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by donaldjcheek
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Prized ration?
Replies: 8
Views: 3030

Re: Prized ration?

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.
by donaldjcheek
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: What to include in homemade/DIY MREs?
Replies: 13
Views: 3207

Re: What to include in homemade/DIY MREs?

-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...
by donaldjcheek
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Sri Lanka combat ration
Replies: 5
Views: 5899

Re: Sri Lanka combat ration

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...
by donaldjcheek
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Other US Ration Reviews
Topic: Type X Ration
Replies: 8
Views: 4393

Re: Type X Ration

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...
by donaldjcheek
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: MRE Matches
Replies: 1
Views: 1174

Re: MRE Matches

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...
by donaldjcheek
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Why do you eat?
Replies: 22
Views: 6018

Re: Why do you eat?

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...
by donaldjcheek
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Hospital MRE
Replies: 5
Views: 2309

Re: Hospital MRE

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...
by donaldjcheek
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: What do other country WW2 rations look like
Replies: 4
Views: 3231

Re: What do other country WW2 rations look like

Finnish Rations during WW2 The Finnish Army in WW2 used a simple ration scale based on German and Swedish regulations, with modifications according to national tastes. During the Winter War of 1939-40, Finland was able to maintain the peacetime norms set forth in the regulations. However, during the...
by donaldjcheek
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: International Rations
Topic: What do other country WW2 rations look like
Replies: 4
Views: 3231

Re: What do other country WW2 rations look like

Roncamp, Your question will have to be answered as several posts. First, the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) ration The IJA was different in that the Japanese did NOT field the equivalent of a field kitchen. In garrison, soldiers from each squad & platoon were detailed to serve as cooks, but soldiers i...
by donaldjcheek
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Polish ration ID?
Replies: 3
Views: 1874

Re: Polish ration ID?

It is a Polish ration, or rather, meal, but I'm not sure if it is a military issue ration or a "military style" ration for civilian purchase. Contents are: -2 x 45 g packs of hard crackers -200 g can of "Tyrolska" canned meat -100 g sweetened condensed milk -1.5 g instant tea -30 g sugar -25 g tub h...