Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The LRDG (later the SAS) used this method, and my mob used it also. Line of army vehicles come to a stop, troops bail out. One has a 20 litre (4 gal) drum with the lid removed and holes in the side. He shovels in some sand from the roadside, tips some whoof wood (petrol) on the sand, throws in a match and instant stove. This lasted long enough to cook for all the guys in the truck. We had more sophisticated methods, and the Catering Corps, but when the essence was speed on a long trip, this was okay.