Boom Box

Everything you need for outdoor dining, in one container

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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)

The closer

Wrap up leftovers in reusable, all-natural food storage ($11 to $25). If the sun has set, light your way with an LED lantern ($40).

Then pack it all up and get ready for your next adventure.