Food Packet Survival-General Purpose rations...RARE!

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Food Packet Survival-General Purpose rations...RARE!

Post by Bypah » Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:39 pm

Hi Everyone
I just got some interesting items.Survival rations in tin cans.These were made for pilots since 1961 until 1993 were they were redesigned and the tin cans(they are made of aluminum... :idea: ) phased out due to procurement problems with the tin cans and some of the items inside.So they made them in limited quantities.

I opened one of the cans ,the most dented and it had a perfect vaccum seal :o and it contents looked lik if they were packed yesterday!!! :shock:

I went for the test...I ate one of the granola bars. They came in a plastic sealed bag, not like the new ones that are vaccumed sealed It tasted and smelled ok.I washed down with water and man,those suckers bulk you up!!! :D lol

The rest of the packets were in perfect condition for an 18yr old,the soup /gravy base and the coffee were excellent and the sugar ,well like sugar...lol :lol:
Too bad they were pahsed out... :cry:
I saved the rest for my collection and kept one to add up to my survival gear.... :D
Now I need to get my hands on one of the new ones :roll: and do more testing :wink:
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The items inside:
2 compressed granola bars
2 compressed oatmeal cookie bars
1 instant coffee type I packet
1 Soup/gravy base chicken flavor
3 Domino sugar packets
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These aluminum cans where made here in Oklahoma by the League of the Blind.
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Post by Bypah » Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:47 pm

Just to let you know I checked and the manufacturer still does survival rations for the US military and the best is their facility is close to my home... :lol:
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Post by DangerousDave » Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:01 pm

Good pic. The cans are aluminum later versions from seat survival kits.

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Post by Bypah » Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:44 pm

Yes they are aluminum cans, I called them "tin cans" but not in reference of the metal. :oops:
Like a "tin" of spam.... :roll: :wink:
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Post by jfko6 » Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:14 pm

Bypah:

You can see photos of an MRE packing facility not far from where I live and in my old neighborhood where I grew up. And ironically I played little league baseball across the street.

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Re: Food Packet Survival-General Purpose rations...RARE!

Post by mreheater72 » Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:20 pm

Bypah wrote:I opened one of the cans ,the most dented and it had a perfect vaccum seal :o and it contents looked lik if they were packed yesterday!!! :shock:
Do you have some photos of the single entrees?

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Post by Bypah » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:30 am

I don't have any yet. but I used here some pics from jfk link... :) by the way the coffee and soup packages are from Trans Packer co. :lol:

...OOPPPPPSSS.....Sorry no pics!! :shock: :shock: lol......they are down below :oops:
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Post by Bypah » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:32 am

I don't have any yet. but I used here some pics from jfk link... :) by the way the coffee and soup packages are from Trans Packer co. :lol:
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The packages of coffee type I and the soup/gravy base are similar in size and color as the ones in this pic.But the material is like the one in the lower left,more like paper, no plastic coating...
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Post by Richard w. » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:35 am

The "coffee Type I" is the older, powdered stuff, right? It's a very fine powder, not the freeze-dried granules in current instant coffee .

I think this stuff was much better than the granulated kind. Better flavor and it seems to hold up to age better.

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Post by Bypah » Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:37 pm

Yes, is the fine powder coffee not the granules/crystals. It taste better like real coffee. Is similar to the old Nescafe (pre crystals)... and for being an 18 yr old ration it came out ok ,as I said earlier like it was packed yesterday!!!! :lol:

Right now I'm having it with 2 out of the 3 packs of sugar and taste GREAT!!! :D
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Here it is..Type I coffee....the folgers crystals/granules...yukk!!
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