The Devil’s B2 Unit

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ghosthunter242
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The Devil’s B2 Unit

Post by ghosthunter242 » Sun Sep 25, 2022 12:26 pm

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I was able to go to a little gun show this morning and was lucky enough to pick up a 1944 canteen cup, 1945 mess kit with silverware, and a 1946 mess kit carrier to make myself a little kit from three different vendors. Among the items was a B2 unit I felt I needed to buy because I do not have any vintage ration items and thought this would be a good start. The date code sealed the deal. 06 66.
It had to be.
I feel this has to be a very cool start to a possible hobby or collection
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Militaryration_guy
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Re: The Devil’s B2 Unit

Post by Militaryration_guy » Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:09 am

ghosthunter242 wrote:
Sun Sep 25, 2022 12:26 pm
96479F3C-259C-448D-9CE2-ABE744A30A71.jpegI was able to go to a little gun show this morning and was lucky enough to pick up a 1944 canteen cup, 1945 mess kit with silverware, and a 1946 mess kit carrier to make myself a little kit from three different vendors. Among the items was a B2 unit I felt I needed to buy because I do not have any vintage ration items and thought this would be a good start. The date code sealed the deal. 06 66.
It had to be.
I feel this has to be a very cool start to a possible hobby or collection
Looks like sin appears, clean and proffesional looking but ugly inside, makes me wonder if there is a moldy cheese spread or something rancid waiting inside.
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B2 Unit

Post by Tedster » Mon Sep 26, 2022 3:49 pm

I'm a little surprised someone hasn't taken up the slack and offered these in recent years, not necessarily a reproduction MCI, but with the popularity of "prepping" it would be an easy sale, I think. MRE are similar, but canning items offers a certain level of security and durability. I did like those foil wrapped discs from the Wilbur Chocolate co.

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Re: The Devil’s B2 Unit

Post by Militaryration_guy » Tue Sep 27, 2022 9:40 am

If I could get some reproduction MCIs and use them for prepping I would because they camoflauge better than tan MREs.
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