posted on Feb, 28 2014 @ 03:06 AM
So what's new,, budget cuts, and the grunts have to eat even more revolting MREs (*) even as the F-35 just continues pump out more taxpayer petroleum
goodness for LM?
I date from the switchover from C-rations (technically MCIs) to MREs. While MCI's were heavy and bulky, if you had some, they were generally ok if a
little monotonous. Some of the MCIs were pretty dang good. They'd last forever, I remember getting some dated from a time that Dad might have gotten
them, and they wouldn't have been fresh then) The first MREs were horrific on average, although a few were ok - the pork patty was not bad, the
egg-like thing was aptly re-named the vomelet and the four fingers of death was not to be eaten.
The current ones, from what I've seen, will still give you cast iron clinkers (can you get a Purple Heart for constipation induced hemorrhoids?) but
are pretty good on average.