Globe Equipment Lifeboat and LifeRaft Ration

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Globe Equipment Lifeboat and LifeRaft Ration

Post by Oldsmokey » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:41 am

1956 Globe Equipment U.S Coast Guard Approved Lifeboat and LifeRaft Ration. Hey everyone I really wanted to post this review on here because before I did my review I had a really hard time finding anything about the ration. Maybe this post will help someone else out in the future.
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Can was a little beat up which just added character.
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The contents laid out.
1. Sunshine biscuits x27
2. Hersheys Tropical Bars x7
3. Globe Equipment malted milk tabs in a can. My guess is 80-100 tablets.
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Closer look at the malted milk tablet can.
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This end of the can has the packed date of November 1956
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First look inside the can.
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The biscuits package with ingredients list barely able to read it because it ripped to pieces.
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No rust inside the can at all. Just some leftover chocolate dust inside is what you see.
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Everything laid out after emptying the ration can.
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The malted milk tabs were the highlight of this ration for me. But a close second were the sunshine biscuits with their lightly sweet, buttery whole grain taste and also still perfectly crisp like the day they were packed into the ration.
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The malted milk tabs were not to sweet but still sweet enough with a creamy, vanilla, and caramel taste. About 3/4 through eating the tab it gets nice and soft. I think a good description is if you'd make sweet and condensed milk into a candy.

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Re: Globe Equipment Lifeboat and LifeRaft Ration

Post by Travelowl » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:51 am

Amazing! Thank you for the review and the good visuals!!

I never knew that malted milk candy was actually given credit as a potential survival item.

I do recall in SERE school that we were given "rations" for E&E kits at one point. The situation was role playing and I guess I wasn't being a team player when I bit into one and announced, "hey, these aren't bad, they're just malted milk candy!" An instructor told me to shut up and just play along :)

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Re: Globe Equipment Lifeboat and LifeRaft Ration

Post by limp_noodle » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:20 am

Those malted milk tabs sound awesome.

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Re: Globe Equipment Lifeboat and LifeRaft Ration

Post by Oldsmokey » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:24 am

Travelowl wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:51 am
Amazing! Thank you for the review and the good visuals!!

I never knew that malted milk candy was actually given credit as a potential survival item.

I do recall in SERE school that we were given "rations" for E&E kits at one point. The situation was role playing and I guess I wasn't being a team player when I bit into one and announced, "hey, these aren't bad, they're just malted milk candy!" An instructor told me to shut up and just play along :)
I was happy to get to share this one with everyone. When I bought this one I didn't realize how difficult it would be to find information on. But about the malted milk, I've had some from a 1942 k-ration, and another lifeboat ration from the 40s. Although I didn't expect them to be edible from my ration this time they turned out to be fantastic.

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Re: Globe Equipment Lifeboat and LifeRaft Ration

Post by Oldsmokey » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:25 am

limp_noodle wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:20 am
Those malted milk tabs sound awesome.

Way, way better than I expected. I've had a few other types from U.S rations but these by far were the best.

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Re: Globe Equipment Lifeboat and LifeRaft Ration

Post by steve1989 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:10 pm

That was is pretty good shape for 1956. The malted milk tabs in that can is such a unique part of this one. And still being edible/palatable is not super common.
I know that flavor and it's pleasant and satisfying. Like malted dried milk candies with enough sweetness to call it a candy. When softened up they get caught in your teeth if chewed.
The biscuits not being rancid is pretty amazing, and you got at least 1 good display tropical bar.

It's great to see this one on the forums in photo/written form it deserves such. Thank you for sharing it Oldsmokey! And hey I'll trade ya for a zip loc baggie of biscuits and a handful of malted milk tabs. Haha

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Re: Globe Equipment Lifeboat and LifeRaft Ration

Post by Oldsmokey » Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:09 pm

Oh man thanks for checking out the written review. I did feel like this needed to get documented on the Internet since I couldn't find squat before the review.

I'm going to build you a box today and try to ship it out tomorrow. Hopefully there still in ok shape.

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