Picnic Accessories - What do you take to a picnic?

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The picnic accessory for a picnic in the countryside

High time to get some picnic supplies. The sun is shining. Flowers bloom. The deciduous trees are green again. Birds sing and nature lures us outside. We have on ours Trips to Savor already discovered some picnic locations where you can enjoy this. But what do you take with you to a picnic? Not so easy, because a picnic is more than just snacks, one snack and Recipes. Therefore, we present here what you need for a successful picnic in the countryside. In addition to a picnic bag, a picnic basket or a picnic backpack, picnic accessories also include a picnic blanket and a picnic grill.

What to do for your picnic to one of the nicest picnic spots in Germany take with you also depends on where it should take place. For a Picnic in the rose garden of Baden near Vienna or for a Picnic in Munich you need different picnic accessories than for a picnic that you plan on a hike. You are more likely to take a picnic bag or basket, a picnic blanket and a picnic grill with you on a day trip in which the picnic in the countryside plays the main role. On a trip to the lake or a trip to a scenic spot. Your picnic kit will look different on a hike, however. A picnic backpack makes sense, as well as a vacuum flask, thermos cup, picnic dishes and ice packs.

You need that for a picnic in the country or at the lake

When the weather is nice, we are always drawn to nature. Then we like to look for a place that offers a beautiful view. Or we drive on one of the lakes in the Chiemgau. On their shores there are numerous places where we can enjoy a picnic by the lake. We also discovered some picnic locations on our trips. In the vicinity of Neualbenreuth there are picnic areas with a view. At the Weissensee in Carinthia there are places where you can picnic by the lake. Also load the Mountain meadows in the Kleinwalsertal to picnics. We take several hours for such an excursion. Time to relax. To read a good book. Or just to enjoy the view. And what do we take with us as picnic accessories?

Picnic set for a trip to the country


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picnic basket

If we have a longer picnic, we pack our food and everything else we need into a picnic basket. Although there are only two of us, we choose a picnic basket for 4 people. Although we don't need all the dishes that are included in it. But the extra space for food, drinks, a book and whatever else we need at the picnic is worth the extra expense. A picnic basket offers the advantage of being able to safely store dishes and glasses in it. Since such a picnic basket is heavy when it is filled with food and our picnic accessories, we use it especially when we don't have to carry it far.


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Picnic bag


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Picnic bag or picnic backpack

Alternatively, you can also take a picnic bag or a picnic backpack with you for such an excursion. We also recommend choosing a picnic bag for this, in which crockery, cutlery and all other picnic accessories you need can be stored. The picnic accessories are safely stowed away in the picnic bag that we recommend here. There is also a cooling compartment in which food can be transported warm or cold. More Picnic bags * (Advertisement) can be found here.


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Picnic blanket

A picnic blanket is also part of a picnic in the country. We often take tours into the blue in our area and let ourselves be carried away. We often discover hidden places that are perfect for a picnic. However, there are only a few picnic tables or a bench where we can unpack our food. Therefore, a picnic blanket is a must in the car on excursions of this kind.


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Choose the perfect picnic blankets.

A comfortable and waterproof picnic blanket is an essential part of any picnic experience. Find a blanket that not only looks good, but is durable enough to be used for multiple purposes, such as: B. Emergency insulation in cooler months or rain cover when needed. When choosing a picnic blanket, consider factors such as size, portability, material, color range and pattern, and its ability to insulate and keep moisture out.

