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by Big_jo
Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Swedish peacekeepers demand additional rations
Replies: 7
Views: 3536

Swedish peacekeepers demand additional rations

Interesting news piece http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-32248799

According to the article the soldiers were barely surviving, starving in fact, on UN issued rations, which were simply inadequate
by Big_jo
Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: British WW 2 Beer ration?
Replies: 13
Views: 4644

Re: British WW 2 Beer ration?

Awesome, I had not idea about these!
by Big_jo
Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: British WW 2 Beer ration?
Replies: 13
Views: 4644

Re: British WW 2 Beer ration?

'To have a Brew' in British slang means to have some tea.

The can could be consended milk or something else they are having with it, but probably not beer, I've certainly never heard of it being available in the 1940s in cans!
by Big_jo
Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: Unknown Polish ration
Replies: 21
Views: 7414

Re: Unknown Polish ration

Some of my friends who have a lot of family from Germany made something similar once, I'll have to get their recipe :D

I had one of those Polish rations once, it was just like 3 of the smaller meals rolled into one.
by Big_jo
Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: 7 year old Mre's
Replies: 10
Views: 3763

Re: 7 year old Mre's

I'm with Housil on this one, I ate a 2003 MRE just the other day, the contents seemed pretty much fine.
by Big_jo
Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: International Ration Reviews
Topic: Russian Army Ration
Replies: 11
Views: 4627

Re: Russian Army Ration

OK, so, the long awaited part 2 My next dinner was meatballs: IMG_20131220_191113.jpg There was also pate, pork fat, apple sauce and crackers, and something special to drink: IMG_20131220_192846.jpg Anyway to the meal. The pate was as you might expect from any canned pate, pleasant enough and good w...
by Big_jo
Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: International Ration Reviews
Topic: Russian Army Ration
Replies: 11
Views: 4627

Re: Russian Army Ration

Well from what I've read, the USSR didn't actually produce many specialised combat rations, mainly because of their military doctrine. In the event of war with NATO, soviet divisions would only be supplied with ammunition. Their vehicles were designed to carry enough fuel to reach their objectives b...
by Big_jo
Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Feedback - Buy/Sell/Trade
Replies: 960
Views: 188593

Re: Feedback - Buy/Sell/Trade

Yes, we have been PM'ing and emailing each other for about a month now trying to get the trade organised.
by Big_jo
Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: International Ration Reviews
Topic: Russian Army Ration
Replies: 11
Views: 4627

Re: Russian Army Ration

I left the fuel block heating the dinner for several minutes, I think it's probably done now though. I wonder what the food looks like? IMG_20131202_191852.jpg Hmm...interesting. But how does it taste? Actually, it's very good :D Plenty of vegetables and even a few chunks of real beef. It's not over...