The nickname "snuskburk" (filthy can) can be traced to the difficulty of cleaning in fields due to lack of water and shortness of time. Resulting in the soldier had to pack it down with leftovers, and when later unpacking it a less pleasant odor had been developed. The Swedish soldier was also known being very inventive using the stove for several purposes, such as washing underwear...
Posted 3 years ago. Edited by Alan 13-7 (admin) 3 years ago
. & because there was often a shortage of water, soldiers were supposed to wash their kit with only water (no soap) and then so that no liquid was wasted, they were expected to drink the wash water.