my mre/us ration display ready

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Re: my mre/us ration display ready

Post by crunchie » Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:39 pm

Very nice pictures, Ken.

In last picture on the lower right corner that looks like a grab bag of peanut M&Ms :mrgreen:

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Re: my mre/us ration display ready

Post by CaptBob » Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:13 pm

Wow...what a great collection. A veritable "MRE Museum".

I have a much smaller collection, but I remember a dark brown bag with a white paper label on it. I'll have to dig it out. Also, I have an entire unopened case of the first tan-bag MREs and another entire case of MCWs whose bags were not printed like other MCWs (I forget what they said--more digging needed).

Yours is an excellent resource for anyone who is interested in how rations changed over the years.

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Re: my mre/us ration display ready

Post by mreheater72 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:17 pm

CaptBob wrote:...Also, I have an entire unopened case of the first tan-bag MREs and another entire case of MCWs whose bags were not printed like other MCWs (I forget what they said--more digging needed)...
Sounds interesting :D , some pics available? :wink:
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Re: my mre/us ration display ready

Post by CaptBob » Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:38 pm

Unopened case of 1996 "B Menu" menus 5-16, from the end of the year. This was the first year of the new tan bag.
1996-Bmenu-side.jpg
Dark brown, LRP with odd white label attached. No other markings on the bag. Can anyone date this for me?
LRP-white-label.jpg
And, the oddly-marked MCW...well, call it a "FPCW" if you will. From Ameriqual, March 2004...
MCW-2004-bag.jpg
MCW-2004-case-bag.jpg
And, as seen below, the name on the case says "Meal, Cold Weather"
MCW-2004-end.jpg
So, there's just a few unusual things in my collection.

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Re: my mre/us ration display ready

Post by Treesuit » Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:39 pm

Wow, That is very odd. How'd you come across those? Sale, purchase, trade?

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Re: my mre/us ration display ready

Post by CaptBob » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:28 am

All of these came via eBay, I believe.

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Re: my mre/us ration display ready

Post by biscuits brown » Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:52 pm

Capn Bob you got a rare one there.

I thinks its 87 -90. You got a good example of a ration "in transition"

The food packet long range patrol you got there is mentioned in the Natick 1990 catalogue. It speaks of using a variety of components from the LRP pre 83, FPA, MRE and RCW. The packaging also looks very similar and it speaks of a peelable seal.

I will transfer the PDF pics and post them mate.

Your menu 3 is part of the 2nd edition of the 12 menu issue. Inside you will find
S/S pork with rice
chocolate sports bar
Jelly
crackers
Apple cider sachet
spoon
Accessory pack, comprising; Coffee, creamer, gum, sugar, toilet paper, matches, salt.

Hope this helps.

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Re: my mre/us ration display ready

Post by CaptBob » Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:24 pm

Thanks for the info on that "white label" LRP.

I still wonder why the MCW from 2004 is labeled "Food Packet, Cold Weather" . . . I can just hear the foreman saying, "Alright, it's just like the 'Food Packet Long Range Patrol' but put 'Cold Weather' on it instead!"

Nah, probably didn't happen quite like that.

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