Norton wrote:This vid was most interesting to me as I work with Korean men who served in the 1970's. The story about Vietnam war field rations was fascinating and informative, The sections where different age groups of veterans tasted various rations was also very interesting.
Very impressive rations, with a great deal of thought invested
This is truly an example of a nation using it's past military experiences as a guide for field feeding
I sent the link to several friends. I highly recommend other board members watch the film to gain different perspective.
This is one of the reasons I enjoy this forum so much. You can learn a great deal about other nations cultures though food history.
Exactly! At first glance, this forum might look like a bunch of weirdos to the average person (or soldier for that matter). Eating, reviewing, and discussing military and civilian rations/food for a hobby
? But it's much more than that! It's people from all over the world and many walks of life getting together without political strife, discussing cuisines and meals that serve multiple purposes!
I love learning about various world cultures. I love food! I love food from around the world. I also like camping. Why not combining these interest for something I can enjoy? Many members of this site offer informative views, opinions, facts, and various pieces of content that can educate on what can be a somewhat overlooked part of history-world history.
What drives armies to their knees and makes them retreat with their tails between their legs? What gives a basic foot soldier a moral boost and enough energy to haul so much gear for long distances? Standard soldiers don't have dinner tables on the front lines. Nobody has a refrigerator or a pantry to grab food when they are miles away from human settlements. Rations are a staple piece of military and even a bit of civilian life. It's nice that some people appreciate the little things, even if they happen to be some brown plastic bags full of carb loaded spaghetti entrees or some half rusted can of Beans that sat in a warehouse for 5 years.
Welp, sorry for the wall of text Norton. I may have been carried away.