JRoger, all the info you gave is totally helpfull to me and many of our readers out there. I will pass this info on to my friend up in Wisconsin that inquired specificall about getting a stove to someone deployed.
A big THANK YOU for your time devoted to the security of our "HOMELAND"
You said soldiers now have canteens, what about the cup and stove base?
What is inside a mre that you could drink hot, instant coffee or tea?
Was JP5 fuel available for vehicles in your unit or was everyone on foot? A small can of sand with JP5 should work well. A pot support of somekind could be made from something scrounged.
A month or two ago I gave some super stoves away to a postal worker that was a member of the National Guard. He said his unit had access to JP5 and work well in the Super Stoves. I have not talked to him in depth since he went for his weekend training with the stoves. He's a behind the counter postal clerk at our main post office where I have to take all my international oders for mailing. always too many people in line for me to spend any time talking non postal stuff
JP5 is a blend of kerosene used for jet fuel. I was thinking maybe it's used in diesel engines also??? anyone know about that.
Several stoves of mine will work under the military cup.
A stainless steel cup, beans and rice from a mre and water would make soup. heat with Fancee Feest stove and you have "Hot Wets" add salt/pepper to taste.
Diesel fuel is any fuel designed to be used in a diesel engine. Most diesel fuel is refined from crude oil, but increasingly, diesel made from biomass or natural gas is becoming available.
JP5 fuel is a jet-propulsion fuel made to strict military specifications. Based on kerosene, the most significant difference between JP5 and other jet fuels is it has a higher flash point and is required for use on carrier-based aircraft.
JP5 fuel is widely available around the world and meets military specifications for NATO, the United States, Great Britain and other countries. Diesel fuel is also available worldwide but which grade or grades are available in any particular spot is determined more by the climate or season of the year than the types of diesel engines in which the fuel will be used. Thinner grades or fuels with special anti-gel additives are required to keep the fuel from gelling in cold weather areas.