Back from rain camping

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Post by housil » Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:11 pm

Richard w. wrote:Thanks Housil. I really enjoy your pictorials.

I visited Germany a couple times for training with the Army, to Bavaria, and I thought it was one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen.

"Beer Heaven" :D
Do you remember where?!

mreheater72, German_EPA, Jubifahrer and me are from Bavaria :D

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Post by Richard w. » Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:53 am

Yes- It was the Combined Maneuver Training Center near Hohenfels.

Miserable, hard training to be sure, but worth it for the Hefeweizen!

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Post by housil » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:37 am

Richard w. wrote:Yes- It was the Combined Maneuver Training Center near Hohenfels.

Miserable, hard training to be sure, but worth it for the Hefeweizen!
Hohenfels, did you read this?

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Post by Richard w. » Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:04 pm

Hi Housil- Thanks for the link. Great read.

I think this is the first time I've ever been in the "Off-Topic" forum.

I've always had it in mind to go back to visit Bavaria now as a free man and spend as much time in the tavern as I'd like. :D

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Post by DIRTYDAVE » Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:56 pm

Charcoal makers club? WOW! I never knew such a thing like that existed. Over in the US we have large companies that make charcoal, I did not realize in the rest of the world you had to have a club to make the charcoal...:)

Very nice pictures.
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Post by housil » Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:27 pm

DIRTYDAVE wrote:Charcoal makers club? WOW! I never knew such a thing like that existed. Over in the US we have large companies that make charcoal, I did not realize in the rest of the world you had to have a club to make the charcoal...:)

Very nice pictures.
Yep, we too - but thank you for promoting us to the "rest of the world" :D :wink:

It´s a (very) small town with a population of~200.
It´s an old tradtion from the stoneage back I guess. The name is Glasofen (founded 1102), means they had melt glas in ovens back in 1692...
Now they are making charcoal a couple of times just for fun, it´s not a company, it´s a club :D

http://www.koehlerverein-glasofen.de/html/info.html

http://www.mm-glasofen.de/Koehlerverein.html

From the profit of selling their choarcoal, they improof their place, hut etc. having a festival with Volksmusic, Bratwurst, Beer... once a year

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For the rest of the year "we" locals can "rent" the clubs place for our own festivals...

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Post by Bypah » Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:57 pm

Schonnes mein freund!!!
A nice place full of tradition, I like that. Someday I would like to visit Germany and pay you a visit so we can enjoy some good german beer(Prost!) and talk about rations or other interesting subjects!!....:lol:
But first I have to practice my rusty german.....

Auf wiedersehen kamarad!
Schuss!
Peace!
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"Live long and prosper..."

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Post by housil » Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:50 pm

Bypah wrote:Schonnes mein freund!!!
A nice place full of tradition, I like that. Someday I would like to visit Germany and pay you a visit so we can enjoy some good german beer(Prost!) and talk about rations or other interesting subjects!!....:lol:
But first I have to practice my rusty german.....

Auf wiedersehen kamarad!
Schuss!
Peace!
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Just let me know... :wink:

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Re: Back from rain camping

Post by waldorfTM » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:48 am

Looks like a good time. You sure do like your military gear. :D The only gear I have left is my beret, 1974 model Canadian forces parka, and a grenade pin from my GMT.

Nice reviews on the food as well.

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