Summer is the time for cookouts, swimming, watermelon and road trips. The warm weather, long days and endless destinations makes summer a great time to travel. Before hitting the road, make sure you have these five things packed and accessible on your next summer adventure.
1. First aid kit
A well-stocked first aid kit is a must. From bandages to ice packs to medicines, planning ahead for accidents, headaches or other ailments can keep your road trip on course.
2. Car charger
Having a wireless car charger or portable battery charger ensures you always have power when you need it. A dead phone does you no good in an emergency but having a wireless charger or portable battery allows you to charge your phone even if your car is off.
3. Bottled water and snacks
Packing snacks for the car is common, but it is also smart to have some emergency snacks set aside in case you end up stranded for a short while. Having some bottles of water and energy snacks can keep you from getting dehydrated or feeling ill while waiting on assistance during a crisis.
4. Emergency kit
In addition to a first aid kit, a car emergency kit is crucial if you are traveling on the road. Making sure you have a spare tire, and tire gauge helps if you have a blowout or flat. It is also a good idea to have a road flares or reflective triangles as well as foam tire sealant to fix a flat, small tool kit and jumper cables.
5. Paper map
Almost everyone relies on their phone apps to get them from point A to point B, but there may be places along your journey that is without reception. In the event you are unable to access your apps, a paper map is good to have on hand.