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DIY D-rations - cub scout approved!
« on: November 09, 2010, 03:58:51 PM »
Made this with my Weblos (cub scouts about to cross to boyscouts)

Found the old d-ration recipe and modified it just a little.  One of the dads is a chef and recommended
75% chocolate to 25% wax and bees wax vs paraffin



3 oz of Hershey’s Milk Chocolate chips or chunks. (we used cheap kroger brand)
1 oz of paraffin ( we used bee's wax)
1 oz of Table Sugar
1/3 oz of Nonfat Dry Milk
3 table spoons Oat Flour ( we ran oatmeal through a food processor)
2 to 4 drops Vanilla Extract

melt wax in double boiler
add chocoalte
add solid stuff and mix like crazy
pour into mold and cool

boys had a blast - I carried a chunk in my pocket all weekend at a boyscout thing and it never got melty

it tastes not bad but not great - i wonder if protein powder might be used in place of the dry milk to add a bit
of protein
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2010, 05:11:43 PM »
Hersey's "Special Dark Chocolate" was originally developed for WWII pilots survival kits and was specially formulated to resist melting in tropical climates.
If you use that instead of "Milk Chocolate you may be able to cut down on the amount of wax of whatever type and presumably improve the flavor somewhat.
Also, Dark Chocolate, unlike milk chocolate contains anti oxidants so it is also more "Heart healthy.

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Re: DIY D-rations - cub scout approved!
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010, 06:30:08 PM »
Sounds interesting but I'd rather have M&Ms than waxy chocolate.
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Re: DIY D-rations - cub scout approved!
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2010, 08:06:07 PM »
Very interesting.  I will have to try that with the boys, and use the "Special Dark" stuff.  Now I just have to find a source of bees wax here in the hinterlands.

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Re: DIY D-rations - cub scout approved!
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2010, 08:04:38 AM »
Hersey's "Special Dark Chocolate" was originally developed for WWII pilots survival kits and was specially formulated to resist melting in tropical climates.
If you use that instead of "Milk Chocolate you may be able to cut down on the amount of wax of whatever type and presumably improve the flavor somewhat.
Also, Dark Chocolate, unlike milk chocolate contains anti oxidants so it is also more "Heart healthy.

True about the nutritinialitive qualities of dark chocolate - but I can tell you from icky experience the tropical dark melts just fine in a kids pocket. 

We did this as kinda a veterans day thing - was considering making some spam sammiches too  ;D
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Re: DIY D-rations - cub scout approved!
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2010, 11:48:57 AM »
True about the nutritinialitive qualities of dark chocolate - but I can tell you from icky experience the tropical dark melts just fine in a kids pocket.  

We did this as kinda a veterans day thing - was considering making some spam sammiches too  ;D

Try making "genuine" USMC issue style bologna sandwiches
Start by leaving White  Bread,  cheap bologna and imitation cheese sitting out over night, (week end is better )
Stack as with regular sandwich, DO NOT ADD CONDIMENTS, it spoils the whole effect

Another "Veterans favorite"
Kill a pig, take all useful portions to the butcher for cutting and wrapping,
From what is left take random pieces, 1/4 filling unlined metal container, mix with partially cooked Lima beans, Store for  years or till all flavor has been leached from metal,
place over propane torch until bottom is burnt, middle is warm and top is totally unheated add Tabasco (LOTS of Tabasco )


Bon apatit    ::)     ;D

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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2010, 11:22:01 PM »
On the D ration front, these can be made semi "healthy". Add raisins, dried cranberries, sesamee seeds, ground peanuts and maybe some granola. You get instant protien, some veg and carbs. Granted buying the very excellent Wally world "Nuts and Berries" Great Value brand granola bars is a lot easier and chreaper, but for DIY, making them think about nutrition a bit doesn't hurt. Lesson the second? Fun with ramen noodles and peanut butter. Carbs and protien for pennies, just add boiling water. And tabasco. ;D
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2010, 08:15:54 AM »
On the D ration front, these can be made semi "healthy". Add raisins, dried cranberries, sesamee seeds, ground peanuts and maybe some granola. You get instant protien, some veg and carbs. Granted buying the very excellent Wally world "Nuts and Berries" Great Value brand granola bars is a lot easier and chreaper, but for DIY, making them think about nutrition a bit doesn't hurt. Lesson the second? Fun with ramen noodles and peanut butter. Carbs and protien for pennies, just add boiling water. And tabasco. ;D
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on the healthy front for the boy scouts we make 'Hudson Bay Bread' a seriously heavy oatmeal cookie bar made with lots of real maple syrup and slivered almonds and 'Logan Bread' a really heavy whole wheat cookie bar with molasses and dried fruit

 
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Re: DIY D-rations - cub scout approved!
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2010, 09:55:49 AM »
Try making "genuine" USMC issue style bologna sandwiches
Start by leaving White  Bread,  cheap bologna and imitation cheese sitting out over night, (week end is better )
Stack as with regular sandwich, DO NOT ADD CONDIMENTS, it spoils the whole effect

Another "Veterans favorite"
Kill a pig, take all useful portions to the butcher for cutting and wrapping,
From what is left take random pieces, 1/4 filling unlined metal container, mix with partially cooked Lima beans, Store for  years or till all flavor has been leached from metal,
place over propane torch until bottom is burnt, middle is warm and top is totally unheated add Tabasco (LOTS of Tabasco )


Bon apatit    ::)     ;D

On the sandwiches, for variety, spray them with water so the bread is soggy just before serving.
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Re: DIY D-rations - cub scout approved!
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2010, 12:08:32 PM »
Make the deluxe version with last weeks lettuce  ;D

 

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