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US army food... just add urine

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posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 10:37 AM
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To reduce the amount of water soldiers need to carry around with them, they have now created food where soldiers can use dirty water or urine. Urine should be a last resort because they filters can't keep out urea, which causes kidney problems.
 



news.bbc.co.uk
The US military has devised a way to ensure its troops in battle need never go hungry - with dried food that can be rehydrated using dirty water or urine.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


I think it's terrible that our troops suddenly have to start thinking about using their own urine so they don't starve. They should have better plans to keep our men and women comfortable and fed.

[edit on 22-7-2004 by John bull 1]

[edit on 22-7-2004 by John bull 1]




posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 11:10 AM
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That's just about the most disgusting thing I've ever heard!


I'm so glad I served back in the days of reason.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 11:16 AM
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Thank god I'll never join the Army. My god this is just cruel, unusual, sick and wrong to the soldiers. They already have to go risk there lives for the politicians. But now they might have to eat there own bodily waste.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 11:22 AM
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I think they are talking about the heaters, which become hot when you add liquid. Once the liguid is hot inside the plastic bag, you add the bag of food to the boiling liquid, so there is not actual food to liquid contact.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 11:24 AM
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Originally posted by curme
I think they are talking about the heaters, which become hot when you add liquid. Once the liguid is hot inside the plastic bag, you add the bag of food to the boiling liquid, so there is not actual food to liquid contact.


But it also says, "with dried food that can be rehydrated using dirty water or urine." For rehydration, there must be contact between the food and the liquid.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 11:32 AM
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In MRE's you add water into the food.

This is just a perfect example of how little this administration cares about our troops. Our troops deserve so much better than how they're being treated. It's outrageous.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 02:10 PM
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Just another case of America taking the p!ss out off its armed forces.
Just a joke, not intended to offend.
But between life and death would you urinate in you're food ??????

Would like to know peoples opions on this.

I have to say between life or death, I think I would.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 02:21 PM
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Well, like Napoleon said, "An army travels on its stomach." Anyone who's ever been hiking or camping knows how much weight and space food takes up. But, come on, urine? If you can't find any water to rehydrate your food, I think hunger is not going to be your main priority.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 02:22 PM
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They could designate the meals, like you have MREs so you could have URPN's


Anyone wanna try some of my lemon chicken?

No thanks sarge!

Man that's nasty.

Spiderj



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 02:26 PM
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Sign me up! I know the thought of urine in my food just makes me so excited to serve!

You would think with all our technology we could come up with a better solution - okay thinking caps guys! Hey, was this low priority on the budget?



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 02:30 PM
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If the decision is between a hot meal soaked in urine or a bologna sandwich, I will take the sandwich.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 02:33 PM
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dirty water or urine is used as a last resort, not the first resort.

between starving to death and eating food rehydrated with muddy water or urine your empty growling stomach is going to decide not your current full stomach.

but sure lets blame THIS administration for trying to find ways to make the things soldiers have to carry lighter so its easier on them to carry everyhing but the kitchen sink around.

lets ignore the fact that dirty water or urine would be used as a last ditch resort. just so long as we try to blame the current administration for this...

i guess people missed the "it has a filter" part. how do you think you get water out of your taps at home? the magic water fairy? WRONGO!!! it comes from filtered water that was "gently used" prior to you filling your glass up and chugging it down. no the filter wont filter our urea but i can think of a gazillion other things this administration could do to be cruel and this aint one of them.

so lets stop trying to act if they're going to be forced to piss in their own food and bush is so evil and blah blah blah. i see nothing wrong trying to create food products they can use in any situation, even in worst case situations. beats going hungry by a long shot.

although i think they should focus more on filtering just about all liquids so the soldiers can stay hydrated themselves more than their food. and maybe they do and we arent aware of it. although i doubt this has anything to do with bush. such inovations are not spurred on by a president or even given consideration. in fact i'll bet dollars to donuts he doesnt have a clue about this.

but hey dont let that ruin your fun bash bash bash bash bash bash bash bash bash bash! everyone's doing it! its the coolest!



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 02:35 PM
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Originally posted by EastCoastKid
In MRE's you add water into the food.


That was true in the with the first run of MRE's back in the late 80's to early 90's, but the one's that they are issuing today do not require water to be eaten, water would be added to a heater bag to activiate the magnesium in the bag to create heat. You then put the food pouch in and this would heat up your meal.

I wonder what they will call the new meals..........any ideas?




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posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 02:38 PM
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I thought we were all under the assumption that this would be a last resort...I hope we were all under that assumption.

Who wants pee and biscuits? Tea and piscuits?

Spiderj



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 02:38 PM
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Its a disgusting thought but lile PM pointed out, these are being made for a last resort, like if you are stranded in the middle of the Iraqi desert. Its not for the food when your at basecamp. Its kinda sick but remember the key words are "last resort".



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 02:43 PM
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Sounds disgusting, but when people are starving they will eat just about anything (Lets not forget the Donner Party). Should the time come when one is in a state of starvation, then most wont think twice about using filtered urine.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 02:45 PM
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And how come urine can't be filtered. And I though French WWI gasmasks were bad. Basically you urineated on a cloth and tied the cloth in front of you face.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 02:45 PM
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Originally posted by JacKatMtn
I wonder what they will call the new meals..........any ideas?
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Instead of MREs, MRPs?



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 02:48 PM
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Originally posted by ThePrankMonkey


Wow, a little kranky are we? I know I didn't say anything about the "Administration". Did anyone else say anything about the "Administration"? Hmmm.


Weather you do it as a last resort or not, it is still a way for survival I guess. I just thought with our technology and brainy people that we have now could possibly figure out a different method. There are all kinds of survival techniques and some of them are not too pleasant, but its not very pleasant to think of our troops over there, but at some point maybe having to pee on their food? Survival should not even be an option at this point in our society unless we are completely taken over, completely wiped out. If it comes down to our troops having to pee on their food to survive, I hope and pray someone some where will get them the h--- out of there! Like I said, I can only see us not rescueing them from a situation like that is if America itself was under great distress.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 02:54 PM
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actually yes....EastCoastKid did. shall i quote it for you??? yes? ok then...




This is just a perfect example of how little this administration cares about our troops. Our troops deserve so much better than how they're being treated. It's outrageous.



but you're right, noone else said it but me!




anyway...there were POW's and MIA's left in vietnam long after our military pulled out when the "police action" was declared over. so it stands to reason our government might also leave some of our current troops to their own devices as well. of course they are also given field manuals to learn how to survive in different environments...however the one environment you wont find much water in is the desert. i think these are more suited to drier climates whereas you could easily find water in a jungle, dirty perhaps but still water just the same. i think the whole "pee in it as a last resort" would be in the desert and drier climates.



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