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(Daily Mail)   Looks like the Italians have the best army rations to give to their troops, the French have the snootiest and the British like it hot: What army ration packs say about a nation and their attitude towards keeping their troops on their feet   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 12
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2014-02-25 07:01:03 AM
3 votes:
The French have to design their rations to be eaten on the run.
2014-02-25 07:07:39 AM
2 votes:

Tannhauser: The French have to design their rations to be eaten on the run.


I'm surprised their rations don't come with a white napkin.
2014-02-25 06:31:02 AM
2 votes:
America's says, "We love our giant bloated military contracts with corner-cutting 'free market' (you'll need several hours with an Orwellian translator to understand what that means) solutions that get the job done.  Our troops will be fed dad gum, but flavor and health are the least of our concerns."

 

padraig: Anyway, how does FOOD get qualified as snooty ?


I was going to say something about including an unnecessary and time-intensive process, but I really think the criteria is a flavor that doesn't go with beef & potatoes and is therefore alien to Midwestern xenophobes.

robohobo: If you were clogged...wouldn't you spend less time on the shiatter?


Not if constipation results in labor-like contractions for 7 hours before you pass the first turd.  You sit on the toilet for hours grasping at hope.
2014-02-25 06:00:35 AM
2 votes:
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why are the spanish troops getting so many condoms?
2014-02-25 04:50:34 AM
2 votes:
When I was in the 22 SAS (Imaginary Troop), we foraged for tree bark to use for tea and ate live voles! But you try and tell kid soldiers these days how hard is was back then, and all they whine about is IEDs and exploding donkeys.
2014-02-25 02:02:49 AM
2 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: P-38


Despite knowing what you meant, I pictured a Lockheed P-38 Lightning outfitted with a scoop.  Great for picking up the enemy and dropping them into volcanoes.
2014-02-25 09:48:45 AM
1 votes:
1. Tape a packet of barbecue beef to a grenade simulator.
2. wire it to the commander's hatch of and M1 tank
3. Hide and watch.

Best use of an MRE
2014-02-25 09:42:27 AM
1 votes:

FightDirector: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: obamadidcoke: Once we stole some food during training and I got a #10 can of chocolate pudding. I was king for a day.

I know how you felt. When I was at Basic Training at Fort Dix New Jersey, I used to volunteer for mess hall guard duty, because they'd let us eat whatever we wanted, as long as we cleaned up our messes. One night, I ate an entire box of single-serve orange sherbet that I had an unnatural craving for. I took a gallon jar of maraschino cherries back to the barracks, for those poor sweets-starved recruits, and achieved hero status.

Oh, BCT stories...

So, no shiat, there I was going through BCT at Fort Jackson in 2005.  We're out on the Victory Forge exercise, and it's time to break for food.  Our squad gets a box of MREs brought to us, we crack open the tape...and it's cheese omelettes.  The ENTIRE CASE is nothing but cheese omelette MREs.

We naturally recoiled in horror, and starting cursing the drill sergeants (they had clearly re-packed the box because they hated us, right?), right up until one of them asked us why nobody was eating.  She comes over and looks in the box, exclaims something to the effect of "what that fark is this shiat?  How can this happen?!"  That did a pretty good job of convincing us that they hadn't planned this culinary abortion of an MRE case.  Drills talked for a few minutes, and came back over and told us that BCT is about making you miserable and so forth, but nobody deserves an entire case of nothing but cheese omelettes.  One of them headed back to the DFAC and brought us food...not great food, but anything was better in comparison.

/fark cheese omelettes
// Charlie Co, 2/485th


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2014-02-25 09:36:59 AM
1 votes:

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: obamadidcoke: Once we stole some food during training and I got a #10 can of chocolate pudding. I was king for a day.

I know how you felt. When I was at Basic Training at Fort Dix New Jersey, I used to volunteer for mess hall guard duty, because they'd let us eat whatever we wanted, as long as we cleaned up our messes. One night, I ate an entire box of single-serve orange sherbet that I had an unnatural craving for. I took a gallon jar of maraschino cherries back to the barracks, for those poor sweets-starved recruits, and achieved hero status.


Oh, BCT stories...

So, no shiat, there I was going through BCT at Fort Jackson in 2005.  We're out on the Victory Forge exercise, and it's time to break for food.  Our squad gets a box of MREs brought to us, we crack open the tape...and it's cheese omelettes.  The ENTIRE CASE is nothing but cheese omelette MREs.

We naturally recoiled in horror, and starting cursing the drill sergeants (they had clearly re-packed the box because they hated us, right?), right up until one of them asked us why nobody was eating.  She comes over and looks in the box, exclaims something to the effect of "what that fark is this shiat?  How can this happen?!"  That did a pretty good job of convincing us that they hadn't planned this culinary abortion of an MRE case.  Drills talked for a few minutes, and came back over and told us that BCT is about making you miserable and so forth, but nobody deserves an entire case of nothing but cheese omelettes.  One of them headed back to the DFAC and brought us food...not great food, but anything was better in comparison.

/fark cheese omelettes
// Charlie Co, 2/485th
2014-02-25 09:11:53 AM
1 votes:

HindiDiscoMonster: dittybopper: Buncha pussies.

When I was a kid, my cousin used to bring back C-rations for us.  And yes, I *LIKED* ham and motherfarkers.

But having said that, MREs were better than the C-rats, as I found out when I joined the Army a few years after.

C rations? you lucky bastard... we had Logan bars and loved em.


Pfft.  When I was really, really young:

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All we got was salt pork and hardtack.  When it was like Christmas, they'd give us half a gill of vinegar and some dried peas in addition to the salt pork and hardtack.
2014-02-25 07:45:14 AM
1 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: Curious to what the Russians are feeding their troops.


Chechens mostly until recently then a Ukrainian or two.
2014-02-25 06:09:39 AM
1 votes:
There's a terribly complex and convoluted war game called The Campaign for North Africa.  You have to pay very careful attention to logistics in order to do anything in it.

One of the features of the Italian troops is that they require a bunch of extra water per unit in order to boil their pasta.
 
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