Whether you’re a Bobcat, Grizzly, Cowboy, Ram, Buffalo, Bronco, or other college or pro team follower, tailgating means you’re a fan. A diehard fan. one who will stand by your gridiron team through the thickest snowstorms, the scorching scoring droughts, and when-it-rains-it-pours bouts of injuries.
However you choose to tailgate in support of your team, a few tailgating essentials will help you make the most of it through thick or thin.
1. Carhartt Clothing
The same brand of outerwear that protects you from the elements will still protect you before a game in the parking lot standing behind a truck with the tailgate down. Adding a ketchup or bbq sauce stain to your already grease-stained pair of duck cloth pants won’t hurt a thing.
2. Under Armour Collegiate Wear & Hats
You learned to layer up on the job. All Under Armour has done is add a favorite logo.
You use them hunting, ice fishing and in your workshop or unheated garage. Especially if you have kids, it won’t hurt to turn one on while you’re tailgating in sub-zero temperatures.
Pretty sure you know how to use these.
Ok, let’s say you opt for the television. It would be essential to give that flat screen some power.
6. Storage Trunks
During football season, just keep an Action Packer stocked up with plastic ware, paper plates, serving utensils, solo cups, paper towels, garbage bags, wipes, zip-top bags, seasonings, foil, and plastic wrap.
7. Muck Boots
Because a rainy day mud-lot is worse than some horse stalls and duck ponds.
A Traeger would do up your beef, elk, or venison right, if you have the time. A Weber is great when you want shifts of hot food always ready.
9. Lawn Chairs
When we say, “lawn chairs” we specifically mean comfy ones. Bleacher bum isn’t a funny topic. Preferably, the chairs have a tray and a personal cooler, but definitely not essential.
10. DeWalt Radio
The work site radio is powered with your DeWalt tool battery, which means you can listen to the game (essential) without an electrical hookup (non-essential). It’s also a charger, so your cell phone stays juiced even through friends keep texting because they can’t find you.
11. Rain Gear
Because you stay when others ditch.
12. Jumper Cables
Not for you… for the crazy crew next to you that forgot to turn off the dome light and is asking if you happen to have any, and if you wouldn’t mind opening your hood.
Feel free to add your suggestions to the comments area below! Here’s to a fun football season; I hope your team wins, as long as it isn’t playing mine.