What You Need to Take Your Picnic from Good to Great

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Whether you're having drinks on the Great Lawn in Central Park or lunching near a trailhead in Yellowstone, this is the gear you need to pull off the perfect picnic.

National Park

Murphy's Naturals Mosquito Repellent Candle
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Murphy's Naturals Mosquito Repellent Candle ($10)

Nothing ruins a meal faster than a swarm of insects. Rosemary, peppermint, and lemongrass oils in this candle keep bugs away and offer a pleasant aroma for up to 30 hours.

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S'Well Insulated Bowls
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S'Well Insulated Bowls ($40 and up)

With this triple-insulated, vacuum-sealed tableware, food stays hot for up to seven hours and cold for up to eleven. The two available sizes (16 and 21 ounces) are perfect for prepping, eating, and storing any wilderness feast.

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Koble Portable LED Bluetooth Speaker Lantern
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Koble Portable LED Bluetooth Speaker Lantern ($74)

This 5.5-inch-tall mini speaker and lantern creates a cozy mood when the sun sets. No need to worry about bad weather or a dead battery: it's splashproof and stores enough juice for 18 hours of light and music.

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Wagz Freedom Smart Dog Collar
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Wagz Freedom Smart Dog Collar ($250)

Let Fido wander safely with this GPS-enabled dog collar, which can pinpoint the location of your pooch within ten feet. It also allows you to establish a shock-less invisible fence using vibrations and audible and ultrasonic tones.

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Yeti Tundra Haul Cooler
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Yeti Tundra Haul Cooler ($400)

We respect Yeti's lofty price tag, mainly because this chest is the best at what it does: the wheeled Tundra Haul held our ice for up to five days and is large enough for approximately 45 cans of whatever you're drinking.

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City Park

L.L.Bean Double-Wall Camp Mug
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L.L.Bean Double-Wall Camp Mug ($15)

Store mixed drinks in these vacuum-insulated mugs to keep them cold for hours. The spillproof lid helps you avoid making messes.

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Food52 x Kate Roebuck Outdoor Picnic Blanket Tote
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Food52 x Kate Roebuck Outdoor Picnic Blanket Tote ($32)

Stand out with this quilted throw. The 59-by-55-inch, water-wicking blanket folds into a cute portable tote--with a pocket!

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Igloo Tag Along Too Cooler
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Igloo Tag Along Too Cooler ($55)

With a sleek, retro look, the Tag Along Too can keep drinks cool for up to two days and has a leakproof lid and cross-body strap.

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L.L.Bean Jumbo Four-in-a-Row Game
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L.L.Bean Jumbo Four-in-a-Row Game ($149)

Children and adults alike will love this wooden 22-by-30-inch outdoor game.

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Pottery Barn Everly Picnic Pack
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Pottery Barn Everly Picnic Pack ($149)

Your charcuterie deserves better than paper plates. The Everly comes with a blanket, cutting board, wineglasses, flatware, cheese knife, and plates for four.

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Picnic Time Folding Table
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Picnic Time Folding Table ($190)

Nabbing a table in a crowded park can be a cutthroat affair. The solution: bring your own. This lightweight yet sturdy aluminum-frame option folds up into a 36-by-16-inch rectangle.

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Forte Portable Pellet Pizza Oven
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Forte Portable Pellet Pizza Oven ($225)

Forte's 14-inch oven weighs 28 pounds and cooks up cheesy pizzas in 60 seconds.

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