Irish Defence Forces 24 hour ration pack 24 hour field test....Well almost
Hello, and welcome to Vinny's day off I, am. Fascinated with, 24-hour, ration packs, for. One thing is the exact amount of food needed. To. Maintain a person doing physical activity outdoors and, this is not just somebody's, opinion, but, it's the result of a vast amount of research and field. Trials I. Also. Enjoyed a history of ration packs and I, love to see what different people and, cultures put, in directions, the, French for instance will probably, include caviar, and roast wild boar or something exotic, this. Ration pack was given to me as a gift from a very good friend thank, you very much tom and. It. Was sold as an Irish Defence Forces, ration, pack. The. Irish Defense Forces by their ration packs from, the same company that produces, the British Russian. Packs and, they, have the very same menu, this, is probably, not a real Irish. Defence Forces, ration, pack one. Way we can tell this is it contains only two coffees and two tea bags as. The Irish drink vast quantities, of tea and nowadays coffee a telling. An Irish person they would only have two cups of tea for the day would, probably end up in a fistfight. However. It, has all the items from a number nine British menu and it is pretty much what the Irish forces would use it's, pretty indicative of an. Irish ration pack. This. One has the baked beans the sausage breakfast, and was, a great favorite with the Irish horses, eating. This will be accompanied, by many rude remarks, about beans and their effects which. We won't go into, here. Is a list of the contents, and I, have included, item ways and calculators. The Kyler calories per item so, you can pause and have a look at that if you like and here. Is a list of the brew kit you, can pause and have a look at that. Also. This is not the original plastic. Bag there was there was an indicate the, chap who gave it to me had a cunning plan for the bag so. Who was I to deny him hey so. I've laid back out pretty, much as I intend to users you have the chicken sausage and beans for breakfast. Peanut. Butter and just, biscuits, I probably eat them in the morning and, a. Grapefruit drink as well. For trail mix during today you have just nuts and just fruit I intend to mix them and use them as trail mix and a. Lemon flavor drink for during the day. For. Lunch there's vegetable, korma with a raspberry drink, and fruit. Flapjacks. Then. For a nighttime or evening spicy, sausages, and potato wedges a hot. Chocolate drink a tutti, fruity drink and happen, turnover, and a. Few puree I tend. To have that with the Apple turnover I like. Hot chocolate at night so I'll have that for lasting at night. My. Next problem is how should I review this pack. There. Are many people doing these already, and. As a wise man said there, are too many redundant, videos on YouTube. This. Is Vinny's the off where we do things in reality in the field so. What we can we review a 24-hour. Ration pack what. We there. Can be only one. We. Have to spend 24 hours outdoors. In the field by doing physical, activity this, is the only real way we, can evaluate these Russians.
We're. Leaving at 8:00 in the morning guys, don't be late. Well. It's not quite 8:00 I was, a little bit late getting organized it's. Almost 9:00 a.m. and. I've, arrived here this is my little shelter that that I built with my Swiss. Army knife check. That video out if you like, I'm. Going. To sleep here tonight. As. You. Can see I've been stockpiling, some wood, I'm. Going to stash my backpack, and sleeping gear here, and. I'm going to continue on with with a couple of hammer sex we're, going to do a bit of exploring today. But. First I need to get some breakfast I usually arise fairly, early and the, first thing I do is have breakfast so I'm pretty hungry now so let's, get breakfast time to go. Not. A lover of these hexamine stoves, mainly. Because I find it hexamine difficult, to source and. If I get it online it makes it more expensive cause I have to pay postage but I'm going to use it for this first meal because. It's indicative of what the Irish Army uses this is what they you is still nice, smoke, okay. And, also the mist end this is the French messed him I'm, not a lover of these either I. Find them a bit shallow and the, Henry gets hot as well but. We'll use this for the first meal. So. We're going to try to match this from the kit see, how these go. You. Guys pretty well. Burns. Out of it fast. Now. These hexamine. Cubes, are ancient. So. Let's hit them with the good ol big lighter. Mr., Burke. So. For breakfast we'll have chicken sausage and beans so as chicken sausages, and haricot, beans in tomato sauce, 300. Grams and. 411. Kyler calories. Proportion. I'm. Gonna get that on the go. Okay. For our drink it's morning, it's a grapefruit, flavor, drink. Powder will do us. So. Far our drink we need 500, meters of, water. To mix it. And. The directions stay to stir and shake. Let's. Give it a good stir. Smells. A, little bit like. Sickly. Sweet grapefruit. Not. Not too bad a little bit Swedish. Quite. Mild, just. A mild grapefruit. Flavor. Not. Too sweet or sugary as our. Refreshing. Little drink and. This. Has 176. Calories Kyler calories. I'm. Going to get some tea and go as well