Well... how bad can it be for me? I have several that I recieved in some old camping/surplus gear from a buddy, with no way of knowing their life. 5 appear to be classic military issues from Right Away Foods, McAllen, TX. 3 are "Mil-Spec" by the Wornick Co, also McAllen, TX. I know that MREs are cheap and easy to replace, but what is the risk of consuming these IF they are past their 5 yr shelf life? Will I just sh*t myself in an hour or fall over dead? Thanks guys.