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by Daithi
Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: International Ration Reviews
Topic: British 24 hour breakfast components
Replies: 28
Views: 3411

Re: British 24 hour breakfast components

When I started soldiering in the 90s British Rat packs (24 Hr GP Ration pack there were 6 large tea bags making 1 pint each and 6 25gm packs of sugar

Just about enough for the day ;-)
by Daithi
Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: International Ration Reviews
Topic: British 24hr Ration - Menu 19 - Part 3 (Lunch)
Replies: 12
Views: 1540

Re: British 24hr Ration - Menu 19 - Part 3 (Lunch)

As a long term user of these (21 odd years) the logic is that breakfast is eaten hot in a harbour area before setting out for the day. During the day you'll snack as you go, heating up water for hit drinks and the soup when you can. The main meal is intended to be eaten in a harbour area before last...
by Daithi
Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Civilian MRE Reviews
Topic: Finally...Marmite
Replies: 12
Views: 2774

Re: Finally...Marmite

Marmite has a Love/Hate relationship in the UK. You either love it, or you hate it, there's pretty much no middle ground.

Personally, as a Brit I find a lot of US food stuffs too sweet for my taste, even the bread, so I'd guess Marmite would strike you as too salty.
by Daithi
Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: International Rations
Topic: uk,cold climate operational ration pack
Replies: 12
Views: 3344

Re: uk,cold climate operational ration pack

Old school is 6 teabags that make a pint of tea, a brew strong enough to strip paint and 6 25gm sized bags of sugar. All six teabags in one pint? Or each of the six was that strong on its own? Sorry, I don't come on here often :-) each teabag made a pint of tea, about the size of the issue cup with...
by Daithi
Thu May 01, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: uk,cold climate operational ration pack
Replies: 12
Views: 3344

Re: uk,cold climate operational ration pack

As an old school Brit squaddie, looks nice BUT, and it's a biggy. Not enough hot drinks, 2 tea packets the size of a doll set and 2 coffees, 4 whiteners, 4 tiny packets of sugar, and one hot chocolate...... Old school is 6 teabags that make a pint of tea, a brew strong enough to strip paint and 6 25...
by Daithi
Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Is the FRH a mistake?
Replies: 29
Views: 5419

Re: Is the FRH a mistake?

As a Brit squaddie with some 20 years experience the idea of heading out without at least a hexi cooker and tabs is just cringe worthy. It's part and parcel of the webbing packing always. Something to eat, something to drink hot and something to cook in and/or drink out of. The daysack always has at...
by Daithi
Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Field Rations Failing Soldiers - Great Article
Replies: 9
Views: 11185

Re: Field Rations Failing Soldiers - Great Article

As I understand it. An MRE is 1200 Calories per meal, if you eat and drink every single part of it. A British 24 Hour ration pack is 4,000 calories, if you eat and drink every single part of it. The British approach is to heat every single bit that needs heating and make lot of brews with the copiou...
by Daithi
Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: New British 24 ration pack menu
Replies: 25
Views: 5789

Re: New British 24 ration pack menu

And much loved by me :-) Mine spends time living in my webbing with a hot brew in it, ready to drink whenever I pause.

Once caused a Texan from the ANG some confusion as we brewed up whilst providing fire support for an attack on exercise
by Daithi
Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: International Ration Reviews
Topic: South African Defense Force Rations
Replies: 14
Views: 3959

Re: South African Defense Force Rations

Does SADF webbing include mess tins ? As I suspect they did and that would be what you cook in, either the tin opened and put into water in the mess tin or the contents poured out if the tin into the mess tin and heated up with a drop of water added Added. Yep. Look just like British Army ones http:...
by Daithi
Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: International Rations
Topic: New British 24 ration pack menu
Replies: 25
Views: 5789

Re: New British 24 ration pack menu

Thanks one and all I've been enjoying the delights of the ration pack on and off since 1982 and think I've spotted one or two flaws. I miss the old 4 man rat pack as we used to cook up some amazing scoff with them... I miss apple flakes, the old biscuits fruit, babies heads (steak & Kidney puddi...

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