We used to soak them overnight in the five gallon bucket with saltwater and ice. Next day make a small pit next to the fire, put squirrely in aluminum foil with salt/pepper, onions, beer, bacon, or whatever we had (usually beer). Seal the aluminum foil and put it on a bed of coals, cover with more coals and then some dirt. Go fishing or hunting some more. About 90 minutes later you had something a lot better than that can of spam in the truck.