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THE ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP PACKING CHECKLIST


Welcome to Bigroads.com's ultimate road trip packing checklist!

Every time we return from a road trip, one of the first things we do is review our packing checklist so that our next adventure can run even smoother and more organized than the previous one.

Presented below are a series of road trip packing checklists that we encourage you to use so that you don't forget anything important on your next U.S. travel adventure. If you read through these lists, you will get hundreds of ideas on what items can enhance and/or simplify your travel experience. We realize that not everything is applicable to all people, but we wanted to be all-inclusive so that the lists could potentially help everyone. If you can think of any other items not on these lists, please send us an email at gparsons66@hotmail.com so that we can consider adding them.

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GENERAL SUPPLIES

X ITEM DESCRIPTION / TIPS BEST PLACE TO PACK?
  BAG CLIPS for keeping snack/chip bags and other food packages closed center console
  BATTERIES including AA, AAA, & DD batteries; beware of lithium batteries as they can destroy old devices supply box
  BOOKS / MAGAZINES / COMICS for reading at the beach, pool, in the hotel, while flying, around a campfire, etc. personal luggage
  BOTTLE OPENER don't forget to buy/try some local beers/micro-brews as you travel center console / key chain
  BUNGEE CORDS bring a few bungee cords since they have a million uses, including securing cargo, tarps, gear, etc. supply box
  CASH-DOLLARS/BILLS for tips, tolls, parking, camping, park fees, supplies, etc.; we suggest more than $100-$200/person center console
  CASH-QUARTERS for laundry, tolls, self-car washes, soda/snack vending machines, parking meters center console
  CORKSCREW / WINE OPENER lightweight plastic openers are a good option; don't forget to buy/try some local wines as you travel supply box
  JOURNAL/NOTEPAD to document experiences, write yourself travel tips for next time, record expenses, etc. personal luggage
  LAUNDRY DETERGENT be aware that individual-use packets often explode, so consider bringing a small container instead supply box
  MULTI-TOOL i.e. Swiss Army knife; multi-tools have a million different emergency and non-emergency uses center console
  PAPER TOWELS for general cleaning supply box
  PENS & PAPER bring at least 3-4 pens; scatter pens around your vehicle so that there is always one close by center console
  PLAYING CARDS & GAMES consider some travel-sized games like Yahtzee, Uno, Skipbo, Rummy 500, Phase 10, etc. supply box
  REUSABLE BAGS for shopping, carrying things to the beach or pool, storing food/chips, etc. side pockets / seat pockets
  SPARE CAR KEY bring a spare in case your original vehicle key gets lost inside your wallet
  STAMPS for mailing postcards, writing letters, and/or mailing credit card or other bill payments inside your wallet
  STICKY NOTES / POST-IT NOTES to flag pages in a guidebook; can also be used for driving directions (tip: paste them to the dashboard) supply box
  STUFF SACKS for dirty laundry, wet clothes, wet bathing suits, etc. personal luggage
  TOILET PAPER needed if campgrounds or hiking trailheads are out of toilet paper; also needed for home rentals supply box
  TRASH BAGS / GROCERY BAGS bring a mix of construction and 13-gallon size trash bags; keep them all in a spot you'll remember side pockets / seat pockets
  WINE GLASSES glass or plastic glasses (plastic = lighter & safer because they are much harder to break) supply box
  ZIP-LOCK BAGS bring a variety of sizes; many uses (store food/leftovers, sunscreen, hold change, hold pens, etc.) supply box

GENERAL GEAR

X ITEM DESCRIPTION / TIPS BEST PLACE TO PACK?
  BINOCULARS for birdwatching and spotting other wildlife; to extend scenic views n/a - no preference
  COOLER WITH ICE or ICE PACKS ensure that you have easy access to the cooler within vehicle; YETI makes the best coolers but $$$$ back seat or trunk
  FLEECE BLANKET comes in handy for camping, picnicking, outdoor concerts, flying, or for passengers sleeping in a car n/a - no preference
  FOLDING CHAIRS for campsites (although most have picnic tables), picnicking, beaches, sporting events & concerts n/a - no preference
  MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS here are some good for traveling: guitar, banjo, mandolin, flute, harmonica, ukulele, fiddle/violin n/a - no preference
  SUNGLASSES / SUNGLASS CASE for driving, hiking, hanging out at the beach, etc. center console
  UMBRELLA an umbrella is optional and many would say unnecessary if you just bring a waterproof jacket side pockets / seat pockets
  WALLET / PURSE / MONEY CLIP take only the credit/debit and savings/rewards cards that you truly need; take picture of all others on self
  WATERPROOF BAGS / DRY BAGS helpful if you plan on kayaking/canoeing/rafting/river tubing, or if you'll be hiking thru streams backpack

