I know there's nothing new or exciting about boiled potatoes, but they may be about the perfect camp food. They are easy to transport, just scrub them at home and throw them in a haversack. There's nothing to pack out, eat skin and all. They weigh a little more on the way in, but zero on the way out, so weight averaging is favorable. Nessmuk mentioned putting the potato kettle on for breakfast, but boiling them for lunch or dinner is a great addition to steak-on-a-stick or bacon. They are easy to cook right: as long as they are covered with water, they won't burn! They cook equally well over a fire or on a stove. Just a couple ounces of alcohol will boil a potato to perfection. Cut it smaller to speed cooking time. Serve with any meat for a great meal. Add a little salt or sprinkle on powdered butter for added flavor. Clean-up is a snap: Your canteen cup or pan is not messed up much; wipe out with a paper towel and you're good to go. Carry a package of instant gravy mix. Heat in a little water and pour over the potatoes! Boil the potatoes until about half done, then finish frying them in a little bacon grease. Mix in a small container of cheese spread and have cheesy potatoes.