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New American self heating 18 man ration packs

#1
An interesting new idea from the US.

http://www4.army.mil/ocpa/read.php?story_id_key=9747

With a quick pull of a tab, the meals are ready in 30 to 45 minutes and provide a change of pace from Meals, Ready-to-Eat (MREs). UGR-E modules serve hot meals for up to 18 warfighters without requiring kitchen equipment, cooks, fuel or a power source. UGR-Es also reduce the costs and logistical burden associated with using a field kitchen.
 
#2
Mmmm heat source activated by salt water? Guess the Marines won't want a truck load of these then?
 
#3
A useful complement to the current rations available. What is it with the new camouflage - it looks old and faded, the contrast between that and the grass the 2 "warfighters" are kneeling on doesn't lead me to believe the camouflage is effective.
 
#5
Remember 'Hot Cans' ? http://www.hotcan.com/

Very good, but quite bulky and expensive. I found two in an old locker last week from about 1987. Havn't had the nerve to try them yet!

HV.
 
#7
"While the food is heating wrfighters can enjoy the snack items included in the UGR-E. These can include M&M's, Reese's Pieces, Trail Mix and powdered beverages," said Dangel.
But my mum always used to tell me off for having chocolate before my dinner. I'm so confused now!
 
#8
That new camouflage i beleive is supposed to be for urban environments.
Hey buddy we can't eat here we are wearing the wrong camouflage !
 
#10
Serving with the septics at the mo. The grey BDUs are supposed to be for all enviroments (they are wearing in IZ).
I think they're great - field grey uniforms, lots of eagle insignia, extreme right wing government, fundamenalist propaganda (ever watch Fox news?) and awesome combined arms power - mmm where have i seen that before?

Camouflage is for pussies!
 
#11
Passed-over_Loggie said:
No additional weight to carry nor gash to dispose of then. Hell, I wish they were on our side.

All that is required to start the reaction is mixing salt water with the magnesium. The UGR-E contains four heaters that are 10 times the size of each single FRH heater," explained Dangel.

(my bold) And you thought you had problems getting a Gerber past the 'movers' on to the airframe .... :lol:

look like good kit..... mind you, so did MRE's when they first came out.....
 

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