Today we'll be taking a look at the THW Bread Bag that was issued along with the canteen and mess kit, that were showcased in the previous two postings.
This bread bag is dated 1988 and was made by the famous bag and pack company Deuter, in Augsburg Germany.
This bread bag is one of the last versions of the "old" German bread bags that have been issued since the 1930's. Unfortunately, these bags are no longer issued out to the "troops". With the advent of self-contained field rations, or as we call them, MRE's (meal ready to eat), there is no need for a bag to carry the bits and pieces needed to cook up a meal in the field. Sad days indeed..........
The bag is colored in THW gray (Bundesanstalt Technisches Hilfswerk), and was issued along with the mess kit and canteen featured in the previous two postings. You can jump over to those posting with these links, or just scroll through the previous blog postings.
Along with the canteen and mess kit, the bread bag would also have been issued with a small, folding Esbit stove, a butter dish, and a set of silverware.
The bread bag can be carried with the detachable strap, or it can be fastened directly to the D-rings on a belt or jacket, using the two button tabs. The center hook supports the bag when it is buttoned to a belt.
Let's take a look at this bread bag.