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The Freeper Foxhole enjoys a Lazy Sunday...The Charlie Ration Cookbook Sunday Jan 22, 2005
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Posted on 01/21/2006 8:08:51 PM PST by alfa6


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for all those serving their country at this time.

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During the Vietnam war Brig. Gen. Walter S. McIlhenny son of the 2nd company president of McIlhenny Company from his experiences with C-Rations as a soldier during WWII came up with the idea to send soldiers copies of the Charley Ration Cookbook filled with recipes for spicing up C-rations with Tabasco Pepper Sauce wrapped around two-ounce bottles of Tabasco Pepper Sauce along with a handful of a P-38 type can openers all in a waterproof canister. What follows will be a copy of the cookbook.

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To: Delta 21

The apricots were that bad?
Alternate use as weaponry, much like the so called Traypac scrambled eggs?

21 posted on 01/21/2006 10:54:23 PM PST by Darksheare (And baby says "RAAAAR!")
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To: Darksheare

The only good the apricots ever did was to use as barter to the German kids who would raid their dads fridge for a few bottles of beer.

22 posted on 01/21/2006 10:56:17 PM PST by Delta 21 (MKC USCG-ret)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Iris7; Valin; PAR35; alfa6; U S Army EOD; Peanut Gallery; USMCBOMBGUY; ...
Morning Glory Folks~

Turnagain Arm, Alaska

Alaska Facts and Trivia

Outsiders first discovered Alaska in 1741 when Danish explorer Vitus Jonassen Bering sighted it on a voyage from Siberia.

Russian whalers and fur traders on Kodiak Island established the first settlement in Alaska in 1784.

In 1867 United States Secretary of State William H. Seward offered Russia $7,200,000, or two cents per acre, for Alaska.

On October 18, 1867 Alaska officially became the property of the United States. Many Americans called the purchase "Seward's Folly."

Joe Juneau's 1880 discovery of gold ushered in the gold rush era.

In 1943 Japan invaded the Aleutian Islands, which started the One Thousand Mile War, the first battle fought on American soil since the Civil War.

Alaska officially became the 49th state on January 3, 1959.

Alaska's most important revenue source is the oil and natural gas industry.

Alaska accounts for 25% of the oil produced in the United States.

The state of Rhode Island could fit into Alaska 425 times.

Prudhoe Bay, on the northern Alaskan coast, is North America's largest oil field.

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline moves up to 88,000 barrels of oil per hour on its 800 mile journey to Valdez.

The fishing and seafood industry is the state's largest private industry employer.

Most of America's salmon, crab, halibut, and herring come from Alaska.

The term Alaska native refers to Alaska's original inhabitants including Aleut, Eskimo and Indian groups.

The wild forget-me-not is the official state flower. The Territorial Legislature adopted it in 1917.

The willow ptarmigan is the official state bird. The Territorial Legislature adopted it in 1955.

The Sitka spruce is the official state tree. The Territorial Legislature adopted it in 1962.

Dog mushing is the official state sport. The Alaska Legislature adopted it in 1972.

An unnamed draftsman created the state seal in 1910. It consists of a rising sun shining on forests, lake, fishing and shipping boats, and agricultural and mining activities.

The state motto is North to the Future.

The jade is the official state gemstone.

Gold is the official state mineral. It was named the state mineral in 1968.

The four-spot skimmer dragonfly is the official state insect.

In 1926 13-year-old Bennie Benson from Cognac, Alaska designed the state flag.

Alaska has been called America's Last Frontier.

Every four years Alaskans elect a Governor and a Lieutenant Governor to four-year terms.

The Alaska State Legislature is made up of a Senate and a House of Representatives.

Twenty senators are elected to four-year terms; forty representatives serve two-year terms.

Alaska's Constitution was adopted in 1956 and became effective in 1959 making it the 49th state.

Nearly one-third of Alaska lies within the Arctic Circle.

The Alaska Highway was originally built as a military supply road during World War II.

The state boasts the lowest population density in the nation.

The discovery of gold in the Yukon began a gold rush in 1898. Later gold was discovered at Nome and Fairbanks.

Alaska is a geographical marvel. When a scale map of Alaska is superimposed on a map of the 48 lower states, Alaska extends from coast to coast.

The state's coastline extends over 6,600 miles.

Alaska is the United State's largest state and is over twice the size of Texas. Measuring from north to south the state is approximately 1,400 miles long and measuring from east to west it is 2,700 miles wide.

Agattu, Attu, and Kiska are the only parts of North America occupied by Japanese troops during World War II.

Oil is the state's most valuable natural resource. The area includes what is thought to be the largest oil field in North America.

In 1986 Mount Augustine erupted near Anchorage.

Alaska's geographic center is 60 miles northwest of Mount McKinley.

The Tongass National Forest is the largest national forest in the United States.

17 of the 20 highest peaks in the United States are located in Alaska.

At 20,320 feet above sea level, Mt. McKinley, located in Alaska's interior, is the highest point in North America.

Juneau is the only capital city in the United States accessible only by boat or plane.

The state's largest city is Anchorage; the second largest is Fairbanks.

The Alaska Range is the largest mountain chain in the state. It covers from the Alaska Peninsula to the Yukon Territory.

In 1915 the record high temperature in Alaska was 100 degrees Fahrenheit at Fort Yukon; the record low temperature was -80 degrees Fahrenheit at Prospect Creek Camp in 1971.

The Alaskan malamute sled dog is strong and heavily coated. It was developed as a breed by a group of Eskimos named the Malemiuts.

Alaska's name is based on the Eskimo word Alakshak meaning great lands or peninsula.

23 posted on 01/21/2006 10:57:54 PM PST by w_over_w (Just because kittens were born in a oven, doesn't make them muffins.)
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To: Delta 21

Ah, alternate 'money' item.
Sounds interesting actually.

24 posted on 01/21/2006 10:59:28 PM PST by Darksheare (And baby says "RAAAAR!")
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To: alfa6
Good morning to everyone at the Freeper Foxhole.

And, congratulations Ms. Oklahoma on being crowned Miss America.

25 posted on 01/22/2006 3:01:32 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: alfa6

Makes my mouth water. Thank God for Avery Island!

26 posted on 01/22/2006 4:28:27 AM PST by Mr Ducklips
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To: E.G.C.

Good Mornning to you E.G.C. I thought of y'all a bit when I saw that Miss Oklahoma had won last night.

Have ya gotten any rain lately? I had to wash a lot of red dust of my cars a weekend or two back.


alfa6 ;>}

27 posted on 01/22/2006 4:34:40 AM PST by alfa6
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To: Mr Ducklips

Good mornin Mr. Ducklips :-)

Wait till next weekend when I post the MRE Cookbook.


alfa6 ;>}

28 posted on 01/22/2006 4:37:43 AM PST by alfa6
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To: alfa6
Some part of Oklahoma have been getting some rain so it helps things out a little.

Hopefully we'll get some more as the week flies by.

29 posted on 01/22/2006 4:40:49 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: SAMWolf

Good morning Sam, Snippy and every one. It's pouring rain here in Memphis this morning.

30 posted on 01/22/2006 5:16:14 AM PST by GailA (May our Lord bless and protect our Troops in harms way.)
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To: alfa6

January 22, 2006

In Defense Of Life

1 John 3:10-23

You shall not murder. —Exodus 20:13

Bible In One Year: Exodus 4-6; Matthew 14:22-36

cover The Jews clearly understood that God's commandment not to kill refers to murder—the malicious taking of human life. It doesn't forbid governments to use the death penalty or to wage war. This commandment deals solely with private morality.

Exodus 20:13 is based on the divine truth that human life is sacred and that we must protect and preserve it. Every human being bears God's image. Even an embryo is marked with a unique identity from the moment of conception. Life is God's most precious gift, and only He has the right to take it. Abortion, euthanasia, and physician-assisted suicide must all be viewed in the light of God's right to our life.

Jesus brought this commandment to everyone's doorstep when He said that to be angry at someone without cause makes us guilty of murder (Matthew 5:21-22). And John wrote, "Whoever hates his brother is a murderer" (1 John 3:15). This makes us all murderers in desperate need of God's forgiveness and mercy.

Thank You, Lord, for Your love and forgiveness. Help us by Your Holy Spirit to love others as You have loved us, and in so doing to value life, protect life, and enrich life as a gift from You. —Dennis De Haan

Points To Ponder
What did John mean when he said that if we hate
someone we are murderers? (1 John 3:15).
How does this truth help us to forgive those who hurt us?

Anger is just one letter short of danger.

Right & Wrong: A Case For Moral Absolutes

31 posted on 01/22/2006 5:47:31 AM PST by The Mayor ( As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home everyday.)
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To: The Mayor

Good Morning to you Mayor, I hope that you have enought work to keep you busy :-)


alfa6 ;>}

32 posted on 01/22/2006 5:58:52 AM PST by alfa6
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To: GailA

Good mornin Miss GailA, I wish we had a little bit of that rain here in Kansas City :-)

Are you still doin the MickeyD gig?


alfa6 ;>}

33 posted on 01/22/2006 6:00:41 AM PST by alfa6
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To: Darksheare

Eggs and Ham were the worst of all C-rats, Dr Suess even wrote a book about them.

You age or wheather or not you were "Olde Corps" is based upon what you remember being in C-Rats.

For instance, as I remember included in every C-rats box/ was a small pack of cigarettes; Lucky Strikes.

34 posted on 01/22/2006 6:13:15 AM PST by usmcobra (Liberal=progressive...Conservative="Retro?" That's way cooler than being just a Neo-con!)
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To: w_over_w
The state of Rhode Island could fit into Alaska 425 times.

Wow, that adds some perspective.


35 posted on 01/22/2006 6:31:34 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: alfa6
Let's see. Words - check. Graphics without the "X"s - check. Links - check.

Nope, you didn't botch this up.

36 posted on 01/22/2006 6:34:38 AM PST by steveegg (Take two - throw those long knives at the DemonRATs and lieberals - and include the RINOs)
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To: alfa6

I haven't been to busy but steady.. I could always use more.
Small jobs just don't pay enough..
Couple big jobs coming in the spring.

Off to Church.

37 posted on 01/22/2006 6:41:04 AM PST by The Mayor ( As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home everyday.)
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To: steveegg

Thanks for checking me out

I just hope I got all the anouncements in right :-)


alfa6 ;>}

38 posted on 01/22/2006 6:42:45 AM PST by alfa6
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To: alfa6

This is great stuff.

I've never read the cookbook until this morning, it's hilarious. How wonderful of McIlhenny to do this for the troops in Vietnam. Christopher Blake's comments and recipes are great and Rhoads' drawings as well. What a great sense of humor these old GI's had.

Thank you for today's thread.

39 posted on 01/22/2006 7:03:58 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Good morning PE. I bet I know what you're doing today. ;-)

40 posted on 01/22/2006 7:04:42 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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