- by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 12/2/2022
There's nothing better than tailgating. The combination of food, friends and fun is one of the best parts of the season. The only downside is the planning. Somebody's got to make sure there's food to eat, music to listen to and a bottle opener on hand for your favorite beverage. Need a little help? No sweat. This checklist includes everything you need to make your next game-day bash a success.
A generator is the perfect way to power portable heaters, crockpots and electric grills.
Don't have room for a full generator? No problem. You can run things like TVs, blenders, coffee pots and more off of the battery in your car or truck. Just be sure you use a power inverter to convert your battery's DC current to the AC current used by most appliances. Otherwise, you could end up shorting them out.
Bringing a portable charger along is a great way to ensure your phone has enough juice for posting selfies and in-the-moment social posts.
What's a party without the right music? A Bluetooth speaker is the perfect way to set the game day mood.
Protect yourself from those cold stadium seats with a THAW Rechargeable Heated seat Pad. These devices work via a USB-C rechargeable power bank that can also be used to charge your phone or other favorite devices.
6. Rechargeable Hand Warmers
Warm up your hands on those cold winter days with a Rechargeable Hand Warmer from THAW. Features three temperature modes and easy USB-C charging. These hand warmers also double as a power bank perfect for recharging phones, tablets and more. Available in small or large sizes.
With the days getting shorter, it's smart to have a flashlight available for when the game goes late.
Keep track of your favorite drink in the dark with a light-up LED drink wrap.
A swiss army knife is perfect for opening bottles or any other unexpected needs.
10. Jump Packs
Did you end up running your auto battery down powering all of those extra applications? No problem. With a jump pack, you can jump-start your car easily without the need for a second vehicle.
Before you head out to your next tailgating party, make sure your auto battery is ready for winter weather. Batteries Plus offers free battery testing at each of our 700+ locations. Need a new battery? We have plenty of top-quality replacement batteries both online and in-store. Plus, we carry other essentials like windshield wiper blades, headlight bulbs and more in our Auto Center.