What You Need for Your Next Tailgate
It’s conference championship weekend in college football, and if you’re one of those alumni who wants to outshine, outcheer and outtailgate your old college buddies, then read on. Interstate All Battery Center® can help you plan the most Outrageously Dependable® tailgate experience ever.
Let’s start with the basics. That tiny charcoal grill of yours? It’s time for an upgrade. Charcoal is great, but the hassle and mess makes for a difficult tailgating experience. Consider a portable infrared grill, which offers plenty of searing power with much less cleanup. Most run on small propane tanks.
You’ll want cold beverages, right? The old ice chest is a proven warrior, but if you really want to take your tailgate to the next level, consider a portable refrigerator. With no ice to worry about, you’ll have more room for your favorite drinks.
If your tailgate begins in the early morning hours (or if you’re partying right up to the start of a night game), you’ll need light. Sure, the headlights on your vehicle will brighten your surroundings, but for a truly brilliant experience, you’ll want a few LED light panels. They’re portable; they’re bright, and they sip electricity like a fine espresso.
Need your light a little more localized? Look for grill-mounted flashlights and magnet-mounted work lights at your local Interstate All Battery Center.
The power source
So you noticed many of our suggestions require electricity. Where will you plug in when you’re out in the middle of a parking lot of a big stadium? If your tailgating setup is relatively small, consider a power inverter, which will take the energy stored inside a deep-cycle battery and turn it into sweet, sweet AC electricity.
That’s fine if your tailgate lasts only an hour or two. If you plan on staying the day or multiple days (we don’t judge), you’ll want a solar panel and serious power storage. Check out the Goal Zero Yeti 1250 solar generator kit, available at Interstate All Battery Center. It offers the electricity of a gas-powered generator without the noise or fumes. And it recharges in the sun.
See the Goal Zero Yeti in action:
The backup plan
So you’ve tailgated all day, put away your toys and enjoyed the game.But maybe you didn’t use our Goal Zero Yeti or a power inverter with a dedicated Interstate battery, instead relying on your trusty car battery. And now, your car won’t start. Good thing you keep a portable jump pack in the trunk.
The lightweight QuickCable 900 makes jump-starting your car a breeze so you can get home and rest your voice. You’ll need it again for the bowl game in a couple of weeks.
Where to find your batteries and accessories
Before you pack for the tailgate this weekend, stop by Interstate All Battery Center to make sure you’ll have the power to get you through.
What tailgate essential did we forget? Let us know in the comments.
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