Living on the road gives you the freedom to take control of your life. You can go where you want, when you want. While life on the road can be rewarding, though, it can also be challenging. It takes a lot of patience and dedication to live the nomadic lifestyle, but you’ll also have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet new people, see new sights, and broaden your horizons. Whether you’re planning on living weeks, months, or years on the road, there are a few essentials that you should stock up on to make your life a little bit easier.
A Portable Stove or Slow Cooker
Eating out for every meal can get expensive, and so if you’re traveling on a budget, it’s a good idea to invest in some portable cooking apparatus. A propane stove or grill allows you to stop and whip up a delicious meal
no matter you are. You can also find slow cookers that plug into your car, allowing you to cook stews, soups and tender roasts as you drive.
Plenty of Food and Water
In order to cook healthy meals, you need to have healthy food on hand. You should stock up on snacks and nonperishable items that are easy to heat up while on the go. It’s also a good idea to have a cooler with you so that you can stock up on fresh meats and veggies to cook every once in a while. Even more important than plenty of food is bringing plenty of water along with you on your road trip. You should always keep fully stocked with water, including an extra few gallons in case you get stuck or stranded.
A Paper Map
when driving these days, but it’s always a good idea to have an up-to-date paper map on hand as well. If you lose GPS signal or your device’s battery dies in an unfamiliar area, a map provides a reliable backup that can get you where you need to go.
A Vehicle Maintenance Kit
Before you set off on your trip, it’s essential that you have checked the vitals of your car. This means making sure that oil and water levels are topped up and that you have an effective set of wiper blades
installed. However, you should also take a maintenance kit with you.
When your car breaks down in the middle of the desert, you might not want to wait for roadside assistance to arrive. In some remote areas, it can take hours for assistance to arrive, which is a long time without AC in the summer. Whether you’re on a road trip or live in your camper, it’s always a good idea to have a standard maintenance kit on hand. Your emergency kit should include
- A first aid kit
- A small fire extinguisher
- Tire-changing tools or foam tire sealant
- Road flares
- Jumper cables
- A flashlight with extra batteries
- Rain ponchos
- A tarp
- Duct tape
- A multipurpose tool
- Extra vehicle fluids