Friday, February 8, 2013

Back From Assignment, and Warming Myself By the (Non-Existent) Campfire

I shall have to wait a bit longer to give the details of my recent absence, but I'll say this much. I wasn't in Los Angeles chasing a murder suspect, and I didn't go to Benghazi (seriously, EJ? Benghazi?) But I spent a lot of time in the out-of-doors, and I ate a couple of these. Or should I say, I ate portions of these. I offloaded way more than I ate - MRE's are very filling!

Campfire not included. But, hey - you don't need one!

8 comments:

Minicapt said...

http://www.tacticalintelligence.net/blog/how-to-make-pemmican.htm

Cheers

OldAFSarge said...

Osmotic raisins? Interesting. I do know what they are, but still.

Oh and welcome back. (Where ARE my manners?)

Susan Katz Keating said...

Can you use that recipe to make osmotic pemmican? And I don't know what that is, either. Perhaps Old AFS would enlighten us?

And, thank you for the welcome back! It's great to be home!

Warriaaaah! said...

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce is a way lot better.

Michael said...

2 questions:
Did you have a hard time keeping track of your new rucksack?
Did the Jarheads treat you well?
;-)

Susan Katz Keating said...

I didn't haul my ruck into the field because, um, I really really like it, and I was afraid of getting it dirty, and... yeah. I should get over that. And I had wonderful hosts. Full AAR when the time is right....

Michael said...

My last MRE was almost 30 years ago...can't say I've missed anything...

OldAFSarge said...

Osmotic Raisins - have apparently been processed via an "osmotic" process, apparently this involves infusing them with a type of sugar. There's even a patent out there, here's the link - http://www.patentgenius.com/patent/H950.html. Also saw a review of MREs at http://www.notpurfect.com/surv/mre.htm which stated: "The raisins were packaged in a foil container marked "Raisins Osmotic". I have no clue how osmotic raisins differ from the ordinary variety; but the raisins were nasty. I couldn't finish them."

Not so good I guess. But in my day we ate C-Rations. Yum. (Sarcasm off)