April 5, 2014 at 3:49 pm #7140
THis is a short recommendation for a well made mess kit . I used to travel for a living , that meant extended stays , motels , and being stuck in airports . It was bad enough without not being able to eat properly because you didn’t have anything to eat it with , I dont know about anybody else , but I like to live like a human as much as I can . You read about doing without and adapting , making things if you dont have this or that , blah blah blah …..that all is true , but my question is ….why do things like that if you dont have to ? its good to know , but better to be prepared and not have to . Thats where something as mundane as a military utensil kit will make your life that much less stressful , face it folks , plastic and aluminum sometimes just doesnt cut it …literally .
I picked up two of these kits , one for each of my packs , they have been used more times than I can count , very handy item to have with you .They are full sized , that means you can eat like a human , they are German made , that means good quality , stainles steel , so they are tough , even though they are full size , they fold up pretty small , and held together by the can opener .
I have read where these are being copied , I dont know ….but the real deal will have stamped on at least 3 of the 4 pieces the letters OFW then a number , then either BUND or Bw underneath the number .
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Soup spoons have to be big. Looks like you got a big one. I like a titanium long spoon 6″ handle for pots and large cups of hot cocoa. You get what you pay for. Make it last and it pays twice over.April 6, 2014 at 5:08 am #7225
If you have a knife you can carve a spoon and fork if you get wood or plastic. half the world eats with fingers only this is wrong area to put a lot of thought intoApril 6, 2014 at 5:09 pm #7307
True , but like I said , ………….why do it if you dont have to ? I could move heavy objects by placing logs in a row in front of it , and rolling the object ……………but why do it , when there is a forklift sitting off to the side ? As far as half the world eating with their fingers ….most of them are 3rd world nations , and for the most part , always will be . Just SayinApril 6, 2014 at 5:28 pm #7310
I like full size utensils. Eating with less is like eating with your hands.April 6, 2014 at 9:24 pm #7386
THe only thing about these , is the european can opener ….cant figure it out ….then again , my leatherman has one that works just fine lol .April 6, 2014 at 10:03 pm #7390
I am like 1974t150v full size utensils is my thing. I do not need a knife since I always have a pocket knife so a spoon and fork is all I need in my bag.April 10, 2014 at 2:20 am #7959
Hey Tolik, these are a great piece of kit! I’ve had the same one for years. Full size utensils and once you figure out the can opener you are set. I carried mine on multiple deployments, it was nice to have real utensils when most of the time we only had plastic ware at best.April 18, 2014 at 1:52 am #9364
I have a set like this which I found in some estate auction box of stuff. It was someones souvineer from a German soldier in WW2. It has the eagle and swastika stamped on it. The spoon is missing.. but the other bits are very similar to the modern kit. Spooky…. I have never used them.
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