Estate Sale Purchase - Late 80's Prepper

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Re: Estate Sale Purchase - Late 80's Prepper

Post by cavguy » Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:14 pm

Hardtack wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:37 am
SI Equipment might have been an early name of what is now Major Surplus and Survival which has for been in buisness in the Carson/ Gardena area for years. They do mail order and operated out of a variety of open to the public warehouses in the area. The have sold MRE components by the case or in singles for many years.

When I googled "SI Equipment Ltd. surplus" Major Surplus and Survival come up so its probably them.
I think your probably right, I found another reference to them listed as;

"Survival, Inc. (17019 Kingsview, Carson, CA 90746)"

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Re: Estate Sale Purchase - Late 80's Prepper

Post by DangerousDave » Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:15 pm

I'll beat Steve for some of these. Grew up on these at Benning and Riley. The yumminess of the pork and beef patt-tay, with that little packet of powdered ketchup. I'll give ya $50 for a set of pattys and strawberry and peach blocks. :D
After the Chicken and the Egg, came the "Omelet"!

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Re: Estate Sale Purchase - Late 80's Prepper

Post by DangerousDave » Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:20 pm

Yes, the beef and pork pattie's had internal plastic baggie, suppossed to use that to soak the patty in water to re-hydrate. Took longer than expected, usually 10-15 minute's, but who cared, chomp in 5 minutes.
After the Chicken and the Egg, came the "Omelet"!

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Re: Estate Sale Purchase - Late 80's Prepper

Post by Scott-GA » Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:07 pm

DangerousDave wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:15 pm
I'll beat Steve for some of these. Grew up on these at Benning and Riley. The yumminess of the pork and beef patt-tay, with that little packet of powdered ketchup. I'll give ya $50 for a set of pattys and strawberry and peach blocks. :D
DangerousDave,

I received a Private Message from you with a different subject than this thread. I tried to respond to that but got a message that (perhaps) your ability to receive Private Messages is turned off.

Best regards,

Scott

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Re: Estate Sale Purchase - Late 80's Prepper

Post by Scott-GA » Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:59 pm

Returned home last evening from visiting family in southwestern Indiana.

I'll continue the inventory of this purchase by going through the Military & suspected Military Canned Items.



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Two #10 Cans of Dehydrated Pork Chops. I believe these are Freeze Dried but I'd be very interested as to what folks here think. Date Code is 16100 over a 9 on both cans.
Don't know if these are Military or just a product for the government.

The lady running the Estate Sale pointed to one of the cans of Pork Chops and said, "There's $25 worth of fun right there!"

HA!



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Coffee, Instant, Type II. Pretty sure the Date Code is 18 58.



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Two cans of Pound Cake. Date Code 23109 on one can and 4109 on the other.



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Two B-3A Units - Crackers Candy. One with a Date Code (3 71) and the other doesn't seem to have a Date Code.


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Re: Estate Sale Purchase - Late 80's Prepper

Post by Scott-GA » Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:02 pm

Continued...



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B-2 Unit Crackers Cocoa Beverage Powder; Date Code 3 80



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B-1A Unit Crackers Candy; No Date Code.



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B-1 Unit Crackers Cocoa Jam; No Date Code.




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B-2 Unit Crackers Candy Jam; No Date Code.



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B-1A Unit Crackers Candy; Date Code 3 71



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B-2 Unit Crackers Cheese Spread; Date Code 3 71



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Peanut Butter (Fortified); Date Code 14120 (I think - tough to read)


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Re: Estate Sale Purchase - Late 80's Prepper

Post by Scott-GA » Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:05 pm

Continued...

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B-1 Unit Crackers Cocoa Jam; No Date Code.



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B-2 Unit Crackers Candy Jam; No Date Code.


The following items are associated with canned goods and were found in various boxes.


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Three P-38 Can Openers.



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Three boxes; Two of these were used to hold some of the cans the other is unused,

I'd be curious if folks can pin down the dates on some of the Date Codes on these canned goods (that aren't obvious to me),


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Re: Estate Sale Purchase - Late 80's Prepper

Post by ChowLine » Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:33 am

Hey Scott, I would absolutely love to be able to put that tin of 58 dated Coffee Instant Type II into the ChowLine archives if your interested in selling it. As for many of those 3.5" tall B units you have there, I'll bet my bottom dollar those are all 1957 manufacture as they match many examples in my collection that I know for sure came from 57 dated RCI cases.

Also, what a great haul you have there, fantastic luck in getting all those ration bits!

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Re: Estate Sale Purchase - Late 80's Prepper

Post by Scott-GA » Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:42 am

ChowLine wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:33 am
Hey Scott, I would absolutely love to be able to put that tin of 58 dated Coffee Instant Type II into the ChowLine archives if your interested in selling it. As for many of those 3.5" tall B units you have there, I'll bet my bottom dollar those are all 1957 manufacture as they match many examples in my collection that I know for sure came from 57 dated RCI cases.

Also, what a great haul you have there, fantastic luck in getting all those ration bits!
ChowLine,

I'm fairly sure I will be parting with the C-Rations at some point.

At the moment I'm still inventorying what's in all the boxes. Unlike the folks that are reading this, I have little to no knowledge of this stuff.

However, I know enough about other "interesting things" (mostly machinist tool related or vintage tractors) to have seen parts of "things-that-go-together" scattered over some distance. So I'd like to open up the boxes, present the findings here, and see if any of you connoisseurs indicate that "that item goes with that thing you showed 2-days ago".

Best regards,

Scott

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Re: Estate Sale Purchase - Late 80's Prepper

Post by Scott-GA » Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:45 pm

Today I went through a box that had mostly Accessory Packets in it...

There are multiples of some of these and singles of others.

These are hard to photograph due to the clear outer layer of the packaging reflecting light.



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Accessory Packet

SO.-PAK.
Mullins, S.C. U.S.A.


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Accessory Packet

Matches
Chewing Gum
Toilet paper
Coffee, Instant
Cream Substitute
Sugar
Salt

Cadillac Products Inc.
Sterling Heights Michigan 48077



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Accessory Packet

Matches
Chewing Gum
Toilet Paper
Coffee, Instant
Cream Substitute
Sugar
Salt

Delta Pkg. Prod. Inc.
Bensenville, Illinois 30106



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Accessory Packet

Matches
Chewing Gum
Toilet Paper
Coffee, Instant
Cream Substitute
Sugar
Salt

DMP Corp.
Mobile Ala. 36615



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Accessory Packet D

Coffee
Cream Substitute
Sugar
Catsup
Salt
Chewing Gum
Matches
Paper, Toilet

Right Away Food Corp.
McAllen Texas 78501



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Accessory Packet A

Coffee
Cream Substitute
Sugar
Salt
Chewing Gum
Matches
Paper, Toilet

Southern Packaging And
Storage Company Inc.
Mullins South Carolina 29574



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Accessory Packet A

Coffee
Cream Substitute
Sugar
Salt
Chewing Gum
Matches
Paper, Toilet

Right Away Foods Corp.
McAllen, Texas 78501



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Accessory Packet A

Coffee
Cream Substitute
Sugar
Salt
Chewing Gum
Matches
Paper, Toilet

CINPAC Inc
Cincinnati, Ohio 45212



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Accessory Packet A

Coffee, Instant
Cream Substitute
Sugar
Salt
Chewing Gum
Matches
Toilet Tissue
Hand Cleaner

So-Pak-Co, Inc.
Mullins, So. Car. 29574

Picture of Date Code follows:
12142
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I have 3 of this Accessory Packet A. Two of them had the same date codes and I couldn't find a code on the third example.



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Accessory Packet A

Coffee
Cream Substitute
Sugar
Salt
Chewing Gum
Matches
Toilet Paper

Cadillac Products, Inc.
Sterling Heights, Michigan 48077



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Accessory Packet A

Coffee
Cream Substitute
Sugar
Salt
Chewing Gum
Matches
Paper, Toilet

So-Pak-Co, Inc.
Mullins, So. Car. 29574


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