Der Armee Feldkocher – The Army Field Cooker

Although it’s widely known that the Allied armies had a variety of field cookers available to them, less is know about the German side. The short answer is yes. It appears that there were at least a couple of models available and like the Allied ones, they appear to have been private purchase. No doubt these were fueled by something simmliar to today’s Sterno stoves. Perhaps something similar can be rigged for living history purposes. Please note that the Esbit stoves that you always see either at WWII events or on Ebay were developed around the mid-1930s, after WWI.

The "Armee Feldkocher"with the heating element and a frame to hold a mess kit above the flame.

The “Armee Feldkocher”with the heating element and a frame to hold a mess kit above the flame.

Another view.

Another view.

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Packed up to go.

The "Hindenburg Feldkocher" field cooker.

The “Hindenburg Feldkocher” field cooker.

This one appears to be short and squat, probably a bit more stable.

This one appears to be short and squat, probably a bit more stable.

Close up view.

Close up view.

Advertising for the Hindenburg Feld Kocher- It also touts itself as a warming oven and a light.

Advertising for the Hindenburg Feld Kocher- It also touts itself as a warming oven and a light.

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