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by OzBloke
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civilian MRE Reviews
Topic: Civilian canned meals (as used in 70s Aus ratpacks).
Replies: 2
Views: 830

Re: Civilian canned meals (as used in 70s Aus ratpacks).

How did the cheese can to stove work? I can't find any 'net sources to support this, but anecdotally - "reasonably well". (I'd say depending on each stove - it only had to support the mess tin or dixie, or can you were heating and allow air to get to the hexy tablet. The cooking utensils would have...
by OzBloke
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Off-topic or Other Videos
Topic: Camping by the river (Aus).
Replies: 3
Views: 925

Re: Camping by the river (Aus).

Another Aussie 4WDer camp setup. (I like his handwash setup).

by OzBloke
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Off-topic or Other Videos
Topic: WW2 CMP Trucks (Canadian Military Pattern).
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Re: WW2 CMP Trucks (Canadian Military Pattern).

You might like this then Smitty?

(BTW, there is a Canadian site ('mapleleaf' I think) that is into CMPs in a big way).

by OzBloke
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Off-topic or Other Videos
Topic: WW2 CMP Trucks (Canadian Military Pattern).
Replies: 3
Views: 749

WW2 CMP Trucks (Canadian Military Pattern).

The US had the 'duece and a half' trucks, usually Studebakers I think. CMPs were designed and built in Canada starting pre WW2 (1936) at the instigation of the Brits, and used by all Commonwealth forces. There were various models. After the war they formed (in Oz at least) the basis of the medium tr...
by OzBloke
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: D-Day? Action ration.
Replies: 0
Views: 384

D-Day? Action ration.

Has anyone seen, or got information on the WW2, and I think they are specifically D-Day 'Action rations'? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1273376979503831&set=gm.1122865724567019&type=3&theater And noting that here, at least, it is the 75th anniversay of the D-day landings - 'LEST WE FORGET'...
by OzBloke
Thu May 30, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Off-topic or Other Videos
Topic: Camping by the river (Aus).
Replies: 3
Views: 925

Camping by the river (Aus).

The trees are different, the animals are different, even the light might be different to what some of you are used to?

by OzBloke
Wed May 29, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civilian MRE Reviews
Topic: Civilian canned meals (as used in 70s Aus ratpacks).
Replies: 2
Views: 830

Civilian canned meals (as used in 70s Aus ratpacks).

You can still get them in Oz supermarkets - canned meals. These were a staple in Vietnam era Australian army ration packs. (Usually they contained 3 cans, the canned main meal, a canned desert - peaches, pears, or two fruits) and a small can of cheese. The cheese can was often modified with a can op...
by OzBloke
Wed May 29, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: International Rations
Topic: 2014Australian CR1M.
Replies: 1
Views: 605

Re: 2014Australian CR1M.

Aussie (female) backpacker tries Aussie rat pack (she was a tough audience).

by OzBloke
Wed May 29, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: International Rations
Topic: 2014Australian CR1M.
Replies: 1
Views: 605

2014Australian CR1M.

OK, disclosure, this is NOT my video. However it is a good unboxing and it looks like the YouTube channel could use some views and support. 'bullock Giana'.

by OzBloke
Wed May 29, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civilian MRE Reviews
Topic: Refugee Rations.
Replies: 2
Views: 1439

Re: Refugee Rations.

G'Day Richard, Sorry, I don't have any info if there is an upfront cost. I get the impression they ship it free, in Oz at least, and the money comes from the person getting sponsored. As I said above, my research suggests they are worst case and not necessarily a representative refugee ration (same ...