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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:58 am 
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to be honest mate,i cant trust myself with the cutting up of chocolate bars.would end up with only half a ration bars worth after 5 minutes...

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to be honest mate,i cant trust myself with the cutting up of chocolate bars.would end up with only half a ration bars worth after 5 minutes...


aye, and they break into bits if yer not careful... "ohh well, might as well dispose of the broken bits...Non nom nom" :roll:

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Hi Guys

I have been reading these posts with interest and i am now starting to have a go at making my own rations!

I have not been able to find any 24 hr ration instruction sheets? Does anyone know where i can get a copy from please?

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Heres another one for you all!

I have just had a go at a 24hr pack with ok results for a first go! Thing is "matches!" Can i use a modern box of Englands Glory? If not what is best? are there any pdf's out there etc

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Heres another one for you all!

I have just had a go at a 24hr pack with ok results for a first go! Thing is "matches!" Can i use a modern box of Englands Glory? If not what is best? are there any pdf's out there etc

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Without wanting to sound too 'arsey', you know that matches didn't come 'in' the 24hr boxes, right? If its just matches you're wanting, then I reckon you'd be ok with a box of Swan Vestas, they haven't changed too much over the years. I bet you could even find a decent vintage box on ebay for a few quid? I know 'Para-phenalia' have a box, see link http://www.para-phenalia.com/cart/index ... ductId=355

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BIG AL PRICE wrote:
to be honest mate,i cant trust myself with the cutting up of chocolate bars.would end up with only half a ration bars worth after 5 minutes...


I score along the valley with a knife, usually soaked in hot water to heat the blade first. Just run it along a few times with firm pressue and it will normally break fairly cleanly, then pop it in the fridge to chill before wrapping. When we went to Holland a few years ago I was up half the night making up about 50 bars to hand out, it's amazing how having too much of a good thing infront of you can put you off eating it as you go.

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I noticed this week that in the Reading town museum there is a WW2 British compo ration tin of cake, it looks very very like the 1980's brit army ten in one tins


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Thread resurrection for the purpose of asking from whence comes the template/pdf for cutting the 24Hr Rat box?

And to add, wouldn't it be a notion to centralise what British files are available in a manner similar to the Spams/Jerries?

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Ifound the pdf a while back, printed it out and made a mock up only to find it did not fit most ww2 mess tins i checked it against. I have been making my own "to measure"!

Finally finished my first prototype now looking at 14 man rat crates...

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Okay then, can we get the measurements for the original box?

I'm sure I can go from there.

Edit:- Also the dimensions for the 14 Men compo crate, particularly the height and width of the end pieces so I can do a .pdf of the stenciling at the right size.

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Okay then, can we get the measurements for the original box?

I'm sure I can go from there.

Edit:- Also the dimensions for the 14 Men compo crate, particularly the height and width of the end pieces so I can do a .pdf of the stenciling at the right size.


The original 24hr ration box specs as follows:

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"Pearlite" type waxed board container of the following description viz: -
"Pearlite" Type - 25% wood pulp, 75 unbleached straw paper.
Caliper .023/ 0.24. Substance 30 x 40 - 67/70lbs. per 100 sheets.
Bursting point Ashcroft test 80-90 lbs.
Chip or waste unsuitable. Must contain 40%-50% of its weight in wax fully impregnated with a dry finish to allow adhesion of adhesive tape. Must be odourless and natural colour.

Boxes to be identified by Contractor's initials or trade mark on one of the phlanges.

Boxes to be:-

Shoulder box with flush fitting.
internal dimensions: L - 5 13/16" x W - 4 3/4" x D 2 3/8"
External dimensions not to exceed: L - 6", W - 4 15/16", D - 2 7/16"

Board should be obtained from Horton Kirby Paper Mills, Blackfriars House, New Bridge Street, London, E.C.

Marking: The following to be printed on lid:-
"The 24 Hour Ration
(Instructions Within)"

One sample box from each week's production to be despatched to WD Analyst Government laboratory, 9 Kean Street, London, WC 2 for examination.

18th August, 1943.


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