Right, i'm off to reading festival tomorrow. With the extortionate mean fiddler prices for the ticket, travel, budgeting for booze both in and outside the arena and the 3 weeks of leave prior to this post I've found myself a little short of cash in the ol' sky rocket. Now far be it from me to knock the nutritional value of a multipack of pork scratchings but I'm in need of something with a bit more substance for the next 5 days. I want to keep the weight in my pack down (more space and weight for booze) so whilst packing I came across a few buck shee ration packs. My question is this: Is it acceptable for me to turn up to reading festival, with my civvie mates who I've not seen for the best part of a year and eat ration packs whilst trying to catch up and relate to them without seeming savagely squaddiesque??? And if so (or even not) are there any other occasions or instances that you've found yourself eating compo just to save a few measly pennies??? Has anyone ever attempted a romantic meal using ration packs?? Oh yeah, and to compound the situation I've left my belt kit in the G10 so don't have any cook kit. That's right hard routine corned beef hash!!