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Looking for everyone’s favorite easy meals while fishing and camping to maximize time poling/casting. Also, cheapest spots in the Keys for quick grab deli sandos, breakfast tacos, anything low budget..

Spending 6 weeks camping / Airbnb and fly fishing all over upper and middle keys from my 16’ action craft.

Cold pizza and beer is my go-to for a day or two, but we’ll need some variety past that.

Non perishables, purchased-cooked (like Publix fried chicken), cooking in bulk for easy leftovers, or utilizing free mango snappers are all priorities.

What is your go-to on a budget?
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Can't help on your Keys quest, but this thread is making me super nostalgic about Publix. A well-stocked, clean, easy-to-navigate store full of helpful employees just isn't the New Orleans way. But we do have gas station po'boys!
Pro tip: Boudin balls
 

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Here’s a couple ideas if you’re going to camp a few days the hit the Airbnb a few days rotation.

Smoke a pork butt and a couple chickens before you go and freeze in portion sized ziplocks. That should get you through a camping rotation or two. Then at the Airbnb make up/freeze foil dinners as suggested. You might get lucky and get an Abnb with a charcoal grill you could smoke another butt on an off day. If you wind up with a gas grill you can do up chickens easily enough.

You can also make up/freeze breakfast and lunch burritos at the Abnb.

Dont be afraid of campfire cooking. Take a grill grate and you have the perfect opportunity for steaks, burgers, hotdogs/brats. Pretty limitless actually. If it fits your schedule.
 

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I like making hobo packs with tinfoil. Can make it before you go then throw it on a grill for 30 min when you get where your going.
Those were on the advance menu during a recent trip to the Glades. The only problem was forgetting to buy burger meat at Publix in Naples. We substituted fried trout.
 

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I bought a small, portable gas grill when I was working and camping for an entire summer. You know the type, they pack up about 18" long, propane cylinder fits inside with the turner and tongs. I cooked supper on it every night. Steaks, chicken, burgers, fish, brats. It was way better than restaurant food, and way more relaxing!
 
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