary and important stress hormone, but it is just that… a stress hormone. When adrenaline patterns are out of rhythm, it takes a toll on the body .

6. Salt improves sleep quality. It boasts anti-stress and anti-excitatory qualities due to its suppression of stress hormones and it increasing of the metabolic rate. This may explain why many people report that a low sodium diet interferes with sleep and an adequate amount of dietary salt improves sleep quality.

Interestingly, if you often wake up with your heart pounding between 2 and 4 AM, it is probably because of an adrenaline spike. The most important change is to reduce both physical and mental stress, as well as eating a healthy diet. But one immediate fix to help you go back to sleep is just a pinch of salt and sugar (or salt and honey, if you prefer) sprinkled on the tongue to calm the adrenaline peak .

7. Adequate salt consumption encourages a healthy weight and fast metabolism. First, one study showed that increased salt intake leads to an increase in the elimination of cortisol and lower blood cortisol levels. Imbalanced or excess cortisol means weight gain and a stagnant metabolism.

8. Salt supports thyroid function by reducing circulating stress hormones. For example, cortisol is anti-thyroid, but salt combats excess cortisol.

9. Salt supports hyperosmolarity of the extracellular fluid. Slight hyperosmolarity–more solutes in the extracellular fluid than in the cell–actually increases the cell’s metabolic rate (source). That means salt can speed up your metabolism! On the other hand, when the extracellular fluid is hypo-osmotic in relation to the cell, it impairs the breakdown of proteins and glucose and thereby lowers the cell’s metabolism.

10. Increased sodium intake also correlates with increased thermogenesis–heat production by the body .

11. Adequate salt supports balanced hormones. Hormone and nutrition researcher Ray Peat explains the correlation between the salt-regulating hormone aldosterone and mineral loss:


One of the things that happen when there isn’t enough sodium in the diet is that more aldosterone is synthesized. Aldosterone causes less sodium to be lost in the urine and sweat, but it achieves that at the expense of the increased loss of potassium, magnesium, and probably calcium… Magnesium deficiency is extremely common, but a little extra salt in the diet makes it easier to retain the magnesium in our foods.

12. Salt makes food taste good. Salt adds a satiety factor to food and makes meals enjoyable. Adequate salt content of food makes it easier to enjoy quality instead of quantity, thereby encouraging mindful eating and weight management.

Never Run Out of Ammo

Guns Don't Kill People. People Kill People

Them or You

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Gunlover ()
Date: August 07, 2014 04:10AM

ISIS Fighter Wrote:
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> We captured a ton of these MRE's.
> Threw our hands up and surrendered the next day.

Best of luck with that hummus shit.

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Guns Don't Kill People. People Kill People

Them or You

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Gunlover preparing to go postal ()
Date: August 07, 2014 04:42AM

Buying pseudo military shit and living in a apartment this sicko is about to explode on innocent people.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Gunlover ()
Date: August 07, 2014 04:51AM

Gunlover preparing to go postal Wrote:
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> Buying pseudo military shit and living in a
> apartment this sicko is about to explode on
> innocent people.

Stand down PFC Eesh

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: hightower ()
Date: August 07, 2014 05:15AM

Gunlover Wrote:
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> I just ordered me two cases. I kind of acquired a
> taste for them. They are Good eating. I want the
> new brisket meal.


I found a real life pic of Gunlover on a google image search.
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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: eyeshaveityes ()
Date: August 08, 2014 10:07AM

I ate a 14 year old hotdog from oen of those packages befor they were called MRE's

IT was very good and I did not get sick and there was also bubblegum in there as well.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Sgt. Sandbags ()
Date: August 08, 2014 11:42AM

Gunlover: Just out of curiosity how much did you pay per carton?
I just saw some on Amazon for $54.95 plus $19.95 shipping. Let's
round that to $75.00 and $6.25 per meal. I'd like to buy some for
prep purposes and maybe hunting the Blue Ridge but I'm also
curious about the expiration dates. I would imagine with all the
troop cutbacks a lot of MRE's will be hitting the market so maybe
the price will be coming down.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Sgt. Sandbags ()
Date: August 08, 2014 11:52AM

