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Thermacell Radius Insect Repeller
This fist-size, battery-operated device creates a mosquito-free bubble around a picnic by vaporizing an odorless chrysanthemum-based repellent. It’s effective for clearing a 110-square-foot area, and runs for about six hours on a charge.
PortoVino Wine Purse
When you’re picnicking on the sly, this fashionable tote can be your best friend. “Roomy enough to hold all your essentials”—including cheese and crackers—it features a refillable pouch that holds two bottles’ worth of wine, plus a hidden spout for serving.
Weber Lighter Cubes
Lighter fluid can leak in transit, and a chimney starter is just one more thing to lug to the park. Instead, try a handful of Weber’s odorless, nontoxic fire starters, which are much easier to carry and can be lit even when wet.
$4 for 24, amazon.com
Cortunex Saturn Wineglass
Lumpy lawns and clumsy picnickers don’t mean a thing to these spill-resistant wineglasses, which swivel atop a tapered base whenever they get knocked over. They’re handblown and dishwasher safe.
$40 for 4, amazon.com
Source: Real Simple
Tovolo Bamboo Wine Table
A picnic for two is twice as nice when the wine doesn’t spill and the ants can’t reach the cheese. You can have the blanket to yourselves; this small table can be planted at arm’s length in the grass or sand.
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