No big deal. Actually get that a lot. Just never been told I havent been in a real combat zone becuase I didnt have to eat mre's for a month straight. But as for origional subject, I PERSONALY think that your body can adjust to eating nothing but an mre a day, but its by far not the best thing for you. And you can probly get other things for cheaper that are just as good or better.
-I have ate them for days straight, they suck.
I have two individual meal packs. I will save them till the end. When there is nothing else to eat. My last meal, an MRE.
I never had a problem eating nothing but MREs for a long period of time and I think for most people it just comes down to appetite fatigue. I never really had many complaints about them, some of the older ones sucked (the omlet and the ham and chicken loaf come to mind).
And not to get too picky but the Coast Guard is not, and has never been, a part of the military. They are a fine paramilitary force but they were originally a part of the DOT and now they fall under the DHS. Not much of a distinction really because they have fought in damn near every conflict we have been involved in since their inception and their service has matched that of every branch under the DOD.
As for the MREs, if anyone wants some I have a friend back in the states who has recently acquired a couple hundred cases from a PD that is surplusing them out. As I understand it they are all late 06 production date and they were stored in a climate controled warehouse. I think he is asking $50 per case or $45 each for 10 or more. If you want his contact info I can get it for you.
Ships from the Richmond Virginia area, don't know if he is the city or out in the county.
WOW. And what would you know? I'm not trying to start an argument, but you are wrong in so many ways. Actually, you are out of your f-ing mind. If I did actually argue it would be WAY to long of a post. Some "non-military" facts for you: The USCG is the "longest continuing sea going service",since the Navy was disbanded a few times. The reason we are not under the DOD, is because of our law enforcement/counter terrorism mission. The other four under DOD cannot do what we do in that area (ie. boarding vessels without cause). There’s a bunch of WWII Marines, and Vietnam aviators, and even a few Marine corp aircrews around here who would also disagree with you on your "USCG is not military" quote. They do not award the Medal of Honor, to a non-military branch. A non military branch does not operate naval destroyers and landing craft. A non military branch does not secure off shore oil platforms in the beginning of the Iraq war, and stay till the end. I don’t care to much what you say about me, but you basically just sh-t all over thousands of coasties that died serving their country in the UNITED STATES MILITARY, as well as hundreds of thousands that have served.
As a Marine I take pride in admitting we are part of the Navy. Nothing dishonorable about our brothers and sisters in the Coast Guard.
SOME OF THE MRE'S ARE GOOD, SOME SUCK ASS TOTALLY. BUT IN THE END WETHER GOOD OR BAD THEY PLUG YOU UP THE SAME WHEN IT COMES TO POPPING A SQUAT.