You can also buy a picnic basket online that already comes with a picnic blanket. These baskets are particularly practical because they often have brackets for a picnic blanket at the same time. So you can easily transport it and it is always at hand.

picnic grill

If you are planning several hours or a whole day for your picnic trip, then it is also worth taking a picnic grill with you as a picnic accessory. There are also small ones gas Grillsthat are suitable for this. You can on this one hot dog or even grill steaks. In the cooler in your picnic basket or picnic bag, they stay fresh until you use them. You can also prepare a potato salad at home that goes perfectly with it. However, lettuce leaves are not good for a picnic. They quickly lose their freshness and no longer taste good. You should also avoid cream or mayonnaise dressings. It is better to use an oil and vinegar dressing for the salad. Cooking a snack on a portable picnic grill is also fun on a road trip. If you take more time, you can in one Dutch Oven even over the grill fire One Pot Recipes prepare. You can also find Dutch oven accessories here.


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Picnicking is a great way to spend time outdoors with friends and family, but not all picnics are created equal. With the right picnic accessories, you can ensure that every trip is unforgettable and enjoyable. From plates and glasses to blankets and umbrellas - learn more about the things you need for your perfect picnic.

Choose plates and cutlery.

Disposable plates and cutlery are essential when picnicking as they allow for quick and easy cleanup at the end of your meal. Consider eco-friendly options like bamboo utensils that can be reused many times and don't harm the environment. If you're planning on having a large picnic, get plates and cups that match in color and design so you can easily tell whose plate belongs to whom.


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Incorporate fun accents into your table decorations for picnic accessories.

Make sure your picnic table looks as festive and inviting as the food! If you like floral decorations, incorporate vases filled with flowers. Candles give a nice romantic touch and can add ambiance. Get fun plates for children's parties or set up a candy buffet. Do you have matching mugs that little guests can take home as favors? You can also use fun napkin holders to liven up the atmosphere and keep things light-hearted.

Don't forget the food storage containers for your picnic supplies.

It's important to make sure your food stays fresh and safe from pests during your picnic. For dry, packaged foods like chips or crackers, use airtight containers to prevent them from getting stale throughout the day. Insulated lunch boxes are also great for keeping drinks cool and storing hot food. They're also helpful for keeping out ants and other critters that might be attracted to your picnic spread.



Include drink coolers in your picnic accessories.

Assuming you have cold drinks, a drink cooler is an essential part of your picnic supplies. Beverage coolers come in all shapes and sizes. Picnic bags allow you to store perishable goods such as salads, fruit and sandwiches. Not only that, but insulating your picnic bag also helps keep your chilled drinks colder for much longer. Make sure to check the size of your cooler based on the number of people attending your picnic and the types of food you plan to serve!


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You need this as a picnic accessory during a hike

If you want to have a picnic on a hike, you will certainly not carry all the picnic accessories with you. Instead, we recommend a backpack in which you can store a snack and drinks for on the go.



If you take a normal hiking backpack, this picnic checklist will also help you. You need on the way:

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With this picnic accessory you are definitely well equipped for a picnic on a hike. We wish you a lot of fun with the picnic on your hike or on a day trip to the lake or to the country.

Questions and answers about picnic accessories

What are some important things that are important as picnic accessories?

A picnic basket or bag, crockery and cutlery for each person, a tablecloth, serviettes and possibly a bottle opener. A cool bag or cool box can also be very helpful in keeping food fresh.

Which crockery is best suited as a picnic accessory?

Melamine*- or bamboo tableware* are ideal for a picnic because they are light and unbreakable. They are also available in many different colors and designs, so you can choose the set that suits you.

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How do I find the best picnic blanket?

A good picnic blanket should be big enough to accommodate everyone and made of sturdy and water-resistant material. Also, look for a blanket with a soft backing for added comfort.

What's the best container to keep drinks and food cold?

An cool bag or cool box is the best option to keep food and drinks cold. If you don't have a cool bag at hand, a well-insulated drink holder or a Thermos* help keep drinks cold.

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What are some additional items for picnic accessories?

A pair of Parasol* or sunscreen can help protect you from the sun. Bug repellent and a flashlight are also useful if you plan to stay longer. Also a portable grill* or a fire basket* can be a great addition to make the picnic experience even cozier.

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Picnic Accessories - What do you take to a picnic?

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn