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Historical MRE Reproductions

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 1:26 am
by Sax_OFander
I was wondering: Just how much of a market is there for reproductions among the community, specifically the second world war? I did a cursory search on google, and found 2 Stores online that sell actual edible ones everything else is mock ups of boxes that are empty. Has anyone ever tried these? And if so, how do they stack up? The reason I ask is that eventually I'd like to try my hand at it. I've made quite a few D-Ration chocolate bars from a recipe I've found on this forum, I even have molds that fit the government specification so it's been a majorly good time with making them for buddies, or even giving them to re-enactors at local events for a lark.

Re: Historical MRE Reproductions

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 1:39 am
by Simon2002mre
Sax_OFander wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 1:26 am
I was wondering: Just how much of a market is there for reproductions among the community, specifically the second world war? I did a cursory search on google, and found 2 Stores online that sell actual edible ones everything else is mock ups of boxes that are empty. Has anyone ever tried these? And if so, how do they stack up? The reason I ask is that eventually I'd like to try my hand at it. I've made quite a few D-Ration chocolate bars from a recipe I've found on this forum, I even have molds that fit the government specification so it's been a majorly good time with making them for buddies, or even giving them to re-enactors at local events for a lark.
I have tried contacting both of those shops with no reply. I really would love to ty em, and have them for display. So if you start making em I'll buy em! :)

Re: Historical MRE Reproductions

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 5:55 am
by [ex-Member1]
Sax_OFander wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 1:26 am
I was wondering: Just how much of a market is there for reproductions among the community, specifically the second world war?
I have the German version of K-Ration, Iron ration and Gebirgsjager additional ration for high altitudes. All of it drinkable, edible and with cigarettes.

Re: Historical MRE Reproductions

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 6:02 am
by housil
Asger wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 5:55 am

I have the German version of K-Ration, Iron ration and Gebirgsjager additional ration for high altitudes. All of it drinkable, edible and with cigarettes.
Can you pls post a picture of it?

Re: Historical MRE Reproductions

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 7:53 am
by [ex-Member1]
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Re: Historical MRE Reproductions

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 12:49 pm
by RockyRaab
There is no such thing as a World War II MRE.

Re: Historical MRE Reproductions

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 3:22 pm
by housil
Simon2002mre wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 1:39 am
I have tried contacting both of those shops with no reply.
Whom? Reprorations.com?

Re: Historical MRE Reproductions

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 4:43 pm
by Simon2002mre
housil wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 3:22 pm
Simon2002mre wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 1:39 am
I have tried contacting both of those shops with no reply.
Whom? Reprorations.com?
That and there was one other I forgot the name, the other one contacted me back so I should be good there.

Also I meant to ask you in the german epa that you sent, is it common for it not to coffee or chocolate? I don’t really know what the normal contents are but i thought there was normally coffee, tea etc

Re: Historical MRE Reproductions

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 5:22 pm
by housil
Simon2002mre wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 4:43 pm
Also I meant to ask you in the german epa that you sent, is it common for it not to coffee or chocolate? I don’t really know what the normal contents are but i thought there was normally coffee, tea etc
Right, Epas don´t have chocolate, but tea and coffee. So should yours.

Re: Historical MRE Reproductions

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 7:44 pm
by Simon2002mre
housil wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 5:22 pm
Simon2002mre wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 4:43 pm
Also I meant to ask you in the german epa that you sent, is it common for it not to coffee or chocolate? I don’t really know what the normal contents are but i thought there was normally coffee, tea etc
Right, Epas don´t have chocolate, but tea and coffee. So should yours.
Gotchya