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Army Eats: What Does Your Country Feed Their Soldiers?
« on: August 01, 2014, 09:35:57 AM »

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Re: Army Eats: What Does Your Country Feed Their Soldiers?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2014, 11:24:42 AM »
That Creole pork is actually really nice. One of the rare cases of this stuff tasting of something.

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Re: Army Eats: What Does Your Country Feed Their Soldiers?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2014, 11:11:10 AM »
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Re: Army Eats: What Does Your Country Feed Their Soldiers?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2014, 11:19:40 AM »
I always had plenty to eat in the US Army, because I could obtain "ham and lima beans" without having to trade anything.

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Re: Army Eats: What Does Your Country Feed Their Soldiers?
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2014, 11:23:24 AM »
Here is a little clue that nobody knows. We used to get instant(powdered) coffee in the MREs and save it. Anyone who didn't want the coffee gave it to me.
 
We had no access to heat to boil water. So, when we go on patrol we would pour the coffee in our gums, like snuff. And it was good, good, good.
 
Haven't done it since, but now that I think about it, I kind of miss it.
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Re: Army Eats: What Does Your Country Feed Their Soldiers?
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2014, 11:24:53 AM »
I'm surprised how many still use cans and tins of food.  Seems a waste of weight and packaging space.

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Re: Army Eats: What Does Your Country Feed Their Soldiers?
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2014, 05:45:51 PM »
Here is a little clue that nobody knows. We used to get instant(powdered) coffee in the MREs and save it. Anyone who didn't want the coffee gave it to me.
 
We had no access to heat to boil water. So, when we go on patrol we would pour the coffee in our gums, like snuff. And it was good, good, good.
 
Haven't done it since, but now that I think about it, I kind of miss it.

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Re: Army Eats: What Does Your Country Feed Their Soldiers?
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2014, 05:59:34 PM »
I'm surprised how many still use cans and tins of food.  Seems a waste of weight and packaging space.

A lot of the time, like 240 says, there isn't much water handy, and the heat packs are as useless as a screen door on a submarine. Cans are heavier, but they don't need liquid adding. It's one of those trade offs you have to make.
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