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    Default Want to know about MRE's?

    Here is a great MRE resource page. Info on everything from military MRE's to the civi MRE's.

    http://www.mreinfo.com/index.html

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    cool, thanks for sharing!
    "To show you how radical I am, I want carjackers dead. I want rapists dead. I want burglars dead. I want child molesters dead. I want the bad guys dead. No court case. No parole. No early release. I want 'em dead. Get a gun and when they attack you, shoot 'em."
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    after reading that all I can say is I am glad I was in the Navy!!

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    Good post! I'm starting to do some research based on the links provided. How long will they last?
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    At least 20 years. A friend gave me some of his stash from the early 80s, they tasted a little less than fresh, but were OK. Stored in a garage, they went through a lot of high heat and cold cycles! The colder you keep them the longer they last. Heat shortens their life. There is a chart somewhere, the "official" version is that storage above 100 degrees results in something like a 6 month life and getting them down below 40 degrees or so results in 8+ years. The general consensus however is that as long as the package is not damaged or swollen and the contents do not taste bad, you are probably safe to eat them. This is for the retort packed entrees and sides, the stuff like the drink packs and accessory packs may go bad before the rest of the mre does.

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    Here is the link to the longevity of MRE's verse tempature

    http://www.mreinfo.com/mre-longevity.html
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    I have a partial case of MRE's that are dated 1986. Maybe I will do a "Consumer Report" on the Chicken A'La King. When I get around to it, I will post my observations...If I live through it!
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    What are the best and worst tasting MRE?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneC
    What are the best and worst tasting MRE?

    I like the corn beef hash and the beef stew. I don't like the pork pattie or omelette with ham.
    "To show you how radical I am, I want carjackers dead. I want rapists dead. I want burglars dead. I want child molesters dead. I want the bad guys dead. No court case. No parole. No early release. I want 'em dead. Get a gun and when they attack you, shoot 'em."
    Ted Nugent - speaking at the NRA convention April 17, 2005

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    Anything with the tomato sauce tears up my guts.
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