U.N. Forces Ration

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U.N. Forces Ration

Post by laughing_man » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:07 am

I have three U.N. forces rations.
These are manufactured in France and used in Lebanon.

I opened the OCCIDENTAL.
The list of contents is printed on the box.
However, some items in a box were missing.

Main meals are "Cassoulet" and "Lentils and Vegetable Stew".
It is not so tasty...

Moisture of strawberry jam is lost and seemed to be the hard rubber block. :evil:
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Tuna
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Lentils and Vegetable Stew

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Re: U.N. Forces Ration

Post by housil » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:13 am

Thx for the pic´s and review :D

They were offered at Ebay Germany so often for €20-25, but nobody bought them.

Nice now to see I wasn´t wrong in not buying them

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Re: U.N. Forces Ration

Post by German_EPA » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:25 am

grat pics!

the crackers look like our germany epa crackers which are made in italy. yours are from spain... interesting fact! :idea:
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Re: U.N. Forces Ration

Post by Bypah » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:51 am

Nice review....
Too bad they cannot be found over here. :(
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Re: U.N. Forces Ration

Post by laughing_man » Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:21 pm

German_EPA wrote:the crackers look like our germany epa crackers which are made in italy. yours are from spain... interesting fact! :idea:
This cracker was very hard...
A tuna and all the instant drinks are also the products of Spain.

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Re: U.N. Forces Ration

Post by housil » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:46 am

laughing_man wrote: This cracker was very hard...
That´s why they are nick named "armour sheets" over here :wink:

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Re: U.N. Forces Ration

Post by saladp » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:08 pm

thanks for the review, laughing_man! :D

what I know is that "Mama Ines" is a cafeteria in Madrid ... :shock:

these rations were prepared in a hurry? :shock:
globalization has come to rations?
the crisis is the fault that the articles of the European military rations are losing the manufacturing and packaging specific own military? :roll:

If he continues like pus soon make my rations by buying at the mall in my city ! :mrgreen: :wink:

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Re: U.N. Forces Ration

Post by housil » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:42 am

saladp wrote: the crisis is the fault that the articles of the European military rations are losing the manufacturing and packaging specific own military? :roll:
Actually is the end of cold war and the end of need to store hugh amounts of rations for +10 years (EPas up to 20 years).

Europa is reducing troops, the shelf life of rations is down to 18 month (Gruppenverpflegung) as ration now are not made to be stored, they are made to be used instandly. So they can now use regular, civilan made ready-to-eat-items

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Re: U.N. Forces Ration

Post by saladp » Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:18 pm

yes, housil, the end of the Cold War mentality has changed a lot in the military field, I totally agree with you

but every time I see more countries that the packaging of rations is simply commercial. I think the reasons are economic today:
.- acquisition faster and at lower cost
.- Quick-change facility provider if necessary
.- not need a packing plant and pay the government specified that cost

and where is the wonder of looking at the package itself each ration from different countries? :roll:

in spanish ration I have found a tea bag in commercial container :cry:

make us boicot! :evil: :wink:

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Re: U.N. Forces Ration

Post by Stef » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:59 am

Hi,
you're right, the armies tend to use more and more standard items in theiy rations. In France the meals in flat cans used in the RCIR's were sold in every grocery or supermarket. Now they are almost 100% replaced by plastic microwavable container and it's almost impossible to find canned meal in RCIR style container.
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