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Picnic Packing Tips
Place bug spray, sunscreen, and soap in a sealable bag away from food.
Place cheeses, hard-boiled eggs, and other perishables in an ice chest full of ice.
To have cold drinks for the entire picnic, freeze them in plastic bottles overnight. Take them out in the morning - they will thaw but remain cold.
Make sure to have utensils, plates, and napkins for everyone - and a bag to pack out trash just in case.
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