1-10. FOOD PACKET, LONG RANGE PATROL
a. Purpose. This ration was designed to be an extended life operational ration
that is used to sustain personnel during initial assault, special operations, and long-
b. Product Characteristics.
(1) The Food Packet, Long Range Patrol (LRP) has eight menus that
contain dehydrated entres, cereal bars, cookie and candy components, instant
beverages, accessory packets, and plastic spoons.
The individual soldier prepares the food.
There are 16 rations per shipping container, two of each menu.
(4) Each menu provides an average of 1560 kilocalories. The LRP is a
restricted calorie ration that is approved for use at an issue of one packet per man per
day for up to 10 days.
(5) The water requirement to hydrate the entre is 10 to 12 ounces and 16
ounces for the beverage.
The expected shelf life is 10 years at 80F (27C).
Each ration weighs 1.0 pound and the case weighs 20.0 pounds.
c. Additional Information.
(1) This ration has taken advantage of current production technology by
using the components from existing military rations.