"We're eating field rats tonight, better known as barf boxes, and don't even think about trying to heat one of them up."

- Corporal Thaddeus Timson to new recruits(src)

A-rats are containers holding meals that can be eaten hot or cold, along with heat tabsm an energy bar and contraceptives. They were used in the Confederate Marine Corps.

A-rats can be stored for a long time and still be used—at least ten years.[1]


  1. Dietz, William C. (April 6, 2010). StarCraft II: Heaven's Devils. Simon & Schuster (Gallery Books). ISBN 978-1416-55084-6.