1944 USN M-592 Pilot Survival Kit Navy Ration MRE Taste Test Vintage Gadgets + Fishing Kit in a Can

Jul 16, 2018
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Check out this never before filmed WW2 Navy Survival Kit. The Naval Specification M-592 was a pilot's survival kit worn under the life vest and parachute. This 13 pound kit was very uncomfortable for the pilot to wear, pushing them too far up in their seat. It was very comprehensive, a pioneering kit that led to better and more efficient designs as this was one of the earliest. About 40,000 were produced in the couple years it was made.
Huge thanks to my Patrons at Patreon for making this one possible. I will now choose the proper museum to donate this kit so it will be re-purposed one last time for it served an airman well, used for this footage, and then in the end to be on display for others to see it.
My most expensive video to date (and longest running), this kit typically costs $1,750 in this condition. The Fishing Kit in a Can runs at $200. I was lucky and only had to pay $800 and change to secure this kit. (Fishing kit in a can was $150) It took me years to find this M-592. I remember starting the search for one back when I was still a teenager. So at least 10 years. I've seen three for sale before this one. They always were far out of my budget and averaged at between $1,250-$2000.
Table of contents:
Chapter 1: Intro and first layer of kit: 0:00 - 8:59
Chapter 2: Second layer of kit: 9:00 - 19:28
Chapter 3: US Navy Emergency Ration: 19:29 - 31:39
Chapter 4: Canned Water & Desalination Kit: 31:40 - 33:54
Chapter 5: Emergency Fishing Kit in a Can: 33:55 - 42:36
Chapter 6: One Man Fishing Kit M-627: 42:37 - 44:30
Chapter 7: Finale & Credits: 44:30 - 48:47
I hope you enjoy this video and stay tuned for more survival kits in my collection as they will all be shared here for everyone to see in a virtual museum experience. Free to enter - and you don't even have to leave your home or place of comfort.
For correspondence, or to send a Military Ration for review, my mailing information is:
3616 Harden Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33803
And thank you everyone for watching & subscribing - hope
you enjoyed this one, as I certainly did making it!
** All Music By: Steve1989 MREinfo **

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Paul Buikema:

  • These videos 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    Garland CarrellGarland CarrellDay ago
  • 7:25: “Think things out, then act.” Such solid advice.

    patton303patton303Day ago
  • WW2 survival kits and rations were on another level. All of the modern kit pales in comparison

    Ben ZeroBen ZeroDay ago
  • Damn that storm sounds popping

    R VISUALSR VISUALS4 days ago

    Nick ENick E5 days ago
  • Your daring to put any of that in your mouth

    CageKickerCageKicker5 days ago
  • "Lets give the machete a few swings...nice".

    Mr. EitanMr. Eitan5 days ago
  • candy bag?

    Liu JunLiu Jun5 days ago
  • i love you man.. your videos are amazing..

    Rosa KnuffelRosa Knuffel7 days ago
  • like the way the book describes EVERYTHING .. Whistle,to attract attention etc

    dave hdave h7 days ago
  • where are the pistol or revolver?

  • Give that stuff a whiff !!

    Capt JackCapt Jack7 days ago
  • I would have kept the machete

    James WolfaardtJames Wolfaardt11 days ago
  • Just think about it 1944 a year to remember Nazi Germany was defeated Japan was fighting to the last man and the first atomic bomb was being created unbelievable piece of history.

    Patrick SchoenpflugPatrick Schoenpflug21 day ago
  • Cool

    Junon tJunon t24 days ago

    You're should of learnt grammer !You're should of learnt grammer !Month ago
  • yeah #152 ok then ack ack

    M MM MMonth ago
  • Wow this video has a lot of views. Great job Steve

    Cheyenne ReynosoCheyenne ReynosoMonth ago

    CrabbyTheDevCrabbyTheDevMonth ago
  • i wood love to have one of those on a camp out

    fish walefish waleMonth ago
  • How the fuck did you get you're hands on M-592????????? It's not even funny lol. .. ...if been looking for around 7 years fke one. How much did you pay ?.......im pissed off and give smacked but what I will say is I respect you my Brother for giving up a glimpse into the past ✌🏻. I reslly want to smoke a cig from the 1940 I've seen you have on me from the 1st world 🌎 war and be fine .you are the mannnnnnnn xxxx

    Lee IrwinLee IrwinMonth ago
  • How are you not famous yet from the history channel picking you up or something. You got literally the number one best show according to me and your subscribers. And u have so much respect for the rations opening them traditionally and with the p-38 and knowing soo much about history

    Adam AAdam AMonth ago
  • Sorry brotha so basically it smells like diapers/urine and butt at 17:23 lol cant get enough of your videos its hypnotic

    Adam AAdam AMonth ago
  • 42:27 "Bats are safe to eat".

