Hexi Blocks ( Substitutes )

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by sixty_three, Nov 10, 2007.

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  1. Are Hexi Blocks still issued or is there an alternative fuel issued. Are the Ethanol sachets any good as I hear they burn longer and are cleaner on your metal mug ?
     
  2. we still get issued HEXI but our unit so behind the times that comms are sent via pigeon :)
     
  3. PE4 is what you need for a quick brew on ops.
     
  4. hahaha..... stir the tea bags thats for sure :)
     
  5. I do recall many moons ago using the tinned chocolate from an arctic ration pack as a substitute after running out of hexi, it burnt well but the residue was a ba*tard to get off.
     
  6. When I can, I use US Army Trioxane tablets. Very hot, cleaner than hexi and very easy to light.

    Those greenheat sachets are shit. Not enough in one to make a brew, but two is too much.
     
  7. Well Fallshirmjaeger, now I know why I had to escort the RE's to a disused compound to test a commercial slurry explosive for wall breaching last September, you buggers were using all the PE for brews :D .
     
  8. Fuggoff, make yer own. Cnut.