b. Product Characteristics.
(1) The packet contains hard candy, candy-coated chewing gum, and twine.
An instruction sheet is included explaining the use of the twine for storing the
components after the packet is opened.
The components have maximum stability under extreme temperature
(3) This ration is strictly a short-term survival food. When the contents of
the packet are consumed, it will minimize the negative metabolic effects of acute
The components are compatible with the restriction of potable water.
They must withstand temperatures up to 160F (70C).
Each packet provides approximately 300 kilocalories.
The shelf life is 84 months at 80F (27C).
Each packet weighs 3.5 ounces, and a case weighs 8.0 pounds.
c. Additional Information. Earlier versions included fruit flavored tablets
(fortified with ascorbic acid) and mint tablets, but procurement became impractical due
to the small quantities required.
1-20. MEDICAL DIET FIELD FEEDING SUPPLEMENT TO THE UNITIZED GROUP
(1) The Medical Diet Field Feeding Supplement provides medically unique
food components required to prepare modified diets for consumption by patients with
cranial and facial injuries in Armed Forces medical treatment facilities.
(2) The Medical Diet Field Feeding Supplement was designed to simplify
and streamline the ordering process of medically unique food items, and is based on the
Armed Forces hospital modified diet order patterns observed during Operation Desert