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Top 10 Safety Tips For Your Next Tailgate

Despite most assumption, tailgates are more then just fun and games. These simple tips will ensure that you and your family return from your next tailgate in one piece. Remember the cure starts with awareness.

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1. BRING ICE.

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Ice can be used to help cure almost any injury during tailgating, from burns to swore muscles. Also ice will ensure that your beverages stay cool, which will help keep guest at your tailgate happy and angry out burst to a minimum.

2. PACE YOURSELF.

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A tailgate is a marathon not a sprint. The goal of the day is to have fun and the last thing you want is to get a stomach ache from over eating, or a swore shoulder from to many corn hole games. Even though its tempting, remember go slow and don't over indulge.

3. CHECK THE WEATHER.

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30% of all tailgating injuries can be prevent by pre-screening the weather app before leaving the house. Checking the weather will allow you to prevent all types of weather related injuries like dehydration or burns. If its going to be sunny make sure you pack extra sunscreen. if it going to be hot bring extra liquids. if its going to rain bring a rain coat or umbrella. Preparation is key.

4. NEVER ENTER ENEMY TERRITORY ALONE.

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Sometimes it impossible to avoid pass through the other team's tailgaters in the lot, either to find the bathroom or enter the stadium from the game. When you are forced to enter hostile territory, always bring a partner to ensure you make it back to your camp safely.

5. FIND AN EXIT BUDDY.

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Know who you are going to leave the tailgate with. Planning is always an important part of keeping your squad safe during any tailgate, and its important that drivers know who they are, so they don't eat themselves into food comas or leave people behind. Designate a driver people.

6. BRING YOUR PROTECTIVE GEAR.

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Tailgating can be a serious contact sport. From flying footballs and hot grills to moving cars and opposing fans, the tailgating lot is full of dangers. The best way to avoid these perils is to bring some safety equipment like bandages, ice packs and maybe even a helmet if it's a rivalry game.

7. BRING A FIRE EXTINGUISHER.

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A surefire way to put a damper on any tailgate is to burn it down. Accidents happen, so bring a fire extinguisher to make sure those accidents don't ruin your whole day. Only you can prevent tailgate fires.

8. GET SOME SLEEP

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Tailgating is an all day event. From dawn until dusk, there is always something to do. There are meals to prepare, people to talk to, games to watch, beverages to drink, cheers to make, injuries to prevent and much more. You don't want to fatigue halfway through your day. So make sure you get a good night sleep the night before the big event.

9. SHARE YOUR NUMBER WITH YOUR TAILGATING SQUAD.

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There is lots to talk about on game day, so it's important to share your number with all the members of your tailgate. Sharing phone numbers will ensure that your can locate everybody, plan trips to the stadium and inform people where the best tailgate games are. Communication is key to a safe game day.

10. STAY RELAXED AND HAVE FUN!!!!!!

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When push comes to shove and injuries and pitfalls happen, the best way to stay safe is to just relax and enjoy yourself. Stressing about mishaps and freaking out about problems will only make the situation worse. Just stay calm and adjust to the problem at hand. And remember tailgates are for fun, so make sure you have some.

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