North Korean Ration?

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Re: North Korean Ration?

Postby DangerousDave » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:35 am

It was quite easy. Just 20 meters across the fence. The 11th ACR Scout guy was begging me not to do it. Said it would cause an International incident. I went. I sold the bronze plaque, Never felt a thing. I would expect to have been caught by East Germans, but they were like the typical Russians guards. heads in ass, and they even had a dog, big Shep. We were watching for 8 hours, just across the fence. 8)
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Re: North Korean Ration?

Postby Simon2002mre » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:37 am

DangerousDave wrote:It was quite easy. Just 20 meters across the fence. The 11th ACR Scout guy was begging me not to do it. Said it would cause an International incident. I went. I sold the bronze plaque, Never felt a thing. I would expect to have been caught by East Germans, but they were like the typical Russians guards. heads in ass, and they even had a dog, big Shep. We were watching for 8 hours, just across the fence. 8)

You sir are officially the coolest.
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Re: North Korean Ration?

Postby LaSwede » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:54 am

I just made a long-shot for a chance of getting one PRNK ration :twisted:

Sent an email to my country's embassy in Pyongyang. Asking for help in procuring one of these, or something equal. Not expecting anything as in the international embargo against north korea it states that not any product produced for the armed forces of north korea is allowed to be exported to or imported from north korea.

Will keep you posted about any responses :)
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Re: North Korean Ration?

Postby Simon2002mre » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:49 pm

LaSwede wrote:I just made a long-shot for a chance of getting one PRNK ration :twisted:

Sent an email to my country's embassy in Pyongyang. Asking for help in procuring one of these, or something equal. Not expecting anything as in the international embargo against north korea it states that not any product produced for the armed forces of north korea is allowed to be exported to or imported from north korea.

Will keep you posted about any responses :)

Cool! I'll be waiting
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Re: North Korean Ration?

Postby parafireboy » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:21 pm

Cool! You never know until you try, so it's always worth a shot!

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Re: North Korean Ration?

Postby BTemple » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:18 pm

I should try with the Canadian embassy in North Korea as well. Apparently they view Canada as a peaceful and friendly nation. Hahaha
May be ok with helping out a Canadian... who knows.
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Re: North Korean Ration?

Postby Mpitt » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:29 pm

Never underestimate Canada.

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Re: North Korean Ration?

Postby OtisRNeedleman » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:26 pm

shawker71 wrote:Well yeah, but it was pretty good wasn't it?



No, it was awful.

That wouldn't even be close to an NK ration, if they have their own. First, NK is pretty particular about pictures of Kim Il Song, Kim Jong Il, and Kim Jong Un. They wouldn't put their pictures on something designed to be cut up and thrown away. Second, the "accessory package" is literally garbage. There would be no ammunition included. There wouldn't be a cigarette butt. Lastly, the amount of rice in the ration is insufficient, and there are no other food items.

IF NK were to have MRE-type rations, they might get them from China. Alternatively, they may have developed their own special rations for their special operations troops. "Regular" troops would likely eat from field kitchens and/or forage.

My qualifications - former Korean linguist, retired intelligence officer, 39 months in Korea.

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Re: North Korean Ration?

Postby shawker71 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:07 pm

....yeah but it was funny wasn't it.....
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Re: North Korean Ration?

Postby Simon2002mre » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:50 pm

OtisRNeedleman wrote:
shawker71 wrote:Well yeah, but it was pretty good wasn't it?



No, it was awful.

That wouldn't even be close to an NK ration, if they have their own. First, NK is pretty particular about pictures of Kim Il Song, Kim Jong Il, and Kim Jong Un. They wouldn't put their pictures on something designed to be cut up and thrown away. Second, the "accessory package" is literally garbage. There would be no ammunition included. There wouldn't be a cigarette butt. Lastly, the amount of rice in the ration is insufficient, and there are no other food items.

IF NK were to have MRE-type rations, they might get them from China. Alternatively, they may have developed their own special rations for their special operations troops. "Regular" troops would likely eat from field kitchens and/or forage.

My qualifications - former Korean linguist, retired intelligence officer, 39 months in Korea.


....I think it was a perody...
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