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Old 05-16-2016, 01:22 PM   #1
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I just bought two cases of MREs to take with me when I go camping out in the bush. I'll take a backpacking stove for making coffee and the MREs are all heater meals. I now need to get a Katadyn water filter to purify stream water.
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Where and what did you get?

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You can get them cheaper from questionable sources and many of them are out of date. These are military issue and were manufactured in 2014.

Amazon.com : 2017 Inspection US Military MRE A and B Case : Sports & Outdoors Amazon.com : 2017 Inspection US Military MRE A and B Case : Sports & Outdoors
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Well, they have a good test date, so you have plenty of time. What is the bright red stick, some kind of tattle tale?

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Yes. The ones I bought were packed in 2014 and has an inspection date of 2017. But the shelf life should be until at least the mid 2020s.

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I've been carrying the Katadyn Hiker for several years, inside my Camelback backpack w/ 100 oz. bladder.

Haven't gotten sick, yet.

I also drop a purification tablet in with the filtered water, though.
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How do you tell when they were packed?
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MRE'sBetter bring extra toliet paper & antacids!
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There is a date on the case. If it isn't correct I'll return them.
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I remember when the LRRP meals came out and everyone was trying to get them back in 68 or so? Damn those things were excellent compared to our steady diet of C rats.
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I remember when the LRRP meals came out and everyone was trying to get them back in 68 or so? Damn those things were excellent compared to our steady diet of C rats.
I ate c-rations in basic training while on bivouac. Lots of dunbasses didn't have openers.
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Yes. The ones I bought were packed in 2014 and has an inspection date of 2017. But the shelf life should be until at least the mid 2020s.

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Ok thanks. Those might be worth stocking up on, then.

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They arrived today. And as the temperature/time indicator shows they were stored in a climate controlled warehouse and are in perfect condition. The inner dot is the same color as the outside of the circle.

If they would have been stored in a hot warehouse the center red dot would darken. http://nsrdec.natick.army.mil/media/..._Indicator.pdf

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Looks like a good find Pogo. What kind of Katadyn filter are you thinking of getting?
You might want to consider Katadyn's Micropur pills in addition: https://www.katadyn.com/us/us/403-80...p1-20-usa-only
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I ate c-rations in basic training while on bivouac. Lots of dunbasses didn't have openers.
Ah hell boon that is why they call it "basic training." Didn't any of yall have a dang blasted bayonet. Pig stick that dang can troop.

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There is a date on the case. If it isn't correct I'll return them.
Pogo that is like $7.50 a meal that is not bad at all in an emergency power outage or camping. Hell by the time yah stock up on stuff to cook a meal those MREs are great.
I am getting prepped to make Pemmican and will post the results in the food forum. Now that stuff is real mountain man Injun survival food.
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