BTW, I was once treated to late 60's issue French field rations while
I was stationed in Germany. A lot of troops in my unit had been stationed
in France and were transferred there when Froggy threw us out. I'd rather
have those than American Army mess hall chow. Very good but extremely
difficult to find for sale that haven't expired.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303942404579361111375345976

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Gunlover ()
Date: August 08, 2014 04:55PM

Sgt. Sandbags Wrote:
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> Gunlover: Just out of curiosity how much did you
> pay per carton?
> I just saw some on Amazon for $54.95 plus $19.95
> shipping. Let's
> round that to $75.00 and $6.25 per meal. I'd like
> to buy some for
> prep purposes and maybe hunting the Blue Ridge but
> I'm also
> curious about the expiration dates. I would
> imagine with all the
> troop cutbacks a lot of MRE's will be hitting the
> market so maybe
> the price will be coming down.

Amazon

Item Subtotal: $54.98
Shipping & Handling: $19.95
Total Before Tax: $74.93
Shipment Total: $74.93

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Guns Don't Kill People. People Kill People

Them or You

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Gunlover ()
Date: August 08, 2014 05:01PM

Sgt. Sandbags Wrote:
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> BTW, I was once treated to late 60's issue French
> field rations while
> I was stationed in Germany. A lot of troops in my
> unit had been stationed
> in France and were transferred there when Froggy
> threw us out. I'd rather
> have those than American Army mess hall chow. Very
> good but extremely
> difficult to find for sale that haven't expired.
>
> http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052
> 702303942404579361111375345976

I had tried some Russian MREs they are bad, they had dried stinky fish and UI FAT meat stuff. The British MREs are good but US is still better.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Sgt. Sandbbags ()
Date: August 08, 2014 05:53PM

When the Soviets invaded Czechoslovakia back in 68 they were so short of food the troops had to beg from the locals in Prague. Their logistics sucked. The folks in Prague gave them their garbage. We laughed.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Gunlover ()
Date: August 08, 2014 06:06PM

Sgt. Sandbbags Wrote:
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> When the Soviets invaded Czechoslovakia back in 68
> they were so short of food the troops had to beg
> from the locals in Prague. Their logistics sucked.
> The folks in Prague gave them their garbage. We
> laughed.


I heard the C rations weren't that bad and lasted a long time and gave you the shits but the MRE will give you the plugs. BTW the MREs are made in 2013. 5 to 10 years depending on stored temperature. Mine will gone in a year.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Jim klo ()
Date: August 08, 2014 06:10PM

Evangelist Jim Bakker sells basically the same shit on his TV show "The Jim Bakker Show", he says it is a good idea to store up on this stuff to prepare for the final battle with the "Anti-Christ, false prophet dude".

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: August 08, 2014 06:33PM

Jim klo Wrote:
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> Evangelist Jim Bakker sells basically the same
> shit on his TV show "The Jim Bakker Show", he says
> it is a good idea to store up on this stuff to
> prepare for the final battle with the
> "Anti-Christ, false prophet dude".





Yeah, I've seen those survival kits, they're like buckets full of salty food. The funny thing is, if you are a devout Christian, you should be taken up in the Rapture, and not have to live in the Apocalypse and the post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Blessed are the murderous.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Sgt. Sandbags ()
Date: August 08, 2014 06:36PM

Gunlover Wrote:
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> Sgt. Sandbbags Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > When the Soviets invaded Czechoslovakia back in
> 68
> > they were so short of food the troops had to
> beg
> > from the locals in Prague. Their logistics
> sucked.
> > The folks in Prague gave them their garbage. We
> > laughed.
>
>
> I heard the C rations weren't that bad and lasted
> a long time and gave you the shits but the MRE
> will give you the plugs. BTW the MREs are made in
> 2013. 5 to 10 years depending on stored
> temperature. Mine will gone in a year.

