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03-07-2008, 09:27
This sounds PERFECT for hikers...I MUST GET SOME...

Chicago Tribune March 6, 2008
23. New Fare Helps Army To Travel On Its Stomach
By Tribune news services

Army on Wednesday rolled out
the latest in combat cuisine --
special packets of easy-to-eat,
high-nutrition, high-calorie
foods designed for mobile
The chow, mostly bagged
finger-type foods that soldiers
can just tear open and eat on
the move, will be available in
the field next month.
Also Wednesday, spread
out on tables along the
Pentagon's third floor at lunch
time, containers of garlic
mashed potatoes, barbecue
pork, beef and black beans, and
Mediterranean chicken
simmered as soldiers lined up
for a taste.
Those new offerings will
be available to troops in MREs
(meals ready to eat) over the
next three years.
The southwest beef and
black beans got the nod from
Army Secretary Pete Geren,
who sampled some of the fare.
What's on the menu?
New packaged items
include blackened catfish,
teriyaki chicken, little French
toast squares

03-07-2008, 09:37
a little more on this: These are FIRST STRIKE RATIONS (http://www.natick.army.mil/Soldier/media/fact/food/FSR.htm). Looks GREAT

"what Army leaders are calling the First Strike Ration. It would serve troops such as Laverty, who head into combat first and are on the move. The packet is good for three meals, and includes about 3,000 calories. It is designed for soldiers moving hard and fast, carrying heavy packs and equipment.
Inside are easy-to-eat high-carbohydrate foods, that soldiers can stuff in their rucksacks and dine on the run, including: a pepperoni pocket sandwich, bacon cheddar pocket, tuna, beef jerky, wheat bread, cheese spread, applesauce, several power bars, and even a pack of caffeine gum."

So....we need to get ahold of some "first strike rations"

03-07-2008, 09:53
These are supposed to be high calorie affairs, but when looking at the website they have fat free mayo. It looks like a lot of the things are stuff we hikers already eat.