Twelve-Day Field Test of Ration, Lightweight, 30-Day at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas
Final rept. 26 Sep-9 Oct 1985
ARMY NATICK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER MA
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During the period of 26 September to 9 October 1985, a field test of the prototype Ration Lightweight, 30-Day RLW-30 was conducted at Ft. Chaffee, Arkansas. The test was designed to evaluate the RLW-30 under field conditions. For comparison purposes, some of the subjects consumed the Food Packet Assault FP ration or a combination of Meal, Ready-to-Eat MRE components, other ration components, and commercial products. Subjects in the RLW-30 and FPA ration groups recorded the amount of ration consumed, acceptability of the rations, frequencies of urination and defecation, and amount of water consumed on a daily basis. Posttest questionnaires required subjects to rate the ration on acceptability, portion size, variety, rehydration, and to recommend changes. In addition, personal interviews were conducted. Medical and nutritional data were gathered in the form of daily food intake, body weight, body composition, and hydration status.
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