Picnic Check List
A picnic kit that's always ready to go, avoids most of the preparation of picnics.
Below is a suggested checklist for basic supplies, cooking equipment, food accompaniment, comforts and conveniences.
After each picnic, clean out the picnic container and replace all the supplies so that everything will be ready for the next picnic.
|Basic Supplies||Cooking Equipment|
- Hamper or basket
- Insulated carriers
- Vacuum bottles or picnic jugs (for hot & cold)
- Aluminum foil, wax paper, saran wrap.
- Paper plates, cups, napkins
- Eating utensils
- Can-and-bottle opener
- Table covering, if desired
- Paper towels for cleaning up
- Portable grill / propane stove
- Lighter fluid / propane
- Newspaper (start fires)
- Coffee pot
- Soup kettle
- Cookie sheet (hold foods set by the fire to warm)
- Long-handled grill for broiling
- Long-handled fork, spoon, tongs
- Meat turner
- Cutting and paring knives
- Potholder as asbestos mitt
- Steel wool to scour grill, etc.
|Food Accompaniments, Comforts and Conveniences|
- Salt and pepper
- Catsup, mustard, relishes
- Worcestershire sauce
- Sugar and cream for coffee
- Drinking water
- Canned or bottled beverages
- Marshmallows to toast over coals
- Blanket to sit on or keep warm
- Camera and film
- Portable radio
- Playthings for children
- Reading material for adults
- First-aid kit
- Insect repellent
- Suntan oil
- Sweaters, in case it gets cool
- Pail for carrying water
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