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British army 24 hour ration packs..

Discussion in 'Lovely Grub' started by EddBamber, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. EddBamber

    EddBamber Tenderfoot

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    I was on a trip with army cadets last week and i found out that the ration packs no longer contained the famous Yorkie bar that read 'Not For Civvies'. It has been replaced with a wierd tasting chocolate bar i have never heard of. :confused:

    Has anyone else had the pleasure of cooking with hexi stoves? dear god they are horrible. They are poisonous, smell bad and leave crap on your mess tins.. :togo:
     
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    Compo chocolate has always been a bit grim, decent stuff dosn't survive too well in storage or on the way to the desert. Hence what you get is more like chocolate flavour lard then Green and Blacks. At least there's no bromide in the tea anymore.
     
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    hexi stoves ?......wonderful things !!
     
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    Retired Member southey M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Idiscouverd my new favorite boil in bag the other day, it used to be pasta with meatballs, but holy crikey if chuncky chilly ckicken hasent kicked it out of the park, grrrrrrreat!
     
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    Haha i have never smelt a smell quite like those hexi stoves, next time im taking my own.
     
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    The meatballs looks great the person who i basha'd with had those he thought they were gross so i finished them for him hehehe..

    I had a Chicken tikka masala with rice and sticky toffee pudding it was beutiful..

    I had a corned beef hash for breakfast urgggh it waas Naaaaaaasttttyy, i normally love corned beef but ew.
     
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    Retired Member southey M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    dont do it, you'll grow to love the smell, then when ever you smell it again it'll remind you of your times out side. i for one love the smell of hexi, as for the muck on your mess tin a quick rub in the grass will get rid of it, good times.
     
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    hexi smell = food .....LOL
     
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    Retired Member southey M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    what is a bit of a let down is the mushroon pate, not nice, looks good a grout though, but your bosses office will begin to smell bad!
     
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    I enjoyed the mushroom pate, i found a can on the floor after walking round our camp and took it home and ate it with toast :D

    We were also told by a sergeant the same as what you said southey about the rubbing mess tins on the ground, works a treat. I ate my oatmeal block and yeast extract while on stag. XD
     
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    Retired Member southey M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    DUDE! next time you get a pack, one times oat block,one tube of jam mixed fruitsand and grate with your pen knife some of the chocolate substitute bar over the top untill coverd, it tastes fantastic and will have you running around you harbour like mad. your ds will thank me.
     
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    I will do that next time :D thanks man.
     
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    Well the chocolate now is still better than that horrible stuff we had years ago that came in a blue and white packet IIRC. tasted like powder. yuck!
     
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    Hehe the white milk chocolate, That was not supposed to be white.
     
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    Hexamine stoves... God, that takes me back to being 12, my old man bringing home a just out of date 10-person 24hr ration pack and camping for the week in Glen Fruin feb/march under a bivi!

    We gorged like piggies, and froze our butts off in the nights.

    I'm sure if i smelled one now, i would have a cold shudder, but a warm grin :)
     
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    This has got me thinking of tins of grilled bacon, cut off the top and bottom push up a bit slice and fry in the messtin, hhhmm!
     
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    Retired Member southey M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh i want some tacticle bacon now!!
     
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    I don't know what you are on about, the corned beef hash is lush, especially after a long battle march or when it is wet. I still hate the patrol sweets though, and I am guessign you guts know about biscuits brown and biscuits fruit + what they do?

    Oh and the fruit paste in the tube is excellent for baiting snares/ figure 4s
     
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    I love the tuna, I could eat that stuff all day. And yes I know about the biscuits, shame the other guys on my basic didnt believe me...
     

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