Do you guys make your own ration packs?

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Re: Do you guys make your own ration packs?

Post by Mkim340518 » Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:35 am

housil wrote:
Mkim340518 wrote: What kind of ration pack would you make for a 3-day and 3-night trip into the woods?
Mechanized or walk? :wink:

If I had to walk, I would take a German EPa leicht with me. Its enough (freeze dried) food for 4 soldiers 3 meals a day or 1 soldier for 4 days. It will be similar in weight and space as approx. 3-4 MRE´s. All you nedd is (enough) water but I guess it´s easier to find/get water there than anything else to eat - if you don´t prefer "bark of a tree spaghetti" also :D

But I don´t have to walk - I can take a whole case of MRE´s with me... :D
Hey Housil!

I will be walking to my site and will stay on foot for the duration of the trip and yeah I am definitely including a bunch of EPA items to my ration pack. Kman and I just did a recent trade and he graciously sent me a few EPA's and I'm looking forward to actually getting to use them soon! But, I can not find any EPA leicht's around here or on EBAY and believe me I've been looking for a few months now LOL. And I would love to have a few EPA leicht's!!! 8)

And Housil...I gotta say that I'm so jealous of you and your collection of German military gear, your awesome vehicles and the stunningly beautiful location that you live in. I really do miss everything about Germany :cry: lol

Oh and by the way...yeah I noticed that case of mre's on the back seat of your truck from the pictures that you posted...again all that makes me feel is intense jealousy....lucky bastard LOL:twisted: 8) :lol: :wink:


Housil any suggestions on where to get the EPA leichts?


Thanks

Mike

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Post by jfko6 » Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:04 pm

Mkim340518 wrote: And no I will not let a incident like James Kim's tragedy happen to me. I have prepared a map and route guide to my camp site, will have a GPS unit along with a cell phone (for saftey) and to make established contact points, all family members and appropriate authorities will be given all the proper information to my intentions and where-abouts and I also have visited the site where I will be staying a few times to ensure that my first solo survival trip/experiment will not be a last one.
And I watched all the episodes of Survivor Man and Bear's show so, that makes me a expert in survival so, really I should be fine no matter what...LMFAO

And that other list that you were talking about would be greatly appreciated when you get the chance to send it over my way!

Thanks again MCIera...you old fart LOL :wink:

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Post by Bypah » Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:43 pm

HA HA HA HA HA HA...ROFLMAO!!!!!!! :shock: :lol: That was funny!!!!!
Although I like survivorman..... :roll:
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Post by BigMark » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:46 am

Heh, there's a whole wiki devoted to fake things from Bear's show, I'll look, but if you google wiki bear grylls I bet it comes up.

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Post by Mkim340518 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:41 am

jfko6 wrote:
Mkim340518 wrote: And no I will not let a incident like James Kim's tragedy happen to me. I have prepared a map and route guide to my camp site, will have a GPS unit along with a cell phone (for saftey) and to make established contact points, all family members and appropriate authorities will be given all the proper information to my intentions and where-abouts and I also have visited the site where I will be staying a few times to ensure that my first solo survival trip/experiment will not be a last one.
And I watched all the episodes of Survivor Man and Bear's show so, that makes me a expert in survival so, really I should be fine no matter what...LMFAO

And that other list that you were talking about would be greatly appreciated when you get the chance to send it over my way!

Thanks again MCIera...you old fart LOL :wink:

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LMFAO!!!!!!!!! Yeah I saw that video too. Read the disclaimers that they show on the screen right before the show starts...it pretty much says sometimes Bear and the crew are put into mock situations to show survival techniques...ummm...yeah :?

Also if you dig further into Bears history you'll find that he was indeed in the SAS but he was part of the "B" squad which are newer guys who are pretty much still in training and the "A" squad are the bad ass Brits that do all the missions. Saying that, I cannot confirm or deny this statement but, this is what I've read from the internet so who know it could be all bogus. All in all I still have a great amount of respect for Bear and his skills. I don't care what you say about the man but, most of us who talk shit on the guy couldn't even make it through basic training, let alone SAS training, or break your back from a helicopter parachute accident, recover and do it again, survive in the jungle, desert and etc.

So, Bear is still someone I look up too....but that video didn't help LOL

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Re: Do you guys make your own ration packs?

Post by housil » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:06 pm

Mkim340518 wrote: Housil any suggestions on where to get the EPA leichts?
They are (sometimes) avialable on Ebay German (Item# 160253728285, this is mreheater 72), or ask German_EPA. He is an official dealer of Travellunch (civilain name of EPa leicht).
But postage will cost you an arm and leg from here to US... :cry:

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Post by PanzerDivision666 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:40 pm

When i "field strip" my rations into 24 hour packs, i get a one gallon ziplock bag, and then i put in: 4 entrees, 4 crackers, with peanut butter or jam. 2 or 3 drink mixes, and som little extras like jolly ranchers, or trail mix. sometimes if it's gonna be a cold weather hump, I'll fatten out my meal load. Just remember that water is your most critical need out there.....

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Post by Hardtack » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:10 pm

Back on topic, I made up some kids meals with wheat snack bread, peanut butter, jelly, dairy shake, paper napkin, plastic knife, handi wipe. I wanted to use the shelf stable roll but kept getting outbid on ebay. Packed it all up in a foodsaver bag and vacuum sealed it.

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