16 Things to Pack for Your Next Road Trip
Whether you’re hitting the open road for a Jack Kerouac-inspired trip or tackling the entire length of the Pacific Coast Highway, your drive will require some preparation. Of course, make sure your vehicle is in tip-top shape for the miles you’re about to clock in. That means checking the lights, water and oil levels, and tire pressure. Next, focus on what to pack. From suitable protection for your eyes while driving to comfortable sleeping gear should you end up stranded for the night, here are 16 items you should bring on your next road trip.
A Window Shade
A Sleeping Bag
When your cell phone is out of range and Google Maps isn’t working, you might take a wrong turn and end up stranded in the middle of nowhere. Whether you have to, or choose to, spend the night in the car, a sleeping bag will keep you warm and cozy. Pick this bright number from Coleman.
Whether you’re planning a picnic at a scenic spot along the route or an evening drink under the stars after a long day of driving, you’ll want a nice cold drink and spread of food that hasn’t wilted in the heat. You can’t go wrong with a Coleman cooler, which is compact, sturdy, and spacious enough to hold all your refreshments—63 cans, to be exact.
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