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  • Must Have's

    • BBQ Grill - Portable is best
    • Propane Tank - No gas = no food
    • Charcoal - For old school BBQ flavor
    • Folding Table - You need a place for all the game day food
    • Folding Chairs - Why stand the whole time?
    • Ice Chests - Necessity for beer/food storage
    • Team Jersey - Unless you're wearing body paint
    • Team Decorations - A requirement
    • Team Flag - Make sure it flies the highest
    • Food - Game Day grub!
    • Beer - A staple of any tailgate
    • Wine - For the "classy" tailgate (ladies love this too)
    • Sodas/Water - In case you run out of beer
    • Case Coolie - Keeps beer cold without ice
    • Flask - For carrying liquor on the go
    • Grilling Tools - Always useful
    • Cutting Boards - Important prep tool
    • Plastic utensils - You can't always eat with your hands
    • Cleaning supplies - In case you make a mess
    • Paper/Plastic plates - Because your pants won't do
    • Trash bags - Goes without saying
    • Paper Towels/Napkins - It seems there are never enough
    • Bottle/Can/Wine Opener - Safer than using a knife
  • Pro Tailgaters

    • Outdoor TV - So you can watch other games
    • Surround Sound System - In case somebody has a louder tailgate
    • Portable Satellite System - Rabbit ears are weak
    • Aprons & Mitts - Nobody wants burned hands or food on their jersey
    • Shade/Canopy - In case of extreme heat
    • Tarps - Lay on the ground, keeps bugs away
    • Sunblock - So you don't get fried
    • Face/Body Paint - More team spirit
    • Bungie Cords - For tying things down
    • Giant Foam Finger - Why not?
    • Beer Helmet - Hands free drinking
    • Vitamix Blender - Makes frozen drinks, ice cream & soups
    • Deep Fryer - Deep fried goodness
    • First Aid Kit - Just in case
    • Fire Extinguisher - In case the pit gets out of control
    • Rain Gear - For all-weather tailgating
    • Bear Proof Ice Chest - You never know
    • Sofas - Good for extra seating and/or napping
    • Generator - You always need more power
    • Portable Air Cooler - Being hot is no fun
    • Portable Heater - In case it snows
    • Outdoor Kegerator - For serious beer drinking
    • Portable Toilet - Extremely convenient
    • Tent - For the overnighter
    • Headache/Pain Reliever - Trust us on this one
  • Tailgaters Wishlist

    • Customized RV painted in your team's colors
    • Multiple outdoor TVs
    • Recliners for the tailgate
    • Portable Tailgating Kitchen
    • Season tickets
    • Autographed game ball
    • Gas powered blender
    • Shot Dispenser
    • Portable bar (motorized of course)
    • Your own personal bartender
    • The best fantasy team in your league
    • Your team in the championship
    • Your bitter rival in last place