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by OtisRNeedleman
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Got a really neat book today regarding rations.
Replies: 2
Views: 750

Re: Got a really neat book today regarding rations.

Book spends a lot of time on the various models of the C ration and the 5-in-1 ration. These were the main operational rations used during the Korean War. There's also good stuff on various types of rations used by pilots/aircrews and survival rations. Book gets into a lot of detail, with production...
by OtisRNeedleman
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: WWII Logan Bar - Is it real or fake?
Replies: 9
Views: 2145

Re: WWII Logan Bar - Is it real or fake?

The D rations used by the Army would have been called just that. They would not have been called Logan Bars. My guess - a commercial product. Hard to think many were sold. Colonel Logan formulated the chocolate so it wasn't real sweet and eaten as a candy bar. He wanted the bar to taste "just better...
by OtisRNeedleman
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Got a really neat book today regarding rations.
Replies: 2
Views: 750

Got a really neat book today regarding rations.

Titie is Special Rations for the Armed Forces , put out by the Army Quartermaster General in 1958. Period covered is 1946-1953. Book covers C,K,D, E, 5-in-1, 10-in-1, and more. Book is 375 pages long. Lots of good information. Been looking for this for some time. Cost about $55, but book is in very ...
by OtisRNeedleman
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: $50.00 Cash Mystery box
Replies: 2
Views: 1457

Re: $50.00 Cash Mystery box

I'm game. What the hell, why not. Ordered mine. Looking forward to seeing what shows up.
by OtisRNeedleman
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Tons of DOD info on MREs
Replies: 3
Views: 1780

Re: Tons of DOD info on MREs

Neat! Thanks!
by OtisRNeedleman
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Strange K Ration
Replies: 9
Views: 2437

Re: Strange K Ration

ViperGTS wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:03 am
Isnt Sanka decaf? I dont think they would put that in a k ration.
Not even sure they had decaf during WW2.
by OtisRNeedleman
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: The USDA is after me for ordering French Rations - NEW 5/21 UPDATES! This is happening! To everybody :-(
Replies: 102
Views: 29267

Re: The USDA is after me for ordering French Rations - NEW 5/21 UPDATES! This is happening! To everybody :-(

Hey everyone, I just got hit with a notice for being sent a Menu 12 British ORP from a very popular vendor. Says the importation of 0.3kg of Avian product from the UK may subject me to criminal or civil penalties. Not only am I pissed off that MREMountain didn't indicate that their products ship fr...
by OtisRNeedleman
Fri May 10, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: International Ration Reviews
Topic: Russian 24h ration for small troops
Replies: 1
Views: 1161

Re: Russian 24h ration for small troops

Thanks for the review. Very good. Was rather surprised to see the butter in the ration, and even more surprised to learn the butter had a two-year shelf life.
by OtisRNeedleman
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: UGR Express Discontinued For Now
Replies: 3
Views: 1713

Re: UGR Express Discontinued For Now

Believe they'll return when needed. Read somewhere that UGR=E's were much more expensive than the other UGRs. Matter of fact, the USMC required permission from HQ USMC before ordering them. The concept is still valid. My guess - there are contracts in place to produce them if needed, and would expec...