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‘That smells like death… expired death’ — man tries MREs for first time | Military Times
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‘That smells like death… expired death’ — man tries MREs for first time | Military Times

With Thanksgiving meals consumed and families around the country settling in for wondrous, near-mythical food comas, we didn’t want to end the day without paying homage to that ol’ brown bag that has served as a turkey day substitute for many-a-service member throughout our nation’s history.

The Meal, Ready-to-Eat — or Meal, Refusing-to-Exit, as it is affectionately known among constipated troops — is jam-packed with the kind of astronomical calorie and sodium counts needed to fuel service members in various endeavors — like 17-year wars, for example.

Personnel who have deployed or been on extended field ops know that the trading of MRE items becomes a major source of currency exchange. Pick any remote corner of the world — items like poppy pound cakes and strawberry milkshakes are changing hands.

Source:  ‘That smells like death… expired death’ — man tries MREs for first time | Military Times