Kochkiste--Field Cooker

The Kochkiste field cooker was a fairly uncommon item. It appears to have been issued to troops who operated more independently of traditional supply lines than others and who were unable to bring a field kitchen where they were going. Gebirgsjägers seem to have been issued these cookers more commonly than other troops. The kochkisten fit easily onto the donkey/mule mounted pack frames they utilized. The kochkisten came in two sizes--Kochkiste Kleine (small) and Kochkiste Grosse (large). They are insulated to maintain food temperature. 

These photographs were taken from a number of online sources and auction sites.  They are presented here for educational purposes.  

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