Japan Self-Defense Forces Type II: Duck Stew

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Japan Self-Defense Forces Type II: Duck Stew

Post by Name_not_found » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:35 pm

Today a look at a Japanese Ration!

2014 Japan Self-Defense Forces Type II: Duck Stew
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Fresh from Japan :)
This is the new style, with pouches instead of cans. It is type II which is not air drop-able and has a slightly shorter shelf life than type I. There is great variety in the choices of type II, this one sounded very good.

Lets take an overall look at the meal, there are three parts;
-The Meal
-The Heating Bag,
-The Heating Chemicals
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Main Meal, heavy mylar like bag with tear strip. lighter than MRE pouch but metallic
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The Heating Bag, Light, very large, has two steam holes
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Heating Chemicals, Large pouch feels like there is a hand warmer in there
Im not sure how these are issued, but the heating bag can be rolled up and the chemicals are not heavy at all. Not a bad size to carry several of.
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Re: Japan Self-Defense Forces Type II: Duck Stew

Post by Name_not_found » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:43 pm

Whats inside?
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As Packed
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Contents: Two rice packages, two soft packages, one spork
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Soft Bag (2016 expire date)
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Soft Bag 2 (2016 expire date)
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Rice x2 (2014 expire date)
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Classic Spork
No drinks, no snacks, no condiments, no gum, no accessories.

Very simple just food and a food shovel
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Re: Japan Self-Defense Forces Type II: Duck Stew

Post by Name_not_found » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:50 pm

ok lets get cooking

Heating bag has instruction on it, but i was sent an English translation pdf.

-Open chemical pack, remove chemicals and place in bottom of heating bag.
-Put Items in bag, rice outside, meals inside.
-Fill Water to line in chemical bag and pour in to heating bag
-Seal and wait 20 minutes
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Heating Bag was very hard to photograph for me
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Chemical Pack
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Chemical pack on bottom, food on top, rice outside, meals inside.
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Fill line, very clear to tell how much
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Steaming
Easy to setup, in about 30 second the bag begins to aggressively boil. It continued at that rate for about 10 minutes, then calmed down a little but was still boiling for the full 20 minutes.

Very Nice heater!
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Re: Japan Self-Defense Forces Type II: Duck Stew

Post by Name_not_found » Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:04 pm

So what did we end up with
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Just out of the heating bag, everything is piping hot
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Plated, the second pouch was smoked mackerel
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Rice x2
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Duck Stew, carrot potato duck meat onion and a few noodles
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Smoked Mackerel
And how was it?

The stew was very good, a light broth with nice duck flavor. The veggies were soft but not mushy, the meat was small but tasty.
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The mackerel was good, very smoky slightly fishy. Very good texture and spicing. I liked the stew better
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Rice came out perfect, slightly sticky, fully cooked, not one dry or hard piece
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An excellent meal over all, very high quality.
It is lacking all the extras of other rations, but perhaps they are issued some other way.

I would eat this again :D

On a side note, the rice is available at my supermarket!
Identical except the labeling
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Re: Japan Self-Defense Forces Type II: Duck Stew

Post by noderaser » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:52 am

Nice Engrish on the Chemical Packet: "Note the burn"!
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Re: Japan Self-Defense Forces Type II: Duck Stew

Post by housil » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:27 am

Great pics and nice review NNF, thanks for sharing. I like their "take-away" style :D

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Re: Japan Self-Defense Forces Type II: Duck Stew

Post by laughing_man » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:32 am

Nice review!

Japanese Rice is sticky. However, Thai Rice is not so...
We the Japanese love sticky Rice!

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Re: Japan Self-Defense Forces Type II: Duck Stew

Post by rattattoo » Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:39 pm

Loved the review.
Now all we need is MRE Sushi

What grocery chain had the rice packages?

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Re: Japan Self-Defense Forces Type II: Duck Stew

Post by Name_not_found » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:14 pm

Shoprite, there were several types available
rattattoo wrote:Loved the review.
Now all we need is MRE Sushi

What grocery chain had the rice packages?
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Re: Japan Self-Defense Forces Type II: Duck Stew

Post by Apocalypse » Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:08 pm

Duck AND mackerel in one meal? Yum! Where/how did you obtain fresh Japan rations?
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