Weight of one man 24 hour standard Ration pack

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by EX_STAB, Aug 6, 2009.

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  1. Anyone have the definitive answer to settle a discussion?
  2. 7.215 Kg give or take -/+ .020 Kg due to varying weights & measures within...
  3. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    Bloody hell that's actually quite heavy...
  4. Once you've got rid of the shite about 5.5 Kg.
  5. Are you SURE thats KGs and not Lb's, its never felt that heavy to me! 8O
  6. 24 hr? Where? On Jupiter? WAH!
  7. about 7kg i think

    Edited: cos im a mong
  8. That can't possibly be right!
  9. It's twice the size of me.

    Like Ex Stab could carry that...... heheheeee
  10. 15~lbs for a day's food? Whilst doing what? Climbing Mt. Everest perhaps? With nuclear-powered Sherpas? FFS! Although I read recently in C&S (cough) about the trialling of a new type of pack that didn't need local water. Something to do with squaddies in Afg. not being able to acquire/spare water for heating/reconstituting food.

    Also read in local press (spit!) about the modern Aust ratpacks from a SVN veteran's POV who was astonished at the increased size/weight of them, compared with the old stuff. In my day blah drivel harrumph...

    Seriously, 7.2 kg? 8O
  11. No one could carry that. Ben? Is that you?
  12. My special friends call me 'Loretta" Go on, don't be shy. Hear how it rolls off the tongue? :wink: