|Smokejumpers get good food. They also get a beer named after them.|
Over the years, the food has gotten a lot better. Because of wars, we now get better MREs, ones that we can actually heat up. There are vegetarian lunches, although some caterers seem confused about what a vegetarian really is (tuna in a veggie lunch? really?). Fruit and salads are no longer endangered species at fire camp. Locals appear out of nowhere with baked goods. It's possible to actually gain weight on a fire assignment, instead of going to bed hungry chewing on your own regret and sadness.
Still, crazily enough, I sometimes miss the old days, before bottled water, flying crews in from the fireline for showers, and work/rest guidelines. Although we were constantly hungry, tired, and covered in dirt, there was something about being out there in a place where not everyone could make it. We were just a little closer to the edge back then. Those of us who are still around remember that. We keep looking for that place. Only with better food.