Picnics and Camping
Posted by Phyllis A on May 16, 2000, 10:55 am
Take salad greens in a resealable plastic bag. Add dressing at the last minute and shake.
Fill a well-washed plastic milk bottle three-quarters full with water and freeze it. Then put it your cooler for picnics or camping trips. After the ice melts, you have cold drinking water. Use juice instead of water if juice is your beverage of choice.
Freeze water in margarine tubs and use one or two in a large beverage jug or pitcher instead if ice cubes.
Line a plastic picnic bag with frozen bubble wrap or wrap it around the soft drink containers to keep them colder longer.
Soak large sponges in water, then put them in resealable plastic bags, seal and freeze solid. Use in an insulated bag or cooler.
Freeze wet washcloths in a small plastic resealable bags to take on a picnic for wiping hands and cooling off.
Put cutlery into an empty paper towel or gift wrap roll and fold in the ends to keep the utensils inside. Or wrap individual cutlery servings in napkins.
Cut egg cartons into sections so they can fit in the cooler in the odd spaces. Use to hold eggs when camping, or hard-boiled eggs, tomatoes, or small fruits.
Keep pots and pans soot free by placing them on disposable pie pans when cooking.
Put cans filled with water underneath the table legs to stop ants from crawling up.
Repel hornets by setting out saucers filled with apple cider vinegar.
Prevent the tablecloth from blowing around by taping the corners to the underside of the table with masking tape, or put a stone in each corner and tie into a knot around the stone.
Cover food with a piece of nylon net weighed down around the edges. Or hem the edges and insert beads or a piece of wire in each hem.
Invest in some cheap cotton napkins for picnics (or make your own). They don't fly around in the wind as do the paper ones.