Help identify this LRP ration!

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Help identify this LRP ration!

Post by CaptBob » Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:14 pm

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I'm trying to find out when this LRP might have been produced. Of course, there are no date codes printed anywhere on the exterior, nor on any of the components inside. Here's what I know:

As you can see, the bag is dark brown; however, the weight of the plastic is lighter than the old MRE bags. Also, the printing on the bag is arranged lengthwise rather than vertically, with a repeating pattern. If you can't make out the printing from the photo, it says:

FOOD PACKET, LONG RANGE PATROL
CHICKEN STEW
MENU NO. 5

The packager name (written in small type along the bottom of the bag) is Quality Packaging Supply Corp., Rochester NY. The actual chicken stew packet was produced by Oregon Freeze Dry Foods, Inc., Albany OR. The accessory packet was produced by Cadillac Products Inc., Sterling Heights, MI.

I will be posting a review with pictures of the food preparation, etc. very soon and I'd like to include the approximate age of this ration. This chicken stew was yesterday's lunch, so I obviously survived!

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Help identify this ration!

Post by kman » Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:28 pm

Hey CaptBob - good to see you in the forums again!

I don't have any info on that particular LRP, but I just checked around this Japanese rations site and saw an LRP just like that:

http://10.studio-web.net/~phototec/lrp2.htm

Here's the google translated version of the site (easier for me to read) :-)

http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... ry_state0=

I still don't see any dates on those pages, unfortunately.

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Re: Help identify this ration!

Post by mreheater72 » Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:30 pm

Nice ration :D !!

Try that link:

http://rationworld.web.fc2.com/usa/lrp.html

Here it says it is a 1980's type.

So long mreheater72
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Re: Help identify this ration!

Post by norge » Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:02 pm

hello!

that lrrp ration is from about late 1970s,
this one is a 1980s lrrp:
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cheers norge

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Re: Help identify this ration!

Post by CaptBob » Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:19 pm

Thanks for all the replies. So, it looks like either the late 70s or early 80s. Those Japanese web pages have nice photos... but, oh man!... trying to read the text translation is tough.

My LRP had the two circular, foil-wrapped chocolates inside, as opposed to the other type candy. (Don't try eating the chocolate!)

I also have an olive-green (1960s) LRP and I have one of the Cinpac "prototype" or test LRPs with the paper label. In addition, I have about three or four more like the one I opened, plus another three or four of the earlier variety by Sterling Products.

A review of the prep and tasting of this LRP is coming!

Capt Bob

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Re: Help identify this LRP ration!

Post by kman » Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:03 pm

Here's the link for CaptBob's LRP review:

http://www.mreinfo.com/reviews/mre/earl ... -stew.html

Thanks for the review and pictures, CaptBob!

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Re: Help identify this LRP ration!

Post by mreheater72 » Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:51 pm

CaptBob thanks for the great and detailed review :D ! The Chicken Stew looks really yummy, I nearly can smell it from the pics
:) . I´m a little bit surprised that the chocolate has become bad an the meat item is still good. Usually it should be contrary!

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Re: Help identify this LRP ration!

Post by CaptBob » Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:35 pm

My guess is that the chocolate was just a standard variety chocolate, not specially formulated to keep for an extended period of time. On the other hand, dehydrated food does extremely well over time.

Good thing I have full cases of MCWs and RCWs and several other LRPs.

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