No refrigeration needed

frans

Adventurer
Part of the fun of consuming these nasty, old C-rats was they often had no labels on the OD cans (these were so ancient that the labels had come off of them), so each meal started out as a mystery and was a complete surprise until you opened up the cans with your included P-38, to discover whatever delight was in them.
We called them 'man cans'
What you opened, you ate lol
 

PPCLI_Jim

Adventurer
I wasn't in the military back then, but I did join the Canadian Forces in 87. Med retirement in 2013, so I've had my share of rations. Brit, French Norwegian, German, US, and of course Cdn. What a spread of taste and quality,I did 3 of 5 tours eating whatever came in the box or bag not enjoyable.
 

trae

Adventurer
CLICK HERE
Here's a fairly simple way to do individual portions
That’s pretty cool. I wonder what the shelf life is with no desiccant packets. It’ll probably last a camping season a figure. Great idea. Could do the same with pasta or dehydrated potatoes instead of rice.


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PPCLI_Jim

Adventurer
That’s pretty cool. I wonder what the shelf life is with no desiccant packets. It’ll probably last a camping season a figure. Great idea. Could do the same with pasta or dehydrated potatoes instead of rice.
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Yes, without other methods this is about a 1 year shelf life. I've already done fully prepped and dehydrated spaghetti and chili, so I'm looking for other meals , ie some chicken or beef slices. Potatoes already come in the bags, so its simply pour out 1/2 and start cooking. Thanks for checking it out!
 

Alloy

Well-known member
Always bought skim milk powder but recently bought whole milk powder from Medallion Milk. What an improvement.

 

PPCLI_Jim

Adventurer
Same I use it for baking and cooking. It will improve the taste over me putting a little butter in to make it have the same flavor .
 

geojag

Member
Nestle Nido milk, often found in the Hispanic grocery section, is decent and widely available.

Also, honey is always good to have and never goes bad.
 
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