So you’ve got yourself a nice truck or SUV and have decided that you want to take it off road for a weekend. Maybe you want to go somewhere remote and away from it all. This can make for a really fun weekend getaway, but you need to remember to pack a few essentials.
I’m talking about more than just a spare tire. If you are going to be far from civilization then you need to be prepared. So here are a few items that you’d be wise to bring along.
First are your tools. This may seem like a no-brainer but some people actually forget them. This can make a simple repair impossible and can leave you stranded. So keep a basic tool kit in your truck at all times.
A spare tire should go workout saying but don’t forget a patch or plug kit. When going off road, you face the risk of multiple punctures so one spare may not be enough. Along with that needs to be a means of filling your tires. There are portable air pumps that can plug into your lighter adapter to make filling the tire easy and fast.
Finally, you’ll want to make sure that you have a phone with lots of battery power that will get a signal in the area where you will be. In the event of a real emergency you’ll need to be able to call for help. While a first aid kit can help, a serious injury will need real medical attention fast.
The good news is that most of these items can be gotten quite cheaply and often second hand. You can check out thrift stores, pawn shops, garage sales, etc and often find everything you need for very little money.