We’ve done this before, improvised Meals Rejected by Ethiopians. Now, I went into the Army at a time when a lot of old standby WWII, Korea and Vietnam War or older era items were being phased out because they worked too well and the military had too many of them and the only way to ensure continued officer advancement in many different fields was to mimic activity as needed change. This was probably my first brush with this corporate activity and I must admit to being taken aback. Who gets rid of perfectly good stuff just because it isn’t shiny anymore? I imagine there was a bit of a euphoria and excitement about getting rid of anything that might have been construed as a Draft Era, mechanical army as a new wave of professionalism and computer chips replaced the old. Of course, when you slap a new layer of lipstick on a pig, it is still swine underneath. If you go back and look at old pictures of American G.I.s in comparison to the European armies or even the Soviets in field uniforms, we are a wrinkled slovenly looking bunch. We truly embraced quantity over quality as a reigning philosophy in our rush to fight for FDR The Bankers Whore’s global empire. And when the new camouflage Battle Dress Uniforms replaced the old OD fatigues, the one’s which looked so bad compared to everyone else, they made the OD’s look clean and neat in comparison. Which is how embarrassing they were.
The sturdy reliable Jeep being replaced by the mechanical nightmare of the Hummer, the world famous and treasured 45 being replaced by
the faggot 9mm ( I have less issues with 9’s as civilian weapons, being able to use better ammo. With FMJ ammo, you need a real round rather than a Nazi pop gun ). I could go on. The one thing that was actually improved by a replacement was the old C-rations. I ate those decades old food substitutes in Basic Training and once at my duty station in the field we had MRE’s. Same food, but lighter packages. But I still hate MRE’s in civilian/survivalists hands. Number one, if you had seen the turd I had to try to pass after a week of MRE’s, you’d hate them too. But more importantly, number two ( I put turds #1 so there would be no #2 jokes ), they are extremely expensive. For half the price of an MRE, a jar of peanut butter will give you over twice the calories. And it can’t give you any worse of a case of constipation. For variety, you throw in a few Top Ramen packs ( you can munch uncooked, with or without the seasoning ). If you can’t eat peanut butter, a small can of condensed sweetened milk ( usually in the bakery isle- this is the stuff fudge is made from. And again, please, no #2 jokes ) is about the same cost ( you’ll need two cans to equal one jar peanut butter calorie wise ). One can milk and two Ramen packs are about two thousand calories and not much over $2.
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