Collection of ACCESSORY PACKETS from different US Rations

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Re: Collection of ACCESSORY PACKETS from different US Rations

Postby mreheater72 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:29 pm

Hi guys,

today one more Accessory Packet out of a Food Packet, In-Flight Individual. I guess the Date of Pack could be the sixties.

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ACCESSORY PACKET

CAN OPENER
CHEWING GUM
SUGAR
CREAM
COFFEE
TEA
PAPER NAPKIN
SALT


(no packer stated)


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Re: Collection of ACCESSORY PACKETS from different US Rations

Postby Treesuit » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:15 am

Hey MREHEATER72,

I have two for you that I'm sure neither one of us has seen and probably nobody else around here as well. I can't guess on the dates and the camera flash obscures the listing of contents but the first one is a slate grey A-pack with minimal contents.

ACCESSORY PACK A
COFFEE
CREAM
SUGAR
SALT CHEWING GUM
MATCHES
TOILET PAPER

The second one is a dark brown version with the first appearance of HOT SAUCE. 8)
ACCESORY PACKET A
CREAM
SUGAR
CANDY (not sure which variety)
CATSUP
HOT SAUCE
SALT
CHEWING GUM
MATCHES
TOILET PAPER

Both made by the RIGHT AWAY FOODS CORP. Any Guesses?
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Re: Collection of ACCESSORY PACKETS from different US Rations

Postby mreheater72 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:13 pm

Treesuit wrote:Hey MREHEATER72,

I have two for you that I'm sure neither one of us has seen and probably nobody else around here as well.


Treesuit, thanks for that nice complements to the A-Pack-collection :D :D !

An Accessory Pack in grey color, wow, that´s absolutely new to me. And also the A-Pack E with Hot Sauce, that´s really weird :shock: :shock: ! If you look to the MRE menu list, you can´t find that!

You live and learn :) !

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Re: Collection of ACCESSORY PACKETS from different US Rations

Postby biscuits brown » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:34 pm

I think that grey one is an A pack from a 1990 or maybe earlier (mid late 80s?) Food Packet Long Range Patrol.

The contents match up precisely.

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Re: Collection of ACCESSORY PACKETS from different US Rations

Postby Treesuit » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:46 pm

Wow,

Those ARE very rare! I just found them at a local Army surplus store for a few cents and wondered what they came out of. The Accesory Packet E with hot sauce was one I never saw before so I figured right off the bat that it was kind of rare. Though the grey version would be fun to figure out which ration it came out of.

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Re: Collection of ACCESSORY PACKETS from different US Rations

Postby biscuits brown » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:59 pm

TS they seem to have started putting in hot sauce (Im assuming its a mini tabasco) quite early, like the mid eighties.
Still trying to find some supporting stuff from literature.

Si

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Re: Collection of ACCESSORY PACKETS from different US Rations

Postby mreheater72 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:37 pm

biscuits brown wrote:TS they seem to have started putting in hot sauce (Im assuming its a mini tabasco) quite early, like the mid eighties.
Still trying to find some supporting stuff from literature.

Si


In that topic

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1069&hilit=display&start=10

you can see (scroll down, first pic of norge) in the display case of norge (left in the bottom row) a pouch of TABASCO and bottles in unusual shape; I guess those a very early ones! Norge do you know how old they are and to which ration they belong?

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Re: Collection of ACCESSORY PACKETS from different US Rations

Postby norge » Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:43 pm

the bottles came from 1986/87 mres,not shure about which the menues since
i gott them in a old mre case from 1987 without the main pouches
along with the meals and crackers,spreeads and so on lose.
so since the meals had 1986 and 1987 dating i asume they are from the same period.

these are the only ones i have ever found in old mres so im not shure
if it was a trail or regular issue

one of the bottles was in a accessory packet E along with a fudge bar chocolate :D

cheers ken

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Re: Collection of ACCESSORY PACKETS from different US Rations

Postby Treesuit » Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:45 pm

Norge,

That could be it; a version that is very rare. Now I don't want to open it and spoil the surprise. :wink:

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BEVERAGE PACKET

Postby mreheater72 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:34 pm

mreheater72 wrote:Hi guys,

here are two more types of MCI Accessory Packets pre 1972, both with cigarettes, both in perfect condition :D and both have a yellow-tan color, they are not dark brown as usual:

The first one is out of a MCI case DoP May 1960 (the first MCI was packed 1958 :!: ), here the SPOON belongs to the contents :!: , the coffee, cream and sugar is packed in a separate BEVERAGE PACKET :!: :

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ACCESSORY PACKET

CIGARETTES
MATCHES
CHEWING GUM
TOILET PAPER
SPOON
SALT

(no packer stated)

BEVERAGE PACKET

COFFEE-INSTANT
DRY CREAM PRODUCT
SUGAR

(no packer stated)


The second one was content of a MCI case DoP February 1963:

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

(no packer stated)

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Hi guys,

recently I bought an opened BEVERAGE PACKET, here are some pics of the contents:

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