I made it by the local gun show this past weekend.  I find these shows can be a great place to do research–experts, hand-on demonstrations, books. This go around all I picked up was a MRE (Meal Ready-to-Eat).  This meal was the beef patty with wheat crackers.  Sadly, no dessert was included in this packet.  I can’t say I was a fan of this flavor but Buddy and Bella where happy to eat the leftovers.

Often my police characters carry an MRE in the trunk of their cars.

This meal featured a beef patty, barbecue sauce and wheat crackers.

Buddy and Bella loved the MRE.