In the 2010 version of True Grit, Moon and Quincy are preparing some sort of meal on the fire in the lean-to when Rooster arrives. What is it they are cooking in the pot on the fire? I couldn't make out the term.
I know, that's frontier survival rations. You eat what you have or you starve. Fat is good. I remember reading where the mountain man put the buffalo string guts in the fire and ate them first. I suppose it was a way to get greens and prevent scurvy.