CAMPING GEAR

X ITEM DESCRIPTION / TIPS BEST PLACE TO PACK?
  TENT bring the right tent, based upon (a) size of group; and (b) the weather conditions expected n/a - no preference
  TENT FOOTPRINT this optional piece of gear can extend the life of your tent; also helps reduce rain seepage n/a - no preference
  TENT TABLE / FOLDING TABLE
bring a table for inside of your tent to help keep gear, phones, etc. off the tent floor n/a - no preference
  TENT MALLET / HAMMER use one of these to help nail tent stakes down quickly & easily camping supply box
  TARP this optional piece of gear can extend the life of your tent; also helps reduce rain seepage n/a - no preference
  SLEEPING BAGS consider the lowest expected temperature and bring bag that is 10° colder; consider a down bag n/a - no preference
  SLEEPING PADS bring the right pads based on whether you are car-camping or backpacking n/a - no preference
  SLEEPING COTS air mattresses or sleeping pads are much more common, but some people still have and bring cots n/a - no preference
  AIR MATTRESS & PUMP also consider bringing a repair kit since air mattresses leak/fail far too often n/a - no preference
  PILLOWS for camping and/or backpacking; foldable down pillows are a good lightweight option n/a - no preference
  FOLDING CHAIRS for campsites (although most have picnic tables), picnicking, beach, sporting events, concerts, etc. n/a - no preference
  LANTERN can be powered by batteries, propane/gas, or by solar n/a - no preference
  LANTERN FUEL (if run by gas) propane is typically required if the lantern is not powered by batteries or solar n/a - no preference
  LANTERN HANGER these metal pieces can help hold your lantern around a post or tree, providing much more light n/a - no preference
  HEADLAMPS extremely helpful for all night-time activities (including trips to the bathroom) side pockets / seat pockets
  FLASHLIGHTS consider a headlamp instead since they are hands-free side pockets / seat pockets
  BUG SPRAY if you think the campground you are heading to will have bugs (find out when"bug season" is) camping supply box
  BUG CANDLES if you think the campground you are heading to will have bugs (find out when"bug season" is) camping supply box
  FIREWOOD although you should really try to buy firewood locally so that you don't spread pests trunk
  FIRESTARTERS / KINDLING it's tough to get a fire going without some sort of fire-starters or kindling camping supply box
  LIGHTER / MATCHES obviously needed to get your campfire going camping supply box

CLOTHING

X ITEM DESCRIPTION / TIPS BEST PLACE TO PACK?
  BRAS-general purpose n/a - no tips to offer personal luggage
  BRAS-quickdry used for hiking; try to avoid cotton since it gets sweaty real fast and won't dry quickly personal luggage
  FLEECE or SOFTSHELL JACKET helpful (or often even necessary) if temperatures are expected to be below 60-65 degrees personal luggage
  HAT-general purpose optional personal luggage
  HAT-wide brimmed helpful if you are hiking in an extremely hot/sunny area (i.e. the desert) backpack / day pack
  PANTS-fleece probably not needed unless temperature has the potential to be < 40-45 degrees personal luggage
  PANTS-general purpose jeans, khakis, etc. personal luggage
  PANTS-quickdry used for hiking; try to avoid cotton since it gets sweaty real fast and won't dry quickly personal luggage
  SANDALS-general purpose n/a - no tips to offer personal luggage
  SANDALS-showering many people like to use separate sandals when showering @ campgrounds personal luggage
  SHIRTS-business casual for upscale restaurants, theatre, museums, etc. personal luggage
  SHIRTS-quickdry try to avoid cotton since it gets sweaty real fast and don't dry quickly personal luggage
  SHIRTS-tshirts, polos, etc. n/a