6 Things You Need for the Perfect Picnic
Keep a roomy tote or basket stocked with picnic essentials—plates and cutlery, napkins, salt and pepper, and a bottle opener, plus sunscreen, bug spray, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, and a trash bag for cleanup—and you'll always be ready to go. To take your outing to the next level, try these nifty accessories:
Hanel and friends swear by the Pendleton Glacier Roll-Up Blanket ($299; Pendleton-USA.com), a deluxe model with a snap-off, waxed-cotton bottom. To weatherproof any blanket in a pinch, bring a few yoga mats to place underneath. Spacewise, plan for nine square feet per picnicker.