Kripa Sharma

Kathmandu

The recent list of recreations ranked picnicking as one of the most liked outdoor activities. Picnics are taken as an occasion to have a social gathering in which each guest brings a contribution to the feast, potluck style.

A picnic, by definition, is any meal eaten outdoors, generally on an excursion. Food tastes different outdoors, not to mention the fact that when you are off on a picnic, you are with people you choose to be with.

Summer and spring are ideal for picnicking. The sun shines bright and the day is warm and sunny. What could be a better time for a picnic! For two or twenty, picnicking has it’s roots sown in the prepare and transport methodology.

Eating on the picnic table in the backyard of somebody’s house is the most popular form but it is really considered an activity where family and friends gather and have food and fun together in a place, away from home. Families go for a drive and end up having a dry picnic. It is all about a small gathering where each participant contributes something.

Official picnics? Why not? It gives bosses and colleagues a chance to bond and have fun singing and dancing. It is very important for the organiser to handle picnics well. They are remembered when picnic is a grand success and if it is a disaster as well.

It is easy to deal with little picnic pests you can see; the tough ones to avoid are the invisible organisms that can make you sick. Wash your hands before and after handling food. Soap and hot water are ideal but bring along a jug of water and paper towels, in case none are available.

An important part of picnic planning is food safety. Food can be spoilt very quickly out of refrigeration. Keep food safety in mind when planning for and packing a picnic. Most important, have lots of fun!