PLA Army Food is bad

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PLA Army Food is bad

Post by Jered » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:52 am

Steve1989 found something that he won't eat.
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Re: PLA Army Food is bad

Post by Precision » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:43 am

awesome review.
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Post by Old Grafton » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:23 am

Born in 1950. Grew up in a smallfarm family; ate a lot of stuff most folks wouldn't, but nothing terrible. In the Boy Scouts from age 11, one of the Grandfathers in the NG kept us supplied with "C' and "K" rations on monthly campouts, mostly early 1950's stuff. Learned to stir the motor oil back into the peanut dust in the golden flat cans, soak the biscuits in hot water and hide the smokes from the ScoutMaster. Canned lima beans and ham was delicious. Since then, whitebox/black letter welfare food at home, gov't surplus food at school, etc. til I grew up. Since then I've had a more varied and better diet but I'm not afraid of any MRE's, be they Brit, Yank, Kraut etc. I even liked the early MRE scrambled egg-bricks. I'm not such a gourmet that I'll refuse a meal if it keeps my bellybutton from riding my backbone. I'd eat that chinese MRE if I was hungry.
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Re: PLA Army Food is bad

Post by randy » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:57 pm

Nothing says FTX to me like a C-rat can of scrambled eggs and ham eaten cold because we are on an "ambush patrol". Ah, memories.

Seriously I never had a problem with C-rats, MREs or LRRPs rations. The only one I didn't really like was the C-Rat spaghetti and meatballs because it tasted too much like (and probably was) Chef Boy-Ar-Dee. Something about their flavoring never set right with me since I was a kid. Eat it, yes, enjoy it, not so much.

I think his point on the PLA MRE was that it seemed that the pork was actually rotten, not just bad tasting.
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Re: PLA Army Food is bad

Post by Cybrludite » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:07 pm

When the dude who taste tests Boer War surplus emergency rations with no ill effects gets food poisoning from a thing, you know that thing is no good.
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Re: PLA Army Food is bad

Post by Jered » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:51 pm

Cybrludite wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:07 pm
When the dude who taste tests Boer War surplus emergency rations with no ill effects gets food poisoning from a thing, you know that thing is no good.
He ate some leftover Civil War hardtack, too.
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Re: PLA Army Food is bad

Post by Old Grafton » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:13 am

Common sense--pick battles you think you have a good chance of winning. If things look grim; they prolly are. Only go out on a limb if odds and info are supportive or if you have no better odds.
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Post by HTRN » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:22 am

This is very telling when the chinese army cant get rations right, how good are they at the complicated stuff?
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Re: PLA Army Food is bad

Post by Jered » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:49 am

HTRN wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:22 am
This is very telling when the chinese army cant get rations right, how good are they at the complicated stuff?
Nasty-ass inedible food is not good for morale or combat effectiveness, either.
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