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Did you know the Army is making caffeinated jerky?

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Created November 02, 2011 at 3:54 PM

I just came across this article via PaleoKits Facebook page; doesn't hold a candle to that Japanese poo-meat, but I found it pretty disturbing. What do you think? Any military folks out there think this could be beneficial? http://bangordailynews.com/2011/11/01/health/caffeinated-meat-anyone-army-food-goes-high-tech/

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on November 03, 2011
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Great, first we had energy drinks now we have energy jerky??!!

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on November 02, 2011
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I was in the Army and I'll take the big-picture view here.

Sleepy soldiers get killed and sleep/sit-down meals aren't always an option. I don't think anyone should make heavy use of caffeinated meat but these are jerky-sticks we're talking about and likely to be eaten on the go. I'd worry about the caffeine after I leave the service in one piece. I know you don't want him or her jittery-high either, but I doubt that's likely because they aren't walking to convenience stores or hitting drive-throughs either. That snack may be the only high-energy food eaten for a while.

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on November 02, 2011
at 05:49 PM

I think MRE's aren't paleo. With or without frankenbeef jerky. :)

On the other hand, as a caffeine fiend, mmm, caffinated beef jerky.

Philisophically though, I can see the use. Guys with full auto aren't exactly who you want over caffeinated. On the other hand, if coffee's not available, guys with full auto aren't exactly who you want suffering caffeine withdrawal... :) Caffeinated beef jerky is a lot more storable/transportable on the run than liquid coffee.

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