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American Vs Australian Field Ration Packs
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Soldiers' field rations aren't exactly haute cuisine, but which is
worse, the GIs' 'Meal, Ready-to-Eat' or the Diggers' 'Ratpack?'

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Added: Nov-16-2012 Occurred On: Nov-16-2012
By: shizzlemynizzle
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Tags: American, Vs, Australian, Field, Ration, Packs
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  • I thought the Australian one would have been just a can of lager.

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    • @sagrie8
      Lol. But Aussie's can't drink warm beer.. it's a crime against nature ;)

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    • @sagrie8

      I don't know any Australians who would settle for just one can though, a slab maybe , but one can.....?

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    • @para782 Iv'e got some hair in my bath plug hole if you'd like to split
      any of them?

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  • The reason the Americans never got back to you about the Australian Army ration packs was because they died from eating it!

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  • ooh the americans have burgers, why am i not surprised :p lol

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  • I bet its all good if you have been out on the battle field for three or four days without anything to eat.

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  • Anything goes when you're hungry enough.
    That food is not for dating.

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  • I envy the Americans who dont have to spend ages staring at flickering hexamine flames waiting for the water to boil like we do in the UK.

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  • I was in during the C-ration era...

    Chicklets n' smokes FTW!

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  • Many years ago, in a NATO exercise, i had the chance to taste the American field ration packs, and it was something only heroes would eat - poor Americans (and British) were really eager to trade them with the Greek ones. But the most impressive ones were the Italian stuff, which was like eating a nice family dinner - so, no surprise why we Greeks beat them in WW2!
    Great video.

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  • I actually think a lot of the MRE's are pretty good and filling!

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  • Looks like the rock or something does better than the pot of water.

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  • i dont recall beef patty having mac and cheese...



    wtf.....


    blueberry and cherry parfet was still the best suprise ever, along with the ranger bar. eat that stuff for dayz.

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  • Disgusting. I've had these before. Barely qualifies as food for human consumption.

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  • I had some Marine MREs when i was stationed at HMAS Coonawarra, it was chilli and beans, they were actually really good!

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  • You know there's going to be a rock or something, no matter where you get deployed. Advantage America.

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  • This shit cant be too good for ya.

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    • @dallenvt
      Im sure these ration packs are good for fueling the troops... but A burger that heats up in a plastic bag cant be too good for your health.

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  • Cant beat the good ole ratpack. Sausage and beans rate amongst the finest eating in a rat pack. Although we used to be amazed at the MRE's that we used to get of the US troops. Like everything there was some really good stuff in and out of both. The British adopted giving us the little bottle of Tabasco in ours now too. The new Brit rat packs are like the best of the GI's pack and our traditional style. never the less it was always good to see what everyone else was eating and the fun came fro More..

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  • W used to get Aussie rations when we trained in Australia back in the early to mid 80's, around when we went from C Rats to MREs. The Aussie meals were a day pack of chow, with 3 meals and a "Tea" snack. Absolutely delicious. I am sorry to see they fucked them up.

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    • @RugOutFromUnderYou
      Beef with spiced sauce was my favorite. And the fruit was canned apricots. The "Toffee", which was kinda like a Nestle Crunch, was my favorite sweet. You got two of them. The coconut fudge was ok. Kinda dry though.

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    • @RugOutFromUnderYou I was Marine Infantry. We lived on those things in the field. I remember Pound Cake, and a Chocolate Nut Roll or something, and a surprisingly good Fruit Cake. When a case was opened we flipped them over so you weren't supposed to know what you were grabbing, but eventually you became familiar with where your favorites were if you knew which end was up.
      Eventaully I became a Scout Sniper, and went to a Co. unny for our meals, and pretty much got whatever we wanted. hey always More..

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  • American rations are the best i have ever seen.
    I like the convinience... dont have to boil water and shiet...
    Just piss on the carbite bag and you are good...

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  • Dispite any complaining about these items, this is five star dining compared to field rations in WWII. Cant' even imagine what the crap they ate in WWI was like.

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    • @dallenvt My uncle used to buy c rats for my brothers and I at the PX. Most of it was pretty nasty, especially the peanut butter with oil floating on the top. We ate the crap anyway because we thought it was cool to have the military food.

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    • @dav1936531 Just think,"Food bank food" and then imagine if the canned goods were leftover from the battle of Verdun.

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    • @dav1936531 Shit brother, knowing the Military, the WW2 stuff was probably just the crap leftover from WW1.

      It's not like you could taste any difference.

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    • @dallenvt I think alot of the C rations were produced by the Hormel Co. Think Dinty Moore beef stew and Spam and Chilli. Then imagine living in a hole in the ground and eating that for 30 days straight. Much larger selection with today's MREs.

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  • i think the military spent a few decades perfecting the MREs. they make good prepper items for go-bags for sure.

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  • you guys should compare the Canadian rations.

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  • I always loved the cheese in a can on a little biscuit

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  • I've had a chance to sample several MREs recently. I think they're actually pretty good, although some do suck.

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