Steve's International Ration Thread

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Steve's International Ration Thread

Postby steve1989 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:14 am

Hey there everyone. I have some various rations from around the world that I have enjoyed in the past year and I would like to share the photos I took of them with you.

First off, thank you for taking the time to look at the photos - I always try to get those shots sealed in time for ya.

Now, where do I start?

How about one that I got from a very good friend that I have a ton of respect for.

I finally got an Italian 24 hr Ration Module W/ the Red Sticker. Yes, the one with the Cordial Alcohol in the Breakfast Component. (I made sure I had it for breakfast on an empty stomach.. it gave me a ever so slight tingle and warming effect.

In conjunction with the un-sweetened cappuccino and Banana Chocolate Covered Cereal Bar, I had quite the morale boost and start to my morning.

A chewy, rich chocolatey, hint of natural banana flavor cereal bar that was delicious, a cup of cappuccino that had a rich, nutty, and full flavor that wasn't sweet at all just the way I like my coffee, and of course.. the Cordial Alcohol.. what can I say it was a very good quality brandy not cheap.. it was more like a mid to top shelf quality even though in a plastic pouch. It didn't burn going down, and I picked up an almost sweet caramel undertone to it whilst sipping it along with the cappuccino as a direct accompaniment to the Cordial.

I took scissors and poured it ever so carefully not spilling 1 drop into that shot glass. I drank half immediately then sipped the other half slowly with breakfast. It was the most profoundly entertaining and luxurious ration experience of my life. Thank you again to my amazing cool buddy for sharing the experience with me.

Now that was just Breakfast!
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Water somehow got splashed on the lens, how careless of me!
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Re: Steve's International Ration Thread

Postby steve1989 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:23 am

Continuation of Italian Breakfast Component photos.
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Unboxing..!
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Re: Steve's International Ration Thread

Postby steve1989 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:53 am

I felt like Lifestyles of The Rich & Famous meets Soldier of Fortune with this ration!

Downright the absolute best military ration on the planet..!


Oh, by the way, here's a shout out to all the folks that inspired me and kept me hungry for those Rations.. thanks so much to Kman, Housil, Ruleryak, Norge, Mreheater72, Bypah, dirbag, Rationtin440, cavguy, German_EPA, Norton, Name_Not_Found, Treesuit, rebraunjr, Rattatoo, RockyRaab, DirtyDave, LogDayFreshHots fdsman, Nawt, Ak70g2, jfko6, laughing_man, CmCilm94, sw432pd, mrejap, and elevatorfan73 and I am sure there are more I just cannot think of you all off the top of my head.
Thanks so much for your loyal support, awesome knowledge, great character, and overall awesomeness!
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This is something I had been anticipating for a fair amount of time. Finally here!
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It's like a silky chocolate with small nuts I think almond and slight crisp.. and that terrific banana undertone makes it very unique and enjoyable
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One of those things in life that ya wonder when you'll get to experience it again..
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Re: Steve's International Ration Thread

Postby steve1989 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:10 am

Continued to the Lunch Component.

This one was the largest of the 3 in size.

Review comments interjected into the photos.
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Nice stamp on that, I guess it's sortof like the symbol implies that it gives you energy with that arrow. I liked these and I felt there should have been maybe 8 instead of 4 of them.
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These things taste like lightly sweet, hard, berry flavored hard tarts.
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The box with it's contents list. Hope you guys can clearly read the contents!
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Re: Steve's International Ration Thread

Postby steve1989 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:31 am

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Dry mold... bummer
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Let's see how the coffee is.
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These tablets tasted just like yeasty bread and broke up into a grainy texture. Actually very enjoyable and flavorful!
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Delicious, mild flavor with great texture to the beans. Not too mushy or anything. Great dish and I ate it all except one bite that I saved for my dog Scooter.
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Pleasant smell, and no off putting metal odor from being in the can. It smells freshly cooked.
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Re: Steve's International Ration Thread

Postby steve1989 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:42 am

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Sweet, distinctive, and firm textured apricot jam. a fair amount of pectin but also still sweet. Very tasty!
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Has a slightly acidic, savory, salty flavor with an almost fine airy texture. Crackers are lightly sweet with a nice crisp. Not perfectly durable, but not crumbly either. And easy to eat/chew.
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Hmmm.. looks intriguing
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Re: Steve's International Ration Thread

Postby steve1989 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:49 am

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I would take 2 Yeast tabs and eat them with sugar. Simply amazing!
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Mixed it in about 6 oz. Non-bitter, mild lemon flavor, refreshing.
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Still good & dry
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Tea & Sugar
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Re: Steve's International Ration Thread

Postby steve1989 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:00 am

Dinner time.
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Re: Steve's International Ration Thread

Postby Hair-FIN » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:02 am

Wow!
Way cool review! Thanks!

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Re: Steve's International Ration Thread

Postby steve1989 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:11 am

That Chocolate Sports Bar in the Dinner Component was chocolatey rich, chewy, filling, and satisfying.

I wish I could find more of them!
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