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by fdsman
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best variation of the kidney bean shaped German mess kit?
Replies: 10
Views: 1245

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: 10
Views: 1245

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: 10
Views: 1245

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: 9363

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: 2334

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: 1548

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: 5305

Re: Xbox Live

housil wrote:We do Arma 3 multi player now
You have Arma 3 on Steam or ???
by fdsman
Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Source for information on US Army clothing?
Replies: 1
Views: 749

Source for information on US Army clothing?

Aside from what various retailers will tell you, which prompts you to purchase their product; Is there a resource online for things like, the differences between M-1951 and M-1965 pattern clothing, as well as all the variations of things like field pants?
by fdsman
Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: MREs
Topic: Manufacturer for accessory pack gum?
Replies: 2
Views: 1415

Manufacturer for accessory pack gum?

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Specifically the ones packaged like this, anyone have any idea of who manufactures them, and where to buy them on their own?
by fdsman
Sun May 17, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Looking for combo poncho/bivvie tent/sleeping bags
Replies: 0
Views: 2364

Looking for combo poncho/bivvie tent/sleeping bags

I recently discovered the Multi Purpose Poncho System (MPPS), also known as the Ecotat and Freedom Shelter. Here's an old ebay auction for one, with a hefty price (as is common for these apparently): http://www.ebay.com/itm/USMC-Military-Multi-Purpose-Poncho-System-Survival-034-Go-Bag-034-Shelter-Sh...