The Essential Picnic Check List

We at #lovetocook  believe that a little bit of preparation and the right gear can save you disappointment and frustration when you’re picnicking. In an effort to save you time and suffering we’ve compiled what we think is a list of the essential items to take with you on your outdoor dining adventures. Print this page and use the check list the next time you plan a picnic outing.

Basic Picnic Items

__ Cooler or insulated picnic tote, picnic basket, or picnic backpack
__ Utensils and tools (can opener, corkscrew, serving spoons, etc.)
__ Cutting board
__ Flatware and Silverware
__ Cups for beverages
__ Wine Glasses
__ Napkins
__ Table cloth
__ Picnic Blanket
__ A plastic tarp to put under your blanket if the ground is wet
__ Extra layers of clothing if the weather changes
__ Wet naps for clean up
__ Outdoor games
__ Insect Repellant
__ Sunscreen
__ Garbage bags
__ Plenty of Water

Grilling Picnic Items

__ Portable Grill or Hibachi
__ Charcoal
__ Lighter fluid
__ Fire Extinguisher
__ Grilling tools
__ Oven Mitt
__ Grill Brush
__ Cooking Spray
__ Aluminum Foil
__ Extra Propane if you have a gas grill

Extra Items

__ First Aid Kit
__ Aloe Vera (for grill burns)
__ A spray bottle for flare ups on the grill

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