East German Mess Kit

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This is required equipment for East German Grenztruppen and East German Motor Rifles participants.


All East German participants must have an East German Mess kit and spoon. Also required is a dish cloth for cleaning your mess kit in the field or before KP is established.

  • Unlike Soviet mess kits, these usually have an extra container inside.
  • Also unlike Soviet mess kits the large bottom container seats inside the top container.
  • NVA utensil sets are still readily available - but are not required.

Purchase Options

These items can be found online and at local surplus shops. Many times the paint is chiped or scratched off, do not bother too much about outward appearance but make sure the interior is clean if possible.

  • These grey Mess kits can be found for $5 or less