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Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...

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us Offline Alan K.

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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #90 on: March 24, 2022, 03:43:31 AM
I'm in. Had loads of fun with the last one.

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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #91 on: March 24, 2022, 04:01:43 AM
 :cheers:  Will you be brave enough to include grits again, Alan....?  :think:


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #92 on: March 24, 2022, 05:24:35 PM
:cheers:  Will you be brave enough to include grits again, Alan....?  :think:
I think the instant grits worked very well for our purposes.  I think I'll have to locate some again for part 2.
Might also go the Comis route and find some instant hot pot or a spicy pho/ramen of some sort.
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #93 on: March 25, 2022, 09:50:34 PM
Cold rainwater collected in an empty ammo can and a sachet of instant brown is basically the same right? :whistle:

Turns out you're not far off.  I found a small quantity of coffee sticks that say you can make hot coffee or cold brew.  I didn't have an empty ammo can, so I dumped one in a slightly colder than room temp bottle of water.  It was enough like coffee to get the job done.   :tu:





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Reply #94 on: March 25, 2022, 09:55:53 PM
Turns out you're not far off.  I found a small quantity of coffee sticks that say you can make hot coffee or cold brew.  I didn't have an empty ammo can, so I dumped one in a slightly colder than room temp bottle of water.  It was enough like coffee to get the job done.   :tu:

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I may have never served, but I apparently have the spirit for the food  :salute:
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #95 on: March 25, 2022, 10:45:24 PM
I may have never served, but I apparently have the spirit for the food  :salute:

It's not the spirit that counts, but the stomach.....  :rofl:


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Reply #96 on: March 25, 2022, 10:50:30 PM
It's not the spirit that counts, but the stomach.....  :rofl:

Fret not commander, I have my heavy fire latrine-use certification if a situation develops  :whistle:
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #97 on: March 25, 2022, 11:48:23 PM
 :rofl:  Excellent.


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #98 on: March 31, 2022, 07:38:06 PM
I have collected some items that make up a decent ration I think, I ended up with 3200+ kcal so the energy is there :tu:
I currently have it in a 10l drybag, but have ordered a 8l to meet requirements :tu:

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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #99 on: March 31, 2022, 08:25:27 PM
 :2tu:

Doesn't have to be ab 8L bag....but I'm glad the challenge gave you an excuse to get another nice bit of gear.  :D  :rofl:


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Reply #100 on: March 31, 2022, 09:34:29 PM
Technically it is 3 pieces of gear :rofl:
A 2l, 4l and a 8l drybag for about 10€ total :like:

I'm not sure the contents of the ration will change yet, but I think I'm covered at least :tu:

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Reply #101 on: March 31, 2022, 11:12:36 PM
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #102 on: April 01, 2022, 08:34:44 AM
for my GSMRE i managed to procure hot beverage components .
i drink tea,specifically the Five Roses "Ceylon or African blend". i'm not a fan of the Rooibos [Afrikaans for redbush] tea but it will do in a pinch.
i like coffee with a lot of milk,and sugar.

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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #103 on: April 01, 2022, 03:10:32 PM
We had those Nescafe packets in our MRE's.  I'm not a big instant guy, but I definitely liked those!  That's a great lineup of drink packets :tu:
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Reply #104 on: April 01, 2022, 03:55:22 PM
Taste-testing continues, this protein bar wasn't bad at all and will probably make the cut. I'm thinking a noodle cup will probably be involved too  :think:

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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #105 on: April 01, 2022, 04:20:17 PM
Nice work, HARM. That looks like an excellent selection. I do like Rooibos when I have it....but I don't have it all that often. Mrs Nix drinks it more frequently.   :tu:

I don't think there is any caffeine in Roooibos....which some people might consider a disadvantage.....  :whistle:


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Reply #106 on: April 01, 2022, 04:20:54 PM
Taste-testing continues, this protein bar wasn't bad at all and will probably make the cut. I'm thinking a noodle cup will probably be involved too  :think:

