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A brief history

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Alan 13-7 10:04pm, 26 February 2015
Ever since the 1700s, Swedish soldiers were equipped with personal cooking appliances.

In 1848 was established for the infantry a water bottle that was also intended to serve as a kitchen. "Bottle" was made of copper. In 1895, produced a sequel of the bottle of aluminum as the tinning of copper vessel was too cumbersome. During World War 1 point Sweden metal deficiency and therefore had to start producing kokärlen of tinplate. Beck plate was not very good when it was heated it gave the food a metallic taste.

In the 1930s stainless steel came on the market and pans (m / 1940) could be produced in it. & in1944 they reverted back to aluminum on grounds of cost
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The burners for The M40 & M44 were mostly made by Svea & sometimes by Trangia, although Trangia never actually made any of the other component parts that go to make up these kits they are often mistakenly referred to as the Swedish army Trangia

Both the m / 40 and m / 44 were until reacently still being used by the Armed Forces, other units acting without maintenance may have been issued with the Jägerkok (Hunter kitchen or ranger stove)
.but both the m/40 or m/44 and the ranger stove (jägarkök) are now replaced by the "Soldatkök 09

Every soldier was issued a personal set, and no, refueling was not a problem - you may have noticed the large (1L or so)fuel bottle - it kept you going for a week. The small ones were around too, you carried it in any warm pocket, but it was only intended for priming.

Swedish special forces that operated in Lapland, rangers (sometimes popularily called mountain rangers, but actually moving in any terrain, mostly rather flat, and intensly cold ) from the regiments in Kiruna and Arvidsjaur, and sometimes also visiting paras, had to battle the subarctic winter conditions of nothern Sweden with theses little spiritburners - and somehow it worked - later on there has been issued other stoves - some kerosene pressure stoves, modern outdoor stuff. A note on the meals prepared: Our rations were based on freeze-dried camping food - like any mountaineer would carry in their pack. The rangers had to manage 30 days behind enemy lines, in theory, so food had to be LW. In training you typically did 14 day-outings in the snow and darkness north of the polar circle. Out of a 400+ days service you would cook your own meal well over a 100 days. So, yes - we did use the stoves for cooking!
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