When the time comes when we can travel the world, we will need to revisit the basics. Everybody has been shut off from everyone for long. Since the pandemic, it is as if the world shut down, and in many parts of it, it did. Traveling was banned, and still is in many parts. Now after almost two years, places are beginning to open up to tourists, families and those just passing through. How do you prepare for a journey you haven’t taken in so long? We have a few tips to freshen your memory
A First-Aid Kit
When travelling, especially by car, a first-aid kit should be one of the first things you pack. A sizable one should include a few gauzes, bandaids, rubbing alcohol, pills, and any other necessities that might come in handy in the case of an emergency. Allergy pills are a must-carry, and an extra bottle of water and scissors. A good disinfectant like Dr. Clo does not have to sit in the case itself. Carry it in your car to keep surfaces disinfectant at all times.
Extra Tires, Triangles And An Extinguisher
There is nothing more tedious and dangerous than a burst or flat tire that occurs in the middle of nowhere. Having a spare tire saves you the massive trouble of hitch hiking or having to speak with strangers on the road. Many strangers are well-intentioned, however some people take these opportunities for theft and worse. It is recommended that each car have at least one spare tire, however, this depends on the build of the car itself. Some vehicles come with two. Reflective triangles ensure that other cars are able to slow down and take caution before they get to you. These are a helpful and necessary contraption to carry in your vehicle, as, especially on fast highways, you do not want to be surrounded by darkness and not have other drivers see you. An extinguisher is an extra safeguard in case of small fires. Learn how to use one in the event that one breaks out.
Another crucial tool you cannot leave behind is a map because, as well-versed in guiding yourself as you might be, a map is always a good idea. Especially when travelling is foreign country or places that are unfamiliar, a map can help you navigate the territory. The map does not have to be physical; a digital one (a navigation system) works too. But, do note that in some places you may experience network problems. Gadgets can also malfunction and reroute you unintentionally. To prevent getting lost, study the map and the route you are taking before you make the journey. This way you familiarise yourself with any landmarks, or signs that can help you find your way.