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Picinic Baskets

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Transport Your Feast Anywhere With Picnic Supplies from The Picnic Store

Picnics – the convivial tradition of dining al fresco with friends and family – first evolved from medieval hunting feasts and other country banquets which were enjoyed in the outdoors as part of celebrations, or as the celebration itself. The first recorded usage of the English word “picnic” has been traced to 1748, although earlier versions such as “pique-nique” appeared in German and French texts.

Picnics have remained popular for centuries. From simple affairs involving only a sandwich and some fruit, to elaborate gourmet spreads including wine, seafood and exotic delicacies, there is something about eating outdoors which stimulates the appetite and even improves the flavor of the food.

The best picnics begin with proper equipment, so that everyone's comfort is guaranteed. There's nothing worse than arriving at your destination only to find that you've forgotten some essential utensil. That's why many people rely on their picnic basket in order to organize, store and transport all the important elements of outdoor dining.

The Picnic Store has a wide range of picnic supplies, ranging from classic picnic baskets to contemporary, sporty picnic backpacks. Whether you're outfitting a romantic picnic for two, or making sure the whole family is satisfied on weekend outings, you're sure to find the perfect equipment here.

Traditional English-style picnic baskets, made of stylish wicker, are perfect for smaller two to four person picnics, and may include porcelain plates, wine glasses, stainless steel mugs, napkins, cheese boards, corkscrews and utensils.

Soft-sided, zipper-closed picnic backpacks are a good choice for sporty outings such as hikes or camping, and can provide all the necessary supplies for a small group or family. Some of these backpacks, like the “Jazz” style, include insulated bottle compartments and a waterproof-backed blanket. A number of zippered compartments hold everything in place until you need it. Furthermore, these packs have ergonomic straps, making your feast more moveable than ever.

For the serious picnicker, there are even wheeled coolers with telescoping handles. These have a greater capacity – for up to six wine bottles or 36 beverage cans – as well as all the traditional accessories like plates, utensils and glasses. Keep the good times rolling with a picnic caddy on wheels!

For those with more specific needs, The Picnic Store also offers a wide variety of wine totes, coffee totes, martini totes, and other cocktail cases, each one providing the perfect setup for your favorite libation. There's also a wide variety of barbecue and grilling tools and sets, which make ideal gifts for the special backyard chef in your life.

Whether you're toting fried chicken and potato salad, or the perennial loaf of bread and jug of wine, a picnic basket or backpack can help you do it with style, convenience and ease. Whatever your outdoor dining needs, they have the equipment to help you enjoy your out-of-doors feast.