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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #120 on: April 12, 2022, 05:56:01 PM
Perfect.   :tu:


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #121 on: April 12, 2022, 09:40:35 PM
:iagree:  Adam5, if you need to bump your chow day a day or two, feel free.  :tu:

I saw just about to ask this question.  I need to bump mine a day early or a couple late.  Will post contents on time.


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #122 on: April 12, 2022, 10:50:36 PM
My gsmre all packed up :tu:

I added some salt and Mexico mix for extra flavour to the chili sin carne :tu:
And a packet of instant english breakfast tea and a normal teabag of blackcurrant tea :tu:

It definitively have more than enough calories for me for 24 hours :tu:

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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #123 on: April 13, 2022, 02:11:25 AM
My gsmre all packed up :tu:

I added some salt and Mexico mix for extra flavour to the chili sin carne :tu:
And a packet of instant english breakfast tea and a normal teabag of blackcurrant tea :tu:

It definitively have more than enough calories for me for 24 hours :tu:

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Looks like a pretty good meal.


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Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #124 on: April 13, 2022, 02:23:48 AM
Today’s Exxon stop yielded some good candidates for my GSMRE.

Not all is going in the GSMRE (the corn chips and combos are already claimed by wife).  The pork rinds and cheese curls are bulky so may need to think about.  The almonds just may need to be eaten in some sort of test taste before.


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #125 on: April 13, 2022, 02:59:14 AM
I'll hop in. Already have a camping trip scheduled that weekend, so it'll be perfect. Walked down to the Wawa and Turkey Hill to do some recon tonight.


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #126 on: April 13, 2022, 07:06:29 AM
Thanks @Sos24 I think it will do the job :tu:
Yours looks like it will be awesome :like:

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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #127 on: April 13, 2022, 10:03:52 AM
I'll hop in. Already have a camping trip scheduled that weekend, so it'll be perfect. Walked down to the Wawa and Turkey Hill to do some recon tonight.
I’m not familiar with Turkey Hill, but Wawa tends to have some good stuff.


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #128 on: April 13, 2022, 02:35:10 PM
Wawa is generally better than Turkey Hill, but I think I'll be hitting TH more for this particular challenge. I'll be making several (probably going camping with 4 people) so we'll hopefully get some variety.


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #129 on: April 13, 2022, 02:36:41 PM
Well, this should be interesting...

I mean, of course I found this with whole 2 days time to assemble something resembling a MRE  :think:

Sure, I'm in!  :tu:

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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #130 on: April 13, 2022, 04:56:42 PM
Quick & Dirty version (subject to change in following two days)

GSMRE Mk.2



Notice the excess of calories... Some of the items on the menu have excessively large portion sizes (namely the cracotte crackers and banana chips), meaning I cannot get them in any smaller bags/boxes

Hence, only part of them will be consumed on the Chow day and the rest will be snacked on later. This is not optimal, but that is how we must proceed as of now...

Ps. oh and do not mind of the (s) or (k) markers, just for myself to remember where to buy em... :D
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #131 on: April 13, 2022, 05:25:21 PM
Quick & Dirty version (subject to change in following two days)

GSMRE Mk.2

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Notice the excess of calories... Some of the items on the menu have excessively large portion sizes (namely the cracotte crackers and banana chips), meaning I cannot get them in any smaller bags/boxes

Hence, only part of them will be consumed on the Chow day and the rest will be snacked on later. This is not optimal, but that is how we must proceed as of now...

Ps. oh and do not mind of the (s) or (k) markers, just for myself to remember where to buy em... :D
The excess size of some packages is what I’m dealing with on a couple items.  Last challenge I put some in ziploc bags to break it down to a reasonable portion, but we shall see.


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #132 on: April 13, 2022, 05:36:49 PM
Oh smurf, just realised this needs to be packed by Saturday... It's going to be a Supermarket Sweep job, mine will be a right shambles. :rofl:
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #133 on: April 13, 2022, 06:09:49 PM
Oh smurf, just realised this needs to be packed by Saturday... It's going to be a Supermarket Sweep job, mine will be a right shambles. :rofl:

Just plan it in advance, it'll be fine

I came up with mine in couple hours  :D
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #134 on: April 13, 2022, 06:14:49 PM
Granted, I've done it before, so I knew somewhat what I'm doing and what I DON'T want in the new one  :dunno:

It's not that stressful  :tu:
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #135 on: April 13, 2022, 06:25:03 PM
 
Granted, I've done it before, so I knew somewhat what I'm doing and what I DON'T want in the new one  :dunno:

It's not that stressful  :tu:

Aye, I'm not panicking over it. I'll be treating it like I'm packing for a day at the cricket, as I'm out all day and won't be able to cook/heat things up. So it'll be unhealthy and a mishmash, but at the same time it'll do the job. :tu:
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Reply #136 on: April 13, 2022, 06:30:21 PM

Aye, I'm not panicking over it. I'll be treating it like I'm packing for a day at the cricket, as I'm out all day and won't be able to cook/heat things up. So it'll be unhealthy and a mishmash, but at the same time it'll do the job. :tu:

Yeah Mine is a bit different, it requires hot water to make the mains, but that's about all  :)
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Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #137 on: April 13, 2022, 10:58:32 PM
Oh smurf, just realised this needs to be packed by Saturday... It's going to be a Supermarket Sweep job, mine will be a right shambles. :rofl:
You can do it.  Put together a rough idea of what you would want then see what you can find.

