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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #150 on: April 14, 2022, 07:03:23 PM


Little changes here and there (mostly due to not finding the stuff in the store  :facepalm: )

Also, the Cracotte crackers came in two sealed bags in the box, so I can just use one for the MRE

Couldn't find the banana chips so I got some white choc covered ones so we can be even more unhealthy

There may be more changes tomorrow, who knows  :D
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #151 on: April 14, 2022, 08:07:59 PM
Set of dry bags arrived today, ran into some supply issues (no jerky unfortunately!) and struggled to make the calories to the minimum, luckily a doublestuff pack of oreos were to hand  :salute:

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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #152 on: April 14, 2022, 08:29:26 PM
 :D Believe me buddy!  Stitch enough of those silver wrappers together and it's a survival blanket too!
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #153 on: April 15, 2022, 01:49:20 AM
luckily a doublestuff pack of oreos were to hand  :salute:


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #154 on: April 15, 2022, 01:49:51 AM
:D Believe me buddy!  Stitch enough of those silver wrappers together and it's a survival blanket too!


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #155 on: April 15, 2022, 01:50:54 AM

Couldn't find the banana chips so I got some white choc covered ones so we can be even more unhealthy


Whaaaaat?  Chocolate has anti-oxidants. It must be healthy!


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #156 on: April 15, 2022, 01:53:49 AM
Well, I think I have my GSMRE put together.
 

I almost forgot to put the coffee in the bag, I did (in the medicine bottle). 

It is a lot of calories and most probably won”5 be eaten, but there is a good selection.


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #157 on: April 15, 2022, 02:03:35 AM

I almost forgot to put the coffee in the bag....



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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #158 on: April 15, 2022, 08:12:54 AM

You and Barry!    :twak:

This place is going to the dawgs!
At least I didn’t forget to get it.  I did have it and even had it on the list, it just almost didn’t make it into the bag.


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #159 on: April 15, 2022, 02:08:23 PM




Hi, all!  How's everyone doing?!

Just like to post my GSMRE2 content, before putting it away for the wait:

Based on last challenge experience, I packed way, way too much food last time, so I gonna keep the calories and volume down a little this time.  It will still fit the 2700 Calories requirement easy, but since we are now almost summer, it will not be the same as the GRE at colder temperature.

Meals:
Instant Noodle (1)      485
Instant Noodle (2)      472
Instant Noodle (3)      140
Self-heating Hotpot    750+ (this thing is a total calories bomb, everything drips in oil with this...)


Snack:
Korean Seaweed   25
Crunch x6               26x6


Drink:
Pocari Sweat               287  (no, this has nothing to do with sweat collecting from ancient greek boy...)
Milk Tea Packet x2      82x2
Green Tea Packet       82
Lemon Tea                  138


The electric collapsable hotpot is a new toy Mrs got me, perfect for travelling and quick meal on the road.


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #160 on: April 15, 2022, 02:13:35 PM
At least I didn’t forget to get it.  I did have it and even had it on the list, it just almost didn’t make it into the bag.
Me too  :facepalm:.  Sitting right in the cupboard....☕
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #161 on: April 15, 2022, 04:54:18 PM
The electric collapsable hotpot is a new toy Mrs got me, perfect for travelling and quick meal on the road.

Nice GSMRE menus. I'm interested to hear how the traveling kettle works out!   :tu:

Mrs Nix is a big fan of the Crunch bar! 


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #162 on: April 15, 2022, 07:01:28 PM
 Yeah, I think I'm good with the MRE setup, taking pics tomorrow  :pok:
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #163 on: April 15, 2022, 08:24:11 PM
Kind of lost track of time here, I've got to get everything bagged! :ahhh :ahhh 


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #164 on: April 15, 2022, 08:44:14 PM
 :ahhh


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Reply #165 on: April 15, 2022, 08:45:17 PM
And Mags and his U-Boat have been absent.

