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  • 1

    Put dry ice at the bottom of your cooler to prevent the rest of your ice from melting.

    Willsee
  • 2

    Buy a tin foil pan if you need to bring a lot of food or meat. When you're done it can be simply thrown out instead of cleaned.

    gmfreeman
  • 3

    Do something to uniquely identify your drink so others don't drink it: partially crush your beer can, have an odd color cup, use a marker, etc.

    Willsee
  • 4

    Always have an easy to set up canopy available in case it rains or it gets too hot.

    gmfreeman
  • 5

    Don't forget to bring trash bags and Purell hand sanitizer.

    avrus
  • 6

    Bring toilet paper.

    Willsee
  • 7

    Use frozen bottled water and ice instead of all ice in your cooler. It'll act as ice yet you can also drink it!

    Willsee
  • 8

    Have everyone bring their own beer and meat if you don't know their tastes. Make sure they bring extra for others.

    avrus
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  • 9

    Try to get to the same spot every tailgate so people know where you are. Also a canopy helps others find you.

    avrus
  • 10

    Delegate duties to other people tailgating with you.

    avrus
  • 11

    The beanbag game "Cornhole" is really fun when tailgating.

    Oafah
  • 12

    Bring as much beer as you can possibly drink yourself then add a bit more in case others show up.

    Oafah
  • 13

    Koozies work great in keeping your beer cold. Use a unique color or design to help distinguish your drink from others.

    Willsee
  • 14

    If you have a keg and don't have a big cooler to put it in, use a white trash bag to reflect the sun's rays from heating it. Also use ice.

    Willsee
  • 15

    Use ziplock bags to keep things dry in the rain.

    gmfreeman
  • 16

    Use an old tool box to store your utensils.

    gmfreeman
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  • 17

    If you tailgate often it's good to develop a checklist. Don't forget the tickets!

    gmfreeman
  • 18

    If you're bringing bottled beer don't forget the opener.

    avrus
  • 19

    Wear the team colors and if you have it bring the team flag to put on your car or a pole.

    mnpilot
  • 20

    Tailgating in parking lots or in places where you can't see the venue isn't as fun.

    mnpilot
  • 21

    Double check the venue's rules about charcoal grills as they may only allow propane gas grills.

    avrus
  • 22

    Bring mostly finger foods to keep things easy.

    avrus
  • 23

    If you're new to tailgating walk around the tailgate area before the game and take notes on the good tailgate parties.

    mnpilot
  • 24

    Create a playlist for the day of the event to play on your phone and a set of speakers. Pandora also works.

    gmfreeman
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  • 25

    If you don't have tickets to the event and can watch it on TV, go tailgating anyways and bring a generator and TV!

    mnpilot
  • 26

    If you don't have a generator you can buy a power converter to plug into your car. Remember to bring jumper cables too.

    mnpilot
  • 27

    IsItDoneYet.gov offers advice and recommendations for judging when various meats are finished cooking.

    mnpilot
  • 28

    Hot cider, hot chocolate, a little Baileys Irish Cream all go a long way in keeping you warm in the cold.

    mnpilot
  • 29

    Bring a bit of styrofoam padding for your feet during cold weather events.

    Oafah
  • 30

    Try to do most of the prep work before leaving. Examples include making the burgers and marinating the meat.

    Oafah
  • 31

    While getting blitzed before an event can be fun, make sure to designate a driver and don't over do it so much that you don't remember the event.

    Aeorik
  • 32

    Bring some sweet beach chairs!

    beachcomber
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  • 33

    When doing a beer bong, put a shot or two of liquor in it. You won't taste it and you'll get smashed real fast.

    hkwr27
  • 34

    Buy a lock bracket from home depot and install it on your cooler. Then you don't have to worry about people stealing your beer if you have to leave.

    ermo7