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Posted: 12/18/2005 6:53:49 AM EDT
I'm starting to cull through my older meals and it's time to add a few more to the cache. Where do you all like to go (I'm not fmr .mil, so PX is out)? Singles and cases. Thanks.

Trey

Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:09:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:39:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bigscrun:
mama san.



Please elaborate for the WAHTF n00b.

Thanks.

Trey

P.S. Tweak & I used to cruise the surplus stores of South Pierce Co. "back in the day" but it's been a few too many years since I've done the circuit. I can find The Duffle Bag, but that's about it right now.

Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:49:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bigscrun:
mama san.



+1 Or any other "shop" in Tilicompton will have them. The Dufflebag on S. Tacoma Way used to have good deals on them, and Mountain House/Backpacker Pantry stuff. You can also get them straight from one of the makers of MRE's. SOPAKCO is their Government name and Crown Point Limited is their civilian sales name.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:52:23 AM EDT
I usually get mine from the supply room. I've grabbed cases at a time for almost nothing, even!

They're always getting more in, and they keep a decent selection of the menus, too.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 12:00:59 PM EDT
The foxhole in tillicompton. Or try e-bay.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 12:04:55 PM EDT
I think Mike Loftus had some on sale!
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 12:22:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RedDawg6:
I think Mike Loftus had some on sale!


Yeah but I'm pretty sure his stash got confiscated. I didn't see him at the last WAC show.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 1:04:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 1:10:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigscrun:
mama san.



She had a few cases, two with 07 inspection dates and one with an 08. The outsides looked a little worse for wear though. She wanted $50/case. Not bad, but not as good as the WAC deal ($40 no tax.) Sadly, that option has gone away.

I bought a few cases of the Mountain House off the group buy (5 cases of 6 double entrees and 2 cases of 6 single breakfasts.) I think I'm good there for now. I'd like to get a few cases of MREs too, but I'm waiting for the Katrina glut to hit the market....
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 1:15:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By voilsb:
I usually get mine from the supply room. I've grabbed cases at a time for almost nothing, even!

They're always getting more in, and they keep a decent selection of the menus, too.






Well, hook us up man! How much are they at the PX?
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 3:32:09 PM EDT
Actually, the comissary usually stocks them, but hasn't lately. There's a sign saying they've stopped stocking them temporarily due to hurricane relief efforts.

I also haven't checked in a while, so I don't know if that sign's still up, even.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 4:01:12 PM EDT
Thanks for the info, y'all.

Tillicompton--

Yeah, I'm still new...

Trey

Link Posted: 12/20/2005 3:49:27 AM EDT
Turning into the new hilltop. But I have a feeling that at least a couple blocks from the freeway will still remain mostly safe, if just as crappy. Too many GI's get robbed/hurt or whatever and it gets placed off limits, those businesses will end up folding. I'd be willing to bet that they will be in the city hall demanding more cops in the area before that happens.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 9:02:27 AM EDT
When you find your good deal on some MRE's here is a good recipie you can use to spice it up a little!


Chez Ranger - by Frank Rodgers
>
> I had a date the other night at my place. On the phone the day
> before, the girl asked me to "Cook her something she's never had
before" for dinner.
>
> After many minutes of scratching my head over what to make, I
> finally settled on something she has DEFINATELY never eaten.
>
> I got out my trusty case of MRE's. Meal, Ready-to-Eat. Field
> rations that when eaten in their entirety contain 3000+ calories.
Here's what I made: I took three of the Ham Slices out of their plastic
> packets, took out three of the Pork Chops, three packets of
> Chicken-a-la-King, and eight packets of dehydrated butter noodles and
> some dehydrated/rehydrated rice. I cooked the Ham Slices and Pork
Chops in one pan, sauteed in shaved garlic and olive oil.
>
> In another pot, I blended the Chicken a-la-king, noodles, and
> rice together to make a sort of mush that looked suspiciously like
> succotash. I added some spices, and blended everything together in a glass
> pan that I then cooked in the oven for about 35 minutes at 450
degrees.

