Civil Defense crackers!!

Discussion in 'General Food and Foraging Discussion' started by ReconCraftTheta, May 25, 2011.

  1. ReconCraftTheta

    ReconCraftTheta WWII Reanctor/Architecture Student

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    Alright, so, today at an antique store I came across some "Civil Defense all purpose survival crackers". Made in 1965, I believe. Sealed tin, all the fancy stuff. I got home, checked a few forums about them, and, most say they should be alright to eat. Just going to get you guy's opinion here. Yey or ney to eating??? They look fine.
     

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  2. UncleJoe

    UncleJoe Well-Known Member

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    I don't see why not. The worst they can be is stale.
     

  3. jnrdesertrats

    jnrdesertrats Noob

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    You could try them out on a sibling:sssh:
     
  4. *Andi

    *Andi Supporting Member

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    Man ... how come I never find stuff like this at my antique stores ... ???
     
  5. efbjr

    efbjr Well-Known Member

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    Got any 1965 peanut butter to go with them? :D
     
  6. ReconCraftTheta

    ReconCraftTheta WWII Reanctor/Architecture Student

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    Will MRE butter do? hahaha. Danke, guys. Like I say, sealed tin and everything, just as you can see, curiosity lead me to open it. Obviously after that there was a response of: "Well, ****. Now I have to eat them!"
     
  7. ReconCraftTheta

    ReconCraftTheta WWII Reanctor/Architecture Student

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    To my surprise, upon trying them this morning, they were alright. Still crunchy, but they aren't something I'd eat alone, they need flavor.
     
  8. Woody

    Woody Woodchuck

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    Still better than the alternative!
     
  9. ReconCraftTheta

    ReconCraftTheta WWII Reanctor/Architecture Student

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    Way back, the place I live had a lot of fallout shelters. Binghamton (put 2 and 2 together, haha) was a major steel manufacturer, thusly one of the CCCP's biggest targets on the secondary target list. In my adventures, I've visited one of said shelters.... cold, humid, then hot and humid, all the time dark. :D
     
  10. DJgang

    DJgang I put SAs on IGNORE!

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    I remember eating these as a kid. For some reason my dad had lots of MREs, almost like maybe they were left over from Vietnam days or something...:dunno:

    I loved 'em, the peanut butter too! Yum...can you say sticky!
     
  11. ReconCraftTheta

    ReconCraftTheta WWII Reanctor/Architecture Student

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    Nice! haha. Reenacting gets you used to the German stuff like Hartkek and Knackelbrot. Fun times, fun times.

    On a side note, they've been set aside with the rest of my stockpile.