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The Pee Pocket

The Pee Pocket

Let’s face it, having to go to the bathroom while out tailgating is something we try to avoid at all costs. Unfortunately, if you are going to consume a few frosties in the parking lot, sooner or later your kidneys are going to remind you that they have been working this entire time.

Guy tailgaters tend to have it easier than girl tailgaters. Our discovery of The Whizdom last year made it easier for guys to answer nature’s call than the ladies. And even though they have not come up with a female Whizdom, The Pee Pocket may be the next best thing.

Most female tailgater complain they hate the port-a-potty situation in the parking lots. The portable toilets tend to get really dirty way to early and the thought of any body part touching any part of the inside of a portable toilet is enough to make you want to toss your hot dog you just ate. It appears that The Pee Pocket is the solution for the lady tailgaters in the group. Watch their video on what the Pee Pocket is and how it works.

As you can see in the video, The Pee Pocket is a disposable funnel that is contoured and shaped for a woman’s body to direct her urine stream while standing up. By using The Pee Pocket, ladies no longer have to look for toilet seat covers, lay down a barrier consisting of toilet tissue strips or do the classic “hover and go”.

If you didn’t watch the video all the way through, the instructions for using The Pee Pocket are simple:

1. Hold The Pee Pocket™ between your thumb and fingers and squeeze together to create funnel.
2. Lower pants or lift skirt.
3. Place the large opening so it completely covers the urine flow area and point the opposite tip down slightly.
4. Relax and go.
5. Clean with the hygienic tissue wipe.
6. Return The Pee Pocket™ and wipe to the disposable bag, then toss.

It may seem a bit unorthodox at first but when faced with a nasty, filthy port-a-potty, the ladies may ditch the old ways and going the unorthodox way may be the way to go.

The Pee Pocket 3-Pack is $2.99, the 48-Pack is $24.99 and the Pee Pockets sold individually are $0.99.

To learn more about The Pee Pocket or to order some for those female tailgaters in your group, visit: thepeepocket.com

Tribe Provisions adventure blanket

Posted by Dave On October - 31 - 2014Comments Off on Tribe Provisions adventure blanket
Tribe Provisions Adventure Blanket

Tribe Provisions Adventure Blanket

It’s Halloween tonight and that means if the air is not getting a little crisp where you live and tailgate, chances are it will start to get cold relatively soon. A little inclement weather never stopped us from tailgating and neither should a drop in temperatures.

Layering clothes while tailgating in the cold is always a good idea but nothing beats a blanket to keep yourself warm while out in the parking lots. We recently discovered the Tribe Provisions adventure blanket which is currently seeking funding via Kickstarter. Check out their video introducing the Tribe Provisions adventure blanket.

Normally Kickstarter projects do not have samples to send and provide an opportunity to test and review the product before promoting their Kickstarter campaign. Tribe Provisions was able to send us a sample and we were able to test it out.

All of the features of the adventure blanket seen in the video are true upon receiving our sample. It is warm, durable and cleans easily. We can honestly and without reservation endorse this product and we hope it reaches its funding goal of $15,000.

As of press time, the Tribe Provisions adventure blanket Kickstarter project had 198 backers with $11,721 of the $15,000 goal already funded. If you think this would be a great product to invest in or would like to see it funded to have these made available for purchase, visit their Kickstarter page HERE.

Rappz Cooler Cover Graphics

Posted by Dave On October - 29 - 2014Comments Off on Rappz Cooler Cover Graphics

Rappz Tailgating Ideas custom cooler cover
More than likely everyone has a Coleman Cooler somewhere in their garage. It very well may be your cooler of choice to take tailgating. And because Coleman Coolers are such a popular brand, there really is no way to help your cooler stand out from the crowd. Sure, you may be a Kentucky fan and have a blue cooler but how many other Wildcats fans have the same size and color of Coleman Cooler? We’re willing to guess, quite a few.

We recently discovered Rapps Cooler Cover Graphics from Victory Corps. What they have essentially done is take a neoprene wrap that is specifically made to slide over and around Coleman Coolers and have colored them with dye sublimated graphics to help make your cooler stand out at your next tailgate party. Instead of that boring red cooler sitting out, you can now order custom graphics to display your tailgating crew’s moto or even show your support for your team. You won’t be able to use officially licensed logos and emblems but there are no copyright laws on using red and black and and having your cooler wrap say, “Go Cards” if you are an Arizona Cardinals fan.

As you can see in the above photos, your Coleman Cooler complete with the Rappz Cooler Cover Graphic is at home at any tailgate party. We contacted Victory Corps and requested a custom Rappz displaying our Tailgating Ideas logo complete with the remainder of the Rappz in the same color scheme. In the above photos you can see it fits our Coleman Cooler like a glove and has holes on the sides to slip over the carrying handles. The Rappz goes over the cooler body and fits snugly and allows for easy access to the lid  without impeding your ability to go back for another cold one.

Keep in mind, even though the Rappz Cooler Cover Graphic is made out of neoprene, the same material used to make can and bottle koozies, it is not designed to insulate or increase the life of your ice. This is not a cooler koozie to keep ice longer. The Rappz is merely a way to quickly and easily decorate your cooler to show off your team spirit or to help promote your business.

Rappz comes in a multitude of sizes and options for all different Coleman Coolers including the 1/2 Gallon Jug, 5 Gallon Jug, 18 quart cooler, 48 quart cooler, 70 quart cooler, 100 quart cooler, 40 quart wheeled cooler and 50 quart wheeled cooler. You can order just the wrap to go over an existing cooler you currently have or you can order the wrap to come complete with a new cooler. Obviously the prices will vary based on the size wrap you choose.

After thoroughly testing the Rappz and taking it tailgating, we are going to declare Rapzz Cooler Cover Graphics “Tailgate Approved”.

To learn more about Rappz Cooler Cover Graphics or to order one of your own, click HERE.

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Slammo

Posted by Dave On October - 28 - 2014Comments Off on Slammo
Slammo played on a beach or at a tailgate party

Slammo can be played on a beach, backyard, park or at a tailgate party

It seems as though tailgating games have evolved to include combining two or more games and creating a new one. Add Slammo to the list of tailgating games that takes aspects of one game to make an entirely new game.

Slammo is a two-on-two volleyball style game. Teams have three hits (or less if they choose) to return the ball by bouncing it off a circular net that is ankle high on the ground. Unlike volleyball, instead of hitting the ball over a net, players hit the ball off a trampoline type net. The same player can not hit the ball twice in a row like in volleyball. If the ball hits the ground or one team fails to get the ball back to the net in three hits or less, the team that last hit the net gets a point. Teams can only score when they are the serving team and normally games will play to 21 points. For an abbreviated game, play to 11 points.

In Slammo, there are no out of bounds like in volleyball. This is a complete 360 degree game in that teams do not have to hit the ball off the net in a certain direction. Hit the ball as hard as you like to make it travel further away from the opponent to increase your chances of scoring points. You can use all parts of your body in Slammo to get the ball to your teammate or onto the net as long as the player does not hit the ball twice in a row.

Slammo is similar to the game Spikeball*. One of the main advantages of Slammo is the superior construction materials used for the game. The PVC pipe used for the net frame is stronger and this is better to avoid any gaps or pockets in between the net and the frame. Strong PVC keeps a perfect circle under net tension. Even though the quality of construction materials are a higher quality than the competitors, the price is still lower than the competition.

Slammo vs Competitor

Slammo Carrying Bag Girl

Slammo Carry Case

Slammo includes:

  • 1 – Slammo Target
  • 2 – 9cm Completion Balls
  • 1 – 12cm Training Ball
  • Carrying Case
  • Rules

Because Slammo is a 360 degree game, we suggest if you take it tailgating, to ensure your tailgating space has ample room to move around. If taking this game tailgating, we would also suggest using it on grass because, by the nature of play, some shots encourage people to dive for balls. Not a good idea if your are tailgating on asphalt. If purchasing Slammo for home use, taking it to the park, the beach or even in the backyard would be a perfect location to play Slammo.

Also, keep in mind that this is a more physically demanding game than other traditional tailgating games like cornhole or washers. You may work up a sweat depending on how competitive the game is and how vigorous of competition you participate in. Keep that in mind that if you don’t mind a little work out or working up a little sweat while tailgating, Slammo is an excellent choice.

Based on those warnings, the affordability, the portability and the opportunity to bring a new game to the parking lot, we are going to label Slammo “Tailgate Approved”.

The Slammo game set complete with carrying bag (pictured above) costs $49.99 plus $12 flat rate shipping and handling. You can purchase Slammo HERE.

*Spikeball is a registered trademark of Kankakee Spikeball Inc.

Tailgate with Jake (Plummer)

Posted by Dave On October - 27 - 2014Comments Off on Tailgate with Jake (Plummer)

Arizona Cardinals fans tailgate on the Great Lawn outside of University of Phoeniz Stadium
If you are an Arizona Cardinals fan and have ever wanted to have a former player stop by your tailgate, you are in luck.

King Controls, makers of the Tailgater satellite TV antenna system, is joining forces with former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Jake Plummer to have Jake “the Snake” visit one lucky tailgate party on November 9, 2014. In addition to Jake Plummer being your special tailgate party guest, you and your crew will also receive a free Tailgater satellite TV antenna, DISH receiver and free DISH programming for the rest of the football season (through February 2, 2015).

To enter, visit tailgatewithjake.com. To submit your entry, tell Jake Plummer about your set-up, your traditions, how long you and your family and friends have been tailgating Arizona Cardinals games. Include photos to help increase your chances of winning. Jake Plummer will review the entries and personally select the story he likes best. It’s free to enter and the best tailgate party will get a visit from Jake “the Snake” Plummer and a sweet TV set up courtesy of King Controls and Dish Network.

All the legal mumbo jumbo and rules can be found here. Get your entry in early in order to beat the November 5, 2014 at 11:59 PM mountain time deadline. You could be tailgating with Jake Plummer November 9th before the Cardinals take on the St. Louis Rams.

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