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Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...

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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #60 on: March 17, 2022, 07:16:44 PM
 
I see it more as a bit of fun with likeminded folks than a challenge :tu:
But that is how I see any challenge here :dunno:

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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #61 on: March 17, 2022, 07:31:49 PM
Trying to find coffee that will rival my dark roast Mexican cold brew.  :ahhh

Cold rainwater collected in an empty ammo can and a sachet of instant brown is basically the same right? :whistle:

Surely Mexico makes instant coffee for the occasion, I know they make instant Abuelita  :ahhh
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #62 on: March 17, 2022, 08:09:21 PM
I kinda enjoyed MRE's, too. But...I've never had to live on them for more than a couple days. Lucky me.
MREs were a treat for me! Some of the slop that was served in the galley was downright unappealing.
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #63 on: March 17, 2022, 08:46:55 PM
Found these fruit snack bars today; small, only 60 Kcal, but they might add a little fruit 'goodness' to each meal. Ingredients are just dried fruit, that's it.

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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #64 on: March 17, 2022, 09:03:38 PM
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #65 on: March 17, 2022, 11:08:05 PM
Cold rainwater collected in an empty ammo can and a sachet of instant brown is basically the same right? :whistle:

Surely Mexico makes instant coffee for the occasion, I know they make instant Abuelita  :ahhh

I guess we'll find out about the coffee, but how do they get a grandma in the can?   :rofl: Abuelita instante...ay!   :facepalm:


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Reply #66 on: March 17, 2022, 11:27:49 PM
I guess we'll find out about the coffee, but how do they get a grandma in the can?   :rofl: Abuelita instante...ay!   :facepalm:

By disarming her of her sandals first  :whistle:

For clarity though, Abuelita is a Mexican hot chocolate that traditionally comes in block/tablet form to be melted down with milk  :tu:
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #67 on: March 18, 2022, 01:50:04 AM
For clarity though, Abuelita is a Mexican hot chocolate that traditionally comes in block/tablet form to be melted down with milk  :tu:
And it is delicious.
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #69 on: March 18, 2022, 06:19:49 AM
Found these fruit snack bars today; small, only 60 Kcal, but they might add a little fruit 'goodness' to each meal. Ingredients are just dried fruit, that's it.

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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #70 on: March 18, 2022, 12:45:23 PM
By disarming her of her sandals first  :whistle:

 :rofl:  Conozco el producto.  Mis amigos mexicanos les gusta mucho.  ;)   There are enough Mexican, south and central American stores around that I could probably make an MRE just from them.  :think:


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #71 on: March 18, 2022, 09:19:44 PM
Walked over to the market today, scored a couple items to fill those beverage needs, plus some beef jerky.




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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #72 on: March 19, 2022, 06:10:59 PM
I've pulled together my "first draft" of my GSMRE. Looks pretty good, but needs a couple finishing touches still.

3,431 Kcal and 108 gms protein. Don't ask how much sugar......  :facepalm:


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #73 on: March 19, 2022, 06:35:20 PM
About the same size as last year's GSMRE.




Weighs in at 3 lb (1.350 Kg).


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #74 on: March 19, 2022, 10:52:35 PM
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #75 on: March 20, 2022, 06:57:34 PM
Oh-kay, my GSMRE is complete. I scavenged stuff from my stash of camping meals, got some items from the market, a local candy shop, and, yes, a gas station. It comes in just barely over 3 pounds (1.36 Kg) and delivers a whopping 3755 Kcal. I thought about paring it down to save space and weight, but I think I'll leave it as is. I like the variety and the options. I doubt I'll eat more than 2000 Kcal, but....that 'Cookie, Soft' sounds like it could be alright.....  :rofl:



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Reply #76 on: March 20, 2022, 07:08:04 PM
Nice menu :tu:
I have started gathering a couple of items but have a long way to go.

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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #77 on: March 20, 2022, 10:27:15 PM
All I have so far is a Clif bar and a bottle of hot sauce. 


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #78 on: March 20, 2022, 10:48:58 PM
Right now me too :facepalm:
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #79 on: March 20, 2022, 10:49:51 PM
All I have so far is a Clif bar and a bottle of hot sauce.

Once you have the hot sauce, the rest is awl details....  :tu:

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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #80 on: March 20, 2022, 11:03:01 PM
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #81 on: March 21, 2022, 01:07:56 PM
Yes, yes, yes!  Been waiting to see the part II, I'm in!

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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #82 on: March 21, 2022, 02:03:15 PM
Excellent. Your last GSMRE was awesome!   :cheers:


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #83 on: March 21, 2022, 09:39:01 PM
I'll give it a go but don't expect anything interesting as I'm broke and suppose to be on a diet.

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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #84 on: March 22, 2022, 04:08:07 AM
Good to have ya, zoidberg.

DIY and 'on the cheap' is the very heart of the GSMRE philospohy.  :cheers:


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Reply #85 on: March 22, 2022, 04:35:05 AM
Placed the normal grocery order earlier, decided to start product testing ready for this. I remember not liking Clif bars when I originally tried one, but this is for science  :salute:
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #86 on: March 22, 2022, 05:07:03 PM
I think Cliff bars are more "fuel" than "food".

I've got a few stashed in the basement in the box labelled "trail food". Some are from....well....a while ago. I should probably relabel the box "trail fuel".

Cliff bars are really popular around here, judging by the way they are sold everywhere. I think, relatively fresh, they are perfectly edible. Do they appeal to the gourmet's sense of elegant dining...? Not so much.  :-\




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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #87 on: March 22, 2022, 05:59:15 PM
They are here too.  I throw one in my bag for a quick snack or a quick breakfast on the road.
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #88 on: March 23, 2022, 04:12:51 AM
Research materials arrived today  :salute:

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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #89 on: March 23, 2022, 04:31:51 AM
 :like:  I like your scientific approach...   :tu:  :D


 

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