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Stuff to pack for a long car trip

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If you are going to be in the car for a few hours, or a few days, bring along some of these essentials!

Rated 1 point - posted 5 years ago by clementine in category Travel.
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cell phone with charger Report Abuse
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cash Report Abuse
Always have some cash on hand, especially if you are travelling to an unfamiliar destination. Tolls really add up, and you may enounter places that don't take credit or debit cards.
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a book or something to do (for passengers, not the driver) Report Abuse
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a map Report Abuse
Pick up an atlas or map to guide you to your location. You should also get a local map, if needed, once you arrive.
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snacks Report Abuse
Simple, non-perishible snacks can keep you moving, and allow you to stop when it it convenient--not when you are starving!
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iPod Report Abuse
Videos, music, apps!
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First Aid Kit Report Abuse
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full tank of gas Report Abuse
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umbrella or rain ponchos Report Abuse
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clothing for your destination, if the weather is different Report Abuse
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Car DVD player Report Abuse
If you are travelling with kids, this one is a must, and worth eveyr penny on long trips
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sunscreen Report Abuse
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directions Report Abuse
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spare car key Report Abuse
Bring along a spare key, and keep in in your pocket or purse. Getting locked out of the car in an unfamiliar city is no fun!
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gps unit Report Abuse
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portable air compressor (for tires) Report Abuse
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jumper cables Report Abuse
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flat tire repair goo Report Abuse
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bottled water Report Abuse
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car stuff and activities for each child Report Abuse
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an audio book Report Abuse
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Comments:
Good idea I will do that but almost all the other items are for emergencys and not for enertainment
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coffee in to go cup Report Abuse
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