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Gizord1 06-30-2013 08:58 PM

My family thinks I'm stupid for buying 13 MREs for $5
 
I went to a garage sale and got 13 MREs for $5, and my family keeps askin "why?" "We have food, why do you want that crap?"
Well excuse me for being a dumbass tryin to prepare for anything.

hiwall 06-30-2013 09:11 PM

I would have bought them too.

Gizord1 06-30-2013 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by hiwall
I would have bought them too.

Yeah, considering just as many would sell for $140 online.

clr8ter 06-30-2013 09:17 PM

What's the date on them? I may have bought them, but only to resell for more money. Have you ever eaten that $hit? They also say eating those things regularly is so not good for you.......

Gizord1 06-30-2013 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by clr8ter
What's the date on them? I may have bought them, but only to resell for more money. Have you ever eaten that $hit? They also say eating those things regularly is so not good for you.......

I have eaten them. They fed us for 2 weeks after Katrina, and some people around here still have em left over. It's not bad. And the expiration date is supposed to be 4 years, but the only stuff that expires is the candy, the pretzels, and the tobasco sauce. The milkshakes in em were recalled, but other than that, they last quite some time.

clr8ter 06-30-2013 09:26 PM

I thought the Military ones were supposed to be good for more like 10 years? Recalled milkshakes, huh? I'll pass...

JW357 06-30-2013 11:03 PM

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Originally Posted by clr8ter (Post 1291486)
They also say eating those things regularly is so not good for you.......

Well, then "they" are quite wrong. MREs are actually chalked full of nutrients. Sure, if you eat three a day for months on end, you'll get fat. But that's just cuz they are also packed full of preservatives.

They're not terrible in terms of taste. Not my first choice in a meal but if I had to survive I wouldn't hesitate.

I believe there's enough calories in one MRE for one person for one day. In other words, if you ever have to actually use them for their intended purpose, God forbid, you can lengthen your supply by only eating one per day per person. Don't pig out.

eatmydust 06-30-2013 11:13 PM

Good get Giz!!

HankStone 06-30-2013 11:17 PM

When thinking about being hungry 13 MREs for $5.00 is a good move,trouble is being an American most don't know the pain of hunger,and I hope they never find it!

bluez 06-30-2013 11:21 PM

Great find!!!

I just paid $90 at the commissary for a case of 12.
And thats commissary price!

And i find them quite edible :)


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