Having consumed a great deal of this stuff during my tenure with the Corp, I can tell you that most of it was pretty good high calorie food and if you could heat it up, it was damn good. In that lies the problem… heating food on the front was never the right thing to do. So we devoured a lot of peanut butter, crackers, Bit a Honeys, dried fruit, water, cheese and cereal with freeze dried milk. Tasty. When supplies were low we augmented this with snake, bugs of various sorts, rodent, and sometimes something larger.

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The Daily Caller

Marines aren’t just tough, they have tough stomachs too.

In the latest episode of “Reporter Vs. Marine,” Ford Springer and Richie McGinniss of The Daily Caller, and Leah Jessen of The Daily Caller News Foundation took on a new challenge: eat like the Marines. (Reporter Vs. Marine: Shooting Simulation Challenge)


After a long morning at Marine Corps Base Quantico the three reporters tried to satisfy their hunger with three meals ready to eat (MREs). But just like everything else they’ve tried out there, the reporters couldn’t handle it.

“Reporter Vs.” is a web series where TheDC puts its reporters into the shoes of professionals who face adversity that is unimaginable to a pencil pushing member of the fourth estate. At most news outlets, reporters might be afraid to try, and fail, at a new task. But not at TheDC. We have no problem filming our reporters’ fails and then broadcasting it to the rest of the world. If there is such a thing as blue collar journalism, it would probably look something like The Daily Caller’s “Reporter Vs.” series.

Stay tuned for our next episode of “Reporter Vs. Marine” and subscribe to The Daily Caller YouTube channel so you don’t miss out on the action.

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