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    MAKE YOUR OWN K-RATION KITS

  • K-RATION INSTRUCTIONS KIT
  • K-RATION EXPANSION KIT
  • K-RATION LATE WAR MORALE BOXES
  • K-RATION MID WAR BOXES
  • DISCONTINUED
  • MALTED MILK/DEXTROSE TABLET BOXES
  • CARMEL BOXES
  • K-RATION WOODEN SHIPPING CRATE
  •   DISCONTINUED

    Now sold only in easy to use Pre-Printed Label Kit form. Labels are high quality printings of all the labels needed to make the individual components of the K Ration. Printing and most measuring is no longer required. Just cut them out inside the pre-printed cut lines, fold and paste them onto the recommended foodstuffs.

    The K-Rations made from the kits below closely replicate the combat ration of the U.S. Army in World War Two, the Field Ration Type K. While they are not completely accurate renditions of the originals, they look remarkably close to the originals to all but the most well informed militaria collector or historian and best of all, they are edible. Every attempt has been made to locate commercial foodstuffs that are as close as possible to the original meals and edible components. Food products recommended in the kits are available in most large grocery stores, and the other required materials are available at most large office supply stores or specialty shops. No actual materials, foodstuffs, cans or boxes are contained in the kits.

    Non-toxic paints and glues should always be used in conjuction with and in the preparation of all food products. Packaging methods recommended are meant only for the short term storage of foodstuffs and are not meant for the long term storage of foodstuffs.

    Don't be fooled by other, less accurate offerings now entering the market. The instructions and labels allow you to make the most accurate, edible rendition of the K-Ration available today. Make your own and save.

    Each kit contains the pre-printed labels, on as close to the correct paper as possible, necessary to make a K-Ration and its component parts, as well as an instruction article on the individual ration with:

    • An instructions article containing complete information on how to make a K-Ration and the products and materials needed to make the ration with detailed diagrams and instructions, along with pictures of the completed kit ration;
    • Tips on where to obtain the the necessary materials and foodstuffs; and
    • A short history of the ration with period images of the actual rations and components.


    MAKE YOUR OWN K-RATION INSTRUCTIONS KIT - BACK IN STOCK

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    Late War Morale Box K-Ration Selected contents made from K-Ration Instructions Kit Mid-war K-Ration
    K-Ration (Late War), Some Selected Contents & K-Ration (Mid War) (D-Ration sold separately, Malted Milk Box not included).

    Kit includes all pre-printed label necessary to make a typical U.S. Army Ration Type K for each meal (Breakfast, Dinner and Supper - all three = one ration). The labels are for the component parts of the ration (ie., the beverage packages, candy bars, matchbook, etc.). Enough labels are included to make 4 complete rations with some additional accessories left over. And, of course, a complete instruction article with detailed instructions and diagrams on the construction of the ration is included. Period images show the K-Ration and its contents by year (there were at least four and my research indicates there were seven) and sources for accurate reproduction K-Rations boxes, which do not come with the kit, and other components are listed.
    At an average cost of $10.00 to $12.00 per unit to make, after initial set-up costs are factored, this ration holds more food for its size than any other WWII individual combat ration.
    Catalog No. 3; Make Your Own K-Ration Instructions Kit.   $40.00 plus Shipping and Handling Charges.   ORDER

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    K-RATION EXPANSION KIT - BACK IN STOCK

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    Contents made from K-Ration Expansion Instructions Kit
    Contents made from K-Ration Expansion Kit

    If you've purchased the "Make Your Own K-Ration Instructions Kit", you can now expand the variety of your K-Rations with additional cigarette, gum and M-Unit labels. This kit includes the necessary pre-printed labels on the correct paper the Camels 4 pack of cigarettes, Chelsea 4 pack of cigarettes, Old Gold 4 pack cigarettes, Wrigley's Army Ration Gum, Wrigley's PK Gum and M-Unit labels for the Pork Luncheon Meat (early style) and Beef & Pork Loaf (late style). Complete instructions, what to use tips, and packing instructions for these items in the K-Ration are provided.
    Catalog No. KRatExpKit; K-Ration Expansion Instructions Kit.   $20.00 plus Shipping and Handling Charges ($15.00 when ordered with the "Make Your Own K-Ration Instructions Kit").   ORDER

