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Author Topic: Web Site Sells Reproduction Historic Soldiers' Rations  (Read 1063 times)
RJBowman
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« on: November 01, 2017, 03:43:45 am »

I had a case of WWII C rations come into my shop as part of a larger purchase. They were made to last a long time, but even the best preserved food can't be good after 70 years, but I was curious and wondered if new C rations could still be purchased, and I found this:

https://reprorations.com/Products%20Links.htm

It is a small business run by disabled veterans. It looks like the market primarily to war reenactors, and most of what the sell is stock mass-market food items that approximate historic military rations, all customized with reproduction historic labels.

I could imagine a few of these items being used for a steampunk event.

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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 04:00:28 am »

A cool thing from the WWII Japan selection:

Reproduction Japanese cigarette packs.

I didn't know that the Japanese pulp character "Ogan Batto" had his own brand of cigarettes. I am tempted to order the assortment just for that one pack.
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2017, 04:58:03 am »

I had a case of WWII C rations come into my shop as part of a larger purchase. They were made to last a long time, but even the best preserved food can't be good after 70 years, but I was curious and wondered if new C rations could still be purchased, and I found this:

https://reprorations.com/Products%20Links.htm

It is a small business run by disabled veterans. It looks like the market primarily to war reenactors, and most of what the sell is stock mass-market food items that approximate historic military rations, all customized with reproduction historic labels.

I could imagine a few of these items being used for a steampunk event.



I'm liking the Austrian WWI rations. I love the Fraktur/Gothic scripted labels with the Austrian-Hungarian imperial coat of arms.  It gives me an idea I could probably incorporate some of than into my novel, when the Union forces "captured" a number of Luftschiffengel.

Austrohungarian canned meat

Austrohungarian hard-tack

JW
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2017, 07:29:30 am »

That is awesome my good Monsieur Bowman!

My first thought was
"whoever would buy reproductions of HMS Bounty's maggotty biscuits?"

I am working to put together a small collection of product labels ca 1850-1870 for professor marvel's
peddlar cart . So far I only have coffee, cartridges, soap, and oatmeal.

yhs
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 04:22:30 am »

My first thought was
"whoever would buy reproductions of HMS Bounty's maggoty biscuits?"


Well if you want to be authentic  Roll Eyes Not me. I'd prefer to keep my technology together with my history. I guess we Steampunks are lazy that way. And no, I'm not sorry about that. People back then would not go back to doing things that way of they knew better.


I am working to put together a small collection of product labels ca 1850-1870 for professor marvel's
peddlar cart . So far I only have coffee, cartridges, soap, and oatmeal.

yhs
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No trading post is complete without tinware as well. You should look into ushist.com's offerings:
http://www.ushist.com/19th-century_tinware.shtml

How about buying some tooth powder and petrolatum tins? You have to buy the petrolatum separately but it's easy enough to get Vaseline brand...
http://www.ushist.com/19th-century_soaps_powders.shtml
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2019, 10:24:20 am »

 
After reading numerous wedding websites with theme suggestions, for general event ideas,  I was a little taken aback to see that Ration Style Weddings were a Thing.  From dresses and decor to reception food. Old war time recipes and equivalent ingredients were eagerly anticipated  and salivated over.

 This one goes maybe a bit far with evacuation packs as gifts for the kiddies.  It could set up a few Jungian complexes

https://www.holmewood-hall.co.uk/blog/1940s-themed-wedding-ideas/


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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2019, 12:26:32 am »


After reading numerous wedding websites with theme suggestions, for general event ideas,  I was a little taken aback to see that Ration Style Weddings were a Thing.  From dresses and decor to reception food. Old war time recipes and equivalent ingredients were eagerly anticipated  and salivated over.

 This one goes maybe a bit far with evacuation packs as gifts for the kiddies.  It could set up a few Jungian complexes

https://www.holmewood-hall.co.uk/blog/1940s-themed-wedding-ideas/


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Spam Musubi in Hawaii

The thing with Spam is that not only does it refuse to die, but it has become a delicacy of sorts in Hawaiian cuisine! Inexplicably it is consumed copiously in mainland America as well. I don't know who, I never see anyone's basket at the super filled with the stuff. Is it something you conceal when leaving the store, with a paper bag, like a bottle of liquor from your seedy shop in the street? Nevertheless I can see hundreds of cans at my local super. Spam "Classic."  Roll Eyes Tabasco Flavored Spam, Bacon flavoured spam, Spam with Black Pepper, Jalapeño Spam, Spam Teriyaki, Hickory Smoked Spam... the list is endless! I will only eat it if fried, but I have to confess to you that last time I ate any spam was more than 25 years ago!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_(food)

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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2019, 05:35:15 am »



 In the Pacific Islands, tinned corned beef replaces spam as a popular meat. Its an easy form of protein, as there is little or no farming in these islands. Much of the product available there is produced in New Zealand.

  There used to be huge shelves of attractively labeled tins at NZ  stores in areas with high Pasifika populations. As times have become tougher in NZ is has become a high shoplifting risk product in supermarkets.  [ along with products popular with other ethnicities]. It is now sadly kept in storage under lock and key, it must be requested at the check out like cigarettes.
https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/75109533/null



"Helapi"  as corn beef is known in the Islands, after the popular brand
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