Things are always rocking in New Orleans, but the party gets hotter than ever during Mardi Gras. It's the biggest party of the year in the whole country! What do you need to survive this hangover?

If you're one of the lucky guys who's taking the trip down there this year, here are some things that you should not leave home without according to TheSmokingJacket.com:

  • Concealed Wallet- A wallet that you can hang around your neck and conceal under your shirt is ideal. It's going to be a madhouse down there and you need to protect your identification, cash and credit cards in a big way.
  • Comfortable Shoes- Mardi Gras is a marathon, not a sprint. You will be walking a lot and your shoes are going to get trashed. Make sure they're comfortable and make sure you're willing to sacrifice them to the party gods.
  • Digital Camera- Women will be lifting their shirts and showing you their goods. You're going to want to record this cultural event so you can enjoy it after you sober up.
  • Mardi Gras Party & Parade Guide App- It's packed with information about parade routes and popular New Orleans destinations and allows you to alert your friends as to your whereabouts.