Keep Outdoor Essentials Close At Hand With A Summer Survival Basket - The Basket Lady

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Keep Outdoor Essentials Close At Hand With A Summer Survival Basket

Summer is in full swing, and with it, our chances for outdoor fun. But with all the excitement, it’s easy to forget simple things that make the season so enjoyable. Ever gotten to the park without the kids’ toys? Or hit the beach without sunblock? Embarked a road trip with no snacks on hand? There’s nothing like a sunburn or an empty stomach to dampen the festive summer mood!

Enter the Summer Survival Basket. As you prepare for all your summer activities, simply fill a sturdy wicker basket with everything you need to have fun. Place it in your car or near your back door, so you can grab it and go whenever the sunshine calls.

At The Basket Lady, We’ve identified for different Summer Survival Basket, plus our recommended basket and things to keep inside. We’d love to hear from you, too, on how your basket turns out!


Beach (Or Pool) Survival Basket

Beach (Or Pool) Survival Basket

Who doesn’t love hitting the beach or the pool as much as possible? Make the trip easier—and enjoy the piece of mind that you’ve got everything you need—with this handy Survival Basket. Tuck it inside the garage door, or near the door out to your pool, with these helpful items:

  • Towels
  • Swimsuits
  • Flipflops
  • Sunblock
  • Swimming goggles
  • Nose plug
  • Pool toys
  • Swimmer’s ear medication
  • Children's arm floaters
  • Sunglasses
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Beach umbrella
  • Book to read

For this Survival Basket, we recommend our French Wicker Laundry Basket, for ultra-light yet roomy storage.


BBQ Survival Basket

BBQ Survival Basket

There’s nothing more fun than a spontaneous barbecue. But gathering all the element you need can be a bigger undertaking than the meal itself! Have everything you need at the ready near the back door or deck with a Survival Basket that includes:

  • Tongs
  • Spatulas
  • Foil & Wax Paper
  • Seasonings
  • Corn cob handles
  • Paper towels
  • Citronella candles
  • Napkins
  • Cutlery
  • Oil Spray
  • Cleaning products
  • Paper plates
  • Snacks
  • Lighter
  • Lighter fluid
  • Condiments (NOTE: Be sure to keep these in the fridge when not BBQing.)

For this Survival Basket, we recommend our Pole Handle Wicker Storage Basket. They’re deep and roomy, but with sturdy wooden handles that ca heft some serious weight.


Road Trip Survival Basket

Road Trip Survival Basket

Need some nourishment on-the-go? Cut your eating-out expenses and nosh more healthily by keeping a snack basket in your vehicle. Include healthy, non-perishable snacks that both kids and parents will love, including:

  • Granola bars
  • Pretzels
  • Veggie crisps
  • Nuts
  • Dried fruit
  • Trail mix
  • Cheese & crackers snack packs
  • Squeezable fruit/veggie packs
  • Bottled water
  • Juice boxes

For this Survival Basket, we recommend our Basic Wicker Storage Basket or Pole Handle Wicker Storage Basket.


Park Survival Basket

Park Survival Basket

Keep the kids moving this summer with frequent trips to your local park. And to make each trip easier, install a wicker basket in the back seat or trunk that contains everything you need for hours of playground fun. Possible elements for this Survival Basket include:

  • Balls
  • Jump ropes
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Water guns
  • Tennis racquets
  • Bats
  • Mitts
  • Skates
  • Butterfly net
  • Scooter
  • Skateboard
  • Picnic blanket
  • Bottled water
  • Granola bars
  • Sunscreen (NOTE: Heat damages sunscreen. Keep this inside your home between trips.)

For this Survival Basket, we recommend our Jumbo Wicker Storage Basket or our Lift-off Lid Wicker Storage Basket for maximum room plus a sturdy fitted lid that won’t fall off as your car takes a turn.



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