> When I took it out, it looked like, well, ham slices, pork
chops, and a bed of yellow poop. I covered the tops of the meat in the MRE
> cheese (kinda like velveeta) and added some green sprinkly thingys
from one of my spice cans (hey, if it's got green sprinkly thingys on it, it (looks fancy right?)
>
> For dessert, I took four MRE Pound Cakes, mashed 'em up, added
> five packets of cocoa powder, powdered coffee cream, and some water. I
> heated it up and stirred it until it looked like a sort of chunky
> gelatinous organism, and I sprinkled powdered sugar on top of it.
> Voila--Ranger Pudding.
>
> For alcoholic drinks, I took the rest of my bottle of Military
> Special Vodka (yes, they DO make a type of liquor named "Military
> Special"--it sells for $4.35 per fifth) and mixed in four packets of
> "Electrolytes - 1 each - Cherry flavored" (I swear, the packet says that). It
> looked like an eerie kool-aid with sparkles in it (that was the
> electrolytes I guess... could've been leftover sand from Egypt).
>
> I lit two candles, put a vase of wildflowers in the middle, and
> set the table with my best set of Ralph Lauren Academy-series China (
> my set of 8 place settings cost me over $600), and put the alcoholic
drink in a crystal wine decanter.
> She came over, and I had some appetizers already made, of MRE
> spaghetti-with-meatballs, set in small cups. She saw the dinner, saw
the food, and said "This looks INCREDIBLE!!!"
> We dug in, and she was loving the food. Throughout the meal, she
> kept asking me how long it took me to make it, and kept remarking that
I obviously knew a thing or two about cooking fine meals. She kind of
> balked at the makeshift "wine" I had set out, but after she tried it I
> guess she liked it because she drank four glasses during dinner.
>
> At the end of the main course, when I served the dessert, she
> squealed with delight at the "Chocolate mousse" I had made. Huh?
> Chocolate what?
> Okay... yeah... it's Chocolate Moose. Took me HOURS to make...
> yup.
>
> Later on, as we were watching a movie, she excused herself to
use my restroom. While she was in there, I heard her say softly to herself
> "uh oh" and a resounding but petite f**t punctuated her utterance of dismay.
>
>
> Let the games begin.
>
> She sprayed about half a can of air freshener (Air Freshener, 1
> each, Orange scent. Yup. The Army even makes smellgood) and returned
to the couch, this time with an obvious pained look.
> After 10 more minutes she excused herself again, and retreated
to the bathroom for the second time. I could hear her say "What the hell is WRONG with me???," as she again send flatulent shockwaves into the
> porcelain bowl. This time, they sounded kinda wet, and I heard the
> toilet paper roll being employed, and again, LOTS more air freshener.
>
> Back to the couch. She smiles meekly as she decides to sit on
the chair instead of next to me. She sits on my chair, knees pulled up to
> her chest, kind of rocking back and forth slightly. Suddenly, without
a word, she ROCKETED up and FLEW to the bathroom, slammed the door, and
> didn't come out for 30 minutes.
>
> I turned the movie up because I didn't want her to hear me
> laughing so hard that tears were streaming down my cheeks.
>
> She came out with a slightly gray palor to her face, and said "I
> am SOOOOOO sorry. I have NO idea what is wrong with me. I am so
> embarrassed, I can't believe I keep running to your bathroom!!" I gave
> her an Immodium AD, and she finally settled down and relaxed.

> Later on, she asked me again what I had made for dinner, because
> she had enjoyed it so much. I calmly took her into the kitchen and
> showed her all the used MRE bags and packets in the trash can.
>
> After explaining to her that she had eaten roughly 9,000
> calories of
"Army food" she turned stark white, looked at me incredulously, and said "I ate 9,000 calories or dehydrated food that was made 3 years ago?"

> After I concurred, she grabbed her coat and keys, and took off
> without a word. She called me yesterday. Seems she couldn't s**t for 3 days, and
> when she finally did, the smell was so bad, her roommate could smell
it from down the hall. She also told me she had been working out nonstop to combat the high caloric intake, and that she never wanted me to cook
> dinner for her again, unless she was PERSONALLY there to inspect the
> food beforehand.
>
> It was a fun date. She laughed about it eventually, and said
that that was the first time she'd ever crapped in a guy's house on a date.
> She'd been so upset by it she was in tears in the bathroom while I had
> been in tears on the couch.
>
> It was a fun night.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 10:08:33 AM EDT
Taggage
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 10:11:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FNBrowning:
Taggage


Link Posted: 1/4/2006 11:05:07 AM EDT
Dumpster behind a unit that just got back from the field(yep I aint proud).
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 12:29:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2006 12:30:21 PM EDT by R-32]

Originally Posted By 161Infantry:
Dumpster behind a unit that just got back from the field(yep I aint proud).



Damn right!.... I ended up with a MRE box full of 20 rd mags that way.

I cant tell you how much medical gear I got from the guys at the fire dept (because my ate up unit would not stock a Medic's aidbag) by swapping out odds and ends from MRE's, I would save my lunch or breakfast MRE from AT's and build a case or three just for swapping for replacement stuff I used up.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 5:05:16 PM EDT
Found 2 cases of MRE bread and a case of 100 water purification tablets once that way.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 5:50:48 PM EDT
Oh yeah, I checked the Commissary.

When they have them in stock, they're $3.98 each.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 6:40:20 PM EDT
Here's some protein bars you can order off the web. I'm not sure where it came from!
http://www.soylent-green.com/
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:02:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twoducetrey:

Originally Posted By bigscrun:
mama san.



Please elaborate for the WAHTF n00b.

Thanks.

Trey

P.S. Tweak & I used to cruise the surplus stores of South Pierce Co. "back in the day" but it's been a few too many years since I've done the circuit. I can find The Duffle Bag, but that's about it right now.




I think we should add "Mama San" to the HTF FAQ...
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 2:59:27 AM EDT
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