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Old 11-18-2012, 01:21 PM   #1
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Default Head's Up MRE's

I was in the ER last night and went to the cafeteria. It seems you can buy new, retail packaged MRE's at the Providence cafeteria for $72/case. Seemed like a good deal.

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Old 03-30-2013, 11:38 PM   #2
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Did you happen to try it? The lack of information on there website on storage and shelf life is kinda scary... Price is fair, and if it task good, why not? Be fine if you rotated them out. I wonder how they are shipping them with the heaters???? Hmmm
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:57 AM   #3
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Did you happen to try it? The lack of information on there website on storage and shelf life is kinda scary... Price is fair, and if it task good, why not? Be fine if you rotated them out. I wonder how they are shipping them with the heaters???? Hmmm
Sopakco's Sure-Pak 12 MRE meals are fully prepared, ready to eat, delicious, nutritious and shelf-stable. These meals meet daily nutritional requirements, and can be stored without refrigeration for up to five years based on storage temperatures. At 70 degrees Farenheit, the meals can be stored up to 5-1/2 years.

We've had their cafe2go products out in the field before. Was actually pretty good stuff, I would hope their MRE's are the same.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:53 PM   #4
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I get mine all from on base, and might have a line on some more if anybody wants them. I usually just jump on any extras left over after exercises and what not.
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I've read a few different reviews that say they are smaller than regular MRE's, fwiw.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:48 PM   #6
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I get mine all from on base, and might have a line on some more if anybody wants them. I usually just jump on any extras left over after exercises and what not.
The commissary used to sell them. Haven't seen any for a long time. If you can jump on some and the price is right, I'd like to get them.
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The commissary used to sell them. Haven't seen any for a long time. If you can jump on some and the price is right, I'd like to get them.
I havent been to the commisary too much as I live in the dorms, but I know that we can get them through supply. When we run the exercises alot of the times extras get ordered, and I like to pick those up when I can. I will let everyone know if I think I can get my hands on some, might be a box here and there. Ive got 3 or 4 cases myself.
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Doe's anybody have access to the heating tab's? They work really good for making camp fires.
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I'll see what I can do. I work with CE Material Control, and I will see if we can get what is left over from the exercises and if there are any scraps left afterwards.
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They were $50 a box at 907 Surplus. Dunno if the new owner raised the cost though.

No idea on the Comissary, haven't been in that place in probably 7-8 years. Rather spend a tiny bit more at Fred Meyers or Walmart and not deal with the dependasauruses and the baggers that expect to get $20 tips for $50 of groceries.
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Commissary sells them for $89.95+ surcharge. They usually have them piled up by the freezer stuff.

Heating tabs....your pretty much hosed on that deal. When I was still over at my store I tried every company out there to get them shipped up here is a no go. I had them shipped to my parents in Ohio and had them flat rate them to me. Was the only way around it. Could also possibly talk with the Boondocks in Eagle River about throwing a case on one of his pallets getting barged up (to worn out to remember the guys name John?). I'm sure he'd do it if you offered him 5-10 boxes. Not bad considering there only about $1 a box and I think 25 boxes to a case.
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Commissary sells them for $89.95+ surcharge. They usually have them piled up by the freezer stuff.

Heating tabs....your pretty much hosed on that deal. When I was still over at my store I tried every company out there to get them shipped up here is a no go. I had them shipped to my parents in Ohio and had them flat rate them to me. Was the only way around it. Could also possibly talk with the Boondocks in Eagle River about throwing a case on one of his pallets getting barged up (to worn out to remember the guys name John?). I'm sure he'd do it if you offered him 5-10 boxes. Not bad considering there only about $1 a box and I think 25 boxes to a case.
Don Hanks is the owner if that's who you are refering to.
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I was close? John/Don it's all the same, lol. A little bottle of something might go a long way in there also....
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They were $50 a box at 907 Surplus. Dunno if the new owner raised the cost though.
Is that what happened there? I've been impressed with the improved organization and professionalism at the store but it's come at a (sharply increased) price on most items.
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