    Matthew PMatthew PMonth ago
  • ارجو دعم القناة والاشتراك

    مطبخ ام علي العراقيهمطبخ ام علي العراقيهMonth ago
  • LMAO "Smells like cat urine"

    Josh C.Josh C.Month ago
  • Hello to all people who all see's in 2020

    RED was not the impostorRED was not the impostorMonth ago
  • You look like an older reviewbrah

    CondenadoCondenadoMonth ago
  • Thanks

    Pop IconsPop IconsMonth ago
  • Anyone else get a mini panic attack when he swiped the machete towards the very fragile history? 😭😭

    Gigi CatGigi CatMonth ago
    • I crashed my car

      BenBenMonth ago
  • hermann goering found those rescue kits when his luftwaffe shot down our pilots and he personally stole all of the morphine syrettes. What a gluttonous self indulgent slob he was.

    Gibson 36Gibson 36Month ago
  • I wonder if hes actually gotten any that still had the morphine in it.

    Maple RC & DIYMaple RC & DIYMonth ago
  • He didn’t even open half the stuff

    Haroon KhanHaroon KhanMonth ago
  • That was awesome Steve. Thanks for sharing that with us.

    lowkey righteouslowkey righteousMonth ago
  • When Steve says he would wrestle a shark rather than starve to death , I believe him .

    lowkey righteouslowkey righteousMonth ago
  • I’m reading this pamphlet and it says “It SHOULD catch fish for you.” I’m sorry but think about the person in that situation who reads that..? That’s not very promising.. at all.. Companies that partner up with the military to make a survival kit should be exempt from being sued so they can put hope on that paper! Just my 2 cents..

    Johnathan ReigardJohnathan ReigardMonth ago
  • Right here what do you guys think he pays for some of these ration kits?

    davidval67davidval672 months ago
  • The rain and thunder makes this all the better

    [CzPza] CheeseOnMyPizza[CzPza] CheeseOnMyPizza2 months ago
  • Oh that’s awesome!! it smells like metal and a nursing home 😆😅

    Logan JohnsonLogan Johnson2 months ago
  • Can i get that bag man its insain plzzzz let me buy this bag or let me knw wher can i get this kit

    avinash gudimaniavinash gudimani2 months ago
  • A friend turned me on to you today. August 24, 2020. Navy myself what a treasure. Was in 42 yrs ago. Question is, after reading some of your comments how old are you now son? Youngsters don't have all that much interest in history. Happy to see you do. I see you have Emmy tagged. Sorry to say, she stopped with the MREs.

    7 teen7 teen2 months ago
  • "snakes will not attack you unless molested" who be molesting snakes for them to put that there.

    Billy BearBilly Bear2 months ago
  • 😌...Yeah, the sounds of the thunderstorm really put me in a cozy mood...⛈⚡⛈⚡⛈

    The WorstThe Worst2 months ago
  • 12:15 only legend know 😂😂😂😂

    Daniel TOJDaniel TOJ2 months ago

    Wayne CampbellWayne Campbell2 months ago

    Wayne CampbellWayne Campbell2 months ago
  • Why cant you open things cause your wanting to keep them or because its illegal I was just wandering good videos by the why nan

    schizophrenic god disobeyschizophrenic god disobey2 months ago
  • Where do you live? It looks like a jungle to me :)

    karelpipakarelpipa2 months ago
  • God the intro music

    Asif TalpurAsif Talpur2 months ago
  • I'm playing a drinking game every time he says nice hiss I take a shot

    PJ DooleyPJ Dooley2 months ago
  • Aww, was getting excited when u got out the fishing lines. When are you going to catch your rations?

    Jehovah Witness Ripped Me offJehovah Witness Ripped Me off2 months ago
  • I'd leave a dog turd in someones mosquito net for a joke before we left, maybe that's part of what he's smelling?

    Tom HTom H2 months ago
  • 25:25 Dramatic thunder for the line

    Zwick Flix ProductionsZwick Flix Productions2 months ago
  • @7:30 "ask them to take you to the government man" 😂

    女将白い女将白い2 months ago
  • Nice

    Matthew AustinMatthew Austin3 months ago
  • Instructions for surviving at sea: Professional, well explained descriptions Instructions for surviving in the forest: *USE YOUR DAMN HEAD! IF YOU DIE ITS BECAUSE OF YOUR OWN GOD DAMNED STUPIDITY!!!*

    SomeStupidFace • 12 Years agoSomeStupidFace • 12 Years ago3 months ago
  • We always understand Stevo. Thanks for showing such amazing finds . Love your videos

    Chip ChaffeeChip Chaffee3 months ago
  • Food and sleep are more important than water? And what is more important than morphine and cigarettes?

    i Believe your liesi Believe your lies3 months ago
  • You could probably open the snaps safely with a knife.

    SeroJSeroJ3 months ago
  • ดี

    เพือชีวิต Thailandเพือชีวิต Thailand3 months ago
  • Whatever happened to charms?

    W0lfie13 ̔̏̊W0lfie13 ̔̏̊3 months ago
  • He shot a flare...it smelled good. Watch the cat pee. Thank you Steve.

    gator 8gator 83 months ago
  • Is that a Mexican poncho or is that a Sears poncho?

    Tax manTax man3 months ago
  • American made matches, still light after decades!

    Mark ArringtonMark Arrington3 months ago
  • Thank you for sharing with us

    MsFreshkissMsFreshkiss3 months ago
  • Music really great on this one. 👍

    StalkersPicnicStalkersPicnic3 months ago
  • Sulfa-Die-a-zine, Sco-Pole-A-Mean, Sulfa-nilla- Mide,.

    Really SeriouslyReally Seriously3 months ago
  • I only have one left. Whoops

    Albert BAlbert B3 months ago
  • Steve's narration is so wholesome and appreciative of history.

    Paul EPaul E3 months ago
  • The rucksack looks pretty good.

    XarchtXarcht3 months ago
  • I just find Steve's videos hella interesting amd I love how interested he is about MRE's

    bill nyenbill nyen3 months ago
  • Could you imagine Steve trying to pick a girl friend

    boss babyboss baby3 months ago
    • She'd have to have the stomach of a billy goat and speak like yoda

      rescyourescyou3 months ago
  • I never get sick of rewatching these reviews. It has helped me so much when my life is not on track. Thankyou Steve.

    Paul MillerPaul Miller3 months ago
  • You would be better off cutting the line and letting the shark go, sharks have large amounts of salt and urine held in their cells which will massively dehydrate you if you eat it. In a restaurant not a problem in a survival situation potentially deadly.

    Paul O'SullivanPaul O'Sullivan3 months ago
  • Awesome as usual 😁👌🇦🇺

    Ross WalkerRoss Walker4 months ago
  • Fishing kit... In a can! Phil Swift approves

    Comrade ZarkolfskyComrade Zarkolfsky4 months ago
  • (looks for the lever when free falling)... (notices that he grabbed the supsuices bag from the canteen)

    SpaceDonut9SpaceDonut94 months ago
  • All of your videos are great! I particularly like how you donate some of these items to a museum. Right on! Peace

    Greg KishGreg Kish4 months ago
  • I always go to Navy stores just to smell old plastic

    Michael SainMichael Sain4 months ago
  • Just copped that machete off of ebay 👌

    Alex PriceAlex Price4 months ago
  • Cloves for tooth pain, also start a patreon: we got you, dude.

    briezzy365briezzy3654 months ago
  • Hydro-bro-meade 🤣

    briezzy365briezzy3654 months ago
  • “Pushed them too far forward” Taller men would have their legs severed off if they had to eject.

    briezzy365briezzy3654 months ago
  • My grandfather kept his case xx. Still have it with the metal cover.

    Keenan VaughnKeenan Vaughn4 months ago
  • I

    Crakk BoneCrakk Bone4 months ago
  • Am i the only one freaking out about the sunburn ointment having the warninglabel "for external use only"?? HOW TF U GONNA GET SUNBURNT ON THE INSIDE?!

    TwiggehTwiggeh4 months ago
  • Steve Apparently likes the smell of metal and a nursing home

    [L3GiT] Kitana Bot2.0[L3GiT] Kitana Bot2.04 months ago
  • I can't believe they used scopolamine back then. Thats the Devils breath

    AnnunakiNoahAnnunakiNoah4 months ago
  • Wow! I had completely forgotten about Charms.

    BABA4 months ago

    Ramisa ZahraRamisa Zahra4 months ago
  • If shtf happens he will be “nice”

    Mason HaddoxMason Haddox4 months ago
  • yep you heard him candy and sucrose + malted milk tabs are better than food start stocking up oh and dont forget it HAS to be about 75 76 yrs old and be on a metal tray

    SpartanSpartan4 months ago
  • I greatly admire your passion!!

    Scott springsScott springs4 months ago
  • Increíble

    The NoovaThe Noova4 months ago
  • People eat shark ALL the time in other countries

    JuicyJuicy4 months ago
  • 15:38 "Kantrust, with a K. Ya Kan't get it out, either." xD

    Vsevolod ShipitcynVsevolod Shipitcyn4 months ago
  • @12:34 Scopolamine? Careful with that stuff! Isn't that the drug criminals in Columbia use to incapacitate victims for kidnappings or worse? I read further online it is in a very low dose when used in sea sickness. Crazy.

    geometric artgeometric art4 months ago
  • 90% of the time you find these kits they’re completely empty! So I’m just gonna go and take it apart and eat anything edible

    sara katesara kate5 months ago
  • a storm is heard behind ?

    Lucho SarLucho Sar5 months ago
  • Cool!

    Devon GranderDevon Grander5 months ago