It’s official — the NFL strike is over, and the games will begin in only a few short weeks. It’s time to gather the tailgating supplies so you don’t have to scramble at the last minute. Here are a few essential pieces of portable tailgating equipment that you’ll want to bring with you to every game:
- Portable Grill — Cold sandwiches just don’t cut it at a football game. Tailgating is all about hearty grilled delicacies like burgers, brats, and even steaks. Better quality portable grills offer plenty of surface area that allows you to cook for a crowd. Many come with top-notch features like folding legs with wheels, detachable side shelves for keeping grilling tools handy, and trailer hitch attachments so you can save your table space for other necessities.
- Portable Picnic Table — Once you prepare your tasty meal on the grill, where will you enjoy it? Sitting in a folding chair trying to balance a plate full of food on your lap is an awkward situation that can end up as a messy disaster. Portable picnic tables fold from an easy-to-carry compact size into a comfortable table and chair combination that can be shared with several friends. Focus on conversation rather than on keeping your food from falling on your shoes.
- Auto-Mo-Brella Umbrella — The Auto-Mo-Brella portable umbrella was made for tailgating. It attaches quickly and easily to any vehicle’s receiver hitch, and it provides instant shade and protection from the sun. A little shade is all it takes to create a comfort zone around your personal tailgating space.
The best way to enjoy any tailgating experience is to come prepared. It doesn’t take a lot of equipment to have a great time at the game, but it’s important to cover your bases — food, seating, and shelter. When you’re prepared, you can be sure that the tailgating party will be just as fun as the game itself. Go team!