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What does ESBIT mean?
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George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
What does ESBIT mean? on 05/31/2007 19:28:33 MDT Print View

Don't know if I'm the only one who did not know why we call it Esbit...

Erich Schumm Brennstoff In Tabletten

Translated in English: "Erich Schumm fuel in tablets"

He invented Esbit in 1932

Jon Rhoderick
(hotrhoddudeguy) - F - M

Locale: New England
Re: What does ESBIT mean? on 07/13/2007 22:31:38 MDT Print View

you mean he is in our fuel!?!?!?!
heh

If you look on both sides of World War II, I'm sure that both sides used them, and alot of hardy troops, such as the German elite mountain Gebirgsjager, and the British SAS (After the war from what I know), used them with one of those folding tins, so they could hide survival gear in there. Its a common part of the SAS survival handbook that those guys on TV probably have read over and over.

Edited by hotrhoddudeguy on 07/16/2007 12:12:13 MDT.