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Better living through chemistry, if you can call this living

by Yeti » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:53 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Strike_Ration

Has anyone had experience with these? How do they compare with the standard MREs'? Light weight, easy to prepare, and calorie dense all sound good... I wonder what the side effects are? :lol:

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Re: Better living through chemistry, if you can call this li

by Kiefer » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:47 am

The Army said the FSR substantially reduces weight and load and is intended to enhance a consumer's physical performance, mental acuity, and mobility.

I bet money that they also enhance one's ability to have a bowel movement... :o

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Re: Better living through chemistry, if you can call this li

by Kai » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:57 am

Looks interesting.

Army food has come a long way. (as has army clothing.)

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Re: Better living through chemistry, if you can call this li

by Yeti » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:30 pm

Kiefer Thomas wrote:
The Army said the FSR substantially reduces weight and load and is intended to enhance a consumer's physical performance, mental acuity, and mobility.

I bet money that they also enhance one's ability to have a bowel movement... :o

I've heard differently from enlisted folks. One extreme example being a fella who lived on the standard MREs for two weeks, and didn't take a dump for a week and a half. He needed medical attention and fancy mining equipment. :shock: You've got to hydrate and follow them up with fiber if you want to stay anything close to regular, Combat Readiness is compromised when taking a poo.
I never eat them for more than 2 days at a time.

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Re: Better living through chemistry, if you can call this li

by Yeti » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:48 pm

Update: just had these recomended to me, and they're cheap enough to experiment with:
http://www.amazon.com/Mainstay-Emergenc ... ZM12FBUNKD

Will report!


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