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by Baldy
Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Troops in Iraq allowed beer for Super Bowl
Replies: 23
Views: 6757

Re: Troops in Iraq allowed beer for Super Bowl

I remember Saturday night at sea with the USN - pizza and 'near beer'. No matter what the advertisements say, it never tastes like real beer, so this is a definite improvement. I'd say they've earned a cold one. I wonder if this news suggests a reduction in the perceived level of threat to US forces?
by Baldy
Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:52 am
Forum: International Rations
Topic: New British 24-hour ration pack
Replies: 17
Views: 6681

Re: New British 24-hour ration pack

method of determining range=laser range finder,tape mesure. made out by=color sgt green. I know what those things mean. I was asking a rhetorical question: why would such words be printed on the box if it wasn't intended as a range card? when training with the royal marines i have never ever seen a...
by Baldy
Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:17 am
Forum: International Rations
Topic: New British 24-hour ration pack
Replies: 17
Views: 6681

Re: New British 24-hour ration pack

norge wrote:sorry to say but thats not rigth about the british
target on the box.
Then why does it say 'range card', 'method of determining range', 'made out by' etc?
by Baldy
Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Swanson's Hungry Man breakfast
Replies: 18
Views: 7034

Re: Swanson's Hungry Man breakfast

Garron wrote:wow 231% of you daily Cholesterol :shock: Thats quite impressive! In an unhealthy way.
I know the figure on the label is based on a recommended maximum, but I still have a vision of someone saying 'Gee, am I getting enough cholesterol?'

(Edited for clarity)
by Baldy
Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: Civilian MRE Reviews
Topic: Hormel Compleats
Replies: 77
Views: 31726

Re: Hormel Compleats

In case any of you are interested, my local supermarket here in Australia now sells Compleats. I haven't tried one yet. FYI, we also get the Stagg chili here. I prefer their 'Lite' chili - I found the regular version a little too fatty for my palate. The taste is OK but I still need to add Tabasco.
by Baldy
Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: International Rations
Topic: New British 24-hour ration pack
Replies: 17
Views: 6681

Re: New British 24-hour ration pack

Two older versions of the Australian plastic range card:

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by Baldy
Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: New British 24-hour ration pack
Replies: 17
Views: 6681

Re: New British 24-hour ration pack

I see a Union Jack flag on the box, the target has disapeared too, well I guess the boys there have enough occasions to practise shooting, they don't need cardboard targets It's a fairly common misconception that the concentric circles printed on British ration boxes are targets, and I'm not saying...
by Baldy
Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Swiss 24-hour ration pack
Replies: 17
Views: 18567

Re: Swiss 24-hour ration pack

This is very interesting - my thanks to Donald & Aquarius.
by Baldy
Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Swanson's Hungry Man breakfast
Replies: 18
Views: 7034

Swanson's Hungry Man breakfast

I found this pretty funny (warning - some profanity): http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0744/
by Baldy
Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chewing gum
Replies: 26
Views: 8856

Re: Chewing gum

As far as US gum goes, I like 'Big Red' and I sometimes buy a pack from an import store here in Melbourne. I seem to remember a 'Trident' lemon-mint flavour that was really good, but I've never seen it on sale here. My all-time favourite is 'Extra' apple flavour, but they appear to be phasing it out...