Gross Boer war Brit ration taste test

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    • #85027
      riflemaniv
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        Dude taste tests a Boer war era Brit emergency ration.

      • #85028
        Joe (G.W.N.S.)
        Moderator

          Back in the early 90’s I had a tin of WWI shortbread with no ill effects.

          Last year I had a can of refried beans that’s expiration date was March 1987.

          Of course examine the can for signs of damage, look at food, smell food, and finally taste. Generally speaking if it passes above your good to go.

          Try at your own risk. ;-)

          Remember MRE’s don’t really expire (undamaged), but dates are based Palatability.

          You may not be able to stomach it, but its probably safe.

        • #85029
          riflemaniv
          Participant

            Yup I eat expired canned goods all the time. 100 years is a little out of my comfort zone.

          • #85030
            Joe (G.W.N.S.)
            Moderator

              …examine the can for signs of damage, look at food, smell food…

              Based on the video review it failed the above, so no need to bother with taste test! :yes:

            • #85031
              wheelsee
              Participant

                https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/arctic-explorers-uncover-60-year-old-food-stash-180956936/

                As Joe said, check the can for damage (bulges). If none there, probably safe to eat (at your own risk) :whistle:

              • #85032
                A_A_Ron2guns
                Participant

                  I had an MRE from 1984 back in 2004. It was fine. 100 years is a little much though.

                • #85033
                  DuaneH
                  Participant

                    I have a Chicken a la King MRE from 1984. Might see if someone will try it one day.

                  • #85034
                    Virgil Kane
                    Participant

                      I would be less worried about anything living in it than I would about the potential heavy metals from the container.

                    • #85035
                      wheelsee
                      Participant

                        Side note – how to identify old cans (and potential problems)

                        http://www.fire.ca.gov/resource_mgt/archaeology/downloads/Cans.pdf

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