C-rats weren't all that bad but when you had to eat them three meals a
day they got old really quick. Longest I had to go was on a 28 day field
operation in Nam and I was ready to scream. Campbell soups had the contract
for most of them but the spaghetti with meatballs was just like Chef
Boyardee. Lima beans w/ham and eggs with chopped ham makes me want to
puke to this day.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: look like ()
Date: August 08, 2014 06:37PM

eesh Wrote:
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> Jim klo Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Evangelist Jim Bakker sells basically the same
> > shit on his TV show "The Jim Bakker Show", he
> says
> > it is a good idea to store up on this stuff to
> > prepare for the final battle with the
> > "Anti-Christ, false prophet dude".

>
>
>
>
> Yeah, I've seen those survival kits, they're like
> buckets full of salty food. The funny thing is, if
> you are a devout Christian, you should be taken up
> in the Rapture, and not have to live in the
> Apocalypse and the post-apocalyptic wasteland.


They look like mushy cornflakes, cornflakes that sat in milk overnight. Some look like pea soup, others like crème chip beef on toast. They eat the stuff on TV and say how great it taste, however the eyes tell a different story.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: a person who is eating ()
Date: August 08, 2014 06:42PM

Gunlover Wrote:
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> I just ordered me two cases. I kind of acquired a
> taste for them. They are Good eating. I want the
> new brisket meal.


I wouldbn't even feed this shit to my dog. You're an idiot.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: August 08, 2014 06:43PM

Astronaut food. They sell it in the gift stores of science museums.

Blessed are the murderous.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Gunlover ()
Date: August 08, 2014 07:10PM

a person who is eating Wrote:
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> Gunlover Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I just ordered me two cases. I kind of acquired
> a
> > taste for them. They are Good eating. I want
> the
> > new brisket meal.
>
>
> I wouldbn't even feed this shit to my dog. You're
> an idiot.

You not supposed to feed this to a dog, you feed a dog, dog food, idiot.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: dog feeder ()
Date: August 08, 2014 08:36PM

Gunlover Wrote:
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> a person who is eating Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Gunlover Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > I just ordered me two cases. I kind of
> acquired
> > a
> > > taste for them. They are Good eating. I
> want
> > the
> > > new brisket meal.
> >
> >
> > I wouldbn't even feed this shit to my dog.
> You're
> > an idiot.
>
> You not supposed to feed this to a dog, you feed a
> dog, dog food, idiot.

Really? Feed it dog food? Here I was wonderin' all this time why Rover was all sick and emaciated. Thanks!!

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Ty G. ()
Date: August 08, 2014 08:47PM

Hey gun lover, you seem like you would enjoy a DRS after your MRE.

Dick-Ready-to-Suck


Never run out of knee pads dude!

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: not weak and afraid ()
Date: November 28, 2014 08:05PM

Ty G. Wrote:
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> Hey gun lover, you seem like you would enjoy a DRS
> after your MRE.
>
> Dick-Ready-to-Suck
>
>
> Never run out of knee pads dude!


Gunlover was born a coward and a bitch. cut him some slack.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Gerrymanderer2 ()
Date: November 29, 2014 08:51AM

Gun lover has always been about thoss DRS's.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Gunlover ()
Date: November 29, 2014 12:05PM

Gerrymanderer2 Wrote:
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> Gun lover has always been about thoss DRS's.


Yea Gerry you would know after have a few yourself. Did it go down in one gulp?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/29/2014 12:05PM by Gunlover.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Fox News ()
Date: November 29, 2014 01:03PM

Are those gluten free?

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Mr. Salty ()
Date: November 29, 2014 08:57PM

Gunlover Wrote:
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> Yucky24. Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Terrible idea. They have way too much saturated
> > fat and sodium and not enough fiber. They also
> > don't last that long and cost more per calorie.
>
> >
> > Freeze dried food is the way to go for
> wilderness
> > adventure and emergency storage. It's a lot
> > healthier and they can last for 25+ years. The
> > only downside is that you have to add water.
>
> They have sodium/salt in there for a reason. Salt
> is important to your health, more important with
> it than without it. Salt been important to man
> like water Nobody will ever go on a salt free
> diet unless they want to die. Animals know this
> too, so next time you look at your dog or
> somebody else's remember he is smarter than you.
>
>
> Here some good facts, they might get in your way
> but don't overlook them.
>
> The premise that salt leads to hypertension has
> never been scientifically supported. On the
> contrary, studies show that a reduced-sodium diet
> leads to health issues. In one study, subjects
> consuming less than 2300 mg. (the recommended
> daily allowance) of sodium per day had
> significantly higher mortality rates (meaning a
> higher risk of death) than the subjects consuming
> 2300 mg. or more sodium per day.
>
> 2. Salt aids blood sugar control by improving
> insulin sensitivity. A low-salt diet increases
> insulin resistance and even moderate dietary salt
> restriction is shown to cause systemic insulin
> resistance.
>
> Learn why unrefined salt is good for you3. Salt is
> a natural antihistamine. A pinch of salt sprinkled
> on the tongue may help improve an allergic
> reaction or an asthma attack .
>
> 4. Your body needs salt to maintain the proper
> stomach pH. Stomach acid is hydrochloric acid and
> salt is sodium chloride. Proper stomach acid
> levels are absolutely foundational for good
> digestion, but 90% of Americans have low stomach
> acid. Learn how to correct low stomach acid
> naturally.
>
> 5. Salt lowers adrenaline spikes. Adrenaline is a
> necessary and important stress hormone, but it is
> just that… a stress hormone. When adrenaline
> patterns are out of rhythm, it takes a toll on the
> body .
>
> 6. Salt improves sleep quality. It boasts
> anti-stress and anti-excitatory qualities due to
> its suppression of stress hormones and it
> increasing of the metabolic rate. This may explain
> why many people report that a low sodium diet
> interferes with sleep and an adequate amount of
> dietary salt improves sleep quality.
>
> Interestingly, if you often wake up with your
> heart pounding between 2 and 4 AM, it is probably
> because of an adrenaline spike. The most important
> change is to reduce both physical and mental
> stress, as well as eating a healthy diet. But one
> immediate fix to help you go back to sleep is just
> a pinch of salt and sugar (or salt and honey, if
> you prefer) sprinkled on the tongue to calm the
> adrenaline peak .
>
> 7. Adequate salt consumption encourages a healthy
> weight and fast metabolism. First, one study
> showed that increased salt intake leads to an
> increase in the elimination of cortisol and lower
> blood cortisol levels. Imbalanced or excess
> cortisol means weight gain and a stagnant
> metabolism.
>
> 8. Salt supports thyroid function by reducing
> circulating stress hormones. For example, cortisol
> is anti-thyroid, but salt combats excess
> cortisol.
>
> 9. Salt supports hyperosmolarity of the
> extracellular fluid. Slight hyperosmolarity–more
> solutes in the extracellular fluid than in the
> cell–actually increases the cell’s metabolic
> rate (source). That means salt can speed up your
> metabolism! On the other hand, when the
> extracellular fluid is hypo-osmotic in relation to
> the cell, it impairs the breakdown of proteins and
> glucose and thereby lowers the cell’s
> metabolism.
>
> 10. Increased sodium intake also correlates with
> increased thermogenesis–heat production by the
> body .
>
> 11. Adequate salt supports balanced hormones.
> Hormone and nutrition researcher Ray Peat explains
> the correlation between the salt-regulating
> hormone aldosterone and mineral loss:
>
> “
> One of the things that happen when there isn’t
> enough sodium in the diet is that more aldosterone
> is synthesized. Aldosterone causes less sodium to
> be lost in the urine and sweat, but it achieves
> that at the expense of the increased loss of
> potassium, magnesium, and probably calcium…
> Magnesium deficiency is extremely common, but a
> little extra salt in the diet makes it easier to
> retain the magnesium in our foods.
>
> 12. Salt makes food taste good. Salt adds a
> satiety factor to food and makes meals enjoyable.
> Adequate salt content of food makes it easier to
> enjoy quality instead of quantity, thereby
> encouraging mindful eating and weight management.

13. Salt is so important to our survival that it is the only substance that we have a specific taste bud for.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: abelard ()
Date: November 29, 2014 10:06PM

>13. Salt is so important to our survival that it is the only substance that we have a specific taste bud for.

