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Now’s a Great Time to Picnic. Here’s What You Need

From the best blanket to bug spray, we have all the essentials for a perfect picnic.

Even though restaurants might be offering some sort of service right now, I think a better way to get outside (and to do it safely) is with a picnic. Picnics have long been underrated, but now is their time to shine. Just grab a few essentials, and make sure you’re properly socially distancing, and you should be all set. To help out, we’ve rounded up everything you need for a perfect picnic day.

Check out the full list from the Daily Beast's Daniel Modlin here.


May 6, 2022

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Depending on where you travel, you may want to pack bug spray, too. In places like Florida and North Carolina, summers get buggy, and you’ll be happy to have packed a spray on nights when you want to sit on the porch or dine outdoors.

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As a veteran of the Iraq War, I found myself struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder from which greatly impacted my mental health. In 2016, I came across the film “Wild,” an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir about healing by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).

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