The picture to the left shows merely a light lunch, but soldiers generally carried their entire issue ration in their haversack.

With pounds and pounds of beef and flour, it's no wonder soldiers often sold and traded a portion of their ration. There is a school of thought that believes that soldiers were expected to use their large ration as currency/barter.

Note the linen ration bag. It's a good idea to have smaller bags to keep your food protected.

For more info on period snack ideas see: Mess Provisions.




The King's Royal Yorkers