I think this has been found to be untrue (that certain taste buds are for specific tastes). And not to rain on your 'ode to salt', but most of your points relate to issues with not getting enough salt. Getting enough salt is easy peasy these days, and most folks get WAY more than they really require.

You can actually commit suicide by eating too much salt (takes about a pound) and while your body can handle significant salt short of this, it makes food taste not-great. I've tried MRE's and the salt content practically chapped my lips.

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Posted by: Green Eggs & Ham in a Can ()
Date: November 30, 2014 12:14AM

No self-respecting soldier worth their weight in salt would eat this shit if not out on patrol. Amazon has made a market for the ain't been there but want to taste it crowd. Eating spam in a can(or package)would not be my last meal either.

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Posted by: Gunlover ()
Date: November 30, 2014 06:48AM

Green Eggs & Ham in a Can Wrote:
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> No self-respecting soldier worth their weight in
> salt would eat this shit if not out on patrol.
> Amazon has made a market for the ain't been there
> but want to taste it crowd. Eating spam in a
> can(or package)would not be my last meal either.


You are full of shit.

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Guns Don't Kill People. People Kill People

Them or You

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Berdhuis ()
Date: November 30, 2014 08:15AM

Green Eggs & Ham in a Can Wrote:
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> No self-respecting soldier worth their weight in
> salt would eat this shit if not out on patrol.
> Amazon has made a market for the ain't been there
> but want to taste it crowd. Eating spam in a
> can(or package)would not be my last meal either.


Concur. Once fed my young sons a couple of MRE's I brought back from drill Weekend just for our laughs, and it was the very first time I had ever heard them say the word 'disgusting'. Never happened again. They constipate you to keep you in the fight, but chew the gum afterwards to pump and dump.

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Posted by: Gunlover ()
Date: November 30, 2014 11:35AM

Compared to some of the meals/food that are prepared and cooked at your homes, MREs are far superior and edible.

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Them or You

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Mr. Salty ()
Date: November 30, 2014 10:15PM

abelard Wrote:
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> >13. Salt is so important to our survival that it
> is the only substance that we have a specific
> taste bud for.
>
> I think this has been found to be untrue (that
> certain taste buds are for specific tastes). And
> not to rain on your 'ode to salt', but most of
> your points relate to issues with not getting
> enough salt. Getting enough salt is easy peasy
> these days, and most folks get WAY more than they
> really require.

You need to understand that MRE's are for soldiers who might not be in Suburban America where salt is plentiful. Take Iraq for example, we had a war or two there, it was in all the papers. It is hot as shit there and not getting enough salt is very easy cause you sweat it out so fast. Keeping hydrated and also getting enough salt is important to survival (as well as avoiding the enemy).

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Posted by: abelard ()
Date: December 01, 2014 08:15AM

>You need to understand that MRE's are for soldiers who might not be in Suburban
>America where salt is plentiful. Take Iraq for example, we had a war or two
>there, it was in all the papers. It is hot as shit there and not getting enough
>salt is very easy cause you sweat it out so fast. Keeping hydrated and also
>getting enough salt is important to survival (as well as avoiding the enemy).

No, I get that, and you do lose salt when you perspire, but westerners loose more salt than most because our food is absolutely drenched in salt. Tons of salt isn't necessary to help you retain water and your body is capable of recovering salt when you get too little (meaning you'll sweat mostly water). Most folks never get near that these days because of our salt-rich diets and were it not for that, we wouldn't need tons and tons of it in the desert. I'll bet a slice of bread has more than enough salt for a whole day, easy, but our evolutionary past left us with a taste for it and it's cheap, so we're used to piling it on.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/01/2014 08:26AM by abelard.

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Re: MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
Posted by: Box A ()
Date: December 02, 2014 03:32AM

Berdhuis Wrote:
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> Once fed my young sons a couple of MRE's I
> brought back from drill Weekend just for our
> laughs, and it was the very first time I had ever
> heard them say the word 'disgusting'.

How old are your young sons, Berdhuis?

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