5 Must-Haves For Your Summer Road Trip

summer road trip must-haves

With the summer sun and the open road ready and waiting, it’s the perfect time for you and your family to take the ultimate summer road trip. While it’s not as easy as just getting into the car and driving away, you can make road trip planning simple and stress-free by making sure to pack these essentials.

Mobile Battery Chargers

Let’s face it, living in the digital age means you have to embrace the limitations that technology brings. One minute you’re taking photos of wonderful memories, and the next minute, your smartphone’s battery has depleted. If you’re with your family or friends, things get even more challenging as people have to take turns charging their device into the car. With an external mobile charge ready though, an additional person can boost their battery life while another plugs into the car’s power.

Portable Jump Starter

Being prepared for the worst on a road trip means being prepared for potential car issues. If you bring a portable jump started, there’s no need to wait by the roadside for a kind soul to help you out if your car battery drains.

Clean Drinking Water

Aside from bringing energy boosts like batteries and jump starters, absolute necessities like a few containers of potable water should be high on your list of things to bring on a road trip. Dehydration is a real risk and driving through a particularly dry and warm area can be dangerous if you end up having to go through a stretch of road that doesn’t have a nearby fountain or convenience store.

Emergency Kit

While you’ve got your flashlights, first aid kits, car tools and wet wipes, another essential item in your emergency kit is the ever so reliable roll of duct tape. These are perfect for emergency repairs and can even be used to temporarily help with injuries.


Whether it’s due to a lack of space or equipment, you might not always have a cooler around to place your snacks in. Having food like nuts, jerky and other snacks that don’t require preparation or lower temperatures is a must. Plus, they’re really easy to eat in the car!

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