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If any of you are interested in MRE's - meals ready to eat - try cheaperthandirt.com and check out their prices. I haven't seen them cheaper anywhere, & I was surprised how quickly they delivered. Their main trade is in ammo, BTW. Just passing it along...
-- BEn Dair (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 09, 1998
They also sell cheap blankets, clothes, camping implements, T-rations and survival books. www.cheaperthandirt.com
-- RD. ->H (email@example.com), December 09, 1998.
Gary North site says MREs should NOT be a long term food mainstay. Exlusive use for a long time can cause stomach (?) problems. OK for part of stuff you eat. But should have other stuff, too.
Follow his links to this starting with ".. to Art Bell Listeners"
-- eater (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 09, 1998.
Uh-huh...supposedly MRE's don't have any fiber...use as a supplement only...
-- z (email@example.com), December 09, 1998.
w-e-l-l they're better than nothing, certainly, and they're a fair bit better than c-rations ever were, but they're also designed to, er, minimize bulk, due to the fact that there's no real way to, well, go to the bathroom if one is stuck in one of those stupid chemical warfare suits, in a contaminated environment - which means you sorta have to like NOT GO at all, or if you do, you wear it, until you can get to a decon site...so, no, they have almost no fiber, and you really REALLY need to eat significant ammounts of fiber with them if you intend to keep your digestive tract functioning normally.
Arlin who just remembered another reason he's glad he's not wearing the green suit anymore.
-- Arlin H. Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 09, 1998.
I just read a long Usenet thread about MRE's. Apparently you need to drink a lot of water while eating them, something people tend not to do in the bush for various reasons. MRE's contain little water; that helps preserve them for long periods.
If you're interested in the pro's & con's, go to Deja News & do a search.
-- Ben Dair (email@example.com), December 10, 1998.