For the Beach: Pack a Little More
Dragging a cooler across the sand is a real, well, drag. Instead, carry a light yet satisfying assortment of foods in a modern insulated basket.
- Pack food in biodegradable takeout boxes. The lids of these containers shield your food from sand-filled gusts of wind. (Unfortunately, this item is no longer available.)
- Carry drinks in a handy tote. The same material that makes wet suits insulating keeps a six-pack of 12- to 20-ounce cans or bottles nice and cold. (Six-pack tote, $23, builtny.com.)
- Use multipurpose utensils. With a fork on one end and a spoon on the other, these disposable sporks are made of eco-friendly bamboo. (Sporks, $10 for 24, branchhome.com.)
- Set up camp on a portable blanket. This large throw has a water-resistant backing and folds up to reveal a built-in handle. (Picnic Time blanket, $28, freshpicnic.com for similar styles.)
*Try Reed’s Premium Ginger Brew ($5 for a four-pack) and Brooklyn Brewery Pennant Ale ($8 for a six-pack).