That same TP was found in the MREs , don't remember how many t-shirts I had with no no bottom sections.Gunner, a MARINES best friend besides his rifle was hot sauce and ketchup, also if you had it a roll of regular T.P. that was a luxury, the paper in the rats was like wax paper with little wood chips in it.
I left the military in 1990...,Went into the army in 62. Never was issued a p38. They just came in the c rats cases. 5 or 6 to a case . Everybody got a couple over time. I got more than my share I guess and have them on vehicle key rings, plus some spares. I liked them and just kept them. Handy little devils.
I grew up military, in the Boy Scouts not only did we have Army pup tents, mussete bags, packs and sleeping bags, etc, etc, we had all the C-Rats a hungry kid could eat and we loved em.Military MREs work well. I've lived off c ration so I consider the MRE a big upgrade!
LOL no I meant I wonder why Borden's "portable soup bread" didn't seem to catch-on or stopped being made, as what is described seems much better than erbswurst. Erbswurst was stopped in production in the 21st century..., so it lasted far longer than the Borden product and that's IF Borden ever marketed it, beyond simply having the patent. Further the German Army was looking hard for an emergency field ration leading up to WWI and they settled on Erbswurst..., perhaps they were unaware of the Borden patent ?? ( I don't think a U.S. patent could be enforced in Germany back then....)Why did they quit making erbswurst ? because the company got sold.