Put on your game face and Chargers jersey because it’s time for football! What’s a game without fans coming together for a tailgate beforehand? To make the most of this season, be sure to plan accordingly with the proper food, drinks and tailgating gear.
Best Tailgating Accessories
We’ve already talked about the 10 best cars for tailgating, so let’s start with tailgating gear necessities. Stock your cooler with a lot of beer, water, and other refreshments. When it comes to food, think barbecue style – hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, chili, wings, chips and dip, fruits, condiments, desserts, etc. Also, don’t forget details such as ice, trash bags, paper towels, and disposable plates and utensils.
Once you’ve arrived, set up your area to enjoy for the rest of the day. It’s best to have some sort of shade, so an umbrella or canopy will do the trick. For tailgating seating, function and comfort are key. If all the spots in the car are taken up, try the Coleman aluminum deck chair with a swivel table. Relax throughout the day and when you get hungry, just slide the table over and it becomes a personal eating space!
Because it always seems as if there is never enough room for drinks, keys, cell phones, and whatever else while you’re tailgating, The Pole Caddy comes in handy. This tray is built for holding beverages and miscellaneous items. It fits around an umbrella or tent pole and adds an additional surface to place your things. For extra fun, you can customize your caddy with a Chargers logo to show off your Bolts pride!
Drinking is always more fun when it involves a game. Since BeerPong tables are not easy to relocate, try BasketPong instead! This game is a vertical version of the classic BeerPong game with basketball elements thrown in. It is easy to transport, easy to set up and will keep you entertained.
If you need to drown out the noise of fans of the other team, try the Block Rocker from ION Audio. This portable unit consists of speakers, an amplifier, audio inputs for iPods, iPhones and microphones, an iPod dock, and AM/FM radio. It also includes a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 12 hours. With this device, the music can last all day!
Lastly, one of the most important tailgating necessities is properly cooked food. That’s why a reliable grill is essential. The Coleman Roadtrip Grill LXE is small, easy to carry, and higher quality than the average tailgating barbecue equipment. This will ensure great cooking for all of the food you pack!
As always, make sure to have fun, be safe, and show your Chargers pride! Go Bolts
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