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Once years ago I and a friend of mine bought some Backpackers Pantry meals. They were horrible...
Quote from: LandCruisers4Life on May 24, 2008, 01:14:34 PMOnce years ago I and a friend of mine bought some Backpackers Pantry meals. They were horrible...Agreed, stay away from Backpackers Pantry, nasty stuff. I like the Mountain House stuff too, quite tasty, though the eggs are a little weird. Chili Mac is my favorite!
I ate plenty of MREs, to be sure. However the best MREs in my opinion were some of the first ones. They have gone through 3 different phases or more by now and I don't really like how they sell the current ones. Originally, you got a MRE, and it included a full meal. Now they are selling separate entrees and whatever. I dunno if that's a purely civillian thing or not? Also, if you look for the cold weather MREs, they supply a lot more fat and calories for cold weather, and are packaged in a white plastic pouch. You can eat one of those to supply a whole days nutrition if you HAD to.My experience with earlier MREs was great. I really liked them. I am sure things can only have improved with time.
.........I remember some of the packaged cakes being pretty good. I was actually thinking of buying a couple cases of MREs at some point soon, just to have around.
Second question: What would you choose, either MRE's or Mountain House foods ?
They still have Krogers in Texas? In the first MREs, they also had little bottles of tobasco sauce we would trade if we wanted something someone else had. Some guys just detested MREs (meals refused by ethiopians) and wanted the tobasco just to cover up the taste. I never had that problem, so I always traded the tobasco. Sometimes I'd save up 4 or 5 bottles and trade for something good, like fruit cake
If you are backpacking, Mountain House - all it needs is water and very light and compact. Even better if you have a potable water source.
Third question: Where do you get your MRE's or Mountain House stuff? This is so that i wonder why, we have not gotten chopped off yet...anyhow. It is a matter of the moderators to see it.
Yes Shane, so do the ...
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