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Post by ak70g2 » Tue May 15, 2007 7:21 am

I saw french and russian rats have heating kits included. German EPAs, British GPs and other rations have any at least compressed fuel tablets? Or tablets are issued separately? Someone can help me, please?

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Post by kman » Tue May 15, 2007 7:38 am

I'm pretty sure that British rations don't include any heating sources - stoves, tablets, etc. - but those things are issued separately. On the British Rations page:

http://www.mreinfo.com/british-rations.html

there is a section about the stoves and fuel that soldiers are issued.

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Post by ak70g2 » Tue May 15, 2007 8:00 am

yeah, i saw dutch included tablets in the rats.

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Post by olli » Tue May 15, 2007 8:35 am

germans have a heating device called ESBIT .. issued seperatly

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esbit

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Post by ak70g2 » Tue May 15, 2007 9:06 am

thanks. I have 3 esbit stoves, 2 mini folding stoves and one flat, star-type, in my big survival kit... :DD

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Post by housil » Tue May 15, 2007 12:07 pm

ak70g2 wrote:I saw french and russian rats have heating kits included. German EPAs, British GPs and other rations have any at least compressed fuel tablets? Or tablets are issued separately? Someone can help me, please?
The French "tommy cooker" is a single use one and comes with each ration.
The German one is not for single use only, the soldier keep it in his butt pack, with the ESBIT box inside. The German rations, neither the EPa nor the EPa leicht, contain any fuel tablets.

Do you know what ESBIT stand´s for?

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The Bundeswehr-ESBIT is different than this red civilian one. The box is white, having the NSN on it and does not contain 12 single, small tabletts. There are 6 big tabletts inside, seperatly packed in tinfolie

Will add some pictures later - have to return to work :(

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Post by Stef » Tue May 15, 2007 1:07 pm

Hello,
before the fuel tablets were added to the French rations, we used to buy our own Esbit cooker at the regimental shop.

I've still got mine, the fuel packets were blue and red, probably an old civilian package.
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Re: heating kits

Post by ak70g2 » Tue May 15, 2007 1:46 pm

housil wrote:
ak70g2 wrote:I saw french and russian rats have heating kits included. German EPAs, British GPs and other rations have any at least compressed fuel tablets? Or tablets are issued separately? Someone can help me, please?
The French "tommy cooker" is a single use one and comes with each ration.
The German one is not for single use only, the soldier keep it in his butt pack, with the ESBIT box inside. The German rations, neither the EPa nor the EPa leicht, contain any fuel tablets.

Do you know what ESBIT stand´s for?

Erich
Schumms
Brennstoff
in
Tabletten

The Bundeswehr-ESBIT is different than this red civilian one. The box is white, having the NSN on it and does not contain 12 single, small tabletts. There are 6 big tabletts inside, seperatly packed in tinfolie

Will add some pictures later - have to return to work :(
Man, I'm the representative of Esbit in Romania...

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Re: heating kits

Post by housil » Tue May 15, 2007 3:37 pm

ak70g2 wrote: (...)
Man, I'm the representative of Esbit in Romania...
No problem.
If do you have any further question about "your" product, don´t hesitate to ask us, man...

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Post by olli » Tue May 15, 2007 3:56 pm

1 : 0 for housil :D

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