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Author:  Squeakyclean [ Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:59 am ]
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Collins wrote:
Squeakyclean wrote:
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?


Bit fiddly but easy really. Bought one of those tubs of chewing gum, I think they're intended for use in the car?

Attachment:
Wrigley_Extra_Cool_Breeze_Bottle_60pce.jpg


Get hold of some Cellophane - NOT Clingfilm - I got mine from work as I'm a designer and the studio is full of good stuff! But I reckon you can get it from a supermarket?

Stack four tabs of gum on the Cellophane and then (this is the fiddly bit) wrap it up like a tine xmas present and seal it with a small piece of Sellotape.

Job done.

Matt

Author:  Collins [ Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:44 am ]
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Izal
the closest thing my friends and I could describe it as is greaseproof paper in the shape of bog roll. I might end up using that as a substitute.

Gum
thats prettty much what I did except I used greaseproof paper and pva glue

Author:  Oggy [ Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:59 am ]
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There's always the old Govt Issue stuff...John Wayne we called it.

Author:  SaddleTramp [ Thu Mar 31, 2011 21:36 pm ]
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So, wot exactly is Izal?

Seen this? http://www.reprorations.com/Compo%20Rations.htm

Author:  BIG AL PRICE [ Thu Mar 31, 2011 22:25 pm ]
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tinned tea/milk/sugar?
tinned bread?
tinned oatmeal/sugar/fruit?
where the bloody hell did the come from????

Author:  Collins [ Thu Mar 31, 2011 22:26 pm ]
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SaddleTramp wrote:
So, wot exactly is Izal?


see this listing:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vintage-Izal-toil ... 2eb423e91e

Author:  SaddleTramp [ Thu Mar 31, 2011 22:40 pm ]
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Search in Asda, result: http://groceries.asda.com/asda-estore/s ... tid=253100

Author:  SaddleTramp [ Thu Mar 31, 2011 22:42 pm ]
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BIG AL PRICE wrote:
tinned tea/milk/sugar?
tinned bread?
tinned oatmeal/sugar/fruit?
where the bloody hell did the come from????


Ohh, and ye ought to see the US rations, pure fantasy....

Author:  BIG AL PRICE [ Thu Mar 31, 2011 22:48 pm ]
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i'm wondering if they actually contain what they say they do,& where on earth they got them from?

Author:  SaddleTramp [ Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:57 am ]
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BIG AL PRICE wrote:
i'm wondering if they actually contain what they say they do,& where on earth they got them from?


Don't think so, for instance in one ration they say it's "meat and beans"* whereas it actually contains chilli con carne... In my rations, wot is on the label, is in the can...

Now, I know one has to attend to modern tastes, and ye have to compromise regarding that, plus availability, but really, labeling an item which includes something completely different?


* think it was the "meat and beans" unit...

Author:  Collins [ Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:19 am ]
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It's one thing to do that when your making them yourself but to do it and try and sell them for profit

Author:  SaddleTramp [ Sun Apr 03, 2011 13:41 pm ]
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I hear wot yer saying Collins, but to give them credit, they do put that disclaimer in their description, and as a business, one has to include that :)

To get back to UK rations, the 24 hr one, the PDF I have, the outer box measures 141mm length, 93mm width, and 46mm height... It does fit inside the inner British mess tin (one dated 1945), but looking at the photos here, mines look more rectangular...

Can anyone supply the right measurement, or is it a case of "different manufacturers" etc like the US Rations, for instance, some companies where known to cut back on their sizes as they under valued their original bids for procurement etc...

Author:  snowyx2622 [ Fri Apr 08, 2011 15:04 pm ]
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intresting picture in best of brit-the stuff was handed out by naafi for normandy. adds a whole new set of qustions as it looks like there was a change in compo between 43 n 44 onwards.

Author:  SaddleTramp [ Sat Apr 09, 2011 20:49 pm ]
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Square oat biscuits?... Here ye go chaps, Asda 90odd pence:
Image

Author:  BIG AL PRICE [ Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:41 am ]
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nice 1 Paul!was having a look for stuff to use in Tesco on thursday,but not alot there to use...

Author:  SaddleTramp [ Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:55 am ]
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BIG AL PRICE wrote:
nice 1 Paul!was having a look for stuff to use in Tesco on thursday,but not alot there to use...


Nae worries, I always look out for stuff, it's became an obsession now... :lol: I thinik the only chocolate bars that seem to be the right form of "chunky" consistency are the Cadbury's fruit and nut, or plain, been on the look out for fruit only, and ye can get about three ration type bars worth as one has to cut it up.. :wink: :D

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