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Posted: 10/17/2006 6:04:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/17/2006 6:04:32 PM EST by dmin]
Is there a good place to buy real MREs in the RTP area? I was looking to buy some for emergencies, and hope to avoid having to pay to have them shipped--shipping charges for the ones I have seen on eBay are $20-$30 a case.
Link Posted: 10/17/2006 6:22:34 PM EST
The surplus and gun stores or at a show would be my guess. I haven't lived in the area very long but long enough to know that when I want something it's better for me just to order it from wherever it's the cheapest instead of wasting my time and gas searching it out locally.
Link Posted: 10/17/2006 6:59:37 PM EST
Ebay. I don't know of any place locally that has any that are worth buying. I think I was getting them around $60 per case including shipping. Sometimes a bit less. Thats $5 a meal, which is pretty reasonable considering what fast food costs. The thing that sucks about it is that I go through all the cases and pick out the things I want, and make new cases. So out of 8 cases, I actually only have 6 left. The rest I gave away, or sampled. Some of the menu items I wouldn't eat if I was starving, and some I am allergic to.
I am good to go till about 2008, at which point I will try to rotate them.
Link Posted: 10/18/2006 6:20:48 PM EST
The dixie gunshow is in raleigh nov 18th. They'll probably have some mre's, I dunno about pricing but your also sure to find some mighty tasty beef jerkey

Link Posted: 10/24/2006 6:33:20 AM EST
Check John's surplus at the Fairgrounds flea market when it opens back up. He usually has fresh one's for $40-45 a case.
Link Posted: 10/24/2006 4:35:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2006 4:40:27 PM EST by fyeguy]
Captain Dave's is in Durham near 85 and 15-501. They have new Sopakco MRE's for $69.95, discounted if you buy four or more.

Sopakco makes military MREs and the ones available to civilians are pretty much the same. Minor differences. Check here for a comprehensive review.

Captain Dave's is definitely worth checking out.
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 7:12:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By Glock19:
Check John's surplus at the Fairgrounds flea market when it opens back up. He usually has fresh one's for $40-45 a case.

Doh--placed a bid on some on eBay after I didn't see any suggestions for local sources. I guess you can't be too prepared
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 11:51:25 AM EST
Not sure on the price or availability , but try Bob's Army Surplus on S Saunders street in Raleigh.

I know they used to carry them and likely still do.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 2:36:38 PM EST
I didn't see any in there about 2 weeks ago.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 1:51:12 PM EST

Going to the gunshow in Raleigh? They'll have some there I'm sure.
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