You’ll find all kinds of advice online and lists about essential tailgating products that include everything from outdoor televisions to fancy steak branding irons of your team’s logo. I beg to differ with their definition of essential.
Whether you’re a Bobcat, Grizzly, Cowboy, Ram, Buffalo, Bronco, or other college or pro team follower, tailgating doesn’t mean you have to go overboard. 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.
Tailgating in Murdoch’s country means putting up with the same crap you put up with on the farm or ranch, on the job site, or on a leisurely weekend getaway into the mountains.
So, maybe our list of tailgating essentials will serve you better than the one that recommends you pack an essential sparkly toothpick for cucumber sandwiches.
1. Carhartt Clothing
2. Under Armour Collegiate Wear & Hats
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
9. Lawn Chairs
10. DeWalt Radio
11. Rain Gear
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.