Road Trip Tips

What is up WordPress! I am back with some road trip tips for ya’ll!

I recently just traveled across California through Nevada all the way to beautiful Utah! I will be writing a post very soon about my Utah National Park hiking trip, but I wanted to create an important road trip traveling list to help you on your next rugged adventure on some ESSENTIALS.

First, you will need to be aware of where you want to sleep, in your car or in a tent. If you do not have a large enough vehicle you will want to get an easy and light tent like ours.


Then, you need to decide where you plan on driving, my boyfriend and I love too off-road on the road so we always bring my ’04 Land Cruiser. I highly recommend a vehicle with higher clearance and 4×4 so you can make it everywhere and never feel like you missed out on an adventure because your car couldn’t make it.


Now that you’ve decided whether you’ll car camp or not on this epic road trip you need to know some things you must bring (here are my essentials)!

Things to Bring: 

  • Gallon Water Jugs (2 per person per day)
    • You can always refill these at gas stations, grocery stores, or campsites
    • Don’t get stuck anywhere without WATER
  • Camping Stoves
  • Flashlights
  • Basic Generator 
    • This is important if you are going out in the boonies because:
      • It can recharge a dead car battery
      • Be used as a tire compressor just in case you get stuck in some sand (deflate those tires!!)
      • Charge your electrical devices (phones, cameras, etc.)
  • Gas for the stove/bbq
  • Toiletries (duh)
  • Sleeping bags (I use a north face called the “Cat’s Meow”)
  • Mattress/Blow-up (so comfy when you are on the road)
  • BirkSun Solar Charging Backpack 
    • If you plan on being in the backcountry or don’t want to kill your car battery overnight you can bring a solar charging backpack
    • Can also use as a daypack
  • Camping Cooler
    • If you plan on cooking veggies and grilling some meat on your road trip you definitely want to keep it fresh
    • Tip: If you are unable to purchase ice I would suggest dry ice to keep food frozen for longer
  • Comfy shoes
  • Warm clothes
  • Bathing Suit (I always bring one because you never know what opportunities you will get to swim, who knows maybe there will be hot springs)
  • Non-perishable foods (some ideas)
    • Instant Oatmeal
    • Peanut Butter/Jelly
    • Bagels
    • Pasta
    • Instant Noodles
  • Cameras (a picture is worth 1000 words)
  • Camping chairs
  • Firewood (you can always collect this)
  • Wine bag (No glass alcohol lets keep our environment clean)

You can find most of these items at REI, the best store out there




Now let’s go do something! 


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