NVA mess kit, surplus

14.99 EUR
NVA mess kit, surplus
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The East German mess tin is like it's western counterpart, but not as good. However, it's still a very good mess kit for all your field cooking and eating requirements. Maybe the non-socialist tin was made too well, because even after dropping the quality the thing still serves its purpose very well.

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Useampaa pakkia kokeilleena on tämä muodostunut suosikiksi. Sopivan kompakti jotta mahtuu reissulaukkuna monasti käyttämääni isompaan ranskalaiseen lipaslaukkuun, mutta tämän sisälle mahtuvat silti Primuksen OmniFuel-keitin, LuHa ja jotain sekalaista särpäkettä. Lisäksi sisäkupissa on oma kahvansa, mutta sen saa silti kytkettyä kannen kanssa normaaliin SA MilSpec-tarjoilulinjastoasentoon. Tämän kun saisi uusiotuontantona kova-anodisoituna (tai tietty titaanista!) niin namnam.
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07.09.2016
Hyvä hinta/laatusuhde . Toimiva kokonaisuus ja hillitty väri.
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