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Where to buy MRE's?

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Unread 03-25-2008, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by hillajam View Post
All I have to say is YUCK!!! The only good part about these is the M&M's that came in one and the crackers.
Ya, and just think.... those M&Ms were probably made in the early 90s.

Originally Posted by hillajam View Post
I might get some heater packs though. Wow those babys get HOT!!! It wouldn't be a bad idea for warming up cold body parts.
Ehh... also not a good idea. Those things can burn a person pretty bad. I'd not advise it.
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Unread 03-26-2008, 08:15 PM
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[quote=hillajam;197817]where do you get theses lightweight stoves, and also is there any foldable stoves for heat for maybe a wall tent? quote]

Cabela's, Sportsman's Warehouse and REI all carry lightwt backpacking stoves. The one I have is the MSR Pocket Rocket at 3oz plus the fuel cannister.
Don't know about the folding stoves for heat - would personally just purchase a terrific sleeping bag - good ones that are lightwt cost ya, but will last you if ya take care of it.
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Unread 03-31-2008, 10:32 AM
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Thanks for the info guys!

Which freeze dried brands do you like? I'm gonna buy some this week to try.
James (reloading apprentice)
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Unread 05-10-2008, 10:22 PM
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as far as stoves go....

My son found some website that tells you how to make an alchohol stove from aluminum cans. It's awesome! I have a couple MSR stoves that I use for backing way in, but I'm going to bring these instead. The one he built last week uses Everclear. So we can use it as a disinfectant, stove fuel, or I think (if you mixed it with something), it could serve as a celebratory drink! They take cold water from the refrigerator to a rolling boil in about 4 minutes, on two Tablespoons of fuel. So far we've only cooked top ramen on it, but it does it faster than either of my MSR's do.

That's what we eat on our backpack hunts. Ramen noodles, and grouse or rabbits. I mix the spices that I need all together in one small shaker, and that's it.
Work to live, don't live to work.

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Unread 12-20-2009, 01:36 AM
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Re: Where to buy MRE's?

I always strip the MREs and use the out packaging to hold 6 MRE entrees. I rarely carry more than one accessory pack in my rig.
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Unread 02-03-2010, 12:04 PM
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Re: Where to buy MRE's?

Hillajam If you are going in horse back try Heater Meals I use them regularly in the high country... HeaterMeals: The Self-Heating Meal
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Unread 02-03-2010, 01:06 PM
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Re: Where to buy MRE's?

I have tried them also and found them tasty but no one has said anything about the nutational factor of these meals, don't know about the freeze dryed ones but did read that MRE'S are 2500 calories per meal as the gi's are using a lot of energy humping around in battle.
So a person packing in on a hunting trip will be using energy up also unless all the packing in is with a pack train.
Just a thought
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