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While you might think the time for picnics has passed with the change of seasons, there's nothing further from the truth! With the United Kingdom's largely temperate climate, we are lucky to have enjoyable weather for much of the year (snowy peaks and windy shorelines notwithstanding).  The key to a successful picnic in the late autumn and early winter period is warm, belly-filling food and vibrant, movement-focused activities for what we like to call a hot picnic! A barrier between bum and ground is crucial for moments of rest and relaxation, making a PACMAT the perfect choice for any hot picnic. Our...

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Reusable cutleryDitch the throw away cutlery and opt for reusable. Either take what you have at home or if you are a regular picnicker, invest in a travel set like these bamboo utensils from &Keep or a  Spork Mini from Outdoor People. Wrap up your foodWe all know cling film can be incredibly handy, but it is also single use plastic and non-recyclable. Bees wax wraps are a great alternative, and with a life span of 10 years, they should save you money in the long run too. Paper sandwich bags are a good alternative too. Just note, for meat and fish, an...

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Picnic ideas, Using your PACMAT -

We've been loving the Camp Kitchen series by Fell Foodie for Sea to Summit. So many clever, easy and delicious recipes made perfect for campsite cooking. There are loads of recipes available from vegan chickpea curry to tasty skewers. And what a great use of a PACMAT solo mat as a way to keep dry and comfortable whilst cooking!

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Pack:  A. Book  B. Badminton set  C. Bottle of Wine  D. None of the above Food:  A. Last night’s leftovers  B. Grab and go sandwiches  C. Cheese and grapes  D. Flapjacks and dried fruit Location:  A. Your local park  B. Somewhere with loads of open space  C. A spot with a great sunset view  D. The top of a mountain Mostly A’sThe solo tripper: A picnic for you is a great chance to get out in the sun and switch off with a good book or simply as time to relax and reflect. Mostly B’sThe sporty one: A picnic to...

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Card games are a great way to keep kids occupied during a family picnic and our waterproof playing cards are totally spill-proof making them perfect for days out! Here are a few of our family favourites: Old Maid This classic game is easy to learn for all ages so makes a perfect game for the whole family. Read the complete rules here. Pig A game for the sharp-witted. Last one with their finger on their nose loses! Read the complete rules here. Crazy Eights This game will require concentration so is great for keeping kids amused! Read the complete rules here. You can find waterproof playing cards and wildflowers of...

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