Polish 24hr Ration and Firefighter Ration

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Polish 24hr Ration and Firefighter Ration

Post by Big_jo » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:27 am

Hi all, a new consignment arrived the other day, I got a 24hr ration and a sample of the Firefighter rations made by the same people as the Polish Army rations.

24hr ration menu:
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Individual combat food ration "RB" 2
Individual combat food ration "RB" (Field 24).

Right, this is the reason for a full-day daily.
The whole is packed in a plastic bag sealing, waterproof.

Ingredients:
A meal (breakfast):
- Baked beans with sausage and bacon 300g
- Meat pate PG 111g
- Fruit jam 25g
- Crunchy bread 50g
- Drink tea 30g
- Fruit bar
- Bezpłomieniowy chemical heater
- 45ml sachet water

B meal (lunch):
- Spaghetti with meat 300g
- Special biscuits 45g
- Drink tea 30g
- Condensed milk in 100g tube
- Dark chocolate 50g
- Bezpłomieniowy chemical heater
- 45ml sachet water

C meal (dinner):
- Ham, chicken M1 118g
- Special biscuits 45g
- Natural honey 25g
- Drink tea 30g
- Fruit bar

Package accessories:
- Sugar 10g 3pcs
- 3 pieces of candy lot
- Candy wit. C 3 pieces
- Chewing gum 3pcs
- Salt and pepper to 3 pieces
- The blend bakaliowa 50g
- Tea Express
- Instant chicken soup
- Plastic bag
- Matches
- Toilet paper
- 3 pieces moistened napkin
- Cutlery

The energy value of 3512.7 kcal, an all-day package
Package Weight 1.85 kg

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Re: Polish 24hr Ration and Firefighter Ration

Post by Big_jo » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:29 am

Firefighter Ration Dinner Unit ( I decided to get two of the dinner unit rather than one of each (breakfast, lunch, dinner), simply because I love saurkraut :mrgreen: )

Dinner (zestaw1CII)
- Sauerkraut stew with sausage and bacon 300g
- Crispbread 50g
- Bitter chocolate
- Bezpłomieniowy chemical heater
- Sachet water, 45 ml



Photographs of both will follow.

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Re: Polish 24hr Ration and Firefighter Ration

Post by Cracker » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:43 am

It looks like a EPa/MRE/Dutch 24h box inbreed.. :wink: nice
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Re: Polish 24hr Ration and Firefighter Ration

Post by Treesuit » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:26 pm

Big_jo,

I have two questions for you: 1) judging from the picture it doesn't look like there is much in the rations for 24 hours and 2) why is there a Firefighter ration? I'm guessing their country's Firefighters are not as local as the US?

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Re: Polish 24hr Ration and Firefighter Ration

Post by housil » Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:08 am

Maybe I can help you to answer your questions:

Thats the company making the Polish rations:

http://www.arpol.net.pl/index.php/en

The offer lots of military and civilian typ rations. Their fire fighters are as local as yours, but in case of long-term firefights (bush/woodland), they need a supply.
The longest "run" I was in person was a flood in East Germany. I was three times three consecutive days there. We got food from field kitchens and the MREs I brought with me :mrgreen:

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Re: Polish 24hr Ration and Firefighter Ration

Post by Big_jo » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:30 am

@ Treesuit:

It contains two main entrees, which I think contain a little more food than an MRE main entree (these ones are in a foil tray and weigh 300g - not sure how that compares), but there is also several packs of hard crackers, crispbread, two small cans of pate, condensed milk, instant soup, chocolate and other items - it adds up to over 3500 calories and I think there will be plenty there for a day!

I'll upload photos as soon as I have an evening free.

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Re: Polish 24hr Ration and Firefighter Ration

Post by Big_jo » Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:37 pm

Ok, so the long promised photos:
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Here you can see the 24hour ration (large dark green bag, alongside a military MRE and the two firefighter's rations (blue bags).
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A close up
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The contents - Each individual meal and it's components are sealed in a transparent plastic bag, as is the accessory packet.

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Re: Polish 24hr Ration and Firefighter Ration

Post by Big_jo » Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:54 pm

I'll get to the contents of the 24 hour ration another time when I am feeling hungry :mrgreen:

I sampled the delights of the firefighter's ration today for my lunch:
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Opening it up, I was slightly underwhelmed by the contents:
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We have the main entree, some hard biscuits and a bar of chocolate. In this case, the main entree is saurkraut and pork stew.

The entree, ready to eat:
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It actually tasted pretty good :D With the seasoning available in the accessory pack it goes down really well, with chucks of real (not re-formed) pork and lots of sauerkraut.

The HotPack MRE heater is actually very good - it is much larger than military heaters I have used and seems to heat up to higher temperatures.

All in all, with the chocolate (which was very good) and the hard biscuits, it was a decent meal, and I didn't feel hungry again for quite some time. Well done Arpol!

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Re: Polish 24hr Ration and Firefighter Ration

Post by housil » Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:16 am

Very nice review, thx for it :D

Did you notice they are using the same containers for their entrees as are in German EPas?

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Re: Polish 24hr Ration and Firefighter Ration

Post by Big_jo » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:11 am

I thought they must be something similar, but I have never gotten around to having an EPA - any good ones to recommend?

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