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M1894

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Re: Using Freeze Dried Meals While On The Road
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2012, 11:18:07 AM »
Yours must have had the "Ham & Lime Beans". I hear they were so gross that people would make bets on if anybody could finish a can.

Sure was a lot of waste of C-rats. Most were just opened and buried when re-supplies were good.

-Don- SSF, CA

I think that the Dr Suess book about ham and green eggs was written by someone who got them in C-rations. And you are correct about the ham and lima beans. those things were gross.


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DonTom

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Re: Using Freeze Dried Meals While On The Road
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2012, 04:42:32 PM »
Bought back some good memories..My Dad brought some of those home..I snuck some out and took them to my "fort" ...I guess my taste buds hadn't been developed to a sufficient level to dislike them..of course eating "forbidden goods" might have been an influence..
Thanks for the memory recall.
Some of the C-rats were not too bad. But it did get tiring eating the same few canned meals three times per day for a year with only very rare exceptions.

Here is what they consisted  of:

There were slight differences depending of the year of the case.
There were at least two different cases, one with a much older date on
the case (195?). The more common case (when I served <September
1969-1970> had a date in the 60's on the case). But I think there were
10 meals in a case of 12 (I think two were repeated).


  Ham and Lima Bean AKA "Mothas" (inedible)  <older case only>?
  Ham and Eggs (inedible)
  beef steak (inedible)
  Beef Slices with potatoes (edible)
  beans and franks (edible)
  pork slices  (inedible)
    turkey loaf  (edible)  *OR*
    Boned Chicken (edible)
  spaghetti with meatballs   (inedible)
  Chicken and noodles (edible)
  Beans with Meatballs (edible)

  Peaches  (edible)
  pears    (edible)
  apricots (edible)
  fruit cocktail (edible)
  pineapple chunks (edible)

  pound cake (edible)
  fruit cake (inedible)
  pecan cake (edible)

  Hot Chocolate.
  bread pudding
  white bread in a can.
  green lucky strikes
  peanut butter / jelly / cheese in cans with crackers
  Old Gold, Pall Mall, Camel or Salem cigarettes.
  matches
  Chicklets
  toilet paper
  instant coffee
  tropical chocolate disks wrapped in tin foil.
  chocolate covered coconut candy (edible)


        If anybody can add to or correct this list, please post me a message here.

-Don-  in rainy  SSF, CA
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Re: Using Freeze Dried Meals While On The Road
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2012, 05:59:28 PM »
The canned chicken was good. And there was also one with tuna but us cooks used to grab the tuna and chicken ones. I do remember the little 3-packs of cigarettes but don't remember them being Lucky Strikes. This was in the mid-70s.
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DonTom

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Re: Using Freeze Dried Meals While On The Road
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2012, 01:10:54 AM »
The canned chicken was good. And there was also one with tuna but us cooks used to grab the tuna and chicken ones. I do remember the little 3-packs of cigarettes but don't remember them being Lucky Strikes. This was in the mid-70s.
Tuna C-rats? What year was that?  We received the cases unopened, 12 meals in each case, dropped off from the choppers (Central Highland jungless of Vietnam, 1969-70) and I never even heard of a tuna C-rat.

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Water Dog

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Re: Using Freeze Dried Meals While On The Road
« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2012, 10:04:05 AM »
Some of the C-rats were not too bad. But it did get tiring eating the same few canned meals three times per day for a year with only very rare exceptions.

Here is what they consisted  of:

  white bread in a can.  [/center]

Great list Don, We used to use the white bread for a ball....that's the only thing it was good for. Far too hard to eat.. :P
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Re: Using Freeze Dried Meals While On The Road
« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2012, 10:50:18 AM »
I was in from 75-78 and we had canned tuna c-rats. That and the canned chicken were the only ones I'd eat.
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DonTom

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Re: Using Freeze Dried Meals While On The Road
« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2012, 06:54:38 PM »
I was in from 75-78 and we had canned tuna c-rats. That and the canned chicken were the only ones I'd eat.
OIC, I know they made many changes after they stopped the draft and that must have been one of them. I was drafted on 24, March 1969 which was even before the draft lottery started.

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Re: Using Freeze Dried Meals While On The Road
« Reply #37 on: April 04, 2012, 12:19:28 AM »
Greetings,

Another comment that I thought I would throw in, there are dehydrated meals that can be used like the freeze dried meals. Freeze dried to me tastes very fresh and hard to beat compared to other forms of preservation.

There are many items that can be bought in regular grocery stores that have dehydrated foods that might be useful for camping and RV uses. Freeze dried though it costs more in my opinion still is very hard to beat, because of it's small volume that makes taking with you ideal for RV'n, especially in B type campers.

Don't know if the dehydrated foods were confused with the actual freeze dried ones. I agree vegtables are hard to beat freeze dried and taste just like fresh and probably were when they went through the process. Best to all.
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