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Ration d'urgence

Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:27 pm
by Tombstone5
Hi all

First post: French emergency ration

Picked up a short while ago believe it is French issue but maybe be civilian but claims to be nato approved


4 energy bars
1 energy gel
1 isotonic drink powder
1 2pack survival biscuits
1 package that can be used as a beverage container


Re: Ration d'urgence

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:26 pm
by Conrad
It's like a little energy supplement pack really.
I think i have one somewhere but I'd forgotten about it.
I like those little barre commando bars, they come in the french RCIRs

Re: Ration d'urgence

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:50 pm
by housil
I also have a bunch of these
The have their defense departments URL on:
The bottom note says "Emergency Ration"

Re: Ration d'urgence

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 9:51 am
by steve1989
I bought two of those, ate one for fun and i forget where the other one went. The commando bars can last for 20 years if stored properly. RC Gusto gave me a French Ration with a 1999 DoP and it's commando bars held up quite nicely. :)

The energy gel is interesting and innovative. The mint isotonic was chalky, minty, yet incredibly rejuvinating with it's high electrolyte content.

I would say if stored properly & with no punctures to components like the energy gel, this ration has a shelf life comparable to the U.S. Food Packet Survival General Purpose (modern).

Re: Ration d'urgence

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 9:54 am
by steve1989
Sorry i do not mean to hijack this interesting post - just wanna interject with 2 photos indicating those Commando Bars from that French Air that Gusto sent me - that Ration held up!
Commando Bars are built to last. :)

Re: Ration d'urgence

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 12:42 pm
by Tombstone5
This pack had a best before of 2014 and the commando bars were just fine though through my fault as well as pointy pocket objects the gel leaked. And input is always welcome steve

Re: Ration d'urgence

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 5:20 am
by alohakid
These would be nice to have and "eat for fun" as steve1989 noted... these would be perfect in my range bag... will look around and see if I can pick up a few.


Re: Ration d'urgence

Posted: Sun May 28, 2017 5:12 am
by Tombstone5
Finally managed to photo a taste test.

Still holding up and I think I prefere vanilla to the cafe flavour

Reminds me of the ceral bars with added milk on the bottom

Good pick me up in the mornings or if short on supplys breakfast it's self