How a picnic turns out is dependent on
several factors such as the weather, the planning and the
venue. But more than anything else, picnic baskets are what is
carried for the picnic. Also, how picnic baskets are
carried is very important in making the picnic a success.
So, the picnic baskets become the single most important
components of a successful picnic. You cannot just toss some
beverages and food into a bag and head off to a picnic. It is
important that you plan what to carry and how to carry the
picnic supplies, if what is carried is going to facilitate the
success of that outdoor meal.
While planning for a picnic therefore, arranging the
required necessities in a basket becomes an important ritual.
For instance, how you pack your fruits and vegetables in the
picnic baskets determine whether they will stay fresh. How the
various contents of the basket are arranged will also determine
how accessible they are. The following simple tips will help
you when picking the picnic baskets such that your picnics will
always come out as those of a pro.
Always start with the essentials while packing picnic
baskets. Such essential picnic items like plates, cups,
utensils, insulated coolers and cloth napkins should be
arranged first since they will only be used once and most often
after everything else has been removed from the baskets. Try to
keep them well organized so that they occupy minimal space and
are compact enough not to scratch and scrape against each
At the very bottom of the baskets, you
should only place those items that will be needed last. Such
items include trash bags, toothpicks and antibacterial wipes.
Again, ensure that you pack your food in reusable plastic
containers that are totally watertight. If possible, separate
the different food items in portions or at least courses. The
meal servings should progress from one food to the other.
It is also important to line the bottom of your water or
beverage cooler with some ice or normal cold packs. The plastic
food containers must be placed close to the bottom of your
picnic baskets for stability so that they do not overturn and
spill the contents during transit.
It is also important that you keep the perishable foods at
the coldest possible and near the basket bottom. To keep the
beverages cold, you can insert several pieces of iced drinking
water into their bottles. Once the entire basket has been
packed, use the picnic basket to cover the top. A blanket
offers the insulation required (by deterring free movement of
air) to keep the cold contents cold and the warm contents warm.
Again, the blanket is ideally placed on top since it will be
the first to use when you reach the picnic destination.
Do not forget to carry insect spray, sunglasses, sunscreen
lotions if you are heading for an outdoor picnic. This must
however be packed in an isolated compartment of the picnic
basket and not together with food items. That is why it is good
to look for picnic baskets with several compartments. For
instance, the picnic baskets should have a compartment to hold
extra essentials for the picnic such as corkscrews, salt and
pepper shakers, cheese knives, beverage containers and cutting
boards. Packing picnic baskets properly will insure safety
above all else, especially when you are taking along
perishables or products with chemicals.
Well packed picnic baskets take careful planning. But once
you have done this a few times, it is easy. Everyone enjoys the
taste of a home cooked meal outdoors. And nothing beats the
outdoors than a good old picnic basket full of great food.
Another favorite of picnic baskets among avid hikers is
the backpack picnic set that is an
Insulated Backpack Picnic Tote. This picnic packpack has room for everything
you need out on the trail. The good thing about a picnic
backpack is that you can stuff a few extra things in that
you need for your hike and just carry one pack.
Throw out a blanket and enjoy nature after a good walk or
ride to the country. With a little work it's easy to make great
meals better-tasting and healthier. Include some tasty wine, or
refreshing soda water with some fresh lemon for a summer thirst
When you cook out on the grill, make a little extra for your
outdoor picnic. And nothing tastes better than camping food in
your well packed picnic baskets!