It’s that time again… RAAAIDERRR NATION STAND UP! I love football season and everything that comes with it. If you don’t have season tickets, It’s ok! Have fun tailgating. My friends and I pack the truck with lots of goodies to eat like steaks, brats, burgers, chicken, hot dogs and my delicious homemade chili, as well as plenty of adult beverages like beer, wine, tequila. and my favorite, peanut butter whiskey!
I usually bring my DJ equipment to make the tailgate party official. People come from everywhere to join our party. Raider fans and even our competitor fans.
Everything’s fun about tailgating: hanging with your friends, cooking outdoors and rooting for your favorite team. Some fans even go all-out with their tailgating and start planning months ahead of time. The only thing that might not be fun about the day-long adventure is packing—but there’s a fix for that.
Planning ahead and organizing your tailgating necessities makes packing your car much faster. You’ll get to the tailgate with less stress and have more fun while you’re there because you’ll be less likely to forget a key item.
One of the best things you can do for yourself is create a tailgating center in your garage or storage area. Rearrange your contents to leave an empty area for storing all the gear that goes with you to a game. As you put away your gear, stow it in containers that are easily packed right into the car, such as plastic tubs with snap on lids or sturdy tote bags. Not having to hunt all over the house for something you need is a big timesaver.
Once you’ve got your gear in place, stay organized by creating a tailgating packing list. Compile a checklist of all the things you need to pack and post it where you’ve stored all the goods. Refer to it as you load the car and you’ll greatly reduce your chances of leaving something behind.