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by Ruleryak
Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: Any Good Books on WWII US Army Rations?
Replies: 6
Views: 1446

Re: Any Good Books on WWII US Army Rations?

The museum's been building a library for a few years. I'll check and see what I have that covers WW2 and will let you know titles/etc. One of these days we want to get a copy of vols 1/2 of Jim Pool's Wehrmacht books, but we do have a handful of other tomes, military and civilian.
by Ruleryak
Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Wornick RCWs
Replies: 9
Views: 1178

Re: Wornick RCWs

cavguy wrote:I think these are from 1998-2000 era.


I want to say the RCW ran from 1989 to 2000, with Wornick taking over the contract in 1998 so this seems like a good estimate. 2001 production switched to the LRP/MCW being essentially mirrors of each other with varied components.
by Ruleryak
Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Military Videos
Topic: Paths of Glory
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Re: Paths of Glory

I think Spartacus was the oldest Kubrick I'd seen so far - will have to check this one out. Thanks for sharing the trailer
by Ruleryak
Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Looking to buy Italian rations.
Replies: 17
Views: 1882

Re: Looking to buy Italian rations.

They want €21.50 for the ration + €16.50 s+h + another €36 GER -> USA :shock: You can invite your whole family into an Italian Restaurant for this :wink: Honestly for an Italian in-date that's not horrible. €74 is about $83 at the moment, and I've definitely seen Italian rations go for more in the ...
by Ruleryak
Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: What does the crescent moon mean?
Replies: 4
Views: 1194

Re: What does the crescent moon mean?

Hmm, it seems like the pdf's that other post linked to to explain it all are no longer there. This quote came from Luther Hanson, curator of the US Quartermaster Museum: The history of the crescent has a wide and varied history. The crescent has been used as a symbol of plenty by the Babylonians to ...
by Ruleryak
Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: MRE Reviews
Topic: Carbohydrate Electrolyte Beverage Powder Orange Flavor
Replies: 11
Views: 2472

Re: Carbohydrate Electrolyte Beverage Powder Orange Flavor

I like the beverage powders ("coolaid" like), but these Carbohydrate Electrolyte Beverage Powder were "odd"... http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Krank/smilie_krank_142.gif I'm the opposite. I don't drink soda, and haven't really had Kool Aid since I was young with any regular...
by Ruleryak
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: MRE Reviews
Topic: Carbohydrate Electrolyte Beverage Powder Orange Flavor
Replies: 11
Views: 2472

Re: Carbohydrate Electrolyte Beverage Powder Orange Flavor

I like the taste :mrgreen: I never thought of them as soapy, but yeah - they're definitely salty. The salt's what's helping you retain water (as I'm sure you're already aware).
by Ruleryak
Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic or Other Videos
Topic: PARODY LU Ration Review Special Forces ONLY
Replies: 8
Views: 2038

Re: PARODY LU Ration Review Special Forces ONLY

Cheese-Its... Made with real f@$#in' cheese, and real f%!&in' its!


Oh man this was fantastic - watched the whole way through :mrgreen: I've gotta check my supplies and make sure I have enough tactical pizza sauce or I don't know how I'm gonna sleep tonight.
by Ruleryak
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Other US Ration Reviews
Topic: New for 2016 - and in a TOTM
Replies: 12
Views: 1961

Re: New for 2016 - and in a TOTM

RockyRaab wrote:I love the stuff - but you have to understand, I love EVERYTHING.


Damn fine attitude to have. Life's better when it's harder to be disappointed. Thanks for the review, makes me wonder if the pizza will find its way into the TOTMs next year too!
by Ruleryak
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Rare C Ration B Unit Breakfast (Sold)
Replies: 10
Views: 1298

Re: Rare C Ration B Unit Breakfast

There isn't as much info on the exact meanings of some of the can stamps from that era, so we may not find out exactly. Seeing as how it's a Breakfast B Unit I think it's safe to say that COFFE indicates that this has Coffee in it. It's probably coffee, crackers, and jam of some kind. The K4 is the ...

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