Coolest ration you own

Discussions about US MREs and other US rations
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Re: Coolest ration you own

Post by summer100 » Sun May 03, 2020 9:00 pm

ViperGTS wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 11:27 pm
I really don't have anything thats too rare but Koerky75 sent me this awesome item, a few months ago (brown bag, in-flight)

maybe this LRP with horizontal writing

I'm not sure that I have seen another.

... but i do like my small can collection, here are some:

(The Air Crew Lunch is a reproduction)... but the pic of the B17 was what my Grampa was in.
That’s. so. cool. Especially the picture of the B17. Crazy

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Re: Coolest ration you own

Post by summer100 » Sun May 03, 2020 9:03 pm

steve1989 wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 11:38 am
This is my coolest and rarest ration in my collection.
ohmygod. Steve replied. I’m shaking.
I remember watching Star Trek with my dad. This ration brought back memories.

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Re: Coolest ration you own

Post by summer100 » Sun May 03, 2020 9:07 pm

Robin heum wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 2:35 pm




Sr 89 Since i got it completely by accident, thought it was a Sr 92 i was buying. Only one i have ever seen.
The Main meals are canned and not freeze dried, and it isnt Rsp!

LOL. Round of applause for your accidental score. And I agree. The canned rations do look sick :D

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Re: Coolest ration you own

Post by ViperGTS » Sun May 03, 2020 9:26 pm

summer100 wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 9:07 pm
Robin heum wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 2:35 pm




Sr 89 Since i got it completely by accident, thought it was a Sr 92 i was buying. Only one i have ever seen.
The Main meals are canned and not freeze dried, and it isnt Rsp!

LOL. Round of applause for your accidental score. And I agree. The canned rations do look sick :D
I grew up on star trek, mom loved it. We only had one TV... and it was black and white for a long time, got color Zenith when I was about 10 ( I'm around 40 now) no $$ for a new tele... now I have 3 60"+ and other smallers...times have changed...

and relax dudes, Steve puts his pants on the same way we all do :D :D
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Re: Coolest ration you own

Post by Saj1992 » Sun May 03, 2020 10:08 pm

Glad I was able to acquire this, I thought it was pretty cool!
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Re: Coolest ration you own

Post by summer100 » Mon May 04, 2020 3:48 am


I grew up on star trek, mom loved it. We only had one TV... and it was black and white for a long time, got color Zenith when I was about 10 ( I'm around 40 now) no $$ for a new tele... now I have 3 60"+ and other smallers...times have changed...

and relax dudes, Steve puts his pants on the same way we all do :D :D
LMAO and love that story :lol: :D
no I could not say I have ever seen a black and white tv so you beat me on that one :P
and the part about having 3 60” :shock:

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Re: Coolest ration you own

Post by summer100 » Mon May 04, 2020 3:49 am

Saj1992 wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 10:08 pm
Glad I was able to acquire this, I thought it was pretty cool!
and you thought right!! :o :D

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Re: Coolest ration you own

Post by steve1989 » Mon May 04, 2020 10:08 am

Norge, your prototype MRE is different than mine. Pretty sure yours has smokes. Mine has a thin metal inner box that opens outward..

Gotta get to my 1944 C rat case to pull a couple b's out.. - that thing is a beaut lemme find a pic around here where I bought it. Got some canned smokes, oldest from 1880s.

Some of my K rat units.

That food packet assault is one of 3 in my collection. Reviewed one and its just the wrappers- other 2 sealed. That one there has norge's name on it for his collection.
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Re: Coolest ration you own

Post by rareauldmealtimes » Mon May 04, 2020 10:13 am

steve1989 wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 11:38 am

This is my coolest and rarest ration in my collection.
Steve, what the heck! Unexpected! I'm a big TNG fan! Favorite television show hands down. I wonder where those rations were available?

Just by looking at the pic... This was from the TNG era and being from 1992 would put it on season 5-6 (Season 5 is THE holy grail for TNG Trek - See episodes "Darmok" and the epitome of Trek imo "The Inner Light"). I love how the ration is designed to look like the TNG LCARS (Library Computer Access Retrieval System) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LCARS interface of the Enterprise D terminals. Fun little fact: Each of those LCARs terminal panels you see in an episode were created one by one by the designer for each episode depending on the need... I always found that amazing that he made each on like plexiglass with cutouts. You can also see Philips screws holding them in place on some of the shots.

What a cool thing to know even existed! I want to know! Why these rations existed and where they were sold. For the why, I'd assume in the same reason why "Zombie", "Fallout" or other "Novelty" rations are available today.

Man that's crazy interesting.


For my "coolest" ration. I'm gonna go with my with WW2 Canadian "Food Container" and my 1941Scho-Ka-Kola still with chocolate. Love those things. I wish I would of bought 2 of the Food Containers when they were available there for a hot minute. Little pic of my oldies. I think "old" stuff is the coolest. If/when I can get some ww2 K rations and/or C rations those will be my holy grail.
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Re: Coolest ration you own

Post by ViperGTS » Mon May 04, 2020 11:50 am

steve1989 wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 11:38 am
This is my coolest and rarest ration in my collection.

Actually never seen Star Trek once in my life
no Patrick Stewart or his "#1"??... lol. I watched Next Generation, mostly, Dr. Deanna Troi was the best part :D

... but i have seen my share of William Shatner episodes
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