It’s summer time, and we’re thinking of picnics. Feeding a crowd can get expensive, so check out our ideas for summer picnics on a budget. With a little planning, it’s easy to pull together the makings for a picnic from supplies you probably already own. With our tips, a cardboard box becomes a cheap cooler, and we tell you how to keep drinks cold without diluting them with ice. For some great tips for a picnic on the cheap, visit our sister site, Living on the Cheap. The story includes a handful of “cheap” tricks and lots of links to recipes that travel well for outdoor dining in the rough. Enjoy!