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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:32 pm 
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I'm slightly confused, have we annoyed you Paul?

if i have in some way I'm sorry but all I'm trying to do is make an amount of 24hr packs for my group. I have no intention of making them to sell on and thus affect your extensions to the hobby.

anyway, can someone think of something that would be suitable for a dried meat block?

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I just went and looked, the 6th ABN ordered 2 24 hr rations and a can of preserved meat to be issued.

I can't help you. I live in the states and in a rural area. We make our own jerky type products. Cabela's main headquarters is only a little over an hour away (70 miles). I can drive there if I don't want to order through the mail.

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I'm slightly confused, have we annoyed you Paul?

if i have in some way I'm sorry but all I'm trying to do is make an amount of 24hr packs for my group. I have no intention of making them to sell on and thus affect your extensions to the hobby.

anyway, can someone think of something that would be suitable for a dried meat block?


Nah man, am not... I always speak in this abrasive manner :lol: :lol:

Looking back, it does or could seem so, but I'm not, just a moaning faced git, talking about someones dismissive comment elsewhere, but really giving an explanation of the process involved, cause as ye know, some folk may just think it's as easy as going to asda or tesco and buying a tin of beans, and sticking on a label (actually, someone has done that - Me, for a laugh :lol: ) :D

I have, and would have no right objecting to anyone doing any ration, and if it was competition, i'd welcome it... I like this thread, very informative, friendly, helpful, and if I can help in any way, I will :wink: :D

Right, gotto go, got a couple of orders to do :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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Fair enough

Let me know when you've figured out what you're going to be doing with your rats as I'd like to have a look :)

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Wot about this:
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ohh look, they got dirty faces ... They say imitation is the best form of flattery ... Done it in 2002 with cries of "hey, did ye no wash yer face this morning"

Strange, they only post in my threads when it's controversial, seems they want to vent their spleens whilst claiming victimhood ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEwVpWFyy3M


"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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I've never seen anything like that before. Mind you, I can't claim to have done substantial research

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Those have been discussed before, I believe. They are a jungle ration from late in the war, someone said. I have a photo of those, they mentioned it was in some book.

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Those have been discussed before, I believe. They are a jungle ration from late in the war, someone said. I have a photo of those, they mentioned it was in some book.

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Aaah, makes sense, I remember reading "normal" rations where kinda useless in Jungle environments, and the US Army actually developed the "Jungle Ration" but Phil says the likes of Merril's Marauders where only given K Rations, and have been told the Brit army in the far East used/issued American K Rations...

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Strange, they only post in my threads when it's controversial, seems they want to vent their spleens whilst claiming victimhood ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEwVpWFyy3M


"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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if they are jungle rations surely they should be in waterproof packaging, it appears that they are packaged in standard brown paper. or am i missing something obvious here

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Wot about this:
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Is that where I got it from?

There ye go guys, heaps of info :D

Of note, the K ration shown is the experimental version....

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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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It was a thread from March of 2008. I have the properties of when I added it to my computer.

On a serious note, they are real cute, but your better off with compo's. Those little boxes get mentioned on June 6th, 1944. They are not mentioned in any of the MTO accounts that I have read. They are not mentioned by most units, after that date.

The self heating soups show back up in the winter of 44-45. I found those in a few different accounts.

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It was a thread from March of 2008. I have the properties of when I added it to my computer.

On a serious note, they are real cute, but your better off with compo's. Those little boxes
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Is that the "24hr ration" boxes reproduced in the photos?

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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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the pic is from the stephen badsey book D-day.
ive read a few accounts of the 24hr rat in 51stHD use in sicaly.

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My main source for that one is Waddell. He talks about stealing stuff from American trucks, in Sicily. Peanut butter is mentioned. They seem to eat Bully Beef and Biscuits, more often than not. They also have sardines. He does make mention of trading biscuits to the Arabs for date rings.

Soya links seem to be a very common staple in the ETO.

My only point is, the 24hr ration makes a neat reenactor food, but isn't the common. Efforts towards other types of rations would rate higher.

Here is that older thread....

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Tallerthanbetty said those jungle rations came canned.

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i have a question about the issue of US rations to the british.....

i have done some research, but to be honest not much, as i cant seem to find much...

ok, when were US made rations on general issue to british and commonwealth troops?... some say as early as 1942 some say after 1944...
i know from a veteran that they were issue to brits in italy .
i have also heared from an 8th army vet that they had them in north africa, late in the campaign.

confused of sheffield.

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