Favorite Vintage US Rations?

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Favorite Vintage US Rations?

Post by Jared_St » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:48 pm

What's y'all's favorite Vintage Rations? :D I've never seen one in person, but I really can't help but get interested in those old survival Arctic rations.
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Re: Favorite Vintage US Rations?

Post by Cortexmelon » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:38 pm

Its a mix for me between brown bag era Pork and Rice in BBQ Sauce, and Ham Slice. I also REALLY enjoyed a 1996 Beef Steak, there was something different to it from the late 90's-early 2000's beefsteak, it actually tasted like steak lol.

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Re: Favorite Vintage US Rations?

Post by Jared_St » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:46 pm

Cortexmelon wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:38 pm
Its a mix for me between brown bag era Pork and Rice in BBQ Sauce, and Ham Slice. I also REALLY enjoyed a 1996 Beef Steak, there was something different to it from the late 90's-early 2000's beefsteak, it actually tasted like steak lol.
It's always interesting (and sometimes annoying) how the same ration can be totally different depending on the year it was made, isn't it?
But the BBQ pork & rice sounds sooo good.
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Re: Favorite Vintage US Rations?

Post by Eistee » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:23 pm

My favorite Vintage US ration would be the RCW, its a shame that that one got discontinued

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Re: Favorite Vintage US Rations?

Post by Jared_St » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:21 pm

Eistee wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:23 pm
My favorite Vintage US ration would be the RCW, its a shame that that one got discontinued
It really is a shame. :(
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Re: Favorite Vintage US Rations?

Post by Richard w. » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:15 pm

I liked all the early ones, but especially Chicken A'la King and the Dehydrated Pork Patty.

Seems like all the menus came with beans in tomato sauce and plain crackers, too. Yum.

Love plain crackers with cheese spread. Vegetable crackers and that (ugh!) chemical-tasting wheat bread are the devil!

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Re: Favorite Vintage US Rations?

Post by Jared_St » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:21 pm

Richard w. wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:15 pm
I liked all the early ones, but especially Chicken A'la King and the Dehydrated Pork Patty.

Seems like all the menus came with beans in tomato sauce and plain crackers, too. Yum.

Love plain crackers with cheese spread. Vegetable crackers and that (ugh!) chemical-tasting wheat bread are the devil!
Why you gotta dis the veggie crackers? D: Just playing of course.
I will admit that the beans in the old MRE's did look pretty good
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Re: Favorite Vintage US Rations?

Post by Richard w. » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:32 pm

Never threw away those vegetable things, but the plain hardtack was perfection.

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Re: Favorite Vintage US Rations?

Post by GFC » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:45 pm

My favorite Vintage C-Rats were beans and frank chunks in tomato sauce. They were delicious hot or cold. Turkey loaf ran a close 2nd. Ham and eggs chopped was good if u cooked them. Add some hot sauce and put on a cracker. We veteran troops would bring store bought crackers to the field because C-Rat crackers were barely edible compared to MRE crackers.

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