The U.S. military and hot sauce have a longstanding love affair, whether it’s Texas Pete at the base chow hall — to make your room temperature powdered eggs somewhat edible — or the secret stash of sauces you brought on deployment and jealously guard from your squadmates. (Seriously, bro, get the hell away from my Cholula and Sriracha.)
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Tear open any MRE and you’ll find a vacuumed-sealed meal, utensils, coffee, gum, salt, pepper, and sugar. But the holy grail — the thing that truly ties the processed food together and makes guzzling down that packaged, bland cuisine bearable — is that little packet of red hot fury: Tabasco.