Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tailgating Supplies Southern style

I can't put it off any longer. Today is the day for getting out all the tailgating supplies and checking to see that we have everything ready to go for the first game on Saturday! I know there are lots of lists out there for tailgating, but I find most of them have to do with areas of the country that have a considerably cooler football season than here down south. We pack everything in clear plastic totes and just restock as needed thru the season.
Here's my list for Tailgating Supplies Southern Style:
  1. Hard top plastic folding tables
  2. Pop-up tents/canopies w/requiste team logo!
  3. Hand sanitizer, Bug Spray and Sunscreen
  4. Garbage bags
  5. Extension cords
  6. Coolers with wheels and handles for pulling
  7. Hand truck that converts to a trolley (you can find at Home Depot or Lowes)
  8. Grill, camp stove, with propane bottles
  9. Lighter
  10. Battery operated camping lanterns
  11. Flashlights (helpful when packing up after a night game)
  12. Twinkle lights and S-hooks (which make hanging the lights around the tent frame a breeze)
  13. TV and Satellite dish
  14. Marine battery and invertor (much nicer than a noisy generator)
  15. Multiple chairs in a bag in team colors
  16. Rain gear
  17. Tablecloths in team colors
  18. Paper goods (Plates, napkins, paper towels, cups, foil, plastic wrap, and ziplocs)
  19. Utensils caddy with plastic forks, knives, spoons
  20. Container with spatulas, cooking and serving spoons both regular and slotted, a good knife, can opener, bottle opener (preferably one that plays the school fight song :), wine corkscrew, tongs
  21. Hot pad or mitt, apron
  22. Cutting board
  23. All-Purpose cleaning wipes, small container of dish soap
  24. Simple First Aid kit
  25. Dominoes, cards, horseshoes, Frisbee, football, or washers
  26. Camera
  27. Koozies
  28. Bungee cords
  29. Fan (did I mention that it's hot outside?)
  30. Tickets to the game!!

1 comment:

  1. I had no idea that Tailgating require so much stuff. Thanks for the list.