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    Their slab bacon is the gold standard by which all others are measured. Nice folks. Good product. Timely shipped. You cannot go wrong with Scott Hams.
    So would a soldier be issued a slab of bacon like this, or a portion of it, and they just carried it around in their haversack, to cook as needed? Did they slice pieces off and fry it, like we do with bacon today?

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    A soldier received a portion, not a whole slab.

    In many cases, orders were given to issue 'three days ration', and it was cooked on the spot, to be stored in the haversack until eaten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinster View Post

    In many cases, orders were given to issue 'three days ration', and it was cooked on the spot, to be stored in the haversack until eaten.
    In some cases, the ration was also eaten on the spot. Many soldiers felt it was easier to carry the ration in you, rather than on you! The hope was that "something" would be found before the next ration issue.
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    yes but, pop tarts look like hard tack....

    The correct answer is the rations which would have been historically issued at the time. This is about the history, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by josie wales View Post
    .....Twinkies.....
    Alas, soon we may be asking who makes the best repro...
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    For modern pork production the number of different breeds of pig is down to nothing. They have selected the pig breed that grows well under factory farm conditions, eats less and produces very little fat so pork can be "lean". Small farms and hobbyists keep some of the heritage breeds going but they are expensive. It is one of the trade offs you make to feed a growing population on an ever shrinking farm acreage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pvt Schnapps View Post
    Alas, soon we may be asking who makes the best repro...
    The Italian repro Twinkies use the wrong plastic wrappers. Period original Twinkies used a heavier grade of cellophane. Unfortunately the repro Twinkie makers care more for profits than for making them period correct.
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