It’s football season in Oakland County and that means lots of friends, food, football, and fun! While having fun, throwing the old pigskin around, and connecting with friends and fans, it’s important to stay safe. Use these tips to avoid injuries and help make your day run a little smoother.
- Don’t leave grills unattended to avoid accidents such as hoses coming loose and coals being bumped and spilled.
- Pack a charged fire extinguisher and first aid kit in case of emergency.
- Bring sunscreen to avoid the after effects of a sunburn. Also pack bottles of water, or bring full reusable bottles to prevent dehydration.
- Hiding valuables during a game will prevent potential thieves from breaking in to steal your belongings.
- Bringing garbage bags to dispose of trash properly will help you to avoid a mess with animals, and will help you remember everything when packing up.
- Check your coal temperature and dispose appropriately. Hot coals don’t mix well with garbage and can start a fire quickly.
- Don’t get too anxious and under cook meats. Make sure they are the proper temperature to pull and serve.
- Don’t pack the car too full. Make sure all windows are clear to see drivers and walkers.
- Pack perishable food with plenty of ice in an insulated cooler to avoid any meat from spoiling and causing illness.
- Don’t allow food to sit out once it has been served, saving food in a cooler will prevent bugs and illness. Stored food can also provide second helpings for a hungry gang after the game.
Tailgating is fun for friends, family, and even foes. It’s a great way to connect with people around you and have a great day. Don’t ruin the fun with an avoidable mistake! Stay safe with these tips.