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    Well, if you look at it, hardtack was the original MRE.
    Madness does not always howl. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "Hey, is there room in your head for one more?"

    I is before E except after C, then it's chaos man, mass chaos! Letters coming together into words, but then you go English and they put U's in places that just shouldn't go there... AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirinke View Post
    Well, if you look at it, hardtack was the original MRE.
    Not quite; not enough calories or nutrients, and while you technically CAN eat it as is, that's an unwise idea unless you like broken teeth. Usually it would be soaked with something to make a porridge or mush, with other stuff added in it to make it more palatable if you were lucky. And that was after the cunning sort of soldier got the worms/weevils out of it by letting them float to the top of the liquid he had soaked it in.
    "I'll tell you something," he said, as if he had said nothing that day. "You're walking on gallows ground, and there's a rope around your neck and a raven-bird on each shoulder waiting for your eyes, and the gallows tree has deep roots, for it stretches from heaven to hell, and our world is only the branch from which the rope is swinging."

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    Yetch. Now I understand why they were allowed so much booze to drink. The liquor was probably the healthiest thing they put in their mouths.
    Madness does not always howl. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "Hey, is there room in your head for one more?"

    I is before E except after C, then it's chaos man, mass chaos! Letters coming together into words, but then you go English and they put U's in places that just shouldn't go there... AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

    My sanity left town along time ago and didn't leave a forwarding address. It's not missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirinke View Post
    Well, if you look at it, hardtack was the original MRE.
    No shit? Really? Was that why I was giving you the "No shit? Really?" eyeblinks last post?

    Hardtack, or literally biscuits*, were the long term food storage method for long distance travel back in the day... so sailors and soldiers got to 'enjoy' them. As did settlers in the American west.



    * In the old french, "twice baked". They'd bake bread†, and then bake it again to ruin it make it last. Triscuit, is then, "thrice baked".
    † Usually dense, unleavened bread.




    Quote Originally Posted by Palaralae View Post
    And that was after the cunning sort of soldier got the worms/weevils out of it by letting them float to the top of the liquid he had soaked it in.
    Are you kidding? Give up those proteins?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nail bunny View Post
    No shit? Really? Was that why I was giving you the "No shit? Really?" eyeblinks last post?

    Hardtack, or literally biscuits*, were the long term food storage method for long distance travel back in the day... so sailors and soldiers got to 'enjoy' them. As did settlers in the American west.



    * In the old french, "twice baked". They'd bake bread†, and then bake it again to ruin it make it last. Triscuit, is then, "thrice baked".
    † Usually dense, unleavened bread.





    Are you kidding? Give up those proteins?
    Hey, Andrew Zimmern would scarf it down.
    Madness does not always howl. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "Hey, is there room in your head for one more?"

    I is before E except after C, then it's chaos man, mass chaos! Letters coming together into words, but then you go English and they put U's in places that just shouldn't go there... AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

    My sanity left town along time ago and didn't leave a forwarding address. It's not missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nail bunny View Post

    Are you kidding? Give up those proteins?
    I thought about that, too, but I'm sure the squick factor might be a bit high to most. The hardtack in the Civil War had the nickname of "worm castles" or something like that because it was often terribly infested.

    This piece I've got is heavy and solid enough, I'm considering using hardtack as a ranged weapon. Hardtack throwing-stars.
    "I'll tell you something," he said, as if he had said nothing that day. "You're walking on gallows ground, and there's a rope around your neck and a raven-bird on each shoulder waiting for your eyes, and the gallows tree has deep roots, for it stretches from heaven to hell, and our world is only the branch from which the rope is swinging."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palaralae View Post
    I thought about that, too, but I'm sure the squick factor might be a bit high to most. The hardtack in the Civil War had the nickname of "worm castles" or something like that because it was often terribly infested.

    This piece I've got is heavy and solid enough, I'm considering using hardtack as a ranged weapon. Hardtack throwing-stars.
    If you were starving, you wouldn't care much I think.
    Madness does not always howl. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "Hey, is there room in your head for one more?"

    I is before E except after C, then it's chaos man, mass chaos! Letters coming together into words, but then you go English and they put U's in places that just shouldn't go there... AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

    My sanity left town along time ago and didn't leave a forwarding address. It's not missed.

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    Well, today is St. Patrick's day. So I made corned beef and cabbage. Only instead of cooking the cabbage, I made coleslaw (because I don't care much for cooked cabbage).

    It was tasty if not strictly traditional.
    Madness does not always howl. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "Hey, is there room in your head for one more?"

    I is before E except after C, then it's chaos man, mass chaos! Letters coming together into words, but then you go English and they put U's in places that just shouldn't go there... AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

    My sanity left town along time ago and didn't leave a forwarding address. It's not missed.

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