We had these can grippers and would cut off the top of a can of beans, heating them up next to the fire. The gripper allowed you to to hold the hot can.I remember when we would go camping/fishing/hunting and Dad could not wait to eat pork and beans straight out of the can. Mom saw that as barbaric behavior and he couldn't get away with it at home. But as soon as we got in the boat or out in the woods he whipped out the p38 and opened a can of pork and beans - straight out of the can! He always said that's the way they were meant to be eaten.
My Grandma would keep straws in a drawer just for us grandkids when we came for Sunday dinner. I'm sure she washed them and kept them for next time. We all learned the hard way to check inside the straws for a dead roach.A friends mom owned a cafe and would wash and reuse the plastic straws. Ewwww!