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  1. #1
    Marksman

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    Civilian MRE’s

    Anybody know if these are still good. I have had these stored inside for a while but don’t know if it’s time to trash them.



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    Does the box have a red sticker on it?

  3. #3
    Sooooo Cheesy!

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    They were made on 12 September 2012.
    The code starts with 2, so 2012 is the year.
    The last three digits are the exact day of the year they were made and the 256th day of 2012 was 12 September.

    The 9/16 is a suggested inspection date for the lot.

    If they were stored in a climate controlled environment, they should be fine.
    If they were stored in a hot Louisiana shed, they’re likely okay for another year or two but are likely fine also.

    I say open one up and eat it then you’ll know for sure.

    Hope this helps!
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    Sooooo Cheesy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thperez1972 View Post
    Does the box have a red sticker on it?

    Beware, the inspection stickers are only a rough guide and do not necessarily indicate condition of contents.
    Likely most MRE lots stored in Louisiana will have exposed indicators.
    PSA: run up on me while I'm getting my Beef and Cheddar on and point a gun or gun like object in my face, be prepared to catch some hot ones. -Vanilla Gorilla

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesy Lasagna View Post
    Beware, the inspection stickers are only a rough guide and do not necessarily indicate condition of contents.
    Likely most MRE lots stored in Louisiana will have exposed indicators.
    The dots are a rough guide that measures time and temperature, the two main factors that will affect the condition of the contents. All indicators are exposed as they are on the outside of the box regardless of the state or country the box is stored in. That's where the stickers were designed to go.
    Last edited by thperez1972; October 23rd, 2019 at 04:59 PM.

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    Sooooo Cheesy!

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    https://www.mreinfo.com/mres/mre-shelf-life/

    By exposed I meant the entire dot would be black and indicate expiration.
    In hot climates thie is not entirely reliable.
    Last edited by Cheesy Lasagna; October 23rd, 2019 at 05:03 PM.
    PSA: run up on me while I'm getting my Beef and Cheddar on and point a gun or gun like object in my face, be prepared to catch some hot ones. -Vanilla Gorilla

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesy Lasagna View Post
    They were made on 12 September 2012.
    The code starts with 2, so 2012 is the year.
    The last three digits are the exact day of the year they were made and the 256th day of 2012 was 12 September.

    The 9/16 is a suggested inspection date for the lot.

    If they were stored in a climate controlled environment, they should be fine.
    If they were stored in a hot Louisiana shed, they’re likely okay for another year or two but are likely fine also.

    I say open one up and eat it then you’ll know for sure.

    Hope this helps!
    If there's a red dot sticker on the box, look and see if the center is lighter or darker than the ring. The sticker takes into account the factors above and help give a rough guess as to the condition without having to worry about how long and where they are stored. If the center is lighter, you're fine. As the center gets to the color of the ring, you may want to open one up and check it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesy Lasagna View Post
    https://www.mreinfo.com/mres/mre-shelf-life/

    By exposed I meant the entire dot would be black and indicate expiration.
    In hot climates thie is not entirely reliable.
    Then the dot is working. MRE's are supposed to have a shorter shelf life in hot climates. Given the choice of agreeing with you and agreeing with the Department of Defense, I'm going to side with the DoD. I suspect they have a bit more experience in this area.

  9. #9
    Marksman

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    Thanks. It was stored inside in a closet so sounds like they should be good for a little longer.


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    All or nothing

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    Check out the vids of brave people trying questionable MRE’s that are way past the shelf life and still very edible. There are quite a few and very in-depth.
    Contrary to popular belief, a head shot is not necessarily a guaranteed kill shot....but it sure does take the fight out of 'em.

    and if one in every 100,000,000 M&M's contained enough cyanide to kill a person, the Mars candy company would be forced by public outcry to correct it———
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