Monday, May 21, 2012

Themed Care Package Fun - Mess Deck Survival Kit

Continuing the recent theme of posts, it's time for another Care Package!

Now, this one isn't quite a one-size-fits-all theme. But for those of you who have service members gripping about horrible food (especially those stuck out to sea) this might at least get the creative juices flowing.

If you don't know much about food on naval vessels, allow me to explain to you.

It sucks! And I'm not blaming the poor cooks on board. You can't make a 5 star dining experience out of food that is clearly labeled as "Not fit for human consumption". I wish I were kidding.

They get to eat the same horrible crap day in and day out for months at a time. There's a reason why a lot of sailors - Huzzy included - can't eat eggs without Texas Pete or some kind of hot sauce. You need to put SOMETHING on this food to mask the horrible-ness of it all.

Anyway, so this care package theme is Mess Deck Survival. I put in things I thought Huzzy would enjoy and would (hopefully) help him mask the taste of that God awful crap they call food. If your guy isn't a big fan of this stuff get creative! You know your guy best. Pack the stuff you know he likes!

So without further ado...

Mess Deck Survival Kit

Individual packets of Peanut Butter
Individual packets of ketchup
Various hot sauces
Bacon bits
5-6 of every dipping sauce McDonald's carries
A handful of every sauce packet Taco Bell carries

And when the food is so bad you need a back up plan:

Cup of Noodles
Homemade brownies
A tin of tuna and crackers

I don't think I can stress enough how many sauce packets/dipping sauces there are in this box. It is FULL UP.

Don't worry, the brownies are hidden underneath!

What would you  put in a mess deck survival kit?

1 comment:

  1. Yes! This is awesome. Especially the noodles and tuna. A great back-up plan if the galley food is nasty and the ship store is closed!