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by OtisRNeedleman
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: USMC ration documents
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: USMC ration documents

No idea has anyone read any of these: but the first of the documents i found included stipulations and regulations for chow hall menu items including this interesting snippet 5. Not more than one gas-forming cooked vegetable such as cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and dried beans a...
by OtisRNeedleman
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Meal, Quick Serve 6 Man
Replies: 22
Views: 1212

Re: Meal, Quick Serve 6 Man

Two things I noticed here: 1) Definitely uses a lot of MCI components, or components from group ration kits. Whoever designed this might have a great idea from the 5-in-1 ration before. 2) Bears resemblance to a very early UGR dinner ration, minus the self heaters or tray ration heaters. I'm going ...
by OtisRNeedleman
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: North Korean Ration?
Replies: 46
Views: 1599

Re: North Korean Ration?

Well yeah, but it was pretty good wasn't it? No, it was awful. That wouldn't even be close to an NK ration, if they have their own. First, NK is pretty particular about pictures of Kim Il Song, Kim Jong Il, and Kim Jong Un. They wouldn't put their pictures on something designed to be cut up and thr...
by OtisRNeedleman
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Yey my IRP collection is growing!
Replies: 14
Views: 778

Re: Yey my IRP collection is growing!

alohakid wrote:Thanks for the clarification lads.

TechManDan - One more stupid question: What's the name of the ration with star on it?

mahalo


The writing under the star reads "Russian Army".
by OtisRNeedleman
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: North Korean Ration?
Replies: 46
Views: 1599

Re: North Korean Ration?

Well yeah, but it was pretty good wasn't it? No, it was awful. That wouldn't even be close to an NK ration, if they have their own. First, NK is pretty particular about pictures of Kim Il Song, Kim Jong Il, and Kim Jong Un. They wouldn't put their pictures on something designed to be cut up and thr...
by OtisRNeedleman
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Gluten Free MRE options?
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: Gluten Free MRE options?

I have considered assembling some of my own MREs and as I walk down the isle at the supermarket I do try and look to see what could be some good contenders. I did google search gluten free MRE and read an article(https://www.glutenfreeliving.com/gluten-free-foods/diet/gluten-free-soldier-in-afghani...
by OtisRNeedleman
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Why are some US Rations almost never seen?
Replies: 20
Views: 1413

Re: Why are some US Rations almost never seen?

Re UGRs, most UGRs are built to serve 50 people. Talking several boxes, and for UGR-A you're talking one frozen box and two non-frozen boxes. UGR-E serves 18 but are only produced during wartime if there is a need. Would say the only whole UGR one might have any reasonable chance of getting would be...
by OtisRNeedleman
Tue May 02, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Entree quality
Replies: 8
Views: 822

Re: Entree quality

There are a number of things to consider, some of which have been already mentioned. Yes, the USA sends people all over, into all sorts of climates, and the packaged operational rations (POR) (MRE/MCW/LRRP/FSR/MORE) reflect that. And many of the foods are fairly bland so the largest number of people...
by OtisRNeedleman
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: PX MREs
Replies: 18
Views: 3592

Re: PX MREs

Commissaries do sell tobacco, at least cigarettes.
by OtisRNeedleman
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Long-term health impact of repeated/extended consumption
Replies: 18
Views: 1508

Re: Long-term health impact of repeated/extended consumption

I don't think there's a whole lot of problem eating rations in addition to a balanced diet, with dairy, fruits, vegetables, etc. The USMC field feeding standard, for example, is ideally two hot meals daily (breakfast and dinner) with an MRE for lunch, and apparently this is suitable for long-term co...

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