Where to Start?

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Where to Start?

Post by NateP » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:21 am

Hi All,

I'd like to try a few international rations but I have no idea where to start with my first outing.

I'm not averse to trying new foods, so that isn't an issue. I'd like to know what would be the best "bang for my buck" so to speak.

In terms of cost (under $50 preferably) to interesting foods ratio what might be my best bet?

I was thinking of a Canadian IMP, or Lithuanian MRE/Meal Pack.

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Re: Where to Start?

Post by WorkmanMRE » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:03 pm

I thought your intuition is steering you good! I really enjoy the Norwegian Arctic field rations. Top shelf ingredients. The British 24hr ORP has A lot of sides. 3 meals in one. Also supper tasty.
Both under 50$.

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Re: Where to Start?

Post by DonJa » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:35 pm

I'd suggest a Danish 24hr or German EPA. Either is available in numerous markets for about $40-50, have a wide range of menus and a ton of items. Neither has a portable oven or FRH, so you'll likely be using your own method of heating (boiling water works fine). Swedish rations or French RCIRs are probably slightly better in flavor, but generally cost a bit more.

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Re: Where to Start?

Post by TechManDan » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:38 pm

Can't go wrong with a British ORP. Lot's of goodies in there plus easily found for under $40 on ebay.

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Re: Where to Start?

Post by GearReview » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:48 am

I agree with the other gentlemen, Danish or British you cant go wrong.

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Re: Where to Start?

Post by limp_noodle » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:02 pm

Thought I'd chime in too.

I just recently had a Spanish ration and it was top notch. All of the Canadian ones I've had were good too. I had a Lithuanian and really enjoyed it. I love the flavors of Eastern European food so that sat really well with me. The foreign single meals are generally going to be more expensive than a US single meal but most of them are worth it.

As far as 24 hour rations, you can sometimes pick up French ones for a little over $55 if you'reyour willing to Shell out a little bit more.

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