Summer is just around the corner. For many, this means vacation, travel and road trips. Before you head out on the open road, make sure you are prepared. Spending a little time on preparations now can make a big difference later.
Plan Your Route
Plan your route ahead of time. Even if you have traveled to the same place many times, planning your route ahead of time is an important step in your travel preparations. Some considerations for your planned route should include:
- Checking for any areas where there may be roadwork so you can plan for delays or take detours
- Identifying areas like towns or even specific highway exits where you can easily stop
- Finding hotels along the route in case you need to stop and rest
- If you are traveling with a pet, looking for places that will be safe for them get out of the car with you for a bit
Once you have investigated your route and determined a travel plan, share it with a friend or family member. For longer trips, you should decide on places or times along the way where you will check in. If there is an emergency, this little step can go a long way towards finding you and getting you the help you may need.
Pack a Kit
Before you head out on the road, pack two emergency kits for the car. One kit for emergency car maintenance and one for passenger emergencies.
Roadside Maintenance Kit
You can take your car for a tune up just before heading out on the road, but you should still be prepare for emergency car maintenance. Here are a few supplies you should keep handy to help you get back on the road.
- Jumper cables
- Spare tire
- Jack and ground mat
- Work gloves
- Duct tape
- Basic repair tools
- Extra windshield washer fluid
- Tire pressure gauge
- White flag and flares
Emergency Supply Kit
Even if you don’t breakdown on the side of the road, minor injuries or emergencies can happen. Here are a few items you should be sure to keep in the car to help you be prepared for anything.
- First aid kit
- Cell phone and charger
- Paper map
- Extra drinking water
- Nonperishable food
- Emergency blanket
- Pee Pistol
While we hope you never need it, always keep Pee Pistol somewhere you can easily access it. This extra line of self defense can help keep you safe on the road.
Add “Order a Pee Pistol” to your summer road trip preparations. Better yet, order your Pee Pistol online today. By ordering now, you can check an item off your to-do list and ensure your Pee Pistol will be on hand when you start packing for your summer adventure.