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Old 08-12-2013, 21:05   #121
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Re: Quest for the one can meal

An amusing little research project. But why? I can think of no circumstance where I would choose to have a one-can meal, ever. I can't really even think of any circumstances where I would be forced, by circumstance, to have a one-can meal.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:00   #122
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Franco American Ravioli-o's. Ravioli in Spaghetti-o's sauce. Better than Chef Boy Ar Dee. Even good cold.

Most any Progresso products are pretty tasty too. They are good about not going overboard on the salt.

Swanson used to make a canned Chicken-ala-King that was really good, but I haven't seen it in years. But you need to dump it over something so it's not really a complete meal in a can. I liked it over toast.

Other than that there is doctoring to be done. Nothing else I could qualify as a complete meal.

I had a roommate who had just gotten out of the army once. He was addicted to 9-lives Turkey Dinner. He proved to me beyond a reasonable doubt that it was labeled as turkey spread in his MREs.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:18   #123
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An amusing little research project. But why? I can think of no circumstance where I would choose to have a one-can meal, ever. I can't really even think of any circumstances where I would be forced, by circumstance, to have a one-can meal.
We were delivering a 23 sports cruiser 165 miles along a choppy English Channel, shouldn't have really been out in the conditions but we were. Fired off a pair of hot can heated meals for lunch. Tasted absolutely terrible but we needed something warm and easy. No chance of cooking down below in those conditions doing 20 knots.

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Old 09-12-2013, 13:29   #124
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We were delivering a 23 sports cruiser 165 miles along a choppy English Channel, shouldn't have really been out in the conditions but we were. Fired off a pair of hot can heated meals for lunch. Tasted absolutely terrible but we needed something warm and easy. No chance of cooking down below in those conditions doing 20 knots.

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I have a cheap vacuum sealer. I pre-prepare and vac seal hearty wholesome meals. They can be heated in the sealed bag by dropping in boiling water for a few minutes (use a pressure cooker in a seaway, with the seal-knob off). Cut the top of the bag off and eat (no need for washing up except a spoon).
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Old 09-12-2013, 13:40   #125
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make your own....Easy guides to canning your own foods - Survival Mom
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but things are going to be pretty bad before I ever eat another MRE. Probably a good thing to have in a life raft or ditch bah
I agree. Australian Army MREs obviously were different, but not better, anything fresh is best.
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Old 16-01-2014, 00:41   #127
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try a can of veg beef soup ... add an extra can of water and put a pack of ramen noodles in it ...add the seasoning ... thickens up and makes a rib sticking meal
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Re: Quest for the One Can Meal

Weyalan,

If you ever go far offshore, like to the Solomons, for instance, it's a case of bring it or doin't have it to eat or drink. So one relies on stuff in tins for survival, and then it's whatever you can tolerate that is commercially prepared. Some tinned fruits meet the bill for me; you can make your own yoghurt, and season them to taste. But the acceptable meal in a tin is very rare, indeed. We can tolerate some of the French made, lentilles garnis, or haricots garnis, but --it's strictly from hunger!

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Ramen noodles, purina geek chow. Any oriental market will have plain "angel hair" rice noodles at 1/10th the cost, without all the unhealthy salt and fat. (Ramen noodles are actually high fat, fried.)

In prepacked polluting foam cups, ramen are certainly convenient but it is easy to do better. In flavor, nutrition, health, and price.

In an anglo supermarket you get brands like Annie Chung's rice noodles, $3.69 for a four?-ounce bowl. Oriental market, $2 for two pounds in a plain plastic bag. Rice noodles, bean noodles, wheat noodles, all kinds.
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Trader Joe's is king of the one 'can' meal. But I doubt OP has that as an option.
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Ramen noodles, purina geek chow. Any oriental market will have plain "angel hair" rice noodles at 1/10th the cost, without all the unhealthy salt and fat. (Ramen noodles are actually high fat, fried.)

In prepacked polluting foam cups, ramen are certainly convenient but it is easy to do better. In flavor, nutrition, health, and price.

In an anglo supermarket you get brands like Annie Chung's rice noodles, $3.69 for a four?-ounce bowl. Oriental market, $2 for two pounds in a plain plastic bag. Rice noodles, bean noodles, wheat noodles, all kinds.
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These are great. Tasty, ready to eat and with a shelf life of a year:

St Dalfour Gormet Meals to Go:
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One Bag Meal?
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Re: Quest for the One Can Meal

Someone posted about "unhealthy salt and fat."

Y'know, 10 years from now we're all going to look back and
say, "How could I have thought salt and fat were
unhealthy."

Mark my words. LCHF You'll know what it means by then.
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Y'know, 10 years from now we're all going to look back and
say, "How could I have thought salt and fat were
unhealthy."
Actually we are already there with fat. It seems pretty clear at this point that running from fat for the past 30 years has done far more harm than good, and that the diet it has pushed us to if far worse than a hight fat diet.

Salt on the other hand.... I don't think that will happen.
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