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Polish SR-6

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:20 pm
by Conrad
I went picking Sloes today in preparation for making sloe gin and took this polish SR-6 out with me.

It contained:

-main meal Bigos with kielbasa

-Chicken and pork "luncheon meat"/ " spam"

-2 packs of polish crackers

-strawberry jam

-berry energy bar

-lemon tea drink

-flameless ration heater (terrible)

-accessory back with wipe, tissue, bag, coffee sweet, fruit sweet etc.

-straw

-spoon with tissue.


Firstly I must say that I have tried two polish SR rations this weekend , they come with the newer type single pad heaters. Both heaters have failed me out of these two.
Luckily the first meal I was at home for on Friday night and used my cooker to boil the tray in a pot and today I had a small pot, 2l bottle of water and a spare French folding esbit stove and tablets in my jacket pocket (I keep it deliberately along with a "survival tin" and a fire tin).

After that initial disaster I decided to just eat the crackers and jam first. The crackers... Well I've had them many times now. They're super hard but I like the taste. The jam was nice, a delicate light taste.

Then I drank the lemon tea, very refreshing. I put it in a jar so it could be easily seen.

Chicken and pork meat tin next. I used two of the crackers with this as it's a bit boring on its own. Seems reasonable quality but I prefer the pork only version.

Finally the bigos was ready. As is usual for the polish rations it was a generous portion and very tasty with many pieces of kielbasa sausage.

For desert I ate the energy bar. It was tasty and easy to eat.

Over all this was a hearty and good quality ration but it was let down slightly by the heater. After about 25 minutes this one started to get warm-ish but I'd already used another method.

For anyone who has not tried these, I recommend that you do, just from my small experience so far I'd say have a backup heating plan.

Re: Polish SR-6

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:24 pm
by Conrad
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Re: Polish SR-6

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:26 pm
by Simon2002mre
Oh man! Very nice! Looks like you are out there in the great outdoors! You even got a little treat from mother nature. So cool, keep the outdoor reviews coming, I really enjoyt them!
Cheers man,
Simon

Re: Polish SR-6

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:48 pm
by Conrad
It was a nice meal, sitting in the afternoon sun on a peaceful bank after picking enough sloes for a couple of bottles. Picked a few more then went home.
I know it's not a very shiny polished review but just a little snapshot of a genuine situation where I brought a ration out with me to eat.

I probably won't be doing a review twice or 3 times in a weekend much, due to health reasons/ trying to get in a bit better shape but I'll still do some when I can.

Re: Polish SR-6

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:26 pm
by alohakid
Conrad - You're on a roll my friend... love the outdoor reviews, thanks you for sharing at less than 100% health... recover fully my friend.

mahalo

Re: Polish SR-6

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:29 pm
by Conrad
alohakid wrote:Conrad - You're on a roll my friend... love the outdoor reviews, thanks you for sharing at less than 100% health... recover fully my friend.

mahalo
I'm not in too bad condition man but thanks. I've just recently started to try to look after myself better and I've got to watch my blood pressure being a big guy and having family history with issue with that but I was recently told I'm going the tight way when I went back to the doctor. Just need to take more care, I'm not in my 20s and "indestructible" anymore