Chevy offers some of the best trucks around, including the Chevy Silverado and the Colorado. These models are great for tailgating, especially with football season on the way. We’ve compiled a list of tips for tailgating, helping you to make the most of your pre-game experience.
According to The Huffington Post, it’s best to over-prepare, not underprepare. That means you should make a list of everything you need, check stadium rules on tailgating, and check out apps made especially for tailgating preparation. These include apps like Tailgating Planner.
It’s also important to cook as much as possible beforehand. Sure, grilling meat is best done at the stadium. But pasta salad, slaw, fries, and other sides are better prepared at home. That way, you’ll have more time to enjoy the game, rather than spending it all behind the grill. Remember, when cooking meat, be sure to pay attention for cross-contamination and to use a meat thermometer.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Many tailgaters like to drink alcohol before a game (be sure to check rules beforehand), but such drinking can lead to dehydration. Be sure to slow down and sip some water. Plus, hot parking lots make you sweat more than normal. Gatorade is also a great option.
Learn tips for opening bottles. Everyone forgets a bottle opener at one point or another. Learning cool tricks for opening beer, soda, or wine can not only help you in a pinch, but it will also impress your friends. Just be sure to be careful with glass.
These are just some of the many tips you should follow. Above all else, have fun! Tailgating is about rooting for your team. Don’t spend too much time worrying about food or drinks—sometimes less is more.