Food Packet, Life Raft, Aircraft - DoP 1962

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Food Packet, Life Raft, Aircraft - DoP 1962

Postby steve1989 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:04 pm

I had recently bought 3 of these. Check out what the old Charms Life Raft Tablet Rations of WW2 eventually transitioned into by the early 60's! :)

It's an old sardine can with the key. Those are always fun to open - it's sharp so be careful if you ever open one.

Here is a full presentation.
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Re: Food Packet, Life Raft, Aircraft - DoP 1962

Postby steve1989 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:18 pm

Continued Photos.
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The pyridoxine hydrochloride (B-6) went "rancid" and made the Fruit Sucrose Tablets smell and taste awful. No Good!
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These mint sucrose tablets tasted great! Like mild wintergreen and not too sweet.
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Re: Food Packet, Life Raft, Aircraft - DoP 1962

Postby steve1989 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:24 pm

More Pics


I took the rest of the mint sucrose tablets with me to work and enjoyed them on my long drives.

This ration is now what, 51 & 1/2 years old?

Neat stuff! Thankyou for looking!
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I chewed both of these packs of gum and it was quite a unique experience! The Fruit Gum was still fruity and sweet!
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Re: Food Packet, Life Raft, Aircraft - DoP 1962

Postby Bypah » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:26 pm

I'm curious to see that those fruit candies have spanish writing on, "Dulce de fruta"- "Marca registrada"
Where were they made? Why Spanish? Interesting.
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Re: Food Packet, Life Raft, Aircraft - DoP 1962

Postby housil » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:55 am

Wow - thank´s for opening that historic treasure.

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Re: Food Packet, Life Raft, Aircraft - DoP 1962

Postby steve1989 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:12 pm

You are welcome! I feel we have come a long way in our military's survival rations here in the US.


I hope it is okay but I would like to show an example here on the same thread of a newer 2010 Survival ration that has been reviewed before but not one this fresh.

Nowadays, they have those General Purpose Food Packet Survivals and here was one I enjoyed on a lavish evening recently. Saved one of the shortbreads for a buddy.

And thank you for your appreciation on my presentations! :) 8)
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2010 - from 2008 to 2010, they changed from Oklahoma League for the Blind to Newview Oklahoma.
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We have come a long way since those tablet rations!
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Re: Food Packet, Life Raft, Aircraft - DoP 1962

Postby Bypah » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:25 pm

I would like to get my hands on several of those. :D
I have some but are the old 90's "tin cans" made here in Oklahoma. :mrgreen:

Yes, OKLB changed their name to Newview...
http://www.newviewoklahoma.org/#
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Re: Food Packet, Life Raft, Aircraft - DoP 1962

Postby Ruleryak » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:50 pm

I just looked around, but can't find what I was looking at last week - a case of these current issue general purpose food packets. I know someone's got em though, will update again if I find them again

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Re: Food Packet, Life Raft, Aircraft - DoP 1962

Postby steve1989 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:05 pm

Ruleryak wrote:I just looked around, but can't find what I was looking at last week - a case of these current issue general purpose food packets. I know someone's got em though, will update again if I find them again



You're right!

It ended and noone bought the case - if noone else on here wants em' I may ask the guy if he would sell me the whole case for a flat 175 or something.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 1275018430
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Re: Food Packet, Life Raft, Aircraft - DoP 1962

Postby dirtbag » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:04 am

I'd offer $50...
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