A few years ago my mom (aged 85) started carmelizing bacon with brown sugar as part of some hors d'oeuvre and it's a nice change, but thick-cut bacon, cooked over a campfire in a cast iron skillet.....ugh! Wife and I took her son and my nephew and another friend camping and we went through 5 pounds of the stuff. Wife finally had to snag a few slices on the last batch before they came back for their final round, because she wasn't getting any breakfast if she didn't. They were eating it as soon as it hit the plate fresh off the fire (growing boys all of 13 years of age..man that was 17 years ago!!). Something about cast iron...and bacon....mmmmmm.