Fighters feast: ready-to-eat meals from around the world

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  1. htperry

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    This is how fighters feast: YouTube videos offer fascinating peek inside the ready-to-eat meals offered to soldiers around the world
    • Videos look inside MRE boxes opened in places like Germany and Canada
    • Dishes include cannelloni pasta, goulash and chicken tikka masala
    • Some MRE meals are packed with snacks like energy bars and candy
    • While others, including in Japan, are simple with white rice and protein
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    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3954978/YouTube-videos-soldiers-eat-world.html

     
  2. Chdamn

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    I have traded MRE's with the French the Italians, the Israelis, the Spanish and the brits.

    The French, Italians and Spanish MRE's has a wine ration in them but the meals weren't great. By far the brits had the best field rations.
     
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    And to think, their food is otherwise so bland.
    They should be restricted to just providing beer.
     
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    It wasn't the flavor so much but the freshness. When you've been living off of MRE's that expired 2 years ago (that have a 10 year shelf life) and someone hands you a meal with a 6 month shelf life and it tastes awesome.
     
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    Which one had your bowels on lockdown the shortest? The crap the Corps gave me kept me out of the bathroom for days.
     
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    I was in when they had life savors in the MRE's. I saved them up till I had a real crapper nearby and then ate the whole roll. 20 min later and I was unleashing 3 days of stored up hell.

    As far as which countries MRE didn't clog me up the brits because it was the freshest.
     
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    I did that as well. I loved the wine rations and I liked the French food. Not crazy about the Spanish.
     
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    I got some food from the Romanians once...very odd. I couldn't tell if it was stuff from home or out of a military ration. It was like a chicken meat puree in a can.

    Traded some rations from the Aussies...their MREs were huge because a single one was meant to sustain you for 24 hours versus just one meal in a bag.

    I had a Samoan in my platoon and he only got MREs for the wheat snack bread....which he coated in mayonnaise and put slices of SPAM on it.
     
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    Canada's comes with a french edition white flag.
     
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    Canada gets Snickers?? Damn....all we got was some lousy stale and mostly melted M&Ms....
     
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    It's a very neat channel. Been watching his videos for some time now. Between him, Rob Ski, and all those hydraulic-press-smashes-stuff vids, your time can get away from you preeeeetty quickly.
     
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    Yep. Mayonnaise is Samoan ice cream.
     

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