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If you have a Spetsnaz buddy...
« on: July 11, 2016, 09:16:31 AM »
...maybe you can con him out of some of these :D

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Re: If you have a Spetsnaz buddy...
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2016, 12:49:55 PM »
Brains are high in activity-necessary, easily-digested fat, and liver is high in blood-necessary iron.
It's a pretty nutritious ration.
But I wonder about variety: Is there only one kind? I'd get pretty tired of the same food, day in and day out.

I don't know for sure, but it seems that the Russian one-day ration contains more bulk (food quantity) than two of our normal MREs (which, I think, is our usual one-day issue).
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Re: If you have a Spetsnaz buddy...
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2016, 03:32:30 PM »
Brains are high in activity-necessary, easily-digested fat, and liver is high in blood-necessary iron.
It's a pretty nutritious ration.
But I wonder about variety: Is there only one kind? I'd get pretty tired of the same food, day in and day out.

I don't know for sure, but it seems that the Russian one-day ration contains more bulk (food quantity) than two of our normal MREs (which, I think, is our usual one-day issue).
I think that it is 5,000 calories/day (I read that somewhere).

I am not sure of the shelf life (even if we could obtain these).  MREs are good for 7-years under ideal food storage conditions. I have eaten 5-yeard old MREs, but honestly I could not tell if they were good or not without having eaten a fresh one to compare with.  I am still here so I guess it was alright to eat.

I bought several cases of MREs a few years back and its time to check them.
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Re: If you have a Spetsnaz buddy...
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2016, 05:27:31 AM »
Given it's said to be a ration for mountainous terrain activities 5,000 calories sounds about right. Given a nice day of humping gear and maybe combat around some mountains I suspect they need that much to replaced expenditures.
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Re: If you have a Spetsnaz buddy...
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2016, 09:02:39 AM »
My grandparents tried to get me to eat "brains & eggs" with them when I was young. I declined.  It still doesn't sound good.  Sorry.

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Re: If you have a Spetsnaz buddy...
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2016, 10:04:43 AM »
My step-failure (whoops, I meant father) loved calf brains and scrambled eggs for breakfast. In his case, and when they say you are what you eat, it would have applied to him.
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Re: If you have a Spetsnaz buddy...
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2016, 06:28:50 PM »
M-M-M-M-M-m-m-m--mmmmmmm . . . .
Which applies? Brain food or Scrambled Eggs??
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