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The words "Peanut Butter" usually get my attention.   :rofl:


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Reply #107 on: April 01, 2022, 04:34:51 PM
The words "Peanut Butter" usually get my attention.   :rofl:

It was more... peanut than peanut butter, but I suppose we should be happy command is giving us chocolate at all  :dunno:
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #108 on: April 02, 2022, 12:35:30 AM
Word.   :cheers:


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #109 on: April 02, 2022, 05:25:12 AM
I don't think there is any caffeine in Roooibos....which some people might consider a disadvantage.....
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #110 on: April 02, 2022, 07:02:49 PM
Nice work, HARM. That looks like an excellent selection. I do like Rooibos when I have it....but I don't have it all that often. Mrs Nix drinks it more frequently.   :tu:

I don't think there is any caffeine in Roooibos....which some people might consider a disadvantage.....  :whistle:

thanks Nix.
yeah i like my caffeine  :D i'm not much of a coffee drinker,i use a French press on occasion,and my brother gave me an espresso pot,but i prefer instant  :D


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #111 on: April 02, 2022, 07:34:31 PM
In my GSMRE, I packed both instant and an individual bag, like a tea bag. The steeped coffee is better to me, but I like the speed of instant. Instant can be made cold, too.   :tu:


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #112 on: April 03, 2022, 05:22:02 AM
I actually like cold instant coffee.  It's a nice change of pace for me.  I agree about those coffee bags buddy.  Steeped coffee is good stuff! 
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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #113 on: April 09, 2022, 07:53:39 PM



A quick reminder: GSMRE's must be completed, packed, and confirmatory photo posted in 1 week!  16 April!

oh, and tonight's movie has been cancelled.




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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #114 on: April 09, 2022, 08:45:23 PM
I just saw this today, but I’m in.  I’ll have to get to work assembling but this will be fun.

01: Nix
02: GearedForwards
03: RF52
04: Hevy and Vítor
05: Barry Rowland
06: HARM
07: MichaelGT83
08: Farmer X
09: magentus
10: Fireman
11: Adam5
12: comis
13: zoidberg
14. Alan K.
15. Sos24


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #115 on: April 10, 2022, 01:48:29 AM
 :cheers:   :tu:


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Reply #116 on: April 10, 2022, 02:14:02 AM
I just realized that I will be on grandparent duty April 23rd and will not be able to participate in GSMRE II. I will be able to check in and interact with the participants periodically, but my meals will be dictated by my wife and grandkids.

01: Nix
02: GearedForwards
03: RF52
04: Hevy and Vítor
05: Barry Rowland
06: HARM
07: MichaelGT83
08: Farmer X
09: magentus
10: Fireman
11: comis
12: zoidberg
13: Alan K.
14: Sos24


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #117 on: April 10, 2022, 04:24:23 AM
I just realized that I will be on grandparent duty April 23rd and will not be able to participate in GSMRE II. I will be able to check in and interact with the participants periodically, but my meals will be dictated by my wife and grandkids.

01: Nix
02: GearedForwards
03: RF52
04: Hevy and Vítor
05: Barry Rowland
06: HARM
07: MichaelGT83
08: Farmer X
09: magentus
10: Fireman
11: comis
12: zoidberg
13: Alan K.
14: Sos24
It is Nix’s challenge but I know during the last one Hevy needed to change his “chow day”, so I don’t think it would be a problem if you did yours on a different day for this challenge.


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #118 on: April 10, 2022, 10:22:57 PM
It is Nix’s challenge but I know during the last one Hevy needed to change his “chow day”, so I don’t think it would be a problem if you did yours on a different day for this challenge.

 :iagree:  Adam5, if you need to bump your chow day a day or two, feel free.  :tu:


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Re: Gas Station MRE II -- second helpings...
Reply #119 on: April 12, 2022, 03:30:50 PM
i got a couple more components for my GSMRE,breakfast and a meal.
the 10 servings of muesli will be be good for breakfast and a few snacks.


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