4). GPS unit -- you won't get far without this!
5.) Bug spray, if is needed at the time of year in your area.
6.) Water for everyone.
7.) Snacks for keeping energy up while searching.
8.) A cooler to keep dinner cold.
9.) Turkey panini with brie and toasted pecans
3 Tablespoons butter
1-1/3 cup pecan pieces
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 loaf of focaccia bread, cut into quarters then halved horizontally
1/3 cup mayonnaise
3/4 pound deli-sliced turkey breast
3/4 pound brie cheese
Preheat a panini press (or a large skillet or grill pan with olive oil). If you are planning to take the panini on a picnic, you can skip this step, wrap the sanwiches in foil, keep them cool and toast them on a grill later.
In a skillet over medium heat, cook pecans in butter, stirring often, until golden, crisp, and fragrant -- about 5 minutes. Salt and pepper generously. Drain on paper towels.
Spread focaccia with mayonnaise. Top with turkey, then slices of brie, dividing evenly between the sandwiches. Top with pecans and the rest of the bread. Toast in the panini press or pan fry on both sides, pressing down until cheese is melted and sandwich is golden and crispy.
Note: Panini are great picnic foods. Wrap them in foil, keep cool until ready to grill then grill them directly on the grill in their foil packets. Delicious!