Mexican Army ration

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Mexican Army ration

Post by rationtin440 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:32 am

I'm not sure if this has been discussed before, but does anyone know what the Mexican Army has for rations? I'm wondering if theirs are similar to Spanish rations or totally different.

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Re: Mexican Army ration

Post by dirtbag » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:36 am

MexicoThe Mexican defense department (SEDENA) issues the "Ración Diaria Individual de Combate" box or "individual soldiers daily combat meal" box. It is packaged in an olive green and black plastic box with the contents printed on the front, the box contains three individual meal packs containing 3,640 to 4,030 calorie meals which are meant to sustain a soldier for a day. Each individual meal package contains a 2 main retort pouches which are meant to be eaten with each other. The first retort pouch usually contains a meat product (such as beef, pork, sausage, fish, ham, seafood, chicken, tuna, bacon or other meats which are usually mixed with a flavoring sauce and vegetables) the second retort pouch contains a staple food (rice, hominy, noodles, beans, pasta, eggs or more vegetables). Each meal package also contains salt, spices, condensed milk, cream, butter, chorizo spread, dried fruit or preserves, bread, crackers, sugar, custard, cookies, canned fish, cocoa mix, nuts, chocolate or other candies, vitamins, a large pouch of drinking water, a pouch of Jumex fruit juice or Coca-cola, biodegradable napkins and untensils and water purification tablets. Some meal packages do not contain the two main retort pouches and instead contain a single larger pouch with a finished meal such as tamales or steak and eggs but, these are usually only available when close to a base or when the military is operating in an urban area. When these were handed out by the Mexican military during their assistance in the Hurricane Katrina relief operation many Americans who received them gave very high praise about their taste and variety.
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Re: Mexican Army ration

Post by Treesuit » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:59 am

Now if we can just get a picture or find someone who has one, that would be great. :D

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Re: Mexican Army ration

Post by Bypah » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:59 pm

I'm trying to look for information in this link.
http://www.sedena.gob.mx/
Is the link of the Mexican National Defense Secretariat, their department of national defense. What i read is that they have their own farms,dairies and cattle production for their troops and their families. so far they rely on the old fashioned filed kitchens to feed their troops. If I'm not mistaken one of those field kitchen group crossed the border to help in Katrina in 2005 and plenty of people started "bitchin'" because "mexican troops crossed the border into the U.S." :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Mexican Army ration

Post by rationtin440 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:31 pm

Thanks for replies guys, I also recall hearing about the Katrina victims being given Mexican rations and how much they liked them. One constant in nearly every countries' rations discussed or otherwise referenced on these forums; chocolate in some form is morale/comfort food! :D

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Re: Mexican Army ration

Post by rationtin440 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:35 pm

Sorry to go off topic for a sec, but as for people getting upset about Mexican troops? When/if Mexican troops cross the border wearing blue helmets and "UN" stenciled on their vehicles with UN flags replacing Mexico's flag, along with other countries forces, then they/we will know we're being invaded. Until then, we should be thanking the people of Mexico.

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Re: Mexican Army ration

Post by Bypah » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:51 pm

rationtin440 wrote:Sorry to go off topic for a sec, but as for people getting upset about Mexican troops? When/if Mexican troops cross the border wearing blue helmets and "UN" stenciled on their vehicles with UN flags replacing Mexico's flag, along with other countries forces, then they/we will know we're being invaded. Until then, we should be thanking the people of Mexico.
True. Even the unit that crossed to the US was unarmed. :wink:
It was a field kitchen unit with all the "fixin's". :shock: :lol: :lol:
but we know there is always people that like bitchin'... :mrgreen:
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