Remember the good old days before theme parks and grand resorts when your family used to go on picnics? In these tough economic times, why not return to these easier times by taking your family on a picnic? In this story we’ll help you figure out everything you’ll need to make your picnic an event that your entire family will remember.
First, let’s consider the picnic basket. Think about where you’re going to hold your picnic. Will you be able to park nearby? Will you have to walk or hike a distance to get there. If you’re going to be able to park near your picnic area, a traditional wicker picnic basket will work. However, if you’re going to have to walk to your picnic table, you might want to consider a picnic backpack. Picnic backpacks are very light and have plenty of room to carry everything you’ll need.
One of the things I really like about carrying a fully stocked picnic basket is that it’s an environmentally friendly alternative to bringing paper cups, paper plates and plastic silverware. Today’s picnic baskets and backpacks come complete with all the equipment you’ll need to make your picnic a success. You can get a picnic basket or backpack that’s complete with silverware, plates, glasses, salt and pepper shakers, napkins, a table cloth and even a cutting board and cheese knife.
Next you’ll need to decide whether you’re going to cook on your picnic or bring a selection of sandwiches and snacks. If you want to cook, make sure the park you’re going to has grills to use or bring a portable grill of your own. Today you can even get portable gas grills if you don’t want to mess with charcoal and charcoal lighter. Whether you cook on gas or charcoal you’re going to need a set of quality barbecue tools.
I hope you agree with me that a picnic is an money saving alternative to a day at the local theme park. Give it a try and I think you and you’re entire family will be very glad you did.