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    Where can I buy ration packs?I found this website: http://www.rationpacks.co.za/Home/ has anyone any info on this?
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    This selection might be more familiar and very well priced

    https://www.tacticaldistributors.co.za/79_sandf

    8 day options, a complete day as opposed to a single meal.
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    I have used spme of their MRE's, it does what its supposed to do, I like the mince and pap.

    The flameless heaters work but is abit small at times for the MRE to fit in properly unless it has changed now, overall i will buy form them again, they give good service and is my go-to for these kind of things.

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    Look at the calories needed and the calories provided by the packs, workout your caloric needs and go from their, the stuff the outdoor shops sells for hikers looks good enough but cant comment on I havent used it as such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karol View Post
    ThanksI just bought some from them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post
    This selection might be more familiar and very well pricedhttps://www.tacticaldistributors.co.za/79_sandf8 day options, a complete day as opposed to a single meal.
    Thanks Estee, had a look at these but apparently those prices have not been updated,I ordered from here: https://www.outdoorcuisine.co.za/shop-mre/page/2/
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    Cool, they appear to have a comprehensive range.
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    Hedge, out of interest, why rat packs? Backup or a case of having a box in the car always for in case scenarios?
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    They always have:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riaan van Wyk View Post
    Hedge, out of interest, why rat packs? Backup or a case of having a box in the car always for in case scenarios?
    I have been toying with the idea of going "basic" for a while now.
    You know, baked beans and bully beef warmed up in your Dixie near the fire kind of thing or "cowboy food" as my dad used to call it.

    For a while now I have been carting a can or two of the above around in my box of tricks, but they always seem to find a way back home, and the Q and Cobb seem to always end up coming home dirty, so I made a decision this morning.
    On the upcoming river trip, I will be having Rat packs only, and will be eating from my Dixie and cooking over small fire.
    I plan to only eat the food in the rat pack.

    Simple and free from fuss. I want to enjoy the trip, and the time at the fire...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    I have been toying with the idea of going "basic" for a while now.
    You know, baked beans and bully beef warmed up in your Dixie near the fire kind of thing or "cowboy food" as my dad used to call it.

    For a while now I have been carting a can or two of the above around in my box of tricks, but they always seem to find a way back home, and the Q and Cobb seem to always end up coming home dirty, so I made a decision this morning.
    On the upcoming river trip, I will be having Rat packs only, and will be eating from my Dixie and cooking over small fire.
    I plan to only eat the food in the rat pack.

    Simple and free from fuss. I want to enjoy the trip, and the time at the fire...
    Simplicity is a form of freedom.

    By the way, mentioning baked beans and bully beef - have you made those fritters you said you were going to make long ago?
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    The bully fritters?

    Oh yes! And they were lovely..

    Quote Originally Posted by Riaan van Wyk View Post
    Simplicity is a form of freedom.

    By the way, mentioning baked beans and bully beef - have you made those fritters you said you were going to make long ago?
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    My friend made up a few last night for a couple of kids for a one night Voortrekker camp. Came out quite nice, for a ratpack. Itís just the milkshake that I donít see. He did add popcorn though. The white packet is oats so easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTolbos View Post
    My friend made up a few last night for a couple of kids for a one night Voortrekker camp. Came out quite nice, for a ratpack. Itís just the milkshake that I donít see. He did add popcorn though. The white packet is oats so easyClick image for larger version. 

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    Very cool idea.I received mine on Wednesday, I opened one and I must say, It is a lot better than what we used to get. And quite substantial. I will post some photos a bit later.
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    So you get quite a few things in this pack. And it is based on the assumption that it is to provide as much energy as possible.

    Also.. no cans. All flat packets

    I think for an extended tough hike these would work very well.

    You need about a liter of water for the porridge and drinks for the day.

    And they give purification powder as well.

    Fuel tablets and matches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    Thanks Estee, had a look at these but apparently those prices have not been updated,I ordered from here: https://www.outdoorcuisine.co.za/shop-mre/page/2/
    Im glad you used them. Outdoorcuisine is the online store for SERAC that manufactures the Ration Packs (MREs) for the South African National Defence Force and for Fire Fighters.

    The price works out great if you buy a box of 12 and shipping is very reasonable.

    Stephen Weir is the gentleman I have spoken with at SERAC and he is an outstanding person to work with. Support local and Support SERAC.

    I have started a thread about this some time ago. Here is the link https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...Rat-Pack-(MRE)
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