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good things sooner or later come to an end, and the same goes for camping.
Dowse the Grill
Line your grill with aluminum foil for easy clean-up and disposal of spent charcoal.
Make sure that you have some way of extinguishing and throwing away your hot coals. Whatever you do, dispose of firewood or charcoal briquettes properly. Some stadiums have a designated place for hot ashes, but do not dump them in the grass or in trash bins.
check the cooler
Dispose of any food wastes, empty out excess water, and replenish the ice, as needed, for the trip home.
When the party is over, you may have leftovers. The following tips are great for handling leftovers.
Put any leftovers in coolers as soon as you can because food that sits out for more than two hours isn't safe to eat. If the temperature is above 90º, food should be put up after one hour.
There should be ice left in the cooler to store the perishable items, if not, throw the food out.
When in doubt, throw it out!
one more potty break
Before leaving, take advantage of this opportunity to take a final bathroom break and to wash up a bit.
final walk around
One last check, walk around your vehicle and look around the campsite to see if anything was missed.
Until next time . . .
The ride home after a Tailgating Adventure can be long, particularly when you have a hot shower and cozy bed waiting there for you. But, before relaxing, some final chores need to be done:
First things first, unload your car, truck or camper and separate everything used on the camping trip.
empty the cooler
Remove all food from your cooler and place it in the refrigerator, then rinse the cooler and allow to dry.
store food items
Return all remaining foods to the pantry or cupboard.
wash the dishes
Even if you did it at the Tailgate Site before leaving, it's still a good sanitary practice to wash them again.
dispose of trash
up and dispose of any remaining trash.
stow away the gear
out all your gear too. If any gear is wet, lay it out, or set it up
to dry, before packing it for storage.
Mold and mildew can be a problem, but with a little prevention it can be avoided.
should be stress free & fun!
matter how tired you are after a long trip, do not stick that
kitchen storage box away in the garage.
After every tailgait trip, bring the "mess box" into your kitchen at home.
Over the next few days clean every dish, re-stock those goods: paper plates, towels, plastic forks, etc.
the entire kitchen mess box as if it is 'ready to go' again &
then put it away.
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