I fondly remember my Army days in the field, on road marches (peacetime), and combat zones, because smoking a cigarette or cigar could be very hazardous to ones health (especially at night), when a lite match (you can forget smoking underneath a poncho and/or tents....that's just for the movies), could draw a ‘bead’ on your forehead from enemy snipers and opps…OMG...you’re being ‘zipped-up’ in a body bag.
So, when we were in the rear bivouac areas, others chewed tobacco but, my favorite was Redman Plug. The flavor was mild and sweet and there was a fresh tobacco aroma that carried over to the flavor of the Plug with hints of molasses and a touch of sugary sweetness. Not over powering in any sense and it produced little spit for me (and saved on my water consumption too).
"Never slap a man who chews tobacco". Willard Scott
Christopher ~ Member of the Order of Pinaud, Face Latherers Club United, Alliance of Merkur, League of Extraordinary Mild Shavers and the Voskhod Comrades Club.