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Backpacker Magazine – March 2010

Rip & Go: Soldier Creek Loop - Fort Robinson State Park, NE

Explore an unknown Nebraska wilderness for a surprising dose of rolling hills, wildlife, and solitude.

by: Ben Fullerton

Near the Soldier Creek Trailhead (Ben Fullerton)
Near the Soldier Creek Trailhead (Ben Fullerton)
Golden Eagle (Tom & Pat Leeson)
Golden Eagle (Tom & Pat Leeson)

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On the Menu
Lunch 1
Peanut butter and honey sandwich
Dinner 1
Fort Robinson Ramen
Breakfast 2
Oatmeal with raisins
Lunch 2
Cheyenne Cayenne Tortillas
Granola bars, bananas, peanut butter

Fort Robinson Ramen
Take-out flavor in camp

2 packs chicken ramen
1 package precooked chicken
1/2 tablespoon garlic pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons peanut butter

Cook noodles per directions, then cover to keep warm. Add oil to fry pan and sauté chicken. Once browned, add soy sauce, peanut butter, and ramen seasoning packet. Stir until creamy. Add to noodles.

Cheyenne Cayenne Tortillas
A spicy bean burrito

3 tablespoons tomato paste
3 tablespoons powdered milk
1 cup instant refried beans
Dash chili powder
8 ounces cheese, cubed
2 flour tortillas

Mix tomato paste, powdered milk, and instant beans together. Boil two cups water and pour into mixture while stirring. Add seasoning and cheese cubes. Spoon onto tortillas.

The Grocery List (Aisle #  in Nearest Store Below)
[  ] 2 bagels (2)
[  ] 2 flour tortillas (2)
[  ] 3 granola bars (2)
[  ] Raisins (2)
[  ] Garlic pepper,
        chili powder (3)
[  ] Honey (3)
[  ] 3 Tbs. olive oil (3)
[  ] 2 packs instant
        oatmeal (3)
[  ] 2 packs ramen (4)
[  ] 1 pack precooked
        chicken (4)
[  ] 1 C. refried beans (4)
[  ] 3 Tbs. tomato
        paste (4)
[  ] 8 oz. peanut butter (5)
[  ] 3 Tbs. powdered
        milk (5)
[  ] 3 Tbs. soy sauce (5)
[  ] 8 oz. cheese (5)
[  ] 2 bananas (produce)

Absalon Food Center 
202 Main St., Crawford, NE;
(308) 665-2772

Head to the Fort Robinson Restaurant inside the park’s main lodge. They’ve got the best bison bacon burgers and iced tea in the region. 3200 NE 20; Crawford, NE; (308) 665-2900

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