water over tea. I'm. Going to use my little homemade alcohol stove I. Pretty. Much favorite, he's from. Outdoor cooking these days. Our. Recipe tubes are about done so, I'm going to take this up. Kind. Of looking forward to this now I tell you. So. Here we have it just. Tastes like milder, beans. This. Is our spark of course. These. Sausages, are skinless and they cook very easily. Let's. Try some sausage and bean. It's. All pretty mild testing, just. Normal like. Normal beans, you. Would know that the sausage. Is. Not your usual pork sausage. But. It's quite acceptable. It's. A very soft texture. You. Just kind of melts in your mouth. Let's. Wash it down with some of our grapefruit drink. This. Is nice. Not. Overpowering. It's. Just like nicely flavored water just. A nice flavor without, being very strong. Kind. Of wish there was more of this pretty. Hungry now. What. Did that taste like it. Tasted like more to be honest quite. Nice I wished, it was maybe double the amount I'm quite hungry at the moment but. I was lovely tea. Time so, we have this type Ooty and I'm going to add some creamer and. Just ordinary, white sugar. You. That's. Our tea and sugar now and if you creamer, I like. My tea wise. That's. Nice it's just like English breakfast tea, different. What I'm used to how usually when Lions are our berries. Berries. Is a strong Irish tea it's, a nice mild nice flavor tea to. Wash down to tea I'm going to have this fruit flapjack. 224. Kyler calories, I believe. Just. Move this to one side. That's. Our food flapjack. This. Smells. Smells. Rich a little bit like Christmas cake. That's. What it reminds me of. Describe. It. This. Is made from oats and as, so. Tanners and raisins included, as well. Again. It's very nice. Mild. Flavor it's not overly sickly, or sweet. It's. Very acceptable, very, nice. It. Doesn't seem too rich or overpowering either, it's. It's a nice. Foodie. If you like kind. Of a kind. Of a treat. It's. Not really like a sweet or a biscuit, if you will it's more like ordinary. Food. Sweetened. Food. It's. Not too sweet or sickly at all quite, nice that. Was, a lovely breakfast, most, acceptable, and hit the spot I'm. Going to finish my tea and get ready to move out, we're. About ready to head off exploring, where.
I Want to go today is to a block of Forestry, that's, outside, of my normal range too they haven't been to and I want to go there and explore that the dense cover I expect, to be traveling through today worn suet a backpack so. I've had, to bring along these two haversacks. I'm. Not sure what this is it's a gas. Mask, not sure what army is belonging to maybe Dutch. This. Is an oil 1937. Pattern. Small pack. It's. Been around a long time I tell you I've. Nailed down some seat. Belt just for a strap. It's. Got a good, big born here from battery acid. It's. A bit raggedy-ass but, it does the job it's. Perfectly, clean, ish. I was. Thinking of getting a nice badge to cover this hole maybe, like a red. Indian head like like some of the like. Some of the young fashionable, guys have. But. You, can make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. So. Let's head off guys. We. Need, to head on through that. It's. Some fairly dense. Forestry. And brush. That. Was heavy going push, them away through the woods, so, I've decided to cheer myself up with a cup, of coffee. This. Is the rum, booze instant, coffee. Stick. Pack of coffee. Then. We'll have some white, sugar with it at. This thing I'm not really hungry I just need cheering up. So. There we go instant, coffee. Just. A little bitter. It. Slightly bitter, but. I'm I'm damn tired of it now I need a cover of something just to cheer myself up I'm going to have to do digestive, biscuits. And. I'm going to put the smooth, peanut, butter on them I, would. Normally eat these with bread or maybe crackers, not so much biscuits, but. This is the only thing I have to put them on. And. Let's see how that goes. So. They're at inish attend. This. Could. Our, little broken to. Just. Try bit on its own. It's. Nice again. It's on the planar side it's not over sweet. Let's. Try a little. Peanut. Butter. Oops. It easy that's. Weird icing anyway. The. Peanut butter and, the. Or tea biscuits. Go. Very well together that is lovely. Very. Tasty, is satisfying, when you're out here, with. The outdoors like this I. Would. Never have taught to eat I wouldn't eat these, these. Two items together like this, but. I must say they go very well. I. Must. Say this is the life guys. It's. A lovely day. And. It's nice to be out. Almost. Nice to be picnicking. Isn't. It nice hmm. These. Are my biscuits. Goodbye. I brought. Food for Dyson as well just. In case you think I'm leaving him aus he. Has his own food. He. Likes to nut trees don't you don't, you but. I'm. Not sure who produces, this peanut. Butter was. A very nice peanut butter. Nicer. Than I get in my local shop a tiny dot. Good. Hitting guys. Right. That dice, mm-hmm. But. You do. That. Certainly hit the spot. Pack. Up and move on. Well. We've arrived, let. Me just give you a little look around. You. Can see some of the countryside. Okay. This. Block of Forestry is, the, one I want to explore I've. Not been in there as. I. Say I've not been in there and I'm very interested to have a look around.
See. If there's much game or see. What it's like, it's. Nice to explore new places we've. Covered about a little over five miles just to get here and we're not there yet. So. We're not a bit of walking to do we're. Just in the outskirts of the of. The strange wood and. I found a nice pretty, big stand of hazel i like. Hazel. We've. Got a little stream there as well. There's. My bags, I cut. Myself or here's to the pool I should. Have done that starting. Off. So. This is nice. Now. The main forest of course is commercial. The coniferous forest. Bush, further. Down I did see a fairly, big stand of natural forests as well so we're going to go. And have a look at that so. I'm going to spend a couple of hours exploring, here and. I see you guys for lunch okay bye. It's. 20 past 6:00 in the evening we're on our way back. Let's. See what the etrex says. Almost. Nine, miles so we've there's another two or three miles to go. But. I'm getting a bit peckish so it's time for lunch I. Must. Say these little matches are not bad they. Do burn fairly quickly though. Whoops. Spoke. To you soon I brought that one. I. Had. To jinx it. Over. Off we're working. Rd. Okay. So for lunch is the vegetable korma, vegetables. In a mild and creamy. Coconut sauce it says and. That's, 345. Kyla calories, 300, grams, let's. Get this heated up. For. Our drink this time we have their D raspberry, beverage, powder, this. One for some reason takes, 375. Minutes. Instead. Of 500. That. Smells lovely. Mmm. That. Smells really really good smells a lovely, raspberry smell. This. Might be the best ring sofa. This. Smells lovely, smells absolutely lovely. Let's. Try a sip. This. Is the best drink by far good. It. Has a nice, it. Has a good flavor it. Has a nice turkey kick to it. The. Other drink powders were very bland and, kind, of tasteless, in comparison, to this this is nice I like this we'll. See what the Karma tastes like but I'm thinking to add this hot sauce to it as well, give. It a kick. Time. For Dyson's rations as well he's, had double the allowance that he usually gets today, and. He's not showing back from it either. Let's. Get entirely yeah are you tired. Right. Take two were to karma the vegetable karma my. Sincere, apologies, guys but my battery died earlier. There. Was a major disaster did, it, never happened me before I. Believe. You me I was very very tempted, to Aegis and tell. You what it was like later, but. I had, no choice when you go home and charge my charge. My camera up so. It's a bit later. So. This is our karma I'm, gonna try this it, doesn't smell great to me I don't I don't fancy the smell of it let's. See what it tastes like. I'm. Not loving the taste of it either I'm. Just trying to think I think. There's celery in it I hate celery, that's. What that's what I think too the. Smell I don't like is. Right. We. Tried a hot sauce. Hopefully. This will help us. Mix, that in. We're. Back here it can begin obviously. Right. See, what the hot sauce does. Well. The sauce gives that you would hot pink I'd kick, it's. Like the hot KN sauce. Actually. It does it improves it greatly. Kind. Of I'm. Not a lover of this it's. Edible if you're hungry you'd be glad of it and I am. Midges. Are ours in style I don't know if you guys can see them. We're. Quite a small room around, I have. Insect. Repellent hopefully, and. We see the Russians were very filling. With. The breakfast the. Fruit flapjacks, the, mixed nuts and mixed fruit and, the biscuits and peanut butter I. Didn't. Feel hungry at all I was, just getting peckish there at 6:00. But. I'm starving, now. So. They're quite filling for, dessert we'll have this sesame, bear its, 267. Kyllo calories, let's. See what this is like. I've. Slipped into something more comfortable. Seeing. As how I lost my other, stick pack of coffee I just. Have some kinko instant, here as well. This. Is a sugary looking thing let's see what it tastes like. To. Me that tastes very gross. It's. Really really sugary kind. Of like hardened golden syrup if you know what I mean. It. Tastes kind of. Nothing. About this tastes good I can't, describe the taste of it. It's. Kind of like styrofoam I don't know. Kind. Of like styrofoam. Quarters. And sugar. This. Is I have. A sweet tooth I. Like. Chocolate. But. This is this is sickly, sweet and, this. Is the kind of thing I don't like it all, wash. It down with some coffee thank. God for the coffee. That's. Pretty gross. I'm. Not even going to finish this. Sesame. Bear, not. Like success for me anyway. Very. Very sugary and sickly, too, - way, too sweet for me.
Alright, I'm going to finish my coffee we get a little fire going. Okay, guys. We've. Been enjoying the fire for a while but now it's time for the final a main. Course it's, spicy potato wedges and sausage. So. Let's see what this is like, we. Have a few drops of rain falling as well. It's. Not bad it's, not grease. The. Potatoes are what I would describe as wet potatoes, in. Ireland we like dry or as we call them floury potatoes. These. Are kind of west like those weiss wet potatoes. That's. What it tastes like to me. But, it's much nicer than the vegetable korma. Yeah. No this is not bad at all. Plenty. Of potatoes as well. For. Our drink, we have tutti, fruity flavor beverage, powder let's. See how that goes, mmm. Smells, a bit kind, of sickly. Sugary again. Tutti. Frutti. It's. Not too bad mild. Mild. Kind of fruity. Flavor. Not too bad at all quite, acceptable. Get. Finished after the main course. Not. Bad. Not. Bad when you're hungry outdoors. For. Our final food we're having the hut hot. Chocolate drink mint, flavor, you. Mix this with 500, mils of water hot, water. And. Here's, our hot, water. Yeah. It's adequate storing. It. Smells nice and minty anywhere tell you that I like. Hot chocolate myself, so, with our hot chocolate we're, going to have. We're. Going to have this Apple. Turnover. Let's. Open that and see what it's like. There. We go I hope. Again snoops what is this. Do. Not eat we. Won't eat it. Anyway. This. Is our a pecan over I hope you can see it. And. This is the final. Final. Item in our. In. Our ration pack. Floating. Fun a few puree, I'm. Going to have this with the Apple turnover. Actually. Let's. Try the Apple turnover on its own. If. You're expecting apple pie it's not exactly. This. Is not it. But. It's quite pleasant it's, a little bit dry, but, it's sweet and it's flavoursome and there, is a bit of Apple in it. Let's. Try some, let's. Try some more puree with it, oopsie. The. Puree makes it moist and. Makes, it taste more like an, actual, piece. Of apple pie or. Definitely. Improves this. Let's. Try our mint flavored, hot chocolate. That's. Grand. That. Hits the spot now at nighttime this. Is one of the nicer Paris. Of the menu I think a. Nice. Finish off. Now. Guys I don't know if you can see the drops falling but I have I have drops of rain falling so, I'm going to finish up quickly and. I. Need to get my shelter started, okay, it's. Pretty late at night. It's. Almost 1:00 a.m.. And. I'm fixing. To go to bed as we, know these open-ended, shelters, work, very well in YouTube but, not so well in the real world, so. What I've done is I've taken the 58 pattern poncho as you can see and, I've, I've closed off the front of the shelter, there. Is a strong possibility of, rain tonight so, this should, see as bone dry now I'm going to have to sit up watch the fire for another while I'll, have to get some water eventually and quench it out because. I'm getting pretty tired now. So. That's our plan. Good morning guys I'm. Ready to go, mr.. Dyson is still resting, aren't you. So. That's my take on the 24-hour, ration pack if, you've seen my other videos, you know I got this sleeping. Bag so. Dyson, could share it with me it's a big bag so he could fit in and. He can indeed fit in well what happens is he gets too hot and he needs to come out and he wants to lie in my chest so, I can't close the bag so I get cold so. That's nice, we. Got him a fleece, blanket. And. I wrapped him up in that so he has his own sleeping bag and. He. Seems to like it pretty good. Giorgia. Dice. Buju. Sleepy. Head I hope, you enjoyed the review of the ration pack I found. That you, can be fortunate, or unfortunate with. Those some. Of it was very nice some of it was quite acceptable, some. Of some, of it was not nice. I'm. Not a lover of karma, and you're better off with with, the. Would. You drink powder. Mixes, you're. Better off having them a little bland, rather than having some strong taste, that you don't like, anyway. I'm going to get this fuller. Roused. Up tasty, dice. And dice. And dice. He's. Like a teenager, he likes his bed. And. Here I'm going to sign off I hope you enjoyed the video guys and thanks, very much for watching indeed, bye bye.