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What is something you always bring on a road trip?

Asked by meagan (4650points) September 15th, 2010

A friend of mine and I are getting ready to take a trip on Tuesday.

I was wondering, what is something that is a MUST for your road trips?

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BoBo1946's avatar

Clean underware. just kidding! A flash light, a small tool box, and jumper cables.

Deja_vu's avatar

Snacks and Beverages. Have fun and don’t forget your camera :)

rooeytoo's avatar

iPod, GPS and an esky full of water, apples, diet sprite and whatever else I can find in the fridge to munch along the way.

partyparty's avatar

My dogs… always… can’t imagine going anywhere without them.

ratboy's avatar

My car.

LuckyGuy's avatar

12 volt cell phone charger, 150 Watt power inverter. several water bottles, snacks, paper towels, tools, blanket, cheap styrofoam cooler.

RareDenver's avatar

@Ben_Dover Ganga? The Indian river goddess?

ucme's avatar

A good spade, a torch & a watertight alibi.

NaturallyMe's avatar

There are so many things that i have to take! Tissues, wet wipes or waterless hand cleanser (but these are always in my handbag anyway), food and snacks and drinks, a pillow, a reading book, one of those sunscreen things that you stick to the window to block out some of the harsh sun, music CD’s for the car, a blanket (if it’s cold), maybe a cross work puzzle book. Oh yes, and a camera of course. And these are just the “must haves” for in the car, i haven’t even started on the rest of the trip. :)

CyanoticWasp's avatar

Well, the things I keep in the trunk always:
spare tire, jack and lug wrench
tool kit
emergency breakdown reflector
jumper cables
a bag of road salt
a spare jacket and a set of overalls
rags & plastic bags

And the things I keep in the cabin always:
cell phone charger
GPS (built in)
handkerchief
knife
under-the-seat prybar, where I can reach it in a hurry if I need to (NOT as a ‘tool’)
a walking stick and an umbrella, between my seat and the door so they’re out of the way
a water bottle
the dog’s blanket and a long lead

Frenchfry's avatar

Music to jam out too.and a red bull.

NaturallyMe's avatar

Oh yes, i almost forgot, i also take plastic packets for in the car, so that we have somewhere to throw papers and rubbish during the ride.

Cruiser's avatar

MP3 Player loaded with all my favorites!

erichw1504's avatar

Sunglasses, energy drink, food, and music.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Books on CD, a pen and note pad for tracking state/providence license plates, change in case there are tolls, driver’s license, AAA and auto insurance cards, hotel reservation number, MapQuest directions to destinations.

Seaminglysew's avatar

Besides the basic listed above….. a Good Sense of Humor!

Seaofclouds's avatar

I have a roadside emergency kit that’s always in my truck (it’s actually a tote with a fire extinguisher, jumper cables, a first aid kit, flashlight, orange triangles, blankets, ponchos, and a small tool kit).

For road trips, I always take some snacks and drinks, my CDs, plastic bag for trash, change for tolls, a map, directions, and I always hide a $50 for gas (just in case something happens to my wallet).

downtide's avatar

Maps (I don’t drive but I’m a good navigator), snacks and drinks, and a book.

cookieman's avatar

Washy Wipes

iamthemob's avatar

I can’t believe it took four posts to get to i-Pod. Although washy wipes – good call…

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Music and money ;)

cookieman's avatar

@iamthemob: Yup. Ya never know when you have to freshen up.

TexasDude's avatar

Condoms, bear spray, and tiki torches.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Babywipes
Sudafed
Benadryl
Water
Music
Beef Jerky

Jabe73's avatar

Jumper cables, back-up dc power source, shovel, flashlight, bottled water and cell phone.

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