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  • #60539
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    riflemaniv
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    Dude taste tests a Boer war era Brit emergency ration.

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    #60540
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    Joe (G.W.N.S.)
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    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.

    #60542
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    Yup I eat expired canned goods all the time. 100+ years is a little out of my comfort zone.

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    …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:

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    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:

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

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

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

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    #60574
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    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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