MRE pallets - $300

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  1. backwoodsshooter

    backwoodsshooter There’s no such things as ghost guns or ghost Charter Member

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    Actually, you never responded back in time on who was getting yours. I was going to be out of the cash if I left them there or not. Yes I said I was going to Salisbury, but my bad for waking up sick and it being able to make it down ther.

    but saying a deal fell through, because you haven’t even attempted to even try and help me figure something out or even mentioning meeting up half way, then it's your call not to pick them up.

    Doesn’t bother me that I have an extra 16 cases, Hell that a good thing. As I have more to sell or keep,

    What bothers me is how you have went about all this. Oh well, lesson learned life goes on.
     
  2. backwoodsshooter

    backwoodsshooter There’s no such things as ghost guns or ghost Charter Member

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    If this was directed at me, don’t worry about it lol. Just more to keep or sell.
     
  3. thecarman

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    I am opening one of these with my daughter now for her to eat the spaghetti entree. Here is my review:
    - In general, the reduced sodium ones aren’t as good because they don’t contain as many components. They don’t have anything to spread on the crackers, they don’t have a drink mix, and they don’t have an extra snack like corn nuts. All of this is spelled out on each individual package – it nicely tells you what you could have gotten if you didn’t get the reduced sodium. :) But for the price of these, it is still OK.
    - As others have said, you can tell that these have gotten hot at some point during storage. The peppermints are melted and make the individual component bags sticky. The skittles are melted into a single chunk and are probably fine to eat.
    - The heater that works with included packet of salt water worked great.
    - The spaghetti is great, and my daughter is eating it now.
    - The crackers are great. Very similar to saltines right out of a package. Maybe not as much salt, but they don’t seem stale at all, and are crunchy.
    - Fig newtons are great as well.
    - The raisins taste off. They are probably OK, but I’m not going to eat them.
     
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  4. thecarman

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    A question about these - check out this picture...
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    The package at the top of the picture is puffed up. The package towards the bottom seems more like what you’d expect in a vacuum sealed meal. This worried me, because I associate food packages swelling up with something going bad…
    I opened the puffed up package and cannot smell anything strange inside of it. All the component packages inside of it seem fine, they are not swelled up.
    Several of the meal packages in this case are puffed up like that. Do you think it’s from the peppermint candy and skittles having issues? Neither of those candies is really sealed, so I guess I could see them going bad?
     
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    Another thought about these… Could the puffed up ones be puffy on purpose, like an air pack shipping filler to make sure the boxes are full and the meals don’t rattle around in them? It is weird how only some specific ones of them are puffed in each box, and it seems like it’s just enough to make them packed tightly. But I am just guessing at things.

    I also was able to find reviews of the raisins online. They are listed on the package as “raisins, osmotic”. People who reviewed them online, eating meals that were not as old as these, all of them hated the raisins. They said they tasted weird. So I think it’s just how the raisins were treated and packaged for storage that makes them taste strange.

    Some other thoughts:
    I am going to clean this up if I have time later today and move my reviews to the survival section of the form, and link back to this ad.
    Since we know these have been hot, I don’t know that I would trust these specific ones for additional longer-term storage into the future.
    But it does show that even if not stored 100% properly, these things last a long time. These were packaged in 2012, so are seven years old.
    I am going to burn through these probably in the next year, taking them for lunch at work, sending the kids with entrees they like for school lunch once or twice a week, and taking them with me to the foundry on weekends in case I don’t have time to clean up and run out to get food somewhere. I can just eat these instead. In fact, I can put a bunch of the individual meals in the refrigerator at the foundry and just have them there for when I need them
     
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  6. Ikarus1

    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    Look at the bright side, you'll never need to take immodium in the next year ;)
     
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    When I sent the link to these to an ex military friend of mine, he said "that's a whole lot of constipation"
     
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    That's why you save the fig bar for later...
     
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    Had the “pasta with garden vegetables in tomato sauce” for lunch today at work, and it was great. My daughter took the spaghetti for lunch at school today - we had tried that entrée the other night, so already knew she liked it.
    We have found a use for the melted skittles – the kids at her school love them. So she’ll be taking them to school.
    And found a use for the raisins... I was thinking you should not give raisins to chickens, but it’s actually dogs that can’t have raisins. So we are giving the raisins to our chickens and they love them. Probably because they feel and taste like slugs. :) Not worried about them over-consuming raisins - we have 30 chickens, so one pack split between them every day is not much per bird.
    So now not wasting anything from the packs, other than throwing away the melted peppermints.
     
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    I found one today with a burst salt water packet. Turns out plain bottled water will not activate the heater but if you add some table salt it will work just fine.
     
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    Deer will eat the melted peppermints.

    You could also dissolve them in vodka...
     
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    These are on Craig’s list now, $400 a pallet
     
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    lmao. 'Murica

    Honestly I really thought about splitting a pallet between myself and 2 other friends but just couldn't do it without knowing the actually shelf life. I can my own food and preserve other stuff, so this would have just been a luxury/camping thing.
    Glad to hear all the positive stuff about them knowing they're 7 years old and not stored optimally. I'll be on the lookout for the next deal ;)
     
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    $400/pallet is still a deal at <$10 a case.
     
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    I ate the Chicken Tetrazzini for lunch on Friday. It was OK. I can eat it, but it doesn’t taste as good to me as some of the other entree offerings.
    Had beef stew for lunch yesterday, and it was good. The peppermints had really melted in that one, to the point that there wasn’t much candy remaining in the mint wrappers. So all the packets in that meal were sticky and messy.
    Had the pasta with garden vegetables again today and it is great. Could eat this one all the time. This packet had no peppermints in it, which was nice! I have seen the number of peppermints per bag vary. So far I’ve seen 0, 1, 2, and 3 peppermints.
     
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  16. cubrock

    cubrock Swell guy Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Appreciate your menu reviews. Will help me decide what to try first.
     
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    Shelf life, schmelf life.

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    Today’s lunch is Homestyle Chicken with Noodles and Vegetables in Sauce.
    It is good. Better than the chicken tetrazzini was.
    Note - I just realized I have not been adding the “salt-free seasoning” or pepper packets to the entrees. I’ll do that next time I eat the chicken tetrazzini.
    Melted peppermints were messy in this one. Need to go wash my hands after eating.