mess kit

a portable set of usually metal cooking and eating utensils, used especially by soldiers and campers.
Also called mess gear.

1875–80 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
mess kit
1.  (Brit) formal evening wear for officers
2.  Also called: mess gear eating utensils used esp in the field

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