Yeah Mine is a bit different, it requires hot water to make the mains, but that's about all  :)
Mine is also going to need hot water for some food and drink.


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Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #138 on: April 13, 2022, 11:00:17 PM
2nd convenience store haul

Needless to say not all the coffee or oatmeal will be included but some of it will definitely be included.  And the popcorn will be cooked over a camp stove, easily under the time limit.

For my dinner I did choose to deviate from the actual gas station convenience store and stopped into REI which was just down the road.
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #139 on: April 13, 2022, 11:39:52 PM
Made it!  I've been on a weight loss diet the last few weeks, so this looks scrimpy.  I threw in some high calorie foods to make up for the lack of quantity.
1 packet of Salmon : 80 calories
1 packet of tuna: 70 calories
1 tuna meal, crackers included: 220 calories
2 Snack Packs pudding: 100 calories ea.
2 Clif bars: 260 calories ea.
1 bag of Combos: 980 calories total.
1 packet of Pop Tarts: 370 calories
Total: 2080 calories

I'm on vacation this week so my work lunch bag is containing this collection and keeping my sheepdogs from devouring it  :facepalm:

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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #140 on: April 14, 2022, 01:20:52 AM
Made it!  I've been on a weight loss diet the last few weeks, so this looks scrimpy.  I threw in some high calorie foods to make up for the lack of quantity.
1 packet of Salmon : 80 calories
1 packet of tuna: 70 calories
1 tuna meal, crackers included: 220 calories
2 Snack Packs pudding: 100 calories ea.
2 Clif bars: 260 calories ea.
1 bag of Combos: 980 calories total.
1 packet of Pop Tarts: 370 calories
Total: 2080 calories

I'm on vacation this week so my work lunch bag is containing this collection and keeping my sheepdogs from devouring it  :facepalm:

Barry, challenge rules require 2400 calories....  :pok:  Throw in a pack of M&M's and you are covered, I think....  :think:

You don't have to eat them....but you might be tempted...  :rofl:


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #141 on: April 14, 2022, 01:21:50 AM
Quick & Dirty version (subject to change in following two days)

GSMRE Mk.2

(Image removed from quote.)

Notice the excess of calories... Some of the items on the menu have excessively large portion sizes (namely the cracotte crackers and banana chips), meaning I cannot get them in any smaller bags/boxes

Hence, only part of them will be consumed on the Chow day and the rest will be snacked on later. This is not optimal, but that is how we must proceed as of now...

Ps. oh and do not mind of the (s) or (k) markers, just for myself to remember where to buy em... :D

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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #142 on: April 14, 2022, 01:23:01 AM

It definitively have more than enough calories for me for 24 hours :tu:


 :iagree:  same here......  :facepalm:


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #143 on: April 14, 2022, 01:23:44 AM
Wawa is generally better than Turkey Hill, but I think I'll be hitting TH more for this particular challenge. I'll be making several (probably going camping with 4 people) so we'll hopefully get some variety.

I love Wawa.   :dd:


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #144 on: April 14, 2022, 01:24:24 AM
2nd convenience store haul
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Needless to say not all the coffee or oatmeal will be included but some of it will definitely be included.  And the popcorn will be cooked over a camp stove, easily under the time limit.

For my dinner I did choose to deviate from the actual gas station convenience store and stopped into REI which was just down the road.
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You've done well!  :cheers:


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #145 on: April 14, 2022, 01:25:08 AM

So it'll be unhealthy and a mishmash, but at the same time it'll do the job. :tu:



Sounds frighteningly authentic!   :rofl:


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #146 on: April 14, 2022, 01:56:14 AM
Barry, challenge rules require 2400 calories....  :pok:  Throw in a pack of M&M's and you are covered, I think....  :think:

You don't have to eat them....but you might be tempted...  :rofl:
I'll grab a bag tonight buddy.  Thanks!
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #147 on: April 14, 2022, 01:56:49 AM
I love Wawa.   :dd:
Me too...great coffee!!
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #148 on: April 14, 2022, 02:38:36 PM
I'm really slipping.  I came up short calorie wide, and even forgot the most important item of all, coffee  :facepalm:. Now we're set!

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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #149 on: April 14, 2022, 05:29:18 PM
Thank goodness you found some coffee!

Toaster pastries....awl-ways a camping favorite!   :D


 

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