Summer means picnics and being outdoors.
Picnics can be a lot of fun especially when we play it safe.
10 Great Picnic Tips You Should Read
1. Prepare for the weather.
Bring a jacket, umbrella or whatever you may need just in case.
2. Prepare for the sun.
Even if you plan on being in the shade, you still need sun protection. You’ll need to reapply it as well as the day goes on.
3. Keep your food at a safe temperature.
Don’t let your food sit out for more than 2 hours, or 1 hour when the outside temperature is 90˚F or above. Put perishables back into the cooler immediately after eating.
4.Taking a long road trip?
It’s a good idea to take 2 coolers. 1 cooler for items that are needed the most such as beverages and snacks. Another cooler for the more perishable foods to be used later
5. Don’t keep your cooler in your trunk.
A lot of use think we will best use space if the cooler gets put into the trunk.
Your trunk is most likely not air conditioned and can become more like a sauna when it is hot out. It is best that while driving, that you keep your cooler on the floor of the passenger side of your vehicle.
6. Where to place your cooler when you get t0 your destination
Keep your cooler under a shaded area. Look for a park bench, shelter or tree. At the beach you can partially bury it in the sand and cover with a light-colored towel or blanket.
7. Keep your hands clean.
If you don’t have access to running water, simply use a water jug, some soap, and paper towels. Another option are moist disposable towelettes for cleaning your hands.
8.Bring a first aid kit
It’s a good idea to have certain items on hand. Bandages, antiseptic wipes, and triple antibiotic ointment for example.
9. Remember the bugs.
Nothing is worse than an ant on your blanket or an itchy bug bite. Be sure to prepare for this.
10. Finally, don’t leave a mess.
Be considerate of other and clean up after yourselves. Bring a trash bag or whatever you may need to help with this.
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