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    LATE WAR K-RATION MORALE BOXES -- OUT OF STOCK

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    Late War K-Ration Morale Box
    Late War K-Ration Morale Boxes (Contents and Instruction Kit not included)

    I have obtained another limited quantity of the Late War K-Ration Morale Boxes, as seen in above photo. These are the last examples I know of of John Scott's excellent quality reproductions. Obtained from John's estate, they are the most accurate repros of this box I've seen. Unfortunately, the boxes are a couple shades too dark on this last batch, so I have reduced the price accordingly.
    Quatities are very limited on this item. You get outer, as well as inner, boxes for all three meals, Breakfast, Dinner and Supper. These are cut, scribed and glued and ready for use.
    Catalog No. KRatMoraleBox; Late War K-Ration Morale Box.   $16.00 per set plus Shipping and Handling Charges;   ORDER

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    MID WAR K-RATION BOXES -- OUT OF STOCK - DISCONTIUED BY MANUFACTURER

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    Mid War K-Ration Box
    Mid-War K-Ration Boxes (Contents and Instruction Kit not included)

    Mid War K-Ration Boxes, as seen in above photo. These examples are excellent quality reporductions.
    You get outer, as well as inner, boxes for all three meals, Breakfast, Dinner and Supper. These are cut, scribed and glued and ready for use.
    Catalog No. KRatMidWarBox; Mid War K-Ration Box.   $13.00 per set plus Shipping and Handling Charges;   ORDER

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    K-RATION WOODEN SHIPPING CRATE -- DISCONTINUED

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    K-Ration Wooden Shipping Crate
    K-Ration Wooden Shipping Crate (Contents and Instruction Kit not included)

    I have obtained a small quantity of spot-on K Ration Wooden Shipping Crates, as seen in above photo. These examples are excellent quality reporductions.
    Quatities are limited on this item. 36 K Rations, 12 Breakfast, Dinner and Supper were packed into these crates for shipping. Great for display. These are more expensive then some on the market because the wood on the sides, top and bottom are milled to WWII specifications. Shipped unassembled with assembly instructions. Remember though, these were crates for shipping and not precision made pieces of furnature.
    Catalog No. KRatCrate; K-Ration Wooden Shipping Crate.   $70.00 each plus $14.00 Shipping and Handling Charges in the US;   ORDER

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    MALTED MILK/DEXTROSE AND DEXTROSE TABLET BOX

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    Malted Milk/Dextrose Tablet Box
    Malted Milk/Dextrose Box

    Used in the Early to Mid-war versions of the K-Rations, these boxes came packed in the accessories packages inside selected meals of the K-Ration and contained malted milk and dextrose tablets. You get 2 boxes on an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of cardboard laidout and ready to be cut, scored, folded and glued into a completed box. Includes complete assembly instructions, diagrams, information on foodstuffs required and an illustrated guide for its packaging in the early/mid war K Ration. You need to have purchased the "Make Your Own K-Ration Instructions Kit" to make full use of this product.
    Catalog No. MaltBox; Malted Milk/Dextrose Tablet Box (2 per sheet).   $5.00 plus Shipping and Handling Charges ($3.50 when ordered with either K-Ration Kit).   ORDER

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    LATE WAR K-RATION CARMEL BOX

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    Late War Carmel Box
    Late War Carmel Box

    Used in the late war, full color ("morale boxes") versions of the K-Ration, these boxes also came packed in the accessories packages inside selected meals of the K-Ration and contained carmels. You get 2 boxes on an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of cardboard laidout and ready to be cut, scored, folded and glued into a completed box. Includes complete assembly instructions, diagrams, information on foodstuffs required and an illustrated guide for its packaging in the late war K Ration. You need to have purchased the "Make Your Own K-Ration Instructions Kit" to make full use of this product.
    Catalog No. CarmelBox, Late War K-Ration Carmel Box (2 per sheet).   $5.00 plus Shipping and Handling Charges ($3.50 when ordered with either K-Ration Kit).   ORDER

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