8 Summer Picnic Essentials

Looking to step up your picnic game? Keep the beer cold, the jams playin’, and that tush comfy with these 8 summer picnic essentials.

1. Drink Tank Stainless Steel Growler

Whether you want some delicious microbrew or homemade kombucha, this insulated Drink Tank growler keeps your favorite frothy beverages carbonated for days. Combine it with Drink Tank’s Keg Cap system, and it’s like having a mini portable keg. Drink Tank growler

2. Hydroflask Classic Vacuum Pint Glass

Stay classy. Don’t drink that delicious beverage out of a red solo cup. Instead, grab one of these insulated tumblers made by Hydroflask. It will keep your drink cold for hours, and the lid prevents accidental spillage.

Hydroflask Tumbler // A summer picnic essential

3. Alite Meadow Mat

This Alite Meadow Mat is a compact waterproof blanket that is super easy to clean and fits up to four people. Then when you are all done, it rolls up into itself and has a built in handle making it easy to carry.

Alite Meadow Mat

4. Bluetooth Speaker

No picnic is complete without some tunes. A lightweight, portable bluetooth speaker, like this JBL speaker, is always handy to have on hand.

JBL portable speaker // A summer picnic essential

5. Crazy Creek Camp Chair

For a picnic party, my Crazy Creek is my go to chair. It takes about five seconds to put together and provides more than ample back support. This chair is also perfect for outdoor concerts and movies and especially helpful on river trips where you are sitting upright in a boat all day.

Crazy Creek Camp Chair

6. Ascot Eco Picnic Cooler for Two

This handy Ascot picnic basket has place settings for two, including silverware, plates, and plastic wine glasses. It also has an insulated cooler to hold all of your food and a separate compartment that is big enough to hold two wine bottles. Ascot Eco Picnic Cooler for Two

7. Snow Peak Chopping Board Set

This Snow Peak Chopping Board Set comes with a super sharp knife that is conveniently (and safely) stored inside the folding cutting board. And it’s just big enough for that cheese and charcuterie spread.

Snow Peak Chopping Board Picnic Knife Set

8. Glow in the Dark Frisbee

Once you are done snacking, stretch out those legs with a game of frisbee. While any old frisbee will do, this glow in the dark Nite Ize Flashflight Disc-O frisbee lets you keep the party rolling into the evening on those warm summer nights.

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Written by Kristen Bor

Hey there! My name is Kristen, and this is my outdoor blog. I discovered the power of the outdoors in my 20s, at the time I needed it most. Now 15 years later, prioritizing that critical connection with nature continues to improve my life. My goal at Bearfoot Theory is to empower you with the tools and advice you need to responsibly get outside.

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