What is your holy grail of all mess kits?

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Re: What is your holy grail of all mess kits?

Post by Spazcsmc » Thu May 03, 2018 9:06 pm

My holy grail of mess kits is the Yugoslavian mess kit. The one i have is all aluminum. The only piece that is plastic is the canteen cap. Heavy gauge aluminum built like a tank. Unfortunately i cant find any info on it. Nothing on the internet. Nothing on youtube. Nothing anywhere. Someone made a comment on youtube about the real yugo mess kit is all aluminum. So i started looking for one. Found one on etsy.com. Bought it and when it arrived it was the plastic one. Contacted the shop they sent out the all metal set. Tried to get another it was the last one. So i have one its awsome u can cook in all the containers and boil water in the canteen. Any info on this kit would be awesome! Thanks
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Re: What is your holy grail of all mess kits?

Post by Spazcsmc » Thu May 03, 2018 9:10 pm

Cant find any of these kits anywhere. I have searched all over the world. Its crazy they must be rare or whoever has them is hanging on to them

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Re: What is your holy grail of all mess kits?

Post by Delicious » Fri May 04, 2018 4:10 am

Ask Crombat Rations team - they should know. I saw them using this mess kit in a video and part of it was laso made of plastic
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Re: What is your holy grail of all mess kits?

Post by Asger » Fri May 04, 2018 4:33 am

That aluminium set was probably newer production from Serbian Army. Never seen one, but I know it's not Yugoslavian because you will not find single YPA soldier that used all aluminium mess kit. But there are Serbian soldiers that had all aluminium mess kit.

Producer of YPA M69 was Rade Končar factory from Croatia, several companies made cutlery. You get little instruction paper with it that also says what material where used for what.

Additionally there are versions that have aluminium canteen (thermoplastic in original), like the one Slovenian Army used after the war and the break up of Yugoslavia.
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Post by Spazcsmc » Fri May 04, 2018 11:44 am

Thanks. The one i have has a aluminum canteen. U cant find any of these anywhere or any info on them
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Re: What is your holy grail of all mess kits?

Post by Spazcsmc » Fri May 04, 2018 11:49 am

The plastic kits have a circle marking. My all aluminum kit has only 1 marking (square) under the handle!
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Re: What is your holy grail of all mess kits?

Post by Asger » Fri May 04, 2018 1:01 pm

It looks like something made from 1991. up to 2003. since markings say VJ, probably for Vojska Jugoslavije. ČA could stand for a town in Serbia called Čačak.

The price of these are around 10 euros in Serbia, but I don't see it often.
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Re: What is your holy grail of all mess kits?

Post by Simon2002mre » Fri May 04, 2018 1:58 pm

I JUST picked up a Yugoslavian mess kit. But I am looking for an Italian one that isn’t too expensive
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Re: What is your holy grail of all mess kits?

Post by Spazcsmc » Sat May 05, 2018 10:35 am

Cool. Is your yugo mess kit all aluminum or the aluminum & plastic version? I have a italian mess kit on ebay
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Re: What is your holy grail of all mess kits?

Post by Spazcsmc » Sat May 05, 2018 10:39 am

Thank you ASGER this helps alot. Lookng for another one like this. Any recommendations?

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