The open road lures you into kick starting your bike and setting out not to reach a destination but to enjoy the journey. When you are possessed by a fiery sense of wanderlust, there is nothing more exhilarating than to make a road trip and get lost somewhere in the middle of nowhere. Before you set out for a road trip, you ought to ensure that you have everything that would keep various kinds of problems at bay.
Here is a list of the five most essential items that you should have with you on a road trip –
- Breakdown supplies: If you’re going to be camping in the night, a flashlight is extremely important. Bring along with you an extra flashlight and fresh batteries. Emergency supplies are very helpful in finding your way if in case you are lost.
- First Aid Kits: Road trips can be extremely adventurous and this brings into picture the risk of hurting yourself in a number of ways. You may slip or fall or have a bad headache and therefore it is always a good idea to take along with you a first-aid kit comprising of items like nicks and scrapes, anti-bacterial cream, bandages, pain killers and medicines.
- Music: Don’t forget to bring your favorite outdoor speakers along with you. The joy of riding is multiplied ten times when you have your favourite artist playing your favourite songs right in your ears. Some tried and true songs that you can take on the road can be – ‘On the road again’, ‘where the streets have no name’, ‘easy rider soundtrack’, ‘pocket full of sunshine’ and ‘take it easy’ by the Eagles.
- Camera: A working camera would help you capture the memories of the trip and cherish them for the rest of your life. If you are going in a group, a couple of cameras would be more than enough. You want to travel light and when in a group, it would make little sense for each rider or pillion to carry a camera each. There is nothing like capturing the scenery that makes up the fantastic background for the road you’re travelling.
- Eatables and juices: Fruit juices help you stay hydrated and staying hydrated is an important aspect of any trip. It is always a good idea to take along with you food items that are sources of quick energy. Fruits, pretzels, granola bars and crackers are food items you can take with you without having to make much space.
A road trip on a weekend can be a stress-buster that can bring you back Monday morning fresh and in good spirits. The thrill of a road trip is addictive and once you make a few trips, don’t be surprised if you get itchy feet every weekend after.