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Canadian LMC (Light Meal, Combat)

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The Canadian Forces also use a ration called the "Light Meal, Combat" or LMC. This ration was developed and has been in use for over 7 years - well before the US developed their "First Strike Ration ", which is similar in concept to the LMC. The LMC is designed to be a lightweight, ready-to-eat, "go to war" type of ration that soldiers can use as a meal replacement until regular meal service can be established or until Individual Meal Packs (IMPs) are available.

Each LMC containts approximately 1,000 calories per meal - 40-70% of calories from carbohydrates, 20-40% from fat, and 10-20% from protein. Nothing in the meal needs cooking or heating except for the hot beverage. The shelf life of the LMC is 3 years from date of assembly.

National Stock Numbers:

NSN 8970-21-904-3538 (Menu 1 - Beef jerky)
NSN 8970-21-904-3539 (Menu 2 - Pepperoni)
NSN 8970-21-904-3540 (Menu 3 - Freeze dried cheese) older menu
NSN 8970-20-001-6189 (Menu 3 - Teriyaki Beef Jerky)

2008 LMC Menus

Menu 1 Menu 2 Menu 3
Regular Beef Jerky (50g)
Dried Raisins (40g)
Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola bar
Rice Krispies Square 1 Each
Mars Chocolate Bar
Life Savers 5-fruits Candy Roll
Hot Chocolate (28g)
Lemon-Lime Sport Drink Beverage Crystals (250 mL) x 2
Beverage Mixing Bags x 2
Pouch
Pepperoni (50g)
Strawberry Flavoured Dried Cranberries (40g)
Bumble Berry Chewy Granola Bar
Brownies Muffin Each
Malted Milk Chocolate bar
Caramel Roll
Hot Chocolate (28g)
Orange-Pineapple Sport Drink Beverage Crystals (250 mL) x 2
Beverage Mixing Bags x 2
Pouch
Teriyaki Flavoured Beef Jerky (50g)
Dried Pineapple/Papaya Mix (30g)
S'Mores Chewy Granola Bar
Carrot Muffin Bar
Mirage Chocolate Bar
Life Savers Pep-o-Mint Candy Roll
Hot Chocolate (28g)
Ice Sport Drink Beverage Crystals (250 mL) x 2
Beverage Mixing Bags x 2
Pouch

2007 LMC Menus

Menu 1 Menu 2 Menu 3
Regular Beef Jerky (50g)
Dried Apple Chiplets (40g)
Chewy Bumble Berry Granola Bar
Brownies Muffin Each
Malted Milk Chocolate bar
Jolly Rancher Tropical Fruit Blend Roll
Hot Chocolate (28g)
Mixed Fruit Beverage Crystals (250 mL) x 2
Beverage Mixing Bags x 2
Pouch
Pepperoni (50g)
Dried Pineapple/Papaya (40g)
Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola bar
Rice Krispies Cereal Square 1 Each
Kit Kat Chocolate Bar
Life Savers/Five Flavours Candy Roll
Hot Chocolate (28g)
Pineapple Beverage Crystals (250 mL) x 2
Beverage Mixing Bags x 2
Pouch
BBQ Flavoured Beef Jerky (50g)
Dried Raisins (30g)
S'Mores Chewy Granola bar
Fruit Explosion Muffin Bar
Aero Chunky Chocolate Bar
Caramel Candy Roll
Hot Chocolate (28g)
Passion-fruit Beverage Crystals (250 mL) x 2
Beverage Mixing Bags x 2
Pouch

2001 LMC Menus

Menu 1 Menu 2 Menu 3
Beef Jerky (50g)
Dried Apple Chiplet (40g)
Granola Dipps/Chocolate Chips
Apples & Cranberries Cereal Square
Triple Chocolate Coffee Crisp Chocolate bar
Jolly Rancher Passion Fruit flavoured candies
Hot Chocolate (28 g)
Orange Beverage Crystals (250 mL) (2 env.)
Beverage Mixing Bags (2)
Pouch
Pepperoni (50g)
Dried Raisins (40g)
Granola Dipps/Fudge
Rice Krispies Square
Mirage Chocolate bar
Jolly Rancher Tropical flavoured candies
Hot Chocolate (28 g)
Raspberry Beverage Crystals (250 mL) (2 env.)
Beverage Mixing Bags (2)
Pouch
Dried Cheddar Cheese (40g)
Dried Pineapple/Papaya (30g)
Granola Dipps/Graham and Marshmallow
Frosted Chocolate Fudge Pop Tarts
Special Crisp Chocolate Bar
Life Savers/Butterscotch
Hot Chocolate (28g)
Lime Beverage Crystals (250 mL) (2 env)
Beverage Mixing Bags (2)
Pouch


LMC Contents

LMC Menu 2 - Pepperoni (2003 Menu)
LMC Bag
Contents
Old-style beverage bags for mixing drinks
Questionnaire
Pepperoni, raisins, hot chocolate, drink mixes
Granola bars, chocolate bars, candy

 

LMC Menu 3 - Teriyaki Beef Jerky (2005 Menu)

LMC Bag
Contents
New-style beverage bags for mixing drinks
Questionnaire
Teriyaki beef jerky, hot chocolate, drink mixes
Granola bars, chocolate bars, snacks, candy