Memorial Day BBQ for the Outdoorsman

Carly Brasseux // April 17

It’s almost Memorial Day folks! And while this is a day to reflect and remember our fallen soldiers, it’s also the weekend kick-off celebration weekend to a fabulous summer.

As we head into summer, all we want to do is be outdoors with our family and friends.

Memorial Day BBQ for the Outdoorsman

So, let’s get planning for a Memorial Day summer BBQ (so American isn’t it?!). Here are a few items every outdoorsman needs for their Memorial Day BBQ.

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Memorial Day BBQ for the Outdoorsman

Masterbuilt® Gravity Series® 800 Digital Charcoal Grill, Griddle and Smoker

  • Reaches 225 F in 8 minutes, 450 F in 10 minutes, or 700 degrees Fahrenheit in 14 minutes 
  • Includes a flat top griddle insert and cast iron grill grates with 800 total square inches of cooking area (including the two porcelain-coated smoking racks) 
  • DigitalFan minimizes heat fluctuations – maintains temperature 
  • Control temperature and cook time with the digital control panel or with smart device control using WiFi or Bluetooth 
  • Built-in temperature gauge and meat probe thermometer for perfect results every time

With stainless steel burners, a two-door design that saves heat, and includes over 800 square inches of cooking space, you will WOW your BBQ party; we promise! We love the removable cooking racks for our favorite full-flavored wild game!

Blissun 9' Outdoor Patio Umbrella


  • 100% POLYESTER FABRIC -- Blissun patio umbrella is made of 100% polyester, waterproof and UV resistant, long lasting, easy to clean.
  • STURDY FRAME -- Powder coated aluminum and iron pole, 8 iron ribs provides the yard umbrella superior strength support, easy to use and compact storage.
  • CRANK MECHANISM -- This market umbrella is designed with crank open system for easy and quick use. Push button tilt for more angles of shading, keep the sun at your back.
  • SUN PROTECTION -- This outdoor umbrella with 9 ft. diameter shade your 42"- 54" round, square or rectangle table with 4 to 6 chairs, Ideal for both residential and commercial locations.
  • MODERN & WIDELY APPLICABLE -- Blissun 9 feet patio umbrella with elegant design, is a perfect and essential for summer or sunny days to shade sunshine, apply to the yard, beach, square, garden and patio shops like cafe, restaurant, swimming pool.

We spend our time outdoors and are used to the heat, cold, and rain, but try as we may – the summer heat still is a whoopin’! Stay in the shade, y’all!

Fish Fryer Pot and Basket


  • A Creative Assistant: This 11 qt. fish fryer comes with one aluminum outdoor fryer pot, one inner basket, one 5’’ thermometer and one stand. 
  • A Professional Helper: Envision the exhilaration of crafting a sumptuous fried banquet utilizing this ingenious fish fryer, all set to savor within a swift 45-minute timeframe!

This is a tripod cooker with a heavy-duty 11-quart fry pot and a lightweight strainer basket with rubber-coated handles. BBQ or fish fry? Both sound perfect!

SPORT BEATS Giant Wooden Yard Dice


  • Pine wood with smooth edges. 
  • Two games included with rules. 
  • Each dice : 3.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches. 
  • 6 wooden dice , carry bag , scorecards.

Who’s going to be the winner, winner with a wild game dinner? Have a friendly competition with outdoor games.

Adjustable Steel Mesh Zero Gravity Lounge Chair Recliners


  • LOCKABLE RECLINING SYSTEM: Smoothly glides into an ergonomic zero-gravity position, with removable elastic cords that immediately adjust to your body's weight 
  • PORTABLE DESIGN: Lightweight, foldable design makes these an easy addition to your next trip to the park, beach, or your child's next sporting event 
  • CONVENIENT & DETACHABLE TRAY: Removable tray is built with two cup holders, a phone holder, and a tablet holder so you never have to be far from your favorite drinks or media devices! 
  • DURABLE CONSTRUCTION: Features a high, 250-pound weight capacity with flexible, low-wear textilene fabric for lasting quality! 
  • REMOVABLE, ADJUSTABLE HEADRESTS: Includes a removable, padded headrest for an extra element of adjustable comfort; OPEN DIMENSIONS: 32.5"-61"(L) x 25"(W) x 33.5"-44"(H); FOLDED DIMENSIONS: 38"(L) x 25"(W) x 6"(H)

Sit, back, relax, and enjoy a cold brew (but not Bud Light). Isn’t that what summer is all about? Lightweight and foldable, these chairs keep your drink and cell phone right next to you, too!

GOOTOP Bug Zapper


  • Effectively eliminate most flying insects: mosquito, Aedes, gnats, midges, flies, horse flies, fruit flies, house flies, moths, wasps, etc. Please use this exterminator at night and in the dark. 
  • EPA registered: the blue-violet light attracts flying insects, and the high-voltage electric grid zaps them on contact. So you don't have to put up with the smell of sprays, insecticides and attractants. You also don't have to worry about your pets eating insects that have been killed by pesticides. 
  • Light weight & Easy to use: It’s very light so you can hang it everywhere you like. No warm up, Starts working when plugged in. 
  • Easy to clean & Replaceable bulb: Dead bugs will fall onto the tray, you just need to clean the tray with brush provided. Bulb is replaceable. If your bulb becomes less effective at attracting flying insects, you can replace it. 
  • 1/2 Acre Coverage. Good for home, patio, balcony, courtyard, front porch, garden, pergola, deck, backyard, camping, swimming pool, garage, farm, etc.

Hate those pesky mosquitos as much as we do? Don’t let your guests get bit by using this high-powered electric bug zapper. Covers up to 1500 square feet!

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What are you waiting for? Get planning your Memorial Day BBQ party ASAP!

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About the Author

Carly Brasseux

Carly Brasseux is a determined and passionate freelance outdoor writer, published author, business owner and social media/marketing consultant based in Texas. In a world where women are the fastest growing segment of the hunting population, she is a major proponent of those women wanting to learn more about the outdoors and hunting. Her handle, Miss Pursuit, is an expression of her enthusiasm for all things outdoors, from educating women through her experiences learning to hunt over the last decade, to getting out with her kids to explore the wild. Her expertise in social media and marketing, as well as her vast network of people in the outdoor industry, have given her the influence to make an impact for years to come. Member of the Mule Deer Foundation, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, Stewards of the Wild and the Texas Wildlife Association.