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Old 08-22-2006, 09:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Boy Scout Camp -The Joys of Bug Juice

Just got back from 7 fun days of camping in the woods. My son (10) and I headed off to Camp Yawgoog for a week of scouting. I was provided with all the usual comforts. A metal cot with a thin mattress. At least I had an inflatable mattress that leaked so my back would know the true joys of pain for seven long nights. At least the activities were great for my son and I as well as the whole troop. Scouting sure teaches good values to the youth of today. One thing I can say about camp food is that the meatloaf appears to come from another planet and that the pancake syrup works better than a giant enema. I look forward to next year with a brand new aero air mattress and a bottle if Immodium. I need to find a chinese resteraunt that will deliver to my tent.
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Old 08-23-2006, 11:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Cot ?!
Mattress ?!

Scout camp sure has gotten soft !!
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Old 08-23-2006, 02:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Bet you would have killed for some good old Aunt Jemima syrup...
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lol ah the good old days. i remember bug juice and foil dinners in the fire
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lol ah the good old days. i remember bug juice and foil dinners in the fire
That's 5 star dining !
I'll have to see if any of my old boyscout pictures are still laying about...really throw myself into the barrel w/ you guys!
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Wait till the first backpack trip.
all food and gear on your back.
find the most comfortable spot between the rocks.
then try to figure out what to do when one of the scouts forgot the tent and or poles for them.
yum hamburger packs...I can't look at aluminum foil and hamburger side by side ever again.
Don't forget the 3 lbs of spaghetti in that small pot (white soupy consistancy)
and the oatmeal or cream of wheat that you could spackle the wall with
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Wait till the first backpack trip.
all food and gear on your back.
find the most comfortable spot between the rocks.
then try to figure out what to do when one of the scouts forgot the tent and or poles for them.
yum hamburger packs...I can't look at aluminum foil and hamburger side by side ever again.
Don't forget the 3 lbs of spaghetti in that small pot (white soupy consistancy)
and the oatmeal or cream of wheat that you could spackle the wall with
lol damn straight. or how about the kid who always forgot a change of socks and would be the first one to step in water. or the kid who always came on the hiking trips but complained the entire way that his pack was too heavy and paid people to carry his stuff.
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I think I'm the only guy on the team who wasn't a Boy Scout...
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and the oatmeal or cream of wheat that you could spackle the wall with
I did this a couple of times when I was in Germany...

Put a spoonful of that stuff the Army called "grits" on opposite sides of the plastic tray...

place a water glass directly on TOP of that glop, one for each side of the tray... Press firmly to remove any air pockets...

With food still on the tray... Gently LIFT the tray up.

Generic white gravy --> Does not work, too watery
Strands of plain spaghetti noodles (mashed, of course) too watery
Grits --> 5-8 seconds (I don't get this one)
Chocolate pudding --> 20-30 SECONDS
That brown caramel like pudding stuff I can't remember what they call it --> MORE THEN 2 minutes before my NCO's realized what I was doing and told me to stop playing with my food...

Not to mention a nice sparkler like effect we get when we toss powdered anything to a fire (remove from the MRE packet and open... Sprinkle on top of the fire)

So... What do you scouts do to experiment with yall's food?
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