Breadbag (Brotbeutel)

The breadbag wasn’t just used for carrying food as the name would suggest. Small items of personal kit would be carried in here such as gloves,  feldmutze (sidecap) , toque, rifle cleaning kit and the fork and spoon set. The breadbag was often worn with a strap in the early war period. If the A-Frame or tornister weren't being worn then the mess tin as well as the waterbottle would normally be attached to the breadbag.