The first and most important accessory that you need if you are planning to tailgate or camp in your backyard is a backyard canopy. The next most important accessory is a group of friends. I am being a little silly here, but you get the idea. When I decide to have any party or gathering at my home, the main reason for getting together is food.
Now here are a few things to think about when you are planning your backyard party. You need something to cook with, somewhere to prepare the food, a way to keep your food and beverages cold, and you also need a place to eat. So with that in mind, you are going to need a grill, chairs, tables, and a couple of coolers.
So what kind of grill gets the job done best? Without hesitation I can say that a charcoal grill is simply the way to go. The flavor that it brings to meat and the smokey smell that it gives to the air just cannot be replaced by a gas grill, period. And buy high quality charcoal. It burns longer and cleaner with more consistent heat.
Chairs are probably the next most important accessory to your outdoor gathering. You and your guests are simply going to need a place to sit down and take a break. I recommend the standard tailgating chairs that come with the bag. As for the tables, you definitely should invest into some quality PVC or plastic collapsible folding leg tables. The plastic variety is very easy to clean and they will last for years.
For me and my friends, we must have a TV to what the all of the top games on game day. With HD TV now being available by using rabbit ears, getting the top games outside is just a lot easier than it used to be.
But if you don’t have any of these accessories, remember, the only essential you really need is family and friends to enjoy the outdoors while tailgating or camping.