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by donaldjcheek
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Hospital MRE
Replies: 5
Views: 700

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: 989

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: 989

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: 639

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...
by donaldjcheek
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Jungle and Mountain Ration
Replies: 8
Views: 871

Re: Jungle and Mountain Ration

The US Army Mountain Ration was a more successful experiment. The ration, like the Jungle Ration, was a group ration designed to feed four men for one day. It made heavy use of dehydrated, pre-cooked foods that were nevertheless high in calories, easily prepared, and both tolerable & easily digested...
by donaldjcheek
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Jungle and Mountain Ration
Replies: 8
Views: 871

Re: Jungle and Mountain Ration

The "jungle ration" shown in the post is a modern reproduction of what the British WW2 tropical ration may have looked like. The Jungle Ration produced by the US Army was a short lived, failed experiment. It was a group ration designed to feed four men for one day, and consisted of: -4 oz salted, dr...
by donaldjcheek
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Salad Bar
Replies: 13
Views: 1717

Re: Salad Bar

This is not the first time the US Army has tried to pass off dehydrated vegetables as the equal of "fresh." Dessicated vegetables were issued to Union troops in the Civil War. These were a mixture of potatoes, cabbage, turnip, carrots, parsnips, beets, onions, peas, beans, and celery. The vegetables...
by donaldjcheek
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Civil Defense Carbohydrate Supplement Tin
Replies: 13
Views: 1457

Re: Civil Defense Carbohydrate Supplement Tin

I received one of these many years when the area Civil Defense shelters were phased out after the Soviet collapse. A local testing lab had determined that the candy was still good, but the crackers were rancid. (Didn't need a doc to tell me that!) The candy was given to me with the understanding tha...
by donaldjcheek
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Peanut Butter vs Cheese Spread
Replies: 44
Views: 5979

Re: Peanut Butter vs Cheese Spread

For me, it depends - on the meal, on the weather, or just whatever mood I'm in. My favorite is the jalapeno squeeze cheese, but PB w/squeeze strawberry jam is a close second. Showing my age, I know, but I always used to keep a small can of PB from the old MCI (C-ration) in my ruck, along with a pack...
by donaldjcheek
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: International Ration Reviews
Topic: Excursion and multiples intl. reviews
Replies: 11
Views: 1878

Re: Excursion and multiples intl. reviews

Nice! Good adventure, good friends & good food - what more could you ask for?

Thanks for posting.