German Esbit Folding Field Stove - Original

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During times of war troops are issued with a standard, small, portable, dry fuel tablet stove along with other provision for eating in the field that included the field kit. Although most food in the field was prepared by a units mobile field kitchen and distributed to the front line troops each soldier was issued with a personal stove. The fuel tablets that could be carried in the stove when in the closed position. The dry fuel tablet stove was generally carried in the bread bag along with other assorted personal items. The dry fuel tablet stove came in a variety of models with the most common being the "Esbit" brand. The dry fuel tablet stove did not generally provide sufficient heat to actually cook food but was well suited for heating up soups or beverages. Following the old adage that, an army runs on its stomach, the dry fuel tablet stove must be considered one of the most important of all personal equipment items.

This is a Esbit Folding Field Stove, an original made in Germany. It is quality made of galvanized hardened steel, detailed with BUND on the front, D.R.Pu.Ausl.Patente and a makers stamp on the back. It is lightweight and compact for ease of storage, it is built strong to withstand rugged and regular use, from cooking, boiling water and making hot beverages. It opens and sets firm in 2 different positions, suitable for cups, pots, and pans. Items are in good used condition, may vary to ones pictured. This listing is for the folding stove only. Item may differ slightly to ones pictured.

Suitable for re-enactments, camping, hunting, survival, or addition to any militaria collection.

Type: Esbit
Authenticity: Original
Material: Steel
Size: 10L x 7H 2W cm
Weight: 100 gms approx.

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