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K Ration Reproductions by Hogan- Breakfast & Supper

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:33 pm
by steve1989
I got a surprise package from Gundog last month. I was absolutely thrilled, thank you Gundog!

I am starting with pictures of the Supper unit. I was at Fort Desoto Campgrounds on a much needed getaway. Sadly i got rained out pretty good and the Supper got soaked.
Luckily, the waxed inner box kept the contents water proofed.
Well done to Mr. Todd Hogan for his meticulous expertise on assembling these. A true master of his craft.

I haven't eaten the canned chicken yet i just had the snacks and lemon drink that night.

The lemon juice powder makes my mouth water thinking about it! So tangy, it cures what ails ya. I was feeling borderline sick too and i found it soothing.
Sweet chocolate ration bar was a airy, pleasant, choclatey, treat! Wrapped in parchment paper, it had a unique alluring feel.
Cracmers are just captains wafers and grahm crackers, still enjoyable.
Old Golds are Pall Malls with the filter ripped off. Why Pall Malls? Because they are slower burning which counters a stale fuse burner cig.
Ok time for pics and i will follow up with a more complete review of brekkie and show dinners chicken and gum.

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Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:40 pm
by steve1989
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Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:48 pm
by steve1989
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Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:53 pm
by steve1989
Breakfast

I enjoyed everything. Well i skipped the gum.

Re: K Ration Reproductions by Hogan- Breakfast & Supper

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:52 am
by housil
Great pics, THX for sharing them and "sacrificing" that ration!

Re: K Ration Reproductions by Hogan- Breakfast & Supper

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:50 pm
by elandil
Great job on this. I bet it helped make a rainy trip more enjoyable.

I have really been wanting to grab one of these to try, just havent had the extra $ lately. After reading this its high on my list now.

Gundog is a really awesome dude. ;)

Re: K Ration Reproductions by Hogan- Breakfast & Supper

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:48 am
by steve1989
Thanks guys! I had a fantastic time enjoying, photographing, and sharing the experiences with you!

Gundog is an exceptional guy, I sent him an ST-4 and he did this review on his channel! He even did a shoutout to me and much more importantly, he shared a link and shooutout to MREinfo!
He did an awesome review and it really can show you guys what that whole experience is like opening a Ration of that type. Sadly, his was not in as good of shape as the one I had. His jelly Bars turned strange and the gum seemed bad. Mine was considerably more fresh but that is how it goes when you never know how this stuff was stored over all these years.

And that is again why these accurate Repros are so terrific, we can enjoy these Rations again and not risk eating spoiled food, and not open our expensive and rare old Rations just to try that old tropical bar so to speak.

Thanks again everyone for looking! :)

Re: K Ration Reproductions by Hogan- Breakfast & Supper

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:47 pm
by Norton
It is interesting to look at what many U.S. and Western Allied troops ate for weeks at at time.
I know these are reproductions, yet the size of entree is correct
For me it looks as a light meal compared to the C and MCI and Understand it was not meant as long term ration.
I worked with a truck driver in the 1980's who had been in the U.S. Army 88th infantry division in the second world war.
He said when he first arrived in Northern Italy they were tasked to help clear a U.S. Army train derailment.
He said there were hundreds of K rations in the box cars. He said the officer told them get as many as you can carry. He said they ate K rations and not C rations for two weeks. (No fruit or vegetables) He said they were in a very difficult area for hot feeding, so the K rations off that same train ended up feeding everyone.

Second K ration story, I had a lumber salesman that was in the U.S Army 97th division 1945. He said they had a man that would take the K rations and make stews, soup and other hot food in quantities to feed platoon sized units. He told me this man had been a lumber camp cook before the war and knew how to re-make food as to give some variety from the same components. He would heat it and bring it up to the line in cans. He told me any hot food was treasured in the winter. K Ration based meals included