Rat pack shelf life?

#6
In my experience the shelf life of rations in practice is "until they're eaten"!
 
#7
I've had some from the 1990s and it was fine.

So, I suppose beyond a certain point the army would pay out for your death, but they're 'probably' sound until just a bit before they evolve microbial life, swell up with gas, and pop.
 
#8
During recruit training in 1989, we got issued ratpacks dated 1975. Since none of us died, got the squits or formed our own religions, I can only assume they were safe.
 
#9
they generaly have a recommended shelf life of 6-8 years, although they probably last a lot longer.
 
#10
They last a lot longer, had some compo that was 10 years old and tasted just like it was meant to....crap
 
#11
smartascarrots said:
During recruit training in 1989, we got issued ratpacks dated 1975. Since none of us died, got the squits or formed our own religions, I can only assume they were safe.
Did you have to catch them before you ate them?
 
#12
still using early 90's rations to supplement my E&E kit or as its known now - ski resort munchies at 2am. Got a boil in the bag choocy desert party going in March on the balcony in Austria somewhere. Nobody died or fell ill though 10 hours worth of beer and spirits may have helped.
 
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#14
didn't realize the stuff had a use by date considering some of the pre-historic rations we were issued :D
 

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