When you plan a road trip there are a lot of things you need to carry for yourself and when it is a long journey you need to be equipped with different kinds of essentials you would require a long trip.
After the world was hit by the covid19 pandemic the travelling scenario has changed a lot while the most preferred means pre pandemic would have been by air or feasible public transport but now people prefer their own vehicles for going out or travel purposes, hence keeping in mind the post-pandemic times you need to prepare yourself according to that.
Here is a guide for you to know the things you must definitely carry.
1. A covid 19 sanitary kit
You should prepare yourself with a sanitary kit to avoid any unnecessary health conditions in such fragile times. You must put on one mask when you begin your journey and store a few extra pieces in your bag. You might not have time to wash your masks if you’re taking a long road trip so keeping extra masks will be useful on those occasions.
Don’t forget to bring extra hand sanitisers too. Try to choose the alcohol-based ones since they are more potent and effective at killing more bacteria. Carry disposable gloves as well, since you will be touching things and items and it won’t always be possible to avoid contacting things.
You should also keep toilet seat disinfectants to avoid contracting germs at random toilets you might need to use, keep packs of wet wipes to freshen yourself, dry tissues and hand towels, and such toiletries according to your requirement as you would not want to compromise with sanitation.
2. Quick food essentials and drinks.
You might not always find a decent restaurant on the road, so don’t forget to keep dry food items with you such as packets of biscuits, cakes, chips, and other dry food in your bag to satisfy your appetite. You can also keep a cup of Maggi in the store, instant noodles and if you want you can actually keep an electric kettle inside your car, for hot water.
Keep some bottles of beverages and juices that give you more energy. Take a plate, glass, and cup with you when you buy food on the go for convenience. Keep tea bags and water bottles too (a must-have) Keep tang, glucose or ORS in case you might get dehydrated.
3. First Aid kit
First aid kits are the most essential no matter how many miles you are going to travel but it is a must-have in your car, it’s good if you already keep one in your vehicle but if you haven’t got then prepare one. Create a kit containing the required medications, bandages, antihistamines, sprain-relief gels, and crepe bandages.
Inside your medical kit, keep scissors, safety pins, and tweezers as well. In addition, there ought to be some treatments for stings and insect repellents. Last but not least, you need to keep a thermometer on you so you may check it if you start to feel concerned.
4. Electronic Devices
On a road trip, having an uncharged phone can prove to be an obstacle. Your phone is another essential and you have to carry a mobile charger. No one can be reached via phone, and no place can be found without it.
Also if you don’t have a music system, you won’t be able to use an aux cable to play the song of your choice on your phone. A multi-port power bank will do the purpose if you’re travelling with one or two friends.
A car drive is a great time to listen to music. As we previously stated, you won’t always be able to listen to music on your phone because you may need it to make calls or look up addresses. Instead, a high-quality portable music player will save you from getting bored on a long journey.
5. Car Repairing Tools.
You might get stuck on an unknown road with nobody to help if your car faces any technicalities so having essential car tools is another vital consideration such as spare parts so that if your vehicle breaks down in the middle of nowhere, you can replace it and continue your adventure, spare parts include a basic tool kit as well as car parts such as spare tyres, a fan belt, an alternator, an extra battery, bulbs, an air pump, wipers, a puncture repair kit, and so on.
Vehicle parts that you believe are unique to your vehicle should also, be brought so that you are prepared if you do not discover that exact item in the country you are passing through.
Besides all the fun and excitement a road trip offers to you it is important to take care of your requirements so that it gets as good of a journey as you would want it for yourself, so prepare yourself to have some of the most thrilling and memorable experiences of your life while taking care of your essentials requirements that will make your travel a hassle-free one.