What is this ration?

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cap174
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What is this ration?

Post by cap174 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:22 am

I saw this ration on eBay, and I was wondering - does anyone know what it is? It just says matches and sweets. The seller says that it is cold war era. Does anyone have any info? Thank you!
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Re: What is this ration?

Post by norge » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:44 am

its a part of the 4 man or more ration cases that was issued in the 1970 to late 1980s.
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so its a cold war ration for shure :D cheers ken

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Re: What is this ration?

Post by cavguy » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:21 am

Norge is correct. I actually tried one of these in the mid-90's. I had a full ration - I found that the cans had leaked "tin" or "silvery in color" into the items in the cans. It was really bad for things like the "boned chicken" IIRC. So don't expect to be able to eat this thing just FYI.

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Re: What is this ration?

Post by cap174 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:15 am

Yeh, not gonna risk this one. Does anyone have any pictures of the inside? I'm wondering what the 'sweets' are.
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Re: What is this ration?

Post by norge » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:26 am

don't have a picture of the open can ,but the sweets was just like this a few books of white matches
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Re: What is this ration?

Post by cap174 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:27 am

OK, thank you!
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Re: What is this ration?

Post by cap174 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:26 am

OK, it just arrived. I took some pictures. Something is shaking inside, but I don't want to open it.

Anyone know what year it is?
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Re: What is this ration?

Post by ViperGTS » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:27 pm

I swear, there is nothing norge doesn't know, good dude and has helped me out with questions as well👍
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