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by fdsman
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best variation of the kidney bean shaped German mess kit?
Replies: 11
Views: 8458

Re: Best variation of the kidney bean shaped German mess kit?

Indeed, on that note, does anyone here know how the swedish military would typically carry these mess kits?

I see some references to the M39 gas mask carrier being used but none of it is really credible information, mostly being pushed by ebay sellers and the like.
by fdsman
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best variation of the kidney bean shaped German mess kit?
Replies: 11
Views: 8458

Re: Best variation of the kidney bean shaped German mess kit?

After becoming uninterested in mess kits for a few years, I decided to see what was available more recently, and I managed to find a stainless Swedish mess kit for around 40 USD shipped from Sweden.

This was an incredible find given they regularly go for 150-200 USD these days.
by fdsman
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: What role did Spam play in the US military?
Replies: 6
Views: 4078

What role did Spam play in the US military?

There's this general assumption that during WWII everyone ate some amount of spam, but I can't actually find any specific references to spam being issued as rations to US soldiers, and that it more served as a civilian food staple here, although in what quantities compared to regular meat, I'm not s...
by fdsman
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best variation of the kidney bean shaped German mess kit?
Replies: 11
Views: 8458

Re: Best variation of the kidney bean shaped German mess kit?

Huh, that's pretty interesting. I've only seen the aluminum version offered for sale on eBay, but good to know it's easily identifiable.
by fdsman
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best variation of the kidney bean shaped German mess kit?
Replies: 11
Views: 8458

Re: Best variation of the kidney bean shaped German mess kit?

Is there any way to tell the miltec from the genuine issued version? Similar are used also in ROK and they dont have divided plate (but yeah some do, I don't know why). That much I can answer, the ROK selected a new design for their mess kit and apparently sold off their stockpile of the old design....
by fdsman
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best variation of the kidney bean shaped German mess kit?
Replies: 11
Views: 8458

Best variation of the kidney bean shaped German mess kit?

I've recently taken an interest in mess kits after ordering a standard USGI mess kit; I noticed that quite a number of countries have adopted the German kidney bean shaped mess kit that shares most of their lineage with the WWII German mess kit. From a point of usability, I would think that the East...
by fdsman
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: MREs
Topic: MRE Cherry Nut Cake Successfully Replicated!
Replies: 19
Views: 19466

Re: MRE Cherry Nut Cake Successfully Replicated!

Very old thread here, but how do you go about requesting a recipe from Natick?

There are a number of discontinued ration components that I'd love to get the recipes for.
by fdsman
Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: International Rations
Topic: WW2 Japan Army Air Crew Energy Liquor
Replies: 8
Views: 5646

Re: WW2 Japan Army Air Crew Energy Liquor

laughing_man wrote:"Air Crew Energy Liqueur" is the medicinal liquor
Are there any specific medicinal purposes listed for the liquor to serve?
by fdsman
Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Interesting mess kit concept
Replies: 3
Views: 3686

Interesting mess kit concept

Many years ago on Youtube I ran across this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRWlK_zVC4o And finally found out what the top lid for the mess tin is and who makes it. It was manufactured by Penrith Survival Equipment Ltd, which appears to be out of business or has no online presence, and the ite...
by fdsman
Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Xbox Live
Replies: 20
Views: 13813

Re: Xbox Live

housil wrote:We do Arma 3 multi player now
You have Arma 3 on Steam or ???