Ration Heater, Mounted Troops

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Re: Ration Heater, Mounted Troops

Post by RockyRaab » Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:46 pm

That's great info, thanks!

That would be great for use in a boat, camper, or even an ATV or golf cart. You can also buy a lighter socket with large clamps to hook directly to a battery if your vehicle doesn't have a lighter socket of its own. These days, cars no longer have ash trays, and the socket is called a utility outlet.

I'm going to look into one of those, because I usually take an MRE along when fishing, and if I eat off the tailgate, that would be a better way to heat my entree than an iffy FRH.
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Re: Ration Heater, Mounted Troops

Post by gundog4314 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:33 pm

I just bought one of these based on your recommendation. Kind of excited to try it out. Yours still working like a champ?

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Re: Ration Heater, Mounted Troops

Post by housil » Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:41 pm

I have mine in use since a couple of years and it´s still working great! Best gadget ever to get real hot entrees :D
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Post by parafireboy » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:54 pm

gundog4314 wrote:I just bought one of these based on your recommendation. Kind of excited to try it out. Yours still working like a champ?
It is, indeed! It gets regular use, and is still working great.

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Re: Ration Heater, Mounted Troops

Post by gundog4314 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:57 pm

24 to 12 volt conversion. Pro Tip: Don't buy the cheapest replacement cigarette plug. Will save you from buying a piece of junk and the right one. A few more days and this project will be "Ready to Eat". Will post some follow on pics.

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Re: Ration Heater, Mounted Troops

Post by parafireboy » Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:21 pm

gundog4314 wrote:24 to 12 volt conversion. Pro Tip: Don't buy the cheapest replacement cigarette plug. Will save you from buying a piece of junk and the right one.
Definitely a good tip. I had actually gotten about halfway done soldering the new connector on when I decided to get a little more heavy duty plug. No sense in putting a cheap, fragile end on a piece of military-grade equipment. I look forward to hearing how it works for you.

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Re: Ration Heater, Mounted Troops

Post by elandil » Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:38 pm

yall really flingin a cravin on me to get one of these.... :mrgreen:

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Re: Ration Heater, Mounted Troops

Post by FREMONT » Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:49 pm

These ration heaters remind me of toasters. Which makes me crave French toast for some odd reason.. :|
Good luck and may your rations stay unspoiled!

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Re: Ration Heater, Mounted Troops

Post by housil » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:23 am

We had a little tour yesterday and I had a MRE with me I want to have for dinner, "cooked" in the heater.
But after that lunch:
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there wasn´t any space left over for ANY dinner... Image

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Re: Ration Heater, Mounted Troops

Post by parafireboy » Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:54 am

housil wrote:We had a little tour yesterday and I had a MRE with me I want to have for dinner, "cooked" in the heater.
But after that lunch:
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there wasn´t any space left over for ANY dinner... Image
That looks GOOOOD Housil! :D

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