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Vintage mre,rcw,lrrp items tread

Post by norge » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:21 am

After being quiet for a long time in the Mre collecting I wanted to blow life back again like the old time pictures of vintage mre,rcw,lrrp and other items connected to US rations.

Since I have been hours and hours in my collection room I found a box I couldn't remember :D :D So I start with RCW fruit soups.
they are al from the 1989 rcw from rafco.
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next up is different LRRP,RCW and MCW main meals
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next up is fruit and nut cakes,dating from 1980-1986
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cheers ken

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Post by cap174 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:29 am

Damn! You could be a very rich man with all that fruit soup. I need to think of something to trade :D
On an impossible mission to get every ration ever :D

Looking for Vintage, rare and just plain strange items

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Post by norge » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:00 pm

made another find in my collection
4 Cadillac first run mres
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and some more nut cakes from 1987-1992
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next pound cakes and some fudge brownies from 1993-1995, some of the pound cakes in dark brown wrapping was still found in the tan mre bags that started in 1996 and a few other mre items. guess they used up old supplies
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Sorry to say cap174 I don't sell any items. I can trade if I have spares.
cheers ken

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Post by steve1989 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:40 am

Been waiting for this thread for a hot minute, norge. :D

Impressive.. never saw that many fruit soups in one place!!

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Post by norge » Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:15 pm

Here again with new old stuff :D hope I don't bore you with this ?

first up to today is different coffees ranging from the 1960s to today, I know there is suppose to be a few more but couldn't find them..
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tea was also added to the mres in the 1990s sorry to say I don't remember what menus or year, so far I only know about 2 types.
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next is ice teas and soft drinks that was added in the mres from 1990s and up,the 3 sugar free drinks came in 1994/95 the rest followed when the mres turned tan bags.
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and the last for tonight is the hot sauces. the first tabasco bottle came in 1987 (the one on the far left 1987 and following time line of issued in the rations)
sorry I sneaked in a few new items.. :D
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cheers ken.Norway

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Post by blue87fj60 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:47 pm

Nice!
Never saw the Tabasco type of bottle on far left.

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Post by norge » Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:13 am

now candy. The caramels on top is first gen and the bottom are the style issued after.
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Tootsie roll old and new style.
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here is the pouch stands, they was only issued in 1986 mres.
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this is how the pouch stand was suppose to be used.
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Post by norge » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:03 am

a fig newton bar from a 1992 rcw, still looking fresh
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bread shelf stable pack date 1136
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the bread looks good but was a bit dryer than normal...smelled very metallic.
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Post by Smitty » Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:09 pm

Super cool!
All the best, Gents.

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Post by steve1989 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:39 am

The complete lack of oxidation on those Fig Newton's is just astounding. You also have some of the last still (sortof) edible shelf stable bread .. that stuff is always far beyond edible when I come across it.

Do you collect US ration M&M's?

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