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MCI's are shown in both "Platoon" & "Hamburger Hill". (Both movies about VietNam.) C-rats are shown in several WW2 movies (e.g. "A Walk in the Sun"), but I can't recall any Korean War movies that show C-rats. As an aside, I wish someone would make a movie based on the book, "The Gentle Infantryman" ...
- Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:56 am
- Forum: MREs
- Topic: 1-Man, 24-Hours: How much water?
- Replies: 11
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What I normally carry for a "bring-your-own-water" Boy Scout weekend hike is: - 3-liter Camelback attached to outside of pack - US Army surplus 5-quart collapsible water bladder inside main pack - US Army surplus 2-quart canteen clipped to side of pack - 1 quart Nalgene in outside pack pocket - US A...
It really depends on the situation. In the desert (Iraq, Saudi Arabia & Kuwait) we needed 7-8 liters/day in the summer, 4-5 liters/day in the winter. Same in Panama, roughly 4 liters/day MINIMUM. This was for drinking purposes only,, by the way. Cooking required additional water. I've been taking Bo...
Vietnam era LRRP, Chili con carne. Actually had a real chili flavor, and the chocolate covered coconut bar was fantastic. You had to be careful and completely rehydrate it, though.
- Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:38 pm
- Forum: MREs
- Topic: What to include in homemade/DIY MREs?
- Replies: 13
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-pouches of tuna, salmon & chicken, single serving pouches of spam -small cans of crab, ham, shrimp, tins of sardines, small cans of Vienna sausage -if you can find them, the small single serving cans of pork & beans or "Beanie Weenies" are pretty good -starting to see small plastic cups of vegetabl...
- Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:53 pm
- Forum: International Rations
- Topic: Sri Lanka combat ration
- Replies: 5
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As of 18 January 2019, the Sri Lanka Army is producing its own version of the MRE, to replace the standard "jungle pack" developed during the Sri Lanka Civil War (1983-2009), in turn replaced by imported Malayan combat rations. The new ration pack was a joint development of the 3rd Special Forces, t...
- Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:36 am
- Forum: Other US Ration Reviews
- Topic: Type X Ration
- Replies: 8
- Views: 4847
I don't think this was produced for D-Day. Look at the procurement schedule - 600,000 rations in December 1943, then an additional 250,000 rations in 1944 - well AFTER the Allies had liberated France. I've always thought these were probably used in the Pacific/Far East, where there were a lot of beh...
According to the Diamond Match Company, now the major manufacturer of matches in the US, they added green dye to their match heads beginning in 2016 to show the match stick is sourced from "responsibly managed forests." The color of the match head - red, white, green or brown - is irrelevant, as eac...
Several reasons. Curiosity for one, seeing how the military of other nations provide for their troops. It also gives you an interesting cultural or psychological insight into the eating habits of other countries. The historical aspect is another reason, seeing how rations have changed over the years...
Not a crazy idea at all. A lot of people I know keep emergency rations on hand, Most hospitals have a hospitality room with a microwave. You may seriously consider putting together a pack of ready-to-eat meals using what is available off the shelf of your local grocery store. Hormels has some pretty...