where to get MREs

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by monkeyman, Aug 14, 2005.

  1. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I suppose this could have gone in tradeing post, but since I dont have funds to buy them at the moment and am just looking for good sources I thought I would put it here.
    I bought a couple cases from Brian a while back but he mentioned he was about out of them and besides, the ones I got had about 3 different types of packageing and while they were supposed to be current production they didnt seem to be the same ones that are current includeing I know the jamacan pork chops were in these and understand these were discontinued. Besides the tobasco sauce in most of them was all empty iether due to a bad lot of bottles, poor storage or age I dont know, but I doubt I will be buying more from him and wondered if anyone here knew where I could get some reasonably cheap.
    I use them some in my vehicles as emergency kits but also as lunches for work a lot since I never know going to work how long the day will be or if we will break for lunch and these make a good meal if we do but stay good if we dont. Sugestions on where I could get current or near current MREs at reasonable prices would be much apreciated. Thanks.
  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I have 10 cases of those from Brian. They are under the house.

    The 2 that I opened were good. But his 'current and ' new tag was a little off. My date codes went back to '97. Stilll good though

    I don't know where to tell you. I've found that gun shows are sometimes the best spot for me. No shipping
  3. sniper-66

    sniper-66 Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Monkeyman, the pork chops are still out, I spent five weeks in Panama recently and at that one about every other day. As for finding MREs, they are hard to get because of that Government statment now. Good luck, I even have a hard time getting them. Here is a hint. There is a packaging date. After five years, the lot is inspected. If no problems, then they are given a nod for another five years and then they either have to be eaten or destroyed.
  4. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I got the ones from Brian for $30/case from ther up to $50 or $60 a case I guess is the norm though some get as much as $80 but I guess around $40-$55 possibly + shipping is considered normal/fair price.
  5. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Yeah, they are good. I just doubt I will be getting more from him.
  6. swinefornicator

    swinefornicator Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I think cheaper than dirt has them for 49 bucks a case.
  7. gunluvver

    gunluvver Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Sportsman's Guide has them, with pork chops, for $44.97/ case of 12. Buyer's Club gets them for $40.47/case. Stock # is JX5X-62914.
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