Accession Number : AD0658645

Title :   DESERT RATION STUDY. K-2 RATION. DESERT TRAINING AREA.

Descriptive Note : Rept. no. 1, 20-26 Sep 42,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Bean,William B.

Report Date : 20 OCT 1942

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Special rations adapted for combat operations need certain modifications for desert warfare. These result from the environment with its high temperatures, scarcity of wood for fuel, enhanced requirements for water and salt for personnel and miscellaneous conditions peculiar to different desert regions. The present test was carried out on the K-2 Desert Ration. It differs from the K-1 Ration only in having the fruit juice in individual cans, packed with the ration in a single package for each meal for each soldier. Points for consideration were the acceptability, stability, packaging, satisfying qualities, and undesirable effects. Observations were made by selected medical officers on the use of the rations, their acceptance, and the general reaction to the ration during a 5-day field exercise.

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY RATIONS, ACCEPTABILITY), FOOD, DESERTS, PACKAGING, CONTAINERS, DIET, VITAMINS, SODIUM CHLORIDE, WATER, STABILITY, NUTRITION, QUESTIONNAIRES

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE