WITH this year’s Easter weekend fast approaching, the excitement is almost tangible as families everywhere start finalising their plans for a quick getaway or a relaxing time at home. It is the season for family bonding and taking the time to remember what is important in life. It is also the ideal time to get a much-needed break from work and spend time with your loved ones at the same time. In South Africa specifically, tradition practically demands that people come together for a braai over a long weekend and nothing encourages fun and bonding like sitting around a campfire and reminiscing about the old days without having to worry about getting up early the next morning to go to work.The Co-op Mica has made it a priority to ensure that families have the best possible time during the Easter weekend this year with the least amount of fuss.They offer a number of braai and outdoor accessories and products that are ideal for a quick camping trip or even just a small family gathering in the backyard. Their LK’s range, in particular, extends past just braaing and outdoor accessories and into the home for those who are not up for a camping trip or backyard cookout.Some of the LK’s products on offer at the Co-op are the reversible grill and pan, three-legged cast iron skottel and a nifty little invention called a dop stok.The grill and pan boast reversible handles with both a ribbed and flat side to see to all your cooking needs, while the cast iron skottel has a flat cooking surface and removable legs for added convenience. The dop stok is also an outdoor gadget meant to make life a little easier. The mild steel frame, which acts as a tall, portable cup holder, can be anchored in the ground near the braai to provide the man (or woman) in charge of the feast a place to put his (or her) drink. Nature enthusiasts and camp lovers will agree that being outside, be it in your own yard or somewhere far, far away, is the best place to be next weekend. There, you get fresh air, maybe a little exercise and, best of all, there are many great hiding spots for an Easter egg hunt.So, get your braai tongs out, load the family in the car and head to the Co-op Mica to start the adventure.For more info or advice on your camping, braaing and outdoor needs, visit the Co-op Mica, located in the Willow Road Shopping Centre on the corner of Circular Drive and Willow Road or contact the sales team on 041 007 0580.