I suppose it doesn't take much time to fill a sack with oats and salt. Or is the recipe salt with added oats.... :think:


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #166 on: April 16, 2022, 10:40:00 AM
Breakfast

1 x ginseng tea                                    3

Lunch

2 x egg                                              150
1 x salt packet

Dinner

1 x freeze dried curry                     794
1 x chocolate mousse                    312
1 x milk powder (4 tbsp)                159
1 x liquorice tea                                   2

Snacks

1 x trail mix 150g (5 serves)          700

Run or Bike

1 x lollipop                                         56
1 x mango gel                                 102
1 x orange gel                                 107
1 x liquorice twist (2 serves)         154
1 x tailwind powder (24oz)            200
1 x osm bar (.5 serve)                     347
1 x cookie time biscuit                   407

Extra Drinks

1 x dandelion and milk thistle tea    3
1 x blackcurrant tea                            4

Total kcal                                        3500

Weight

napkins                                               11
pot scrub                                              3
towel                                                   32
trash bag                                              5
toothpaste, brush and floss            30
shaker                                                 90
drybag                                                 25
egg box                                               12
packaged food                              1008

Total grams                                    1216

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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #167 on: April 16, 2022, 10:42:37 AM
Not in picture: lighter, stove, gas canister, windshield, water bottle, spoon and cup.

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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #168 on: April 16, 2022, 02:39:02 PM
So,my GSMRE doesn't look very exciting.
I couldn't get out much during the last week, and would have added smaller chocolate bars and some energy drink powder,and another main,but this is probably the best i'd get putting together a GSMRE using gas stations in my immediate vicinity,but some gas stations have better ranges of snacks,some processed meats [but those aren't shelf stable] and biltong [i really wanted to add biltong].
I used the local supermarkets,but could have done a bit better if I took more time to browse last time i was there [but i planned on going back]😁.
i scrounged the 2 packs of biscuits and chocolate from the grocery cupboard.
I considered ordering the SANDF 24hr MRE online just for the mains, but that wouldn't have been in the spirit of the challenge.
My calorie count and weights are -
Knorr pasta and sauce 125g 1687.5 kj 403.3 Cal
Jungle Muesli 400g 6856 kj 1638.62 Cal
Chocolate 80g 1708 kj 408 Cal
Lemon Creams 200g 4104 kj 980 Cal
Topper Vanilla 125g 2512.5 kj 600 Cal

Total weight (exc beverages) 930 grams/2.050 lbs
Total calories - 4132.19 Cal

arranged on my dry bag
20220416_124516 by Humayd a r Mahomedy, on Flickr

plenty of room for more
20220416_124338 by Humayd a r Mahomedy, on Flickr

all packed up
20220416_124448 by Humayd a r Mahomedy, on Flickr


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #169 on: April 16, 2022, 02:59:58 PM
Fresh eggs?   :ahhh     :dwts:  Those would get crushed in my pack. Murphy's law, Nix's fate.   :ahhh



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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #170 on: April 16, 2022, 03:03:35 PM
So,my GSMRE doesn't look very exciting.
I couldn't get out much during the last week, and would have added smaller chocolate bars and some energy drink powder,and another main,but this is probably the best i'd get putting together a GSMRE using gas stations in my immediate vicinity,but some gas stations have better ranges of snacks,some processed meats [but those aren't shelf stable] and biltong [i really wanted to add biltong].
I used the local supermarkets,but could have done a bit better if I took more time to browse last time i was there [but i planned on going back]😁.
i scrounged the 2 packs of biscuits and chocolate from the grocery cupboard.
I considered ordering the SANDF 24hr MRE online just for the mains, but that wouldn't have been in the spirit of the challenge.
My calorie count and weights are -
Knorr pasta and sauce 125g 1687.5 kj 403.3 Cal
Jungle Muesli 400g 6856 kj 1638.62 Cal
Chocolate 80g 1708 kj 408 Cal
Lemon Creams 200g 4104 kj 980 Cal
Topper Vanilla 125g 2512.5 kj 600 Cal

Total weight (exc beverages) 930 grams/2.050 lbs
Total calories - 4132.19 Cal

arranged on my dry bag
20220416_124516 by Humayd a r Mahomedy, on Flickr

plenty of room for more
20220416_124338 by Humayd a r Mahomedy, on Flickr

all packed up
20220416_124448 by Humayd a r Mahomedy, on Flickr

Doesn't look like much variety, but you've packed in the Kcal's nicely.   :tu:


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #171 on: April 16, 2022, 03:53:02 PM
Here's AlephZero GSMRE Mk.2:




Little (read: all) different from the last one (not a single item I had last time on it)  :D
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #172 on: April 16, 2022, 04:01:17 PM
Reminds me a bit of the Israeli "Manot Krav" ration:




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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #173 on: April 16, 2022, 04:53:45 PM
Oh right, almost forgot...

My eating tools this time, German Bundeswehr Essbesteck





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Reply #174 on: April 16, 2022, 04:57:44 PM
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #175 on: April 16, 2022, 07:14:21 PM
OK, my GSMRE is finalized and packed up.





zoidberg inspired me to include a toothbrush. I've awl-ways been jealous of those nations that provide a toothbrush in the 24 hour ration pack. Brilliant. In my first GSMRE, I added one to make the accessory packet more interesting and fun. (And I used it!) I was going to be a bit lazy and leave it out this time ('cuz American rats don't include toothbrushes...), but when I saw zoidberg added one, my envy got the better of me.  :D  Worth the weight!   :tu:




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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #176 on: April 16, 2022, 07:39:54 PM
Pack up!

A rush job to get this together, but planning for multiple day trips watching cricket means I have a good idea of what lasts under what conditions... Makes you wonder what's in some of this stuff! But we're packed up, stored and ready to roll next week.









I know the pasties show a shorter use by date than required, I realised and went and got a longer dated pack a few days later, but I'd already taken the photo and couldn't be bothered doing a new one!

Also, the idea is to use the pop bottle for water when empty, which will be easily refilled through the day when needed.
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #177 on: April 16, 2022, 07:46:09 PM
The pasties sit at room temp?  For a week?  :think:

That is a bit worrisome......  :rofl:  Because my region has a strong history of mining, we also have a strong pastie tradition here. Fresh pasties are sold from various food trucks, stands, and....even the local gas station.

Nice load out. Sounds like cricket matches are more fun than I thought...  :rofl:

Bonus point for including Irn Bru.  :tu:


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Reply #178 on: April 16, 2022, 09:06:16 PM
The pasties sit at room temp?  For a week?  :think:

That is a bit worrisome......  :rofl:  Because my region has a strong history of mining, we also have a strong pastie tradition here. Fresh pasties are sold from various food trucks, stands, and....even the local gas station.

I've had the same ones sitting at the bottom of a bag in the middle of summer for a few days, so the proverbial cool, dry spot should be fine. I hope. :rofl: Pasties and pies are found all over the place here. It's a bit bizarre to go down south and not be able to find any so easily!

Nice load out. Sounds like cricket matches are more fun than I thought...  :rofl:

Even if you don't like the sport itself, it's a good excuse for many to have a picnick and a good drink. :D :drink:

Bonus point for including Irn Bru.  :tu:

It was either that or Vimto, and I thought something fizzy would be better for this challenge!
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #179 on: April 16, 2022, 09:34:55 PM
Four MREs here. One each for me, my wife, our daughter, and one of her friends. We'll see how the girls do, we'll have some back up "real" food if they need it. We didn't inventory the kid's bags, but they had fun getting to pick out whatever junk they wanted at Wawa. I expect a lot of swapping back and forth between my wife and I, so we're counting calories as packed, and will do our best to keep track over the trip.

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Notes: Two kinds of fig bar to taste test. Charms, Bazooka gum, pound cake, and Peanut Chews for authenticity. Wish I got more fruit/veggies in there, but it'll be fine for one day.
Total: 3745

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Notes: "I packed way too much food."

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