Selco: Some Thoughts On Food


Don’t forget your John Waynes.

15 responses to “Selco: Some Thoughts On Food


    Don’t forget “Medicinal Brandy”. Spirits not only ease the body and soul after stressful sessions but can also treat wounds and preserve meat. Two gallon jugs of Carlo Rossi Dago Red can be stretched out with the addition of a 1.75 liter bottle of cheap vodka(I use SKYY). Wash and rise your fresh-killed cottontails, alley cats, yappy and annoying and superfluous toy poodles or whatever. Salt them good and then cover with your solution. Keep cool, but no need to refrigerate. Good luck and bleib ubrig.

  2. SemperFi, 0321

    I used the std issue P-38 for several yrs, 4/case of C-Rats (MCI) and then while working with the Royal Marines in Sardinia, discovered their version of a P-51. We’d never seen one of those before, bigger and easier to use than the P-38. (We traded chow and really came to enjoy their 24 hr meals, with the exception of the canned kidney pie) I still have 2 of them, one on my keyring and the other on my dog tag chain for over 40 yrs. Stamped Morfed-Broad Arrow proof mark-1974.
    I believe the last C-Rats I had from the early 80’s had new Canadian made P-51’s in the case, somebody finally got smart, just as they phased them out for MRE’s.

    • I used to love C rats. I hated the new mre chow bags right from the start. Still have many p-38s and 51s- keep one on my key ring and dog tags.

    • Didn’t like the chocolate nut roll on C-Rats. Heard C-4 was good
      for heating when heat tabs where not available, without putting it
      out by stepping on it 🙂
      A few weeks ago, a friend gave me a box full of the new rations.
      Will hold as a last resort.
      I posted here before that if you can see enemy vehicle within
      the hole on dog tags, one is in range for the TOW.

      • SemperFi, 0321

        That would mean you had to remove it from chain. Takes too long.
        So you were an 0351 also? Had the 106 rr in my time, and later in ’83 a TOW almost hit one of our M-60A1 tanks at the Stumps. We were in hull down position and a TOW unit appeared on the hill above and behind us, began firing as the net was full of “Cease fire!” yelling. We musta had good camouflage.

        • SF0351, primary was 1371 Combat Engineer, after re-up was
          Anti- tank TOW.
          Hee, SF0351… Glad that in 83; we where wargaming in Ft, Stewart
          and not 29 Stumps, though other platoon went to 29 Stumps.
          You all did good using camo for shade too 🙂

          Hope all is going well with your knee and up & about doing
          your thing. Turmeric with black pepper mix is good poultice
          for healing & regenerating.

          • SemperFi, 0321

            Ortho Surgery was 12 days ago, 6 new holes in my knees. Walked out of hospital 3 hrs after surgery, carrying my crutches and waving goodbye to nurses. Scars all closed up and 2 almost invisible.
            Had my 3rd P.T. session today, rode 4 mi. on bike and pushed 50 lbs for 20 min.
            Not bad for a 62 yr old. And thanks to all of you for your kind words.

  3. Centurion_Cornelius

    Grub…natürlich! Daddy brought home two P-38s from the festivities over in Fortress Europa–his John Wayne and his “other” P38 by Mr. Walther:

    Ya..ain’t no SIG nor Glockster…but will do in a pinch. Previous owner had no comment.

  4. Uncle Larry

    P-38 is still my can opener at home. Even have a spare. They hold up pretty good.

  5. Alfred E. Neuman

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