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Category: Duty & Tactical Gear
Subcategory: Personal Protection
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A Key Component of the Army’s First Strike RationsImproves mental and physical performance, marksmanship and vigilance in sleep-deprived situations! After the first Gulf War, the Army researched ways to reduce accidental deaths, injuries, and dec Approved by Natick Labs for use in First-Strike rations. Each piece contains 100mg of caffeine, about the same as a large cup of coffee. Simply chew one piece for 4–5 minutes for best results – effectiveness depends on physical size and condition.

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    JIMROC, Sat, 10 Nov 2007 06:56:50 UTC.
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    What an excellent idea. I am ordering some these today.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 14 Nov 2007 08:56:43 UTC.

    good idea, taste does not last long and leaves a stale tase in your mouth, but it does indeed give you a bust of energy lasting 45-60 min. not bad for those slow hrs.

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    TheSarge, Thu, 22 Nov 2007 16:34:19 UTC.

    Just don't mix it up with your Tic-Tacs. You could be up for days.

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    CSL, Fri, 23 Nov 2007 00:36:51 UTC.

    Wonder if this product really works? Sounds like a good idea.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 25 Nov 2007 01:10:05 UTC.

    I think I will just swallow a Goody's powder with a Redbull.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 26 Nov 2007 05:50:43 UTC.

    Will have to try these for those lonely nights on the Montana highways -

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    Anonymous, Tue, 27 Nov 2007 06:02:14 UTC.

    It’s like a chewable can of red bull.

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    Rajun76, Wed, 28 Nov 2007 05:28:18 UTC.

    Not too bad, anything to help you stay up on long nights!

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    memphisft3, Fri, 30 Nov 2007 04:12:04 UTC.

    This is pretty much like jolt gum but after a while it's easy to build up an immunity to it. I just stick with good ole ephedra in pill form. It last longer and not as easy to build up an immunity against.

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    pc341352u, Sat, 01 Dec 2007 00:13:51 UTC.

    I've tried something similar some time ago and it worked GREAT! I keep some on hand for those nights you're called out unexpectedly. I still prefer coffee or the powdered energy drink; but, it still makes ALL the difference....

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    tclemens2006, Thu, 10 Jan 2008 08:47:10 UTC.

    Seems like a good product...Red Bull is my main wake up juice.

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    santiage, Mon, 14 Jan 2008 23:12:30 UTC.

    I think I'll stay with a cup or two of the spanish bakery coffee. Those last long.

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    Hoffa_45, Tue, 25 Mar 2008 04:46:24 UTC.

    When my element rotates I'll be trying this out.

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    Taffy, Mon, 28 Apr 2008 01:02:38 UTC.

    I'm not too keen on the taste, but bid deal. Army buddy of mine had a few of these and took them all at once, then drank a Mt Dew. I don't know if he's been to sleep yet. They will get you moving, one at a time though.

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    pd2rgr, Thu, 12 Jun 2008 16:36:09 UTC.

    Not good if you have HBP

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    cmac1973, Sun, 15 Jun 2008 05:05:25 UTC.

    I gotta Check this stuff out

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    JBeau, Fri, 20 Jun 2008 06:30:13 UTC.

    Sounds pretty good, I'll have to give this a try!

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    Wolvarine, Mon, 23 Jun 2008 22:15:10 UTC.

    Sounds great but do they come in a sugar free version1

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    Buddylaw, Thu, 26 Jun 2008 07:59:54 UTC.

    They work pretty dam well. The down side is they taste like super big red at first and then it gets nasty the longer you chew it the worse it gets. If the caffeine doesnt keep you up the taste will.

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    LP27, Tue, 08 Jul 2008 05:04:22 UTC.

    Works but taste funny after a while!

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    Anonymous, Wed, 16 Jul 2008 08:48:31 UTC.

    I need some of this

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    KissyACO, Wed, 16 Jul 2008 14:12:10 UTC.

    A buddy of mine just got back from training in the Army, and said his unit got to try the First Strike Rations out. He says the gum tastes terrible, and he didn't get any energy out of it. Everyone's different, though.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 29 Oct 2008 16:10:16 UTC.

    A great ration to have with you. Improves your mental and physical performance.

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    marinefit, Wed, 04 Mar 2009 01:05:27 UTC.

    Works well, but it's only caffeine (no taurine or other supplements). Doesn't work as well as energy drinks

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    jadedarkwolf, Wed, 25 Mar 2009 06:12:20 UTC.

    This gum really works ! ( the taste isnt great but it does give you a boost )

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    bilzy7, Mon, 08 Jun 2009 15:50:00 UTC.

    I've tried this and personally i hate it and it didnt help me stay awake. though i am use to a pretty strong coffee with about 10 sugars minimum. Ripits r alot better in my opinion and in bigger supply.

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    aallen, Sun, 12 Jul 2009 21:13:32 UTC.

    I just go straight for the java.

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    copinsdca, Sat, 27 Feb 2010 01:06:05 UTC.

    I used to chew the stuff up in the gun turret in Afghanistan. I guess it's ok but don't think I'd buy it. It was packed in our first strike rations. I don't think the boost was anything really noteciable which is good so you don't get the jitters. I prefered to keep a couple of cans of Monster up there I could drink from as the day or night went on.

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    sirenlights2634, Sun, 24 Jul 2011 01:53:02 UTC.

    I love gum.

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    sirengirl55, Tue, 26 Jul 2011 18:33:21 UTC.

    i have not seen this.

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    southpore1, Tue, 24 Jan 2012 01:37:00 UTC.

    Save your money. I recommend coffee or tea.

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