food ration

We call them cans, although they’re white plastic, a bit bigger than a can of soup.  On the side is the name of the planet whose food it is, in the language of the planet, and in Federation symbols.  The ends unscrew.

In the Sol 3 can, one end has chunky chicken stew (or thick soup) and the other has fruit and cream.  There’s also a slot down the side, holding a white plastic spoon.

I’ve eaten food rations in lots of different places, eg hiding in the bushes on Dancer 61, in the pouring rain.  See Report 6.