FOOD PACKET SURVIVAL General Purpose Dated 12/89

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FOOD PACKET SURVIVAL General Purpose Dated 12/89

Postby mreheater72 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:39 pm

Hi guys,

today the mailman brought a FOOD PACKET SURVIVAL General Purpose Dated 12/89. I have bought it at ebay.de for 1 EURO (about 1,44 USD). The seller described the ration can as very dented, but still closed and compact. But as I opened the pack I saw that the can has a little hole at the bottom and the lid was not closed complete. :( So I opened the can. Here are some photos:

FOOD PACKET SURVIVAL can front
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FOOD PACKET SURVIVAL can back
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FOOD PACKET SURVIVAL can upper side
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FOOD PACKET SURVIVAL can upper side, open lid
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First row GRANOLA BARS (shows mug of bugs and maggots)
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Second row GRANOLA BARS and COFFEE INSTANT TYPE I (shows mug of bugs and maggots)
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FOOD PACKET SURVIVAL can empty
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All contents at one glance: Four GRANOLA BARS, three packs of SUGAR, one pack of COFFEE INSTANT TYPE I and one pack of SOUP AND GRAVY BASE CHICKEN-FLAVORED. All contents are leaking and show grub of bugs and maggots :shock: :shock: :shock: :( :( :( :!: :!: :!: . Even dead bugs and maggots are still in the can.
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GRANOLA BARS
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SUGAR
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SOUP AND GRAVY BASE CHICKEN-FLAVORED
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COFFEE INSTANT TYPE I
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Re: FOOD PACKET SURVIVAL General Purpose Dated 12/89

Postby German_EPA » Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:14 pm

first time i see it from inside - thanks for sharing the pics! :D
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Re: FOOD PACKET SURVIVAL General Purpose Dated 12/89

Postby housil » Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:11 pm

I´m sorry with you it´s rotten... :cry:

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Re: FOOD PACKET SURVIVAL General Purpose Dated 12/89

Postby Bypah » Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:25 am

wow!They were all messed up! :shock:
Sorry to see that... :|
I have 6 of them dated 1-90 in perfect condition, little dented but no tears or holes.None is bulked up. :roll:

I posted my review in the forums about a year ago back in 5-08 ,when I got them on ebay for less than $12 with s/h :mrgreen: .
Originally I got 7 but I opened one and tested them.
The can I opened had a vaccum seal and hissed when I opened it . Its contents were ok and tasted very fresh. :mrgreen: Those granola and oatmeal bars were very ,very satisfying.They do bulk you up!! :shock: :lol: :lol: And the best part was the old Type I coffee...

Now I'm trying to get the newer version in the cardboard boxes the GP-I (General purpose food packet-Improved).
They said the british have a similar GP emergency ration with extra things including a disposable cup. :shock:

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Re: FOOD PACKET SURVIVAL General Purpose Dated 12/89

Postby mreheater72 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:39 pm

Bypah wrote:Now I'm trying to get the newer version in the cardboard boxes the GP-I (General purpose food packet-Improved).


I have six different types of FOOD PACKET SURVIVAL GENERAL PURPOSE in my collection :D , but the IMPROVED one is unfortunately still missing, too :( .

Here you can see them, left from right and top down:

1. INTERIM Stamped 4317, 1994 or 2004, I don’t know. The contents you can find here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1421&hilit=preservatives&start=10
2. Stamped 9096, so I guess 1999
3. No date visible
4. No date visible
5. Stamped DEC 1971
6. Stamped 4 88, April 1988
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Upper side, some with P38s taped on lid
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Bottom side, some with “keys”
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Re: FOOD PACKET SURVIVAL General Purpose Dated 12/89

Postby norge » Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:18 pm

here is my collection of food packet survival general purpose:
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some of thesame cans but in display
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dates from ca 1976,80s,90s,00s


btw mreheather72,did a check on how old this was:1. INTERIM Stamped 4317, 1994 or 2004, I don’t know. The contents you can find here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1421&hilit=preservatives&start=10
so far i think its a 1994 since its bars have old style brown and grey wraps :D

cheers from ken

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if any wounders about my bunch of edits,i have shrinked some pictures :D

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Re: FOOD PACKET SURVIVAL General Purpose Dated 12/89

Postby caveman » Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:17 am

mreheater72 wrote: All contents are leaking and show grub of bugs and maggots :shock: :shock: :shock: :( :( :( :!: :!: :!: . Even dead bugs and maggots are still in the can.


Protein enhanced version perhaps? :D


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