I’ve just left a very special place — an historic hunting and fishing club in the mountains of PA that was established in 1871 and still today maintains its grace and simplicity. There’s a lot to learn from the folks who have been members here for generations — about marksmanship, casting a flyline, etiquette, — and how to do a picnic right. No, seriously, these folks know how to picnic. All of us can take a page out of their picnicking playbook and gain a ton.
Just the baskets are about style.
OK, I’m sold. But some like it cold…
Then comes the practical –
OK, nothing all that new.
But THIS is. And THIS is the point of this post: the most important and useful thing in the picnic basket I saw at this club is something you can’t cook with, or serve on, or pour into…
Think about it: we’ve all done it. You get everything packed up, you load up the kids, the friends, the spouse, the dogs, the charcoal…you drive to the picnic area…and OH NO! You forgot the — (you fill in the blank).
Uh huh! THIS was in the picnic basket. So smart!
We should all make our own versions of this list, laminate it, and put it in our picnic baskets. By the way, plenty of folks keep their picnic baskets/boxes packed all the time; in other words, their supplies are organized in the box at all times, so nobody is rushing around checking off the items on the list at the last minute. Simple stuff, but a great lesson for us all. And hey, now we have a list!