Chefs have knife rolls. Doctors have those nifty black bags. And you, outdoor adventurer, have our Summer Entertaining Toolbox. Inside, you'll find everything you need for fresh-air eating and drinking--whether you're on the beach, in the park or on a camping trip.
STEP 1: BOX YOURSELF IN
The sleek carry-all
Start with a simple, lightweight metal vessel that makes it easy to grab and go, like this one from Alice Supply Co. ($60).
STEP 2: FIX YOUR FEAST
The totable tools
Light fires anywhere with a windproof lighter ($13). A high-carbon utility knife ($9) slices through everything from meat to greens, while grill tools ($95) fold for easy storage. Don't forget drinks: A 10-in-one bar tool ($40) allows you to uncork, stir and muddle to your heart's content.
STEP 3: SPREAD OUT
The vessels, for food and for you
Present your spread on a double-layer, water-repellent picnic blanket ($98) that conveniently rolls up. Made from strong titanium, sporks ($15 each) pull triple duty, while collapsible plates and bowls ($17 for a 3-pack) snap together effortlessly.
STEP 4: CALL IT A DAY (OR NIGHT)
Then pack it all up and get ready for your next adventure.