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Army ration packs £3.50

Discussion in 'Lovely Grub' started by scottishwolf, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. TheGreenMan

    TheGreenMan New Member

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    Hello Cronos,

    Well, if the above is true, and the numbers below separated by a Backslash are anything to do with months and years, does this mean I’m dead (I have eaten several packs)? :lmao:

    A 06\04 4158
    C 03\04 4137
    G 01\05 5052

    Please help!

    Best regards,
    Paul.
     
  2. dommyracer

    dommyracer New Member

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    If thats the packing date then you still have 2/3 years to go on them....
     
  3. rik_uk3

    rik_uk3 Banned

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    remember that the pouches of food are like tinned food, if it has gone "off" the bag would swell up.

    This year I have eaten packs from 97 without problems.
     
  4. TheGreenMan

    TheGreenMan New Member

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    Hello dommyracer,

    Well, yeah, if the two digits after the Backslash are years, but if it’s the other way round and I eat one from menu G, it could be ‘thank you and goodnight’ :lmao:

    Best regards,
    Paul.
     
  5. TheGreenMan

    TheGreenMan New Member

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    Thanks rik, that's reassuring :D

    Best regards,
    Paul.
     
  6. cronos

    cronos Tenderfoot

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    Paul.
    As far as i am aware it goes as follows:
    The letter is the menu number 06/04 is the packing date.
    the final 4 numbers are the last 4 of the 13 figure NSN (nato stock number) which idetifys the ration pack by stock rather than menu.

    Hope that helps.

    Cronos
     
  7. TheGreenMan

    TheGreenMan New Member

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    Not only does it help, cronos, but the information about the NSN is seriously ‘cool’.

    Thank you :)

    Best regards,
    Paul.
     
  8. pumbaa

    pumbaa Settler

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    Did anyone check out the boat ? I got me a liking for that assault boat . Although i cant work out what that Green plank has on it ( other than the throttle)
    Might get one instead of a canoe
    Pumbaa
     
  9. Spikey DaPikey

    Spikey DaPikey Full Member

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    Ration packs are now £4.50, still a good price :)
     

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