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    The hut we stayed in for a few nights on a recent trip is a private one. It is stocked with pots, pans, cutlery, sleeping bags, chainsaw, fuel, Lamps, kero, etc. etc. It also has a couple of old milk tins under the bench filled with spare food.
    We thought it would be a good opportunity to go through the food and have a bit of a sort out.
    At the bottom of one of the tins we came across the dehy meal pictured above, with the expiry date 11/98.
    "That one is getting on a bit" we said, "Lets open it up and have a look".
    A couple of plastic bags containing the meal, an oxygen absorbing sachet. Looks pretty good, smells good, not musty at all.
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    "Wonder how that would cook up after 19 years in the milk tin"?
    We dumped the contents in a billy and added the appropriate amount of water, cold though, not hot, thinking we would let it soak for the day while we were out.
    Get back in around 8pm, meal has done it thing and soaked up all the moisture, so we add a bit more and chuck it over the fire to heat her up. Mixed up some dead spud and some dehy peas too.
    A couple of tentative tastes and the lads are all in agreement. "Dig in".
    Went down a treat with a bit of plastic cheese melted on top for good measure.
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    Yep I would have eaten it (but then I will eat almost anything). My missus and I argue all the time as if something gets to its use by date without being consumed she chucks it out. My arguement is that it recommends "use by" and doesn't say "fucked by".
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Nice. Looks good.
    Best before is just a suggestion.most things in a sealed foil bag will last almost indefinitely.
    Use by on the other hand is different.

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    Damn, had a heap of blue sky meats ones from the mid 90s and biffed them. I ignore best by dates generally,common-sense tells you a lot... (or not)

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    I had a whole heap of frozen, export sweet bread given to me, about two yrs past their expiry. They were fine, in fact delious
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    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Yep I would have eaten it (but then I will eat almost anything). My missus and I argue all the time as if something gets to its use by date without being consumed she chucks it out. My arguement is that it recommends "use by" and doesn't say "fucked by".
    Best Buy means "It's best to eat up to and including that date but can be safely eaten after that date"
    Use Buy means " you need to use/eat it prior to the the end of that date to ensure "Your Safety" as recommended by the manufacture.
    A Retailer can be prosecuted for selling a "Use By" but not a "Best By" dated item that has going past the date!
    Doesn't mean you"ll get sick but also protects you from sellers selling old Shit!
    It protects both the Retailer and the Purchaser.

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    Nah it doesn't work for me. I cannot believe that something is OK to eat today and suddenly not OK to eat tomorrow because it is one day past the date on a sticker. If it still looks OK and smells OK I will eat it a day after, a week after and a month after.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
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    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Nah it doesn't work for me. I cannot believe that something is OK to eat today and suddenly not OK to eat tomorrow because it is one day past the date on a sticker. If it still looks OK and smells OK I will eat it a day after, a week after and a month after.
    Ever been to a VD Clinic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireflite View Post
    Ever been to a VD Clinic?
    What has that to do with the price of smelly fish? Ha ha ha ha Oh and to answer your question, I was a single soldier in a foreign land.
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    I'm past my best before date and still smell ok
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