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Just an update on the ones ive made. Ive now waxed the boxes and to be honest with you it was a bit of a pain in the arse. trying to get an even coat without the wax drying off too early took some doing, turns out the best one i did was the first one, they got progressivly worse from then on in


I got a K Ration which has an uneven coating, and some photos show this, I know, American, but ye know...

Try putting it in the oven to heat it, not 200C, but ye know wot I mean...lol

I was lucky, i had melting pots, so dipped mines as it was done, instead of "painting" it on... :wink: :D

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I was lucky, i had melting pots, so dipped mines as it was done, instead of "painting" it on... :wink: :D


Yeah, i went down the melting pots line (ish). I used a big flat bottomed pyrex dish thingy and melted the wax in that in the oven at about 150 for a short while. then dipped the boxes in the molten wax, it still was difficult to achieve a nice even finish but the result wasnt too bad, it will do.

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I find soft bee's wax or boot waterproofing wax pretty good as you can just apply it with a cloth, either straight of heat it until it's a liquid as it doesn't get too hot to handle, just re-apply until you get it as waxy as you want.

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Just was pointed to the site: http://www.thelabelman.com
for all sorts of period lables incl. some US army rations, I believe.

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Just was pointed to the site: http://www.thelabelman.com
for all sorts of period lables incl. some US army rations, I believe.


There's two which could have came in US Army rations, like the 10in1, 5in1, and Mountain...

Most of the labels are pre 1930s... But the guy is a gem, got two labels form him, and he sent one other as a good will gift... :D

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"I don't use the pozi net ,because there are too many left wing oversensitive retards on there..."

"I reflect on the infamous 1987 photograph by American artist Andres Serrano that depicts a crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist's urine. I remember all the leftists that jeered and mocked me, and many Christians like me, for being bruised by that photograph (the title of which I would rather not verbalize). They scoffed and told us to get a life. These are the same people today, unsurprisingly, who are stridently arguing for curtailment of free speech not to offend Muslims."


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Now then all, here's my first attempt at replicating this elusive little box of 'goodies', a prototype if you will.

My intention is to make these for display only ie; nothing edible, but wanted to prove to myself that a decent edible version could be produced with a little thought and effort.

As you'll see I've had to make a couple of compromises:- The dehydrated meat block is a nightmare to reproduce, I bought Beef Jerky but it was in flakes and tasted like... well, there are no words to describe the flavour, I even got in touch with the company who produce it (in North Yorks) to see if they could let me have a 'block' of Jerky "sorry, can't help" was the response. So, I've replace the block with 6 Beef Stock cubes (as the menu/instructions don't show stock cubes anyway) and wrapped them accordingly.

The Tea is instant powdered tea with sugar wrapped in small bags and pressed into an ice cube tray then wrapped in brown paper.

I wasn't prepared to try and bake biscuits so these are bought ones which I've had to wrap although I believe the originals were unwrapped? Also, in this prototype pack there is no toilet tissue as Morrisons don't seem to stock Izal but this can be added later. The Oatmeal Blocks are actually Oatibix with the round ends cut off.

The box is fully waxed and sealed with white tape.

As I've said, the next one will be for display and will basically be blocks of whatever covered in paper.

I await your comments.

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Now then all, here's my first attempt at replicating this elusive little box of 'goodies', a prototype if you will.

My intention is to make these for display only ie; nothing edible, but wanted to prove to myself that a decent edible version could be produced with a little thought and effort.

As you'll see I've had to make a couple of compromises:- The dehydrated meat block is a nightmare to reproduce, I bought Beef Jerky but it was in flakes and tasted like... well, there are no words to describe the flavour, I even got in touch with the company who produce it (in North Yorks) to see if they could let me have a 'block' of Jerky "sorry, can't help" was the response. So, I've replace the block with 6 Beef Stock cubes (as the menu/instructions don't show stock cubes anyway) and wrapped them accordingly.

The Tea is instant powdered tea with sugar wrapped in small bags and pressed into an ice cube tray then wrapped in brown paper.

I wasn't prepared to try and bake biscuits so these are bought ones which I've had to wrap although I believe the originals were unwrapped? Also, in this prototype pack there is no toilet tissue as Morrisons don't seem to stock Izal but this can be added later. The Oatmeal Blocks are actually Oatibix with the round ends cut off.

The box is fully waxed and sealed with white tape.

As I've said, the next one will be for display and will basically be blocks of whatever covered in paper.

I await your comments.

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Very, VERY nice... :wink: 8) :D

BTW, biltong tastes way much better ... :wink: :D

I will be attempting this ration shortly, and as ye say, and as I have had to do wi my US rations, ye have to compromise to both modern tastes (if edible), and modern can and packet sizes, and also availability... They make square oatmeal biscuits i asda btw, but not cheap...

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"I reflect on the infamous 1987 photograph by American artist Andres Serrano that depicts a crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist's urine. I remember all the leftists that jeered and mocked me, and many Christians like me, for being bruised by that photograph (the title of which I would rather not verbalize). They scoffed and told us to get a life. These are the same people today, unsurprisingly, who are stridently arguing for curtailment of free speech not to offend Muslims."


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If any of you folk need German ration stuff, I just put up a mega haul of my own PDF labels and information so head on over to the Axis general threads area of the forum if you're interested!

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Ian, Not in the midlands they dont, I am lead to believe that it has gone out of production now. If you can get hold of some in Hartlepool would you be kind enough to go and get me a couple of rolls and send them to me and i'll paypal you the money and beer money as a thanks. PM for details

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Now then all, here's my first attempt at replicating this elusive little box of 'goodies', a prototype if you will..............


hi, can you explain how you packed the gum and what you used to pack it in please?

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Done a search on their site, nothing (but loads of pizzas and tikka masalas come up) :lol:

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"I don't use the pozi net ,because there are too many left wing oversensitive retards on there..."

"I reflect on the infamous 1987 photograph by American artist Andres Serrano that depicts a crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist's urine. I remember all the leftists that jeered and mocked me, and many Christians like me, for being bruised by that photograph (the title of which I would rather not verbalize). They scoffed and told us to get a life. These are the same people today, unsurprisingly, who are stridently arguing for curtailment of free speech not to offend Muslims."


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Ian, Not in the midlands they dont, I am lead to believe that it has gone out of production now. If you can get hold of some in Hartlepool would you be kind enough to go and get me a couple of rolls and send them to me and i'll paypal you the money and beer money as a thanks. PM for details

No worries Mucker...

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ASDA have rolls of Izal Matt



Ian, Not in the midlands they dont, I am lead to believe that it has gone out of production now. If you can get hold of some in Hartlepool would you be kind enough to go and get me a couple of rolls and send them to me and i'll paypal you the money and beer money as a thanks. PM for details

No worries Mucker...


Does it look anything like this;
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"I don't use the pozi net ,because there are too many left wing oversensitive retards on there..."

"I reflect on the infamous 1987 photograph by American artist Andres Serrano that depicts a crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist's urine. I remember all the leftists that jeered and mocked me, and many Christians like me, for being bruised by that photograph (the title of which I would rather not verbalize). They scoffed and told us to get a life. These are the same people today, unsurprisingly, who are stridently arguing for curtailment of free speech not to offend Muslims."


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Naw, you've got to roll your own!

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