The whole company had post detail and we separated into groups to different parts of the installation to perform different chores. I went with a few other people to the range maintenance area. We helped civilian construction workers build a structure over stations on a new range. We were basically just handing them wooden boards and other supplies. We also went to organize targets and other range materials in the pull barn.
Before everyone left for post detail, they gave us all MRE’s. (Meal Ready to Eat) for lunch. It’s basically a vacuum sealed Lunchable for grownups. Everything you need to eat the meal is included in the package. The MRE I got was a breakfast one: Maple sausage. The MRE’s come with a heating device. This is a bag with a certain type of wrapped chemical in it and when water is added, it heats up to a high temperature to warm the main entree. My meal also came with a chocolate chip Pop-Tart, muffin top, crackers with apple butter spread, coffee grounds, orange beverage mix, and a granola and blueberry cereal. All of this compressed in a little brown package.
There are many types of MRE’s with some tasting better than others. Us trainees like the MRE’s so far because a few different kinds come with candy in them and we would be able to eat it. The drill sergeants despise MRE’s for the most part, because they were the only thing they ate while on deployment.
I’ve had one other MRE so far, but only had about two minutes to eat it for breakfast. I had to eat the beef stew entree cold. I’m still a fan of these meals as long as I get enough time to eat them. I’m actually thinking about buying a few to throw in my truck when I get back in case of emergencies. So concluding my statement, MRE’s are pretty good to eat in my opinion and I can’t wait to have another one.
Until next time,