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by vespa
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: International Rations
Topic: My collection display..
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: My collection display..

Is that a genuine British boer war type iron ration tin in the middle with a massive MOD arrow ?
by vespa
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: New British ORP packaging?
Replies: 11
Views: 807

Re: New British ORP packaging?

I've heard about it but not seen it myself yet, we are still going through the ration boxes until it runs out then transfer over to bags. I personally think its a good idea, it would be useful emergency water carrier, improvised wash basin and rubbish bag. To date I don't know if there is a flameles...
by vespa
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: There is a great "Tushonka" (Beef stew of the highest grade, 525g )
Replies: 22
Views: 3221

Re: There is a great "Tushonka" (Beef stew of the highest grade, 525g )

In the UK there doesn't seem to be any problems importing foreign MREs even after spending some time in the Office of Exchange, it wasn't stopped or opened.
by vespa
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Scho-ka-kola!
Replies: 21
Views: 9960

Re: Scho-ka-kola!

Spotted s few on eBay UK going for £5.25p each with free postage UK.
by vespa
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Show and tell of foreign MREs
Replies: 2
Views: 2002

Re: Show and tell of foreign MREs

Not in the time I had available there's too many to cook.
I've only got two hours plus NAAFI break to do it.

What I did do is break up the biscuits. Crackers and chocolates, opened the pate, then shared them out.

The cooking will have to wait until another suitable training opportunity.
by vespa
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Ukranian MRE
Replies: 4
Views: 1693

Re: Ukranian MRE

Interesting comment. Basic but solid rations is a good building block to a better ration.

It did feel a bit basic, separate sealed packs is a good idea.
by vespa
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Ukranian MRE
Replies: 4
Views: 1693

Re: Ukranian MRE

More photos. Pashtet and Kasha revealed. It seem more basic compared to Russian rations.
by vespa
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Ukranian MRE
Replies: 4
Views: 1693

Ukranian MRE

Just acquired an Ukrainian MRE direct from Ukraine, initially opened it up to check out the contents. BBE 1st August 2020.

Will open it up further when I get round to trying it out :D
by vespa
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Show and tell of foreign MREs
Replies: 2
Views: 2002

Show and tell of foreign MREs

Did a show And tell of foreign MREs to my cadets, they found it fascinating to compare it to British ORP packs.
The Russian ration generated a lot of interest. :D
by vespa
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: 2001 British training ration - any info?
Replies: 3
Views: 1556

Re: 2001 British training ration - any info?

Here's a link to the history of early British forces rations, The first thing I looked for was the official MOD stencil over the box, which appears to be missing and the mix and match of the contents got my suspicions up. If you do buy historical rations again, this link should help you to indentify...