Evaluation of the Ration, Cold Weather, by Navy Seals, 1984
Final rept. Feb-Jul 1984
ARMY NATICK RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA
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Cold weather field evaluations of the prototype Ration, Cold Weather Arctic Ration were conducted during 1984 winter warfare training using personnel from SEAL Team TWO, Naval Amphibious Base, Norfolk, Virginia. These evaluations assessed the acceptability and consumption of the Ration as well as water availability by means of questionnaires. All personnel were limited to carrying and consuming solely the Ration. Results showed that in general the Ration, Cold Weather meal was acceptable to the men however, they were dissatisfied with variety between menus. Having received favorable rankings in convenience and quality, the Ration was considered an improvement over other field rations. In addition, water availability was high, resulting in sufficient water intake. High availability appeared to be due to the presence of water discipline.
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