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Re: Vintage mre,rcw,lrrp items tread

Post by steve1989 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:43 am

norge wrote:
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the decades of arctic RCW,FPCW,MCW :D :D just love Arctic stuff, rations included :D
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cheers ken.

Beautiful setup! I got two cases of 04' MCW.. that was a terrific menu lineup.. beef teriyaki, sweet & sour pork, and the beef & chicken flavored ramen.. all sorely missed. I think ramen is back in MCW though..

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Re: Vintage mre,rcw,lrrp items tread

Post by norge » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:13 pm

love to see pictures from you Steve1989 :D :D

got to make me a vintage snack one day, still have the opened pork patty mre to eat 8)

cheers ken

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Re: Vintage mre,rcw,lrrp items tread

Post by steve1989 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:20 pm

norge wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:13 pm
love to see pictures from you Steve1989 :D :D

got to make me a vintage snack one day, still have the opened pork patty mre to eat 8)

cheers ken
Thank you norge, it's fun having a new thread like this to share some pictures of the collection.

The pork patty, you gotta mix it with applesauce one day it's really not bad!


Here are a few random pictures. The prototype MRE items.. the retort pouches are filled with dried rice! Which makes me think they were for some sort of display/visual demonstration.

And a meat food product bar from a Frigid Trail Ration.


I got a Norwegian ration from Robin. He called it the "Stay Behind" ration. It is indeed a Frigid Trail. Down to the weight & dimensions and packaging. Only unmarked. Still working on a bit of stuff before I go & spoil the fun with a bunch of photos of it right now. The work needs to be finished first.

Oh and a nice 1987 fruitcake. Nuts a bit rancid, but you can work around them easily
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Meat bar from a Frigid trail rat
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The retorts inside are filled with dry rice.
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I've owned these for years and only recently found them.

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Re: Vintage mre,rcw,lrrp items tread

Post by norge » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:08 pm

keep it coming :D

the stay behind ration was supplied by the USA back in the cold war days along with radios weapons and more, haven't had any of those since its out of my collection trail :mrgreen:
the envelope retort with rice I think comes from Natick for display purposes ?
just love nut cakes!!! man they need to bring them back!!!

im planning more pictures but time don't reach al the time,but here is one of my chaos at the moment...need to make more display space some how :mrgreen:
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Re: Vintage mre,rcw,lrrp items tread

Post by cavguy » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:32 pm

just love nut cakes!!! man they need to bring them back!!!
I agree! I know I say it over and over again, but those nut cakes were VERY good..

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Re: Vintage mre,rcw,lrrp items tread

Post by blue87fj60 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:04 pm

“Meat Food Product Bar” Lol
The Yin of the Candy Bar’s Yang.

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Post by EasyMre » Wed May 27, 2020 12:42 pm

Awesome thread! Love seeing these great collections. When getting into vintage MREs, anywhere you guys recommend a new guy start? For instance, what era or country to try first? Or just give any ole' one a go? There doesn't seem to be a vintage MRE taster user guide lying around.
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Re: Vintage mre,rcw,lrrp items tread

Post by Robin heum » Wed May 27, 2020 1:06 pm

EasyMre wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 12:42 pm
Awesome thread! Love seeing these great collections. When getting into vintage MREs, anywhere you guys recommend a new guy start? For instance, what era or country to try first? Or just give any ole' one a go? There doesn't seem to be a vintage MRE taster user guide lying around.
Well since you are in the united states a good old brown bagger is always an option.
You used to be able to get a case of 1992 Brown baggers from Dudeman, not sure if he still has them however.
C ration from after 1971 might not be to expensive either, might not be edible though.

There should have been a forum with every country listed, and you can add new ration discoveries.
Unknown vintage rations etc.
Would kinda be like wikepedia with Rations.
If we had something like that it would have made it easier to find out what you would want to try.

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Re: Vintage mre,rcw,lrrp items tread

Post by koreyyy1 » Wed May 27, 2020 4:06 pm

Robin heum wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 1:06 pm
EasyMre wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 12:42 pm
Awesome thread! Love seeing these great collections. When getting into vintage MREs, anywhere you guys recommend a new guy start? For instance, what era or country to try first? Or just give any ole' one a go? There doesn't seem to be a vintage MRE taster user guide lying around.
Well since you are in the united states a good old brown bagger is always an option.
You used to be able to get a case of 1992 Brown baggers from Dudeman, not sure if he still has them however.
C ration from after 1971 might not be to expensive either, might not be edible though.

There should have been a forum with every country listed, and you can add new ration discoveries.
Unknown vintage rations etc.
Would kinda be like wikepedia with Rations.
If we had something like that it would have made it easier to find out what you would want to try.
You can always right click wikipedia, save the webpage and edit the HTML accordingly
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Re: Vintage mre,rcw,lrrp items tread

Post by steve1989 » Thu May 28, 2020 12:02 am

Pic of those 98 LRPs were in postmans but they could be shared here too.

68 and 98.

Almost had 3 banded cases of those early LRPs, but one was split open and the dude sold off singles. I calculated in the end, he woulda made $300 more had he just sold them to me sealed in the case still. Easier than selling off 24 units separately. I picked out the nicest out of that split case too though and for only $43 auction- those canvas have more times than not lost their vacuum seal. Never came across one that hadn't spoiled yet.. they were never intended to last out like the later ones either though.
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