Military MRE's

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by FaceCadette, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. FaceCadette

    FaceCadette New Member

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    Does anyone know where to get a case of military MRE's for cheap off the internet (besides eBay)? How much for how many do you get?
     
  2. SabreArms

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  3. RONSERESURPLUS

    RONSERESURPLUS New Member

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    Military MRES's

    Hello all


    RON L here = SERESURPLUS



    You will have a hard time finding any quantity of Military MRE's, as they are restricted for sale! You might find a meal or two here or there, but cases, Good Luck as the other dude said! They are just not out there in an quantity!





    RON L
     
  4. SabreArms

    SabreArms New Member

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    A few years back I was looking into finding a way to get them for a business and you just won't be able to find the REAL ones. Best bet if you just need a few is to find a friend in the guard/reserves??
     
  5. allmons

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    I just got a case from Ammoman

    They were advertised as military over runs, without the US Government printing.
    Otherwise they seem just like regular MRE's. They were $59 per case. I can't say whether there are any left, but try Ammoman.com. By the way, every price includes shipping on their site.

    :)
     
  6. DonnyKC

    DonnyKC New Member

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    goodluck finding them for a decent price. surplus stores here sell the non issue ones..same crap..just not the dod printing.
     
  7. AR Hammer

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    I think I've seen them advertised in catalogs from places like,
    http://www.uscav.com
    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com

    and place like them.

    If you know anyone that works at the places where they are made, you can get them by the truck load, just factory seconds for cheap...
    When they are packaged up, they are weighed, and if they don't weigh out (something left out), the government won't accept them... so they get sold out the back of the plant...

    We have a plant about 50 miles from us, and I know a couple of people that work there...
    (They are always trying to feed us that crap when we are down that way! Yuck!)
     
  8. Quigs

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    Just stay away from the omelet ones...If you make friends with someone in the military who is in supply they can get you some...
     
  9. illbfrank

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    I got 4 cases from armygear.net. They have a special. 2 cases for $89.98 + S&H. I went ahead and got 4 cases. 48 MRE's for about $3.75-$4.00 per MRE. Good luck.

    Boomer
     
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  10. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    I wouldn't pay $5 for 50 cases of that crap.
     
  11. MarkoPo

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    What do you mean they are restricted for sale? You can pick them up at several online retailers and at just about any military surplus store.
     
  12. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    The genuine military issue MREs are not supposed to be sold. There have actually been federal cases against people buying and selling them. There are, however, copies and counterfeits that can be purchased by civilians.

    Trust me though, you really don't want to have to eat them. They are very high in salt and fat. They're also over fortified and taste like butt. I don't know how many week long plus cases of constipation that I've suffered through because of them.

    A much better alternative is freeze dried food designed for back packing. It is generally less expensive, has a long shelf life and tastes better. It's also more nutritionally balanced for people that aren't in combat.
     
  13. NGIB

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    The constipation is an intended result as these meals are designed to be low residue. The reasoning is you don't want a soldier heading for the bushes to drop a load during an engagement. In 20 years in the military I ate more of these than I would have liked to and I'm glad I don't have to anymore. I feel for my son who is on active duty in Iraq as they have to consume them while out in the field...