GUN Where to buy genuine .mil MREs?

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  1. spankaveli

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    I'm probably gonna wait 'til after hurricane season but I want to stock up. I got 2 cases today and I'm going back for 2 or 3 tomorrow but they're not giving out .mil MREs which I'd like to get my hands on.
     
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    What's the difference? In the military ones versus the shit you get in stores?
     
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    I believe shelf life would be a bit greater with the .mil ones, from what I've seem.
     
  4. I ate a .mil MRE brownie that was more than 16 years old. It wasn't very good, but it didn't make me sick.
     
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    If you live in the detroit area then Joes Army Navy on M-59 and telegraph has them. I used to work there and we would sell them buy the box, and yes they were mil-spec. Other than that, I dont know.
     
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    I had a hard time tracking them down. I got some Civi ones from Cheaper than dirt, but couldn't find any mil ones online and there is not B&M surplus store near by :(
     
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    The sopacko MREs are supposed to be pretty close to mil-spec...fewer calories though

    www.sopakco.com
     
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    A lot of pawn and surplus shops sell them around here.
     
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    The milsurp ones tend to have less time remaining on the "eat by" date.
     
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    Sopakco and Ameriqual are the two primary .mil MRE suppliers, along with a third that I can't remember.
     
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    Hey Spank, I still have a couple left over from Katrina, they've been in a hot New Orleans garage for the last 3 years. Consider them yours.

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    cals, taste, warming packet

    When I used to live near Ft. Benning I sampled a few MREs and god some of them are horrible. A guy told me he would trade a whole meal just for cheese and crackers if he got a shitty MRE.

    Also the mil ones have a serious warming pack. That thing gets HOT as hell.
     
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    Is that a good thing? :o :big grin:
     
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    Just avoid the egg omelet one
     
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    usually these can be found at gun shows
     
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    I've eaten the dark brown package old school MRE's the light brown and the ones in the clear packs (nitropak.com). Only difference I can tell is the older ones gave you more goodies, like tabasco, matches and heaters and stuff like that.
    They are all pretty nasty, but they all do the trick.

    Shelf life? Like the man mentioned above, I've eaten ones at least 10 years old, no problem. The "fruit" gets real bad after awhile though. I'd stay away from the applesauce and pineapple if it's a real old MRE. That stuff is like straight citric acid.

    I have an old WWII C-ration from a garage sale. It's a "Beans w/frankfurter chunks in tomato sauce", but I haven't had the balls to try it yet.
     
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    :rofl:

    Probably better than it tasted new, too.
    They used to start out (according to my .mil uncle) at "Almost, but not quite, tolerable" and go down from there....
     
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    yeah, I wouldn't try that C-Rat. It might just be safe, but after 60+ years of storage (esp. if it's a real WW2 ration, not a 'Nam or Korea one), that's probably not the safest bet
     
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    fuck that, open that mother up and take pics. at least tell us what it smells like.
     
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    every pawn shop within ten miles of any military base. I check ebay for them all the time and get cases for about $50 if you look around enough.
     

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