View Full Version : POLL: What does MRE stand for?

02-13-2009, 10:28 AM
So, what is MRE?

Vote and lets see what happens :D

02-13-2009, 11:00 AM
I voted ... ;D

02-13-2009, 12:53 PM
So did I

02-14-2009, 03:41 AM
so did i and i know the answer

02-14-2009, 11:17 AM
thats easy

02-14-2009, 04:13 PM
I suspect if you are from the US then it might be easy, depending on your age. Anyway, it'll be a good way for people to learn, after all, we men are special, ern't we? :D


02-23-2009, 07:16 PM
If you know anything about the food that the Army eats then you got my answer

02-23-2009, 09:32 PM
Here's the answer... (if you can't see the spoilers, let us know)

Here at army surplus world we have mre meals. The mre meals stands for meals ready to eat. The mre meals come with an entree, dessert, beverage, condiments, and a heater. They are available individually or by the case. There are 12 mre meals per case. The mre meals come assorted. Order your mre meals from army surplus world.




making your MRE hot...

07-15-2010, 01:41 AM
I suspect if you are from the US then it might be easy, depending on your age. Anyway, it'll be a good way for people to learn, after all, we men are special, ern't we? :D


Or UK & Ex Forces LOL (clue) Yum curry in a hurry

07-15-2010, 03:44 AM
my brother brought home a box of MRE's, and i lived off of them for a week. IT WAS SOO GOOD! Most people don't like MRE's, but they are really good i think. :D

07-15-2010, 08:36 PM
Yeah they are lovely ! i always loved them & they keep for years :)

also noticed its in the topic subject top of page lol !.

07-16-2010, 02:00 PM
yeah i put that there a couple of months later incase someone didn't know.

I've never had a real MRE but understand that they've gotten pretty good, certainly compare to what the Germans ate during WWII, tac biscut (hard as a rock) and bacon fat... yum :P

I watched a movie about the Battle of the Bulge where a german officer (Hessler) says upon seeing a chocolate cake retrieved from an American prisoner "We've lost the war if they can spare shipping room to ship cake to their troops". (or something like that) Anyone see that one where the German was a tank commander who blows up in his tank trying to over take a fuel depot?

here it is: Battle of the Bulge - Hessler's Death (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxxmj--xkqY&feature=related#)

07-17-2010, 01:06 AM
Not many war films ive not seen. I come from a military family lol born & bread on them both gramps in WWII 1 fighting Japs & other Jerries then my old man was a REME then i joined up & ended up in 2 Para S Company left in 2003 just before it all kicked of in Iraq (thank god)

But Rations are great these days i still get my friends to send me boxes LOL but they are that nice mind you if i had to live of them for 6 years it might be another story

my old granddad hatted Corn beef (bullybeef as he called it)

07-22-2010, 09:19 PM
great story...

wasn't spam a big one too during ww2?

08-28-2010, 11:22 PM
oh yeah Spam during WWII was massive in the UK couldn't beat it fried up in some batter (spam fritter) spam & chips (fries) spam & egg spam & spam you name it spam went with it all :D

08-29-2010, 08:33 PM
spam and shoe laces

spam and bark, a favorite if you didn't have bread... ;D

the question to ask, is it Ham or is it Spam? Actually I think it's probably tasteful in the right setting, but it dawned on me again that spam is the thing we hate to receive with our email... I think spam is getting a bad wrap, so in the interest of fairness I direct you to the spam website: www.spam.com (http://www.spam.com) .

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08-30-2010, 03:57 PM
There we go what it means and that is some thing i never knew Spam has always been around & yes of late it's normally filling up my PC with stuff i don't want nor need..