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    IronsightSniper

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    Russian Army Rations/Food

    Post  IronsightSniper on Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:58 pm

    I've only seen 3 examples of Russian rations and none of them look a bit as appetizing as our MREs.



    The first one is a review from a guy who has apparently bought some Russian rations.

    "I would not eat the ration again, the taste and quality are not good.

    The two main meals are full of fat and oil - not enough spices and too much salt - but a lot of beef. I had to heat it in the microwave. It's like food from the Middle Ages."


    The second example was a simple picture from a set of photos from a long lost discussion forum regarding Russian Spetsnaz. It was basically a photo of his food, which was, if I remember: a tin ration plate similar to the ones we have here except it was more of a bowl and didn't have sections for different foods, in the bowl was something that resembled apple sauce, and on top of that was some fish (I can only remember seeing it's head). Nearby the fish and still in the bowl were 1 or 2 slices of bread. To drink, the guy had a ceramic cup with coffee or tea. Tbqh, only that drink sounds appetizing.


    The last came from one of Vlad's videos on Youtube, http://www.youtube.com/user/russiadefence#p/u/29/1qi_sxy_3z4 , at 3:20, the guy enters the Cafeteria, the food seems nicer there (although I've noticed that many things in Russia looks uncrappy when a HD camera is used).


    So, for the most part, from what little experience I've seen of Russian rations, they look pretty bad, however, I'm open for change, anyone want to make a long post describing Russian rations?
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    Re: Russian Army Rations/Food

    Post  Vladimir79 on Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:04 pm

    The basic format for the Russian IRP is a bunch of different kinds of canned beef. It comes with a can opener and portable heater. You get a bunch of crackers that we usually use the meat as a spread. The canned sausage is probably my favourite. The fruit punch mix is good. Tea is some cheap Chinese crap. Usually comes with a couple pieces of candy. The worst is when they try to can rice, it because nothing but fatty mush.

    The last came from one of Vlad's videos on Youtube, http://www.youtube.com/user/russiadefence#p/u/29/1qi_sxy_3z4 , at 3:20, the guy enters the Cafeteria, the food seems nicer there (although I've noticed that many things in Russia looks uncrappy when a HD camera is used).

    I have eaten in that mess hall. That was before caterers. The food was like that served in a cafeteria.
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    Re: Russian Army Rations/Food

    Post  IronsightSniper on Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:50 pm

    How many varieties of food are available? The site in the OP (MREInfo) only shows one apparent variety for the IRP as shown in this picture:



    And the menu (translated):

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    Re: Russian Army Rations/Food

    Post  nightcrawler on Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:23 pm

    very interesting thread thumbsup
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    Re: Russian Army Rations/Food

    Post  Vladimir79 on Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:31 am

    IronsightSniper wrote:How many varieties of food are available? The site in the OP (MREInfo) only shows one apparent variety for the IRP as shown in this picture:

    There is only 1 menu for the IRP, and one menu for the IRP-B which is the combat ration. It is an emergency ration meant to replenish calories when prepared food is not available. If you eat it for more than a few days you will get sick.
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    MRE

    Post  Hoof on Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:38 pm

    I think its the case with all the MREs... they make you sick after a while... I was eating MREs for about a week, after I ate 2 of them in one day, it took me 3 days to "go"... and another time I ate just one vegitarian MRE and it made me sick... i think it was called Penni Pasta or something... I don't think i gonna eat another MRE unless i absolutely have to... even if I have to wait for 12 hours to get something else...
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    Re: Russian Army Rations/Food

    Post  GarryB on Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:27 am

    I remember lots of complaints when MREs first came out.

    One particular nickname says it all...

    Meals Rejected by Ethiopians.

    The New Zealand Army has spent quite a bit developing Rations for the troops...

    Here is a link if you are interested:

    http://www.army.mil.nz/at-a-glance/news/army-news/396/wiyrp.htm

    and they come from this company:

    http://www.portionpackfoods.com/products_military.html

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    Re: Russian Army Rations/Food

    Post  Hoof on Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:46 am

    Seems pretty good... there was a youtube video about new Russian MREs... Seems a lot different from the one Ironsightsniper showed, here is a link, sorry if i didnt post it right...

    [youtube]code - Embed http://www.youtube.com/user/zlajasobaka#p/u/8/mM8tojFCfpY [/youtube]
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    Re: Russian Army Rations/Food

    Post  GarryB on Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:25 am

    To embed video from youtube you just click on the link in the top line when you are typing your post that looks like filmstrip and paste in the direct link to the video you want to embed and click on OK.

    Very easy... and thanks for the link BTW.

    The result should work like this:


    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/user/zlajasobaka#p/u/8/mM8tojFCfpY [/youtube]

    And it should look like this:

    {youtube}http://www.youtube.com/user/zlajasobaka#p/u/8/mM8tojFCfpY{/youtube}

    Except I change the [] brackets with {} brackets so you can see the code layout.

    EDIT: Well this is embarassing... it doesn't seem to be working. Vlad? Anyone? What am I doing wrong?
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    Re: Russian Army Rations/Food

    Post  IronsightSniper on Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:26 am

    GarryB wrote:I remember lots of complaints when MREs first came out.

    One particular nickname says it all...

    Meals Rejected by Ethiopians.

    The New Zealand Army has spent quite a bit developing Rations for the troops...

    Here is a link if you are interested:

    http://www.army.mil.nz/at-a-glance/news/army-news/396/wiyrp.htm

    and they come from this company:

    http://www.portionpackfoods.com/products_military.html


    Don't forget Meal Ready to Excrete.
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    Russian army field ration

    Post  Militarov on Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:22 pm



    Youtube video of unpacking and tasting new Russian army 24h field ration. If someone has other versions on video, pics or at least their content share.

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    Russian Army Food/Supplements

    Post  par far on Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:04 am

    What kind of food do Russian Army soldiers get? And does anyone know if the Russian Army uses supplements?
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    Re: Russian Army Rations/Food

    Post  Benya on Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:13 am

    This is the Individual Ration Pack (IRP) for Russian soldiers


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