PACKING FOR A ROAD TRIP CHECKLIST
This checklist is made to help us clear our minds for the more important parts of planning the road trip and to keep packing a breeze!
I chose not to add a lot of photos to this article to really keep it focused on the checklist aspect.
Let’s get packed and ready for the next adventure, who’s with me?!
There are so many options these days! I personally download the Google Maps route while I have internet, have the Road Atlas handy and also have my Garmin watch ready to go. Garmin has downloadable maps for most areas.
2. License and registration
3. Cards & cash ($40-$100) For parking meters, tolls, emergencies etc.
4. Scrap paper & pen
These come in handy if there is ever an accident, and it needs to be communicated to the other person.
5. Car insurance
Car insurance coverage can be fairly specific for each state, double check with your car insurance company to make sure you’re covered in the state you’re going to.
6. AAA information
AAA is also specific to each area, you’ll want to double-check coverage with them as well!
7. Emergency tire changing supplies – spare tire, car jack, tire iron.
(Check your local automotive store, they will help pick out the oils specific for your vehicle)
This actually comes in handy more than most people think! Having this handy while being in the desert or going through a wind storm, was especially handy. The windshield was always covered in sand or mud.
13. First aid kit (pain relief, bandages, salve, etc.)
14. Hand sanitizer
16. State park pass
Each state has a completely different State Park Pass, these can be picked up at local recreation stores, sporting good stores, and sometimes even gas stations.
FOOD & WATER
Check out the article on the blog, PACKING THE BEST ROAD TRIP FOOD, for more suggestions.
ELECTRONICS & ENTERTAINMENT
Some products I have listed below are from the company Nimble, which uses recycled plastics and recycled electronics! ECO WIN!
20. Car port
21. Wall port
22. Charging cord (USPC or iPhone cord)
I wanted to make sure to list both options!
23. Laptop & charger
24. Laptop case
25. Portable charger
27. Watch & charger
28. Camera & supplies (Tripod, selfie stick, etc.)
29. Blue light glasses
31. Hammock & set up
42. Styling product +tools
44. Accessories (Bobby pins, hair ties, headbands etc.)
47. Toothbrush cover
49. Mouthguard/retainer +holder
SHOWER & SKINCARE
51. Mini scissors
53. Bug spray
54. Lip balm
55. Body wash (bar soap for hands also)
56. Matador soap bag
59. Pumice stone
Check out the blog shop to find a few other options!
63. Razor + Blades + Used blades container
I’m currently working on trying out a couple of different sustainable skincare lines at the moment, so I don’t have any to recommend at the moment.
67. Facial moisturizer
68. Reusable facial rounds/wipes
69. Unpaper towel/facial towel
70. Nail file
71. Cuticle nippers
72. Nail Clippers
APPAREL & ACCESSORIES
74. Packing cubes
78. Hiking shoes
82. 1 shirt for every 2 days
83. 1 pair of shorts for every 2 days
84. Comfy leggings or sweats
85. UV Shirt
87. Light jacket
88. Day pack
90. Dirty laundry bag
Read more about Dropps laundry pods on this article here, THE SEARCH FOR ZERO WASTE & ECO FRIENDLY LAUNDRY DETERGENT.
PACKING FOR A ROAD TRIP SUSTAINABLE MUST-HAVES
92. Travel cup
93. Water bottle
94. To go spork
95. Reusable straw
97. Produce bags
98. To go containers/food storage containers
Check the blog shop for more options, some options are stainless steel, glass, and even Stasher bags!
99. Compostable bags/compost bucket
Want a printable checklist?! Comment below, and I’ll be happy to make one!
Do you have any road trip checklist items that are missing from this list? Share them below, I’d love to see what you pack too!
Don’t forget to share this checklist with whomever you’re going on a road trip with, they need one too!