There is a popular notion that MRE’s –Meals, Ready-to-Eat– are full of ingredients that “plug you up”, so to speak. Of course, you’ll be told that you have to eat the whole thing to keep that from happening; there are supposedly elements in either the gum, or the cracker spread, or the drink mixes, that keep you “regular”.
I have no idea if any of that is true; I am neither a chemist nor a MRE nutritionist. I do know that most of us seem to have a bit of a “slow down” after about three days in the field eating MREs, but then after a week or more it all seems to catch up to you. I actually don’t mind about the slowdown; after all it’s not like anyone’s in a big hurry to experience the ambience of the downrange porta-pot (especially in the summer months).
I also realize that this is the third comic in a row that relied on some form of potty humor. I’m sorry! I honestly didn’t plan it that way. The next comic will be completely different as the Battalion continues to enjoy conditions downrange at Fort Hunter-Liggett, California.
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