Military Camp at German Infantry school

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Military Camp at German Infantry school

Post by housil » Tue May 10, 2016 9:21 am

Also this year I was at the Military Camp at the Infantry School of the Bundeswehr
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They had a nice camp site at the training area
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We set up a nice place for us
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Note the 1984 German Army VW Beetle of forums member "jubifahrer"
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So after set up our place, time for lunch from a MKT (mobile kitchen trailer)
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BBQ
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My lunch :mrgreen:
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Me & jubifahrer walking the next morning for having breakfast
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Best weather ever to have breakfast in front of chow tent
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Re: Military Camp at German Infantry school

Post by housil » Tue May 10, 2016 9:21 am

The next meal was lunch, made from different rations

Heating water for
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Freezedried scrambled eggs / bacon
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Heating a French entree on it´s cooker on a shovel to avoid to burn the grass
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As we heated water anyways, lets have an "Erbswurst" pea stew too
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The soup out of the French ration (it´s French "Poisson" means fish and not the English for a toxin :mrgreen: )
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French entree and soup
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The opened pouch of the freezedried eggs
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Using my fork to close the pouch while reconstitution...
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The pea stew (soup) with a slice of canned EPa bread as "starter"
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The eggs ready to eat:
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They were great! I can highly recommend them.
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Re: Military Camp at German Infantry school

Post by housil » Tue May 10, 2016 9:36 am

Next dinner was a traditional German dish: Goulash with bread dumglings

The dumplings already in salted water, they need to soak before cooking
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Open the 2001 Bundeswehr goulash cans
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Me, the chef in charge, cooking 15 years old goulash
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Dinner from UGR trays
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Having dinner from my just bought (€30 :mrgreen: ) US Army foldable field table
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Who wants a bite?!
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Have a walk in the camp...
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Nice cars everywhere
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Even from Switzerland
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Re: Military Camp at German Infantry school

Post by housil » Tue May 10, 2016 10:03 am

I´m very happy I got that gadget from parafireboy
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Perfect opportunity to give it a try, open the pouch
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pour the hot water
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Having breakfast
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Crisp rolls
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After the breakfast, driving into the German Army Training area, briefing drivers first
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Re: Military Camp at German Infantry school

Post by housil » Tue May 10, 2016 11:40 am

The column enters the training area in a huge dust cloud
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All kind of vehicles
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The column in front of the (urban combat training) village "Bonnland"
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Dispatch rider, doing traffic controls
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Driving over a tank layer bridge
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Nice "display"
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Real military offraod
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Driving 20km crisscross the training area and doing offroad lessons
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Re: Military Camp at German Infantry school

Post by housil » Tue May 10, 2016 3:45 pm

Returning from all that driving and eating dust, we had lunch...

Another favorite gadget, heating rations while driving:
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Me & jubifahrer, having MRE lunch
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After a little excursion I´ll tell about later, we had MREs again for dinner.
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The 2005 chicken w/ noodles were still great
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but I didn´t ate the pineapples. The looked "odd", dark and something white had seperated :cry:
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Dessert was a Danish bar
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No idea what this is
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It was "soft" with a fruit and nut (?) flavor/taste. It was "OK", but I wouldn´t buy it in a regular store for money
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Evenings...
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Re: Military Camp at German Infantry school

Post by housil » Tue May 10, 2016 4:11 pm

Our last breakfast... :cry:

Buddy Uwe the chef in charge, frying bacon
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Me making scrambled eggs
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Pour the eggs over the bacon
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Eggs with rye bread, buttered and jam
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Nice US truck
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Ready to leave... :cry:
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A very last lunch while driving home "somewhere"
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In WW2 in Africa, they fried eggs on tanks just from the sun. Trying to warm up an entree the same way... :mrgreen:
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Bye...bye...

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Re: Military Camp at German Infantry school

Post by housil » Tue May 10, 2016 4:57 pm

So here is the non Military, non-Rations excursions part.
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There was Germany´s second biggest castle ruin pretty close so we did a little trip to that place. We drove the way, Hitlers Autobahn "Strecke 46" was planned. You can still see the remains.
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The signs say "Planned Strecke 46 "
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"Strecke 46" towards the castle ruin "Burg Homburg" (I can highly recommend to visited that page I linked, very great virtual tour!)
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Had to walk...
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Entering the castle where the drawbridge was
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Built in 1038 - so almost 1000 years old... :shock:
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Walking towards the outer baily to the inner baily
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Remains of the chapel
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Note the thickness of the outer wall! My buddy is tall 6,3 ft (1.9 Meters) so the walls where 6.6 feet
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Kitchen, knights hall and 4 story main house
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Note the clearance of the door, how small/short peoples were back these days
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Each "notch" holds a wooden beam where the floor was made on so you can count 4 stories here
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I hope you enjoyed it, I took 500 pictures and it´s always hard just to share a small selection.

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Re: Military Camp at German Infantry school

Post by jubifahrer » Tue May 10, 2016 5:22 pm

Hi Olli,

i hope now it is ok to answer :)

It was a great weekend i shared with friends

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my view of crossing the launched bridge

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a look behind

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looking forward to our next ride :)

bye Rudi

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Re: Military Camp at German Infantry school

Post by kman » Tue May 10, 2016 8:00 pm

Awesome pics, housil and Rudi - thanks for sharing!

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