Found a cache of 1970's C-Rats and 1980's MRE's

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Found a cache of 1970's C-Rats and 1980's MRE's

Post by doctordirt » Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:06 pm

Clearing out my MIL's attic today I found a cache of C-Rations and MRE's we had stashed there in the early 1980's. Long forgotten, the boxes were unmolested although some of the fruit cans in the c-rations had fermented and burst, staining the individual boxes. I guess we thought they would be the key to surviving the Zombie Apocalypse.

Looking at the individual ration boxes I thought that anyone who served during Vietnam or the Cold War will fondly remember 'Ham and Eggs Chopped, with Water.' How about 'Turkey or Chicken, Boned?' 'Ham and Lima Beans' - anyone?

I think I'll put a case of 12 meals in the back of the M151 and display it at shows. People never tire of looking at rations!

The MRE's were the earliest brown-bag versions of the rations. Things like dehydrated fruits and meat patties were replaced in later versions of the meals. I remember eating pork patties without re-hydrating them and having them swell like 'pop-rocks' in my mouth.

I'll offer some of the cases at our spring sale in April. I don't plan on eating them. Unless the Zombies appear in the next couple of weeks!
1942 Ford GPW
1944 Willys MB Litter carrier
1944 Willys MB-SOLD
1942 Bantam Trailer
1945 Bantam Trailer
1946 CJ-2A-SOLD
1964 M151A1-SOLD
1967 M416 Trailer-SOLD
1972 M151A2
1986 M1008-SOLD
1952 M43 Ambulance-SOLD
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Re: Found a cache of 1970's C-Rats and 1980's MRE's

Post by Steve Webb » Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:15 am

My Uncle sent me some in the 70's when he was in the Ohio National Guard. I don't remember too much except I did get the best one which was Spaghetti with meat sauce. The history of rations is always an interest to me. Boy the stuff now is amazing.
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Re: Found a cache of 1970's C-Rats and 1980's MRE's

Post by GUNNUT in Iowa » Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:09 am

How many is a "cache"?
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Re: Found a cache of 1970's C-Rats and 1980's MRE's

Post by Frank USMC » Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:31 am

I did a display a few years ago with my vehicles. A guy looked at my vehicles, and told me he had something for me. later that day he returned with an unopen case of C rats from 1964. the case was still wire wrapped!
I have them upstairs in my Vietnam display.
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Re: Found a cache of 1970's C-Rats and 1980's MRE's

Post by Fushigi Ojisan » Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:15 am

There is a guy on YouTube who opens and eats old military rations, name escapes me right now

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Re: Found a cache of 1970's C-Rats and 1980's MRE's

Post by Steve Webb » Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:41 am

Probably Steve1989 is the you tube guy
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Re: Found a cache of 1970's C-Rats and 1980's MRE's

Post by frenchman » Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:50 pm

hello
the guy name crazy russian the video he make are very interesting and funny
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Re: Found a cache of 1970's C-Rats and 1980's MRE's

Post by Steve Webb » Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:29 am

Yep, he goes by crazy russian hacker and also trans kull.
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