Canwhich?

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Frank, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Frank

    Frank Original Member

  2. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    A stack of those right next to the salt pork barrel and bottled water and we could have a good time in our bunkers!
     
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  4. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    Are you saying that something like this is more along the lines of what you were looking for?

    http://www.survivalfood.com/food-fo...od-1100-serving-kit-survival-food-for-a-year/

    It has 4 buckets:
    Each Emergency Food Bucket Contains:
    100 Servings of Tuscan Butter Noodles by Food For Health
    100 Servings of Cheesy Broccoli Rice by Food For Health
    140 Servings of Creamy Potato Soup by Food For Health
    100 Servings of Italian Tomato Pasta by Food For Health
    140 Servings of Vegetable Barley by Food For Health
    120 Servings of Creamy Vegetable Rice by Food For Health
    200 Servings of Brown Sugar Oatmeal by Food For Health
    200 Servings of Whey Milk by Food For Health

    It also has a shelf life of 20 years.
     
  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!
     
  6. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    I'm not sure what the issue is, but then I'm old enough to have survived training exercises on C-rations. Now that's gross.

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    OMG, you can still buy 'em. Now I'm gonna hurl! The last time I dined on C-rats about 20% of the cans exploded outward when we punctured them. (Those were the discards.) Be afraid. Be very afraid.

    Whew! Not C-rats, just a book on military history with the same title. My poor gut is still in an uproar.
     
  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Something new for the smurfs to confiscate!
     
  8. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

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    C-rats came with Charms. Charms were de-lish, and I liked the crackers and cheese - in moderation. C-rats had to be eaten one ration per Marine. Many a fool would trade for 3 cans of crackers and cheese or 3 cans of fruit cake, totally wrecking that unfortunate diner's digestion for days.

    You can still buy Charms.
     
  9. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    I had exactly one C-rat in my life, when we played in the woods on July 4, 1982 during basic training. Meals Rejected by Ethiopians are actually much better, when it's not your sole source of food for months on end. My Zombie plan actually has a combination of various foods, from regular canned supermarket stuff thru Mountain House, and a bunch of MREs. The folks at beprepared.com have decent prices on everything.
     
  10. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    You were saying you can't buy them?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300596430296+

    They were much better once you heated them up, but I only had them like 3-4 times total, and then we shifted to the old version of the MRE and T-rats when we had a field kitchen nearby. The "link sausage in brine 1 each" was the best of the T-rats, the only problem was it usually came with the green eggs and canned bread/biscuits both of which were horrible, both in taste and the result on ones digestive tract. You can still buy T-rats, but they have changed to a turkey sausage at this point:

    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/MRE122-1.html
     
  11. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    MRE = Meal refusing entry or Meal refusing to exit... take your pick :td:
     
  12. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    Wasn't that determined by whether it had the cheese or peanut butter with the (and I use this term loosely) crackers? Entry = Peanut butter... Exit = Cheese.
     
  13. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Charms were the "food" in our SV-2 personal survival vest. If we bailed out that was very likely to be the only source of nourishment for the flightcrew. I was smart, carried a couple of cans of C-Rats in my helmet bag, hoping in an emegency to be able to grab it while getting our of the plane. A lot of us had a John Wayne on our dog tag chain just in case we needed to open a can.
     
  14. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Are they like gummy candy?
     
  15. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Hard candy.
     
  16. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Oh, okay. They look dimly familiar, but I don't think I've ever had them.
     
  17. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Other than the military use I remember them from being sold at the movies when I was a kid. That was during the era of foot xray devices at the shoe stores, perhaps even a few years later. Solid with concaved center square fruit flavored candies.

    http://www.google.com/imgres?q=char...tart=0&ndsp=26&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0&tx=86&ty=76
     
  18. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    That's a great photo you linked to. "Candy of the devil"! :D

    I don't think I've ever had them, but I've never really liked hard candy, so that's probably why. I've always been a chocoholic.
     
  19. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Think Fruit-flavored Life Savers without the hole.
     
  20. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    9/10 times it was "take a wild guess" spread as the cheese looked like PB and the PB looked like :trash:. So I avoid both. That bread worked better then kaopektate for a case of montazumas revenge.
     
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