Collection of ACCESSORY PACKETS from different US Rations

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Collection of ACCESSORY PACKETS from different US Rations

Postby mreheater72 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:26 pm

Hi guys,

the next days/weeks I want to introduce a collection of sealed ACCESSORY PACKETS from all different kinds of US rations (MCI; MRE; RCW; Food Packet, In-Flight Individual; Food Packet, Individual, Assault; Halal). In addition to the kind of ration I will differ between packer, kind of modality and contents.

Most of the ACCESSORY PACKETS I will show here I got loose, without regard to the original complete ration or ration case, so in most cases I don’t know the exact year of packaging (especially the elder ones have no date code). But if I know the age or had found a date code, I will add it to the description as a matter of course.

I will introduce maximum two packets with each photo, and then I will list the contents and the packer when available so as mentioned on the each wrapper.

The first part of the review should show ACCESSORY PACKETS which were part of MCIs (MEAL, COMBAT, INDIVIDUAL). Further on I will divide them into two chapters: Pre 1972 and post 1972, because 1972 was the year the cigarettes of the ACCESSORY PACKETS were discharged.

PRE 1972

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From left to right:

ACCESSORY PACKET

Cigarettes
Matches
Chewing Gum
Toilet Paper
Coffee, Instant
Cream, Dry
Sugar
Salt

(no packer stated)


ACCESSORY PACKET

COFFEE-INSTANT
CREAM-DRY
SUGAR
CIGARETTES
MATCHES
CHEWING GUM
TOILET PAPER
SALT

(no packer stated, it is from a MCI DATE PACKED January 1961 :D )


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From left to right:

ACCESSORY PACKET

CIGARETTES
MATCHES
CHEWING GUM
TOILET PAPER
COFFEE, INSTANT
CREAM SUBSTITUTE
SUGAR
SALT
STIMULATOR, INTERDENTAL

(no packer stated)


ACCESSORY PACKET

CIGARETTES
MATCHES
CHEWING GUM
TOILET PAPER
COFFEE, INSTANT
CREAM SUBSTITUTE
DRY, NON DAIRY
SUGAR
SALT

(no packer stated, it is from a MCI DATE PACKED June 1966 :D )

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From left to right:

ACCESSORY PACKET

CIGARETTES
MATCHES
CHEWING GUM
TOILET PAPER
COFFEE, INSTANT
CREAM SUBSTITUTE
DRY, NON DAIRY
SUGAR
SALT

CADILLAC PRODUCTS INC. (it is not yet sealed :( )


ACCESSORY PACKET

CIGARETTES
MATCHES
CHEWING GUM
TOILET PAPER
COFFEE, INSTANT
CREAM SUBSTITUTE
DRY, NON DAIRY
SUGAR
SALT

(no packer stated)

POST 1972

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From left to right:

ACCESSORY PACKET

MATCHES
CHEWING GUM
TOILET PAPER
COFFEE, INSTANT
CREAM SUBSTITUTE
SUGAR
SALT

DMP CORP.
MOBILE, ALA. 36615


ACCESSORY PACKET

SPOON, PLASTIC
MATCHES
CHEWING GUM
TOILET PAPER
COFFEE, INSTANT
CREAM SUBSTITUTE
SUGAR
SALT
STIMULATOR, INTERDENTAL

SEAL BAG CO.
Rochester, N. Y. 14625


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ACCESSORY PACKET

MATCHES
CHEWING GUM
TOILET PAPER
COFFEE, INSTANT
CREAM SUBSTITUTE
SUGAR
SALT

CADILLAC PRODUCTS INC.
STERLING HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN 48077

If anyone of you has more different MCI ACCESSORY PACKETS, I would be glad if you add some photos :D !

A review about MRE ACCESSORY PACKETS will follow the next days!!

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Re: Collection of ACCESSORY PACKETS from different US Rations

Postby norge » Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:40 am

thats a nice collection!!!!!! :D
i dont have things like that... i only have mre accessory packets.
when i find them :? hope my kids havent been searching
for chewingum... :lol:

cheers norge

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Re: Collection of ACCESSORY PACKETS from different US Rations

Postby norge » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:10 am

here is what i have of accessory packets.
1990s-rafco
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cadillac
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cinpac
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rigth away-mullins
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sopackoA
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rigth away E-D-A
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rigth awayD-B
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cinpack-cinpack military packing
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sorry for not so good photos,new camera to many options :lol:
cheers from norge

had more accessory packets but they are from 2000 to 2006

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Re: Collection of ACCESSORY PACKETS from different US Rations

Postby mreheater72 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:46 pm

norge wrote:here is what i have of accessory packets.


Very nice collection norge :D . I have many dark brown MREs packed by CINPAC, still sealed, but no loose CINPAC Accessory Packet. See those for the first time today :o ! That is a reason for opening a CINPAC MRE :wink: !

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Re: Collection of ACCESSORY PACKETS from different US Rations

Postby mreheater72 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:35 pm

Hi guys,

after a break which last some weeks I want to continue with the Accessory Packet review. Today I will show different MRE Accessory Packets, in addition to those which NORGE presents some time ago.

Accessory Packet C with additional “Candy”, CADILLAC PRODUCTS INC., about 1982
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LEFT: Accessory Packet D with additional “Catsup”, SOUTHERN PACKAGING AND STORAGE COMPANY INC., about 1983
RIGHT: Accessory Packet C with additional “Candy”, SOUTHERN PACKAGING AND STORAGE COMPANY INC., about 1983
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LEFT: Accessory Packet A, DELTA PKG. PRODS. INC., do not now the exact age
RIGHT: Accessory Packet D with additional “Catsup”, DELTA PKG. PRODS. INC., do not now the exact age
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LEFT: Accessory Packet D with additional “Catsup”, SOUTHERN PKG. AND STORAGE CO. INC., about 1985, short version
RIGHT: Accessory Packet A, SOUTHERN PKG. AND STORAGE CO. INC., about 1985, short version
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LEFT: Accessory Packet B with additional “Soup and Gravy Base”, SOUTHERN PKG. AND STORAGE CO. INC., about 1985
RIGHT: Accessory Packet B with additional “Hot Sauce”, SO-PAK-CO, INC., about 1988
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LEFT: Accessory Packet B , no list of contents, no producer, but date code 2069 (1992)
RIGHT: Accessory Packet A, SOUTHERN PKG. AND STORAGE CO. INC., about 1986
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LEFT: Accessory Packet B with additional “Hot Sauce”, SO-PAK-CO, INC., date code 2204 (1992)
RIGHT: Accessory Packet C with additional “Candy”, SO-PAK-CO, INC., date code 0130 (1990)
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Accessory Packet A, SO-PAK-CO, INC., date code 9256 (1989)
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The last part of the Accessory Packet review next days/weeks will show some packets from:

• RCW
• Food Packet, In-Flight, Individual
• Food Packet, Individual, Assault
• LRP
• Meal, Religious, Kosher/Halal

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Re: Collection of ACCESSORY PACKETS from different US Rations

Postby Nawt » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:20 pm

Impressive MREheater.

Nice collection and pictures!
Keep up the good work.

regards, Nawt.

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Re: Collection of ACCESSORY PACKETS from different US Rations

Postby mreheater72 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:33 pm

Nawt wrote:Impressive MREheater.

Nice collection and pictures!
Keep up the good work.

regards, Nawt.


Hi guys,

I keep up work and so today I will show the last part of the review with Accessory Packets from different US Rations:

MRE

Here an additional MRE Accessory Packet, forgot it to show in the second part of the review.
Accessory Packet B, SOPAKCO PACKAGING, INC., date code 1106 (2001)
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RCW

Accessory Packet with no list of contents, no producer, but date code 9239 (1999)
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Food Packet, In-Flight Individual

LEFT: Accessory Packet with additional “Can Opener”, “Paper Napkin”, “Tea” and “Stimulator, Interdental”, QUALITIY PACKAGING SUPPLY CORP., do not now the exact age, but pre 1980
RIGHT: Accessory Packet with additional “Can Opener”, “Paper Napkin”, “Tea” and “Stimulator, Interdental”, CADILLAC PRODUCTS INC., do not now the exact age, but pre 1980
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Accessory Packet with additional “Can Opener”, “Paper Napkin” and “Tea”, but no “Salt”, CLYDE COLLINS INC., 1955
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Food Packet, Individual, Assault

Accessory Packet with no list of contents, no producer, 1955
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LRP

Accessory Packet with additional “Chocolate Fudge Bar” and “Cocoa Beverage”, but no “Salt”, “Chewing Gum” and “Toilet Paper”, QUALITY PACKAGING SUPPLY CORP., about 1975
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Meal, Religious, Kosher/Halal

Accessory Packet with different contents, J&M Food Products Co., 2005
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As soon as I will get more different Accessory Packets, I will add them to that review!

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Re: Collection of ACCESSORY PACKETS from different US Rations

Postby Nawt » Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:05 pm

Hi mreheater72,

good work, nice pis! thank you for sharing.

what is the "catsup" in the acc.packs of you previous post?

Nawt.

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Re: Collection of ACCESSORY PACKETS from different US Rations

Postby mreheater72 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:36 pm

Nawt wrote:Hi mreheater72,

good work, nice pis! thank you for sharing.

what is the "catsup" in the acc.packs of you previous post?

Nawt.



Nawt, thanks for your interest :D !

Here is a photo of the “CATSUP”, it was part of the MRE Accessory Packets D and E between 1981 and 1987. I reconstituted one, I guess 25 years ago, but I can’t remember the taste. It was designated to use it with the "Pork Patties Dehydrated" and the "Frankfurtes".
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In addition here is a photo of a “SOUP AND GRAVY BASE, BEEF FLAVORED”, it was part of the MRE Accessory Packets B between 1981 and 1987.
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Re: Collection of ACCESSORY PACKETS from different US Rations

Postby housil » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:24 pm

mreheater72 wrote:
but I can’t remember the taste.


I remember to that one I had back in ~1992.

Dehydrated "Meet" patty. Adding two spoons of water made a very delicious ketchup (not hot/spicy)
:D

Still have two bags of them :wink:


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