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Worst Camp Meals?

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Spam is fine in small amounts.
The bad meals usually come in a foil pouch or MREs.
Some people really can't cook, but most people I travel with are excellent cooks.
 
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Don't be afraid to experiment. Once people paddle for 5 days they usually eat whatever you put in front of them.
We were in the deep forests on the Trinity River of No CA. I cooked some chicken but it was kind of bland. It needed something. We found some blackberries and made a sauce. The berries were not very ripe and sour. My friend pulls out a package of "Blue Meany Kool-Aid". It overcame the sourness and it was delicious. After dinner a black bear came down the hill towards camp so he must have thought so too. My two herding dogs turned him around and we never saw him again.
 
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I noted a number of posts commenting on Spam. My youngest daughter‘s military family was posted to the island of Guam for three years about 10 years ago. The on-base McDonalds restaurant had an entire menu of your usual favorites featuring Spam as the meat, in addition to it’s usual beef based items.

When I commented on this I learned that the locals developed a taste for this Homel product during and after WW2 when they were sustained on it by the US military. I also learned that a significant portion of Spam production continues to go to the Pacific area even to this day. On a visit to Australia during a visit with my daughter I enjoyed a mutton Big Mac in the airport McDonalds.
 
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I noted a number of posts commenting on Spam. My youngest daughter‘s military family was posted to the island of Guam for three years about 10 years ago. The on-base McDonalds restaurant had an entire menu of your usual favorites featuring Spam as the meat, in addition to it’s usual beef based items.

When I commented on this I learned that the locals developed a taste for this Homel product during and after WW2 when they were sustained on it by the US military. I also learned that a significant portion of Spam production continues to go to the Pacific area even to this day. On a visit to Australia during a visit with my daughter I enjoyed a mutton Big Mac in the airport McDonalds.
I remember as a kid eating c-rats left over from WWII, it was known by the term bully beef but was actually spam. I still enjoy it fried up with eggs and hash browns once in a while.
As an aside spam actually saved my bacon on one winter trip- we'd had 3 days solid of freezing rain and ice fog, and literally everything had 1/4" of ice on it, we struggled for over an hour to light a fire to dry out with no luck, then I remembered a story about soldiers making coffee by lighting a can of spam on fire, so I took the can, inverted it on a stick over the tiny flame we did manage to keep going, and let the hot fat drip onto the wood, we had a raging bonfire in about 5 minutes, and a bonus meal of hot, fried, spam...
 
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