Erbswurst – German Survival Ration 1867-1945

Erbswurst is an interesting field ration made of dehydrated pea soup combined with bacon and pigfat. It was invented in 1867 and used by the Prussians in the Franco-Prussian war and then continued its service with the German military through WW2.

In this video we discuss erbswurst, the esbit field stove, hard tack and survival rations in general.

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