Military Camp "Hammelburg" 2017

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Military Camp "Hammelburg" 2017

Post by housil » Wed May 31, 2017 6:04 am

Just came back from the (annual) Military Camp in Hammelburg, a German Army training area with the urban warfare training village "Bonnland". You may know "Hammelburg" from Hogan´s Heros or the "Task Force Baum" raid.

Here we go...
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Mermite as "fridge" as we got up to 94F
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Kept it cool for two days
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2007 #5 MRE
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For dinner after arriving
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As on it´s first day :-)
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Our two crew tents
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US table, German EPa for dinner
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French ration and a Heater meal for dinner
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cooked on a fuel cooker with (UK? Canadian?) mess kit
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Cooking EPa entree on French ESBIT stove
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Re: Military Camp "Hammelburg" 2017

Post by housil » Wed May 31, 2017 6:18 am

Neighbors are arriving...
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A tiny supply for the next 6 days for one person...
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My lunch, FSR sandwich
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Someone ate a French salmon "Rillettes" - a canned fish
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and a French lasagne
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a real lasagne!!!
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German EPa entree "Schupfnudeln" - kind of noodles - w/ meatballs
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Re: Military Camp "Hammelburg" 2017

Post by housil » Wed May 31, 2017 6:25 am

Some more guys are arriving
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A British camp site
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For dinner we ate
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A Spanish group ration
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Re: Military Camp "Hammelburg" 2017

Post by housil » Wed May 31, 2017 6:37 am

Another British (radio operators) camp site
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First dealers show up
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Our "neighborhood"
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Lets have another lunch :wink:
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First time I ate FSR sandwich "wraps"
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and I realy liked them
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Lot´s of talking to others about military stuff and equipment
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Lining up at the mobile kitchen trailer for dinner
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BBQ :-)
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Burgers and fries :mrgreen:
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Re: Military Camp "Hammelburg" 2017

Post by housil » Wed May 31, 2017 7:02 am

Finde us...
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We had up to 34°C (94F), so why do need peoples this:
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a stove?! :shock:

Camp site starts to get crowded
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Speaking of "crowded", time for lunch - a Korean freezedried ration
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this is how you spell "very spicy" over here:
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:lol:

That´s why I had just some (2007 - 10 years old!) Tuna MRE:
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Even with that age - great to eat!
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Some cake?
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A T-18 devils fudge cake
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Re: Military Camp "Hammelburg" 2017

Post by housil » Wed May 31, 2017 7:11 am

Latecomers, had to stay outside...
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Speaking of "late", lets have another dinner...

I "cooked" a T-18 "Spaghetti w/ meatballs" for everybody
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This is how to feed a pack :D
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Rest from all that eating in the evening and cool down
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Re: Military Camp "Hammelburg" 2017

Post by housil » Wed May 31, 2017 7:25 am

Breakfast at the kitchen trailer
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before gathering at the drivers briefing by an Bundeswehr official about the day at the active training site
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The convoy into the training area
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Dispatch riders
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Inside the urban warfare training village of "Bonnland"
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A real village with real streets, real houses etc. just nobody is living there
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Houses half cut open so you can watch from outside how you fight inside a house room to room
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Re: Military Camp "Hammelburg" 2017

Post by housil » Wed May 31, 2017 7:29 am

Lets move on to the next part - drivers training
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Re: Military Camp "Hammelburg" 2017

Post by housil » Wed May 31, 2017 7:47 am

Back from that "excursion", somebody needed "first aid"...
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to fix his fuel pump.

Speak of "fuel", here is what we had for dinner that day
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Beef chunks w/ noodles T-18
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Lucky us, that guy showed up for dessert...
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:wink:

this is how we lived there for 6 days
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If you can get your hands on one of these:
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Best "cake" ever!

It was not all about eating, also fixing lamps
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Watching the neighbors
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Having some entertainment on a real 1940 gramophone as they had at "Saving Private Ryan"
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Bonefires
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....and before someone ask´s, I lost 3 lbs :wink:
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Re: Military Camp "Hammelburg" 2017

Post by sdrozza » Wed May 31, 2017 7:58 am

Wow Housil! Hope you enjoyed. Im sure the British soldiers showed you a few things!
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