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Backpacker Magazine – October 2009

Rip & Go: 10,000 Islands Loop - Everglades National Park, FL

Kayak to pocket beaches and Gulf islands at Florida's southern tip.

by: Casey Lyons

Sunday Bay Chickee (Casey Lyons)
Sunday Bay Chickee (Casey Lyons)
Florida's thieving racoons. (Lisa Densmore)
Florida's thieving racoons. (Lisa Densmore)

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On the Menu

Breakfast 1 & 3
Bacon, egg, and cheese on bagel
Breakfast 2 & 4
Granola with milk
Lunch 1 & 3
Apples, peanut butter, two energy bars
Lunch 2
Avocado and cheddar on bagel
Dinner 1
Mac 'n Cheese
Dinner 2
Paddlin' Potatoes
Dinner 3
Fish Chowder
Snacks Trail mix

Paddlin' Potatoes
An energy-replenishing dish

1 cup potato flakes
1 piece bacon, crumbled (from Day 1 breakfast)
1/2 cup cheddar, crumbled
1/2 head of broccoli, chopped
1 tablespoon butter
Tabasco sauce

Bring two cups of water and the butter to a boil. Add broccoli and simmer for five minutes. Stir in potatoes, bacon, cheddar, and spices. Remove from heat; add Tabasco to taste.

The Grocery List (Aisle Number in Nearest Store Below)

1 package bacon (1)
7-oz. can corn (3)
potato flakes (3)
1 box of mac 'n cheese (4)
Tabasco sauce (4)
1 stick butter (4)
1 pouch tuna (5)
1 box granola (6)
dehydrated milk (6)
2 12-oz. packs of trail mix (14)
8 oz. peanut butter (14)
3 bagels (bakery)
8 oz. Egg Beaters (dairy)
16 oz. cheddar (dairy)
2 apples, 1 avocado, 1 head broccoli, 1 potato, 1 red pepper (produce)
4 energy bars (health)

Nearest Grocery Store
12663 Tamiami Trail East,
Naples, FL; (239) 775-7703

Pit Stop
The Seafood Depot. Nosh fried gator with a side of fries, slaw, and a Bud Light–just like the locals do. (239) 695-0075;

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