If you’re interested in going on a road trip, then you should know that it requires a bit more planning than simply jumping in your car and driving off. By improperly planning a road trip, you can run into severe problems such as running out of gas, not having enough drinking water or food, not being able to continue the trip due to a flat tire and no spare etc. So, to prevent your road trip from becoming a bust, we’ll now look at a quick packing list that will ensure you’re well prepared.
The first thing you should pack is enough food and water for everyone in the vehicle. It is extremely important that you pack foods that won’t spoil in the heat. It is best to pack sandwiches, packaged snacks, chips, water, juice, etc. Make sure that you pack more water than you’ll probably need since most people tend to get thirstier on a road trip. Also, if you’re taking a pet with you, make sure that you pack extra food and water for them as well.
Next, you should plan the route of your road trip and make sure that you know where every gas station is as well as every grocery, hotel, and hospital. You should take a physical map as well as your smartphone or digital devices that have a GPS or app such a Waze. This will ensure that you’re never lost, are able to find alternative routes if necessary and that you always know how far away you are from being able to get gas, food or overnight accommodation.
Lastly, you should always have a first aid kit in your vehicle as well as music and a couple of games to keep everyone occupied. This will ensure that the road trip is actually fun and not a bore.
You should also have a contact number of a tow truck service in case of any car-problem that needs to tow your car.
In closing, we have just looked at a quick road trip packing list. Once you’re properly prepared you’ll not only be safe but have a fantastic trip that you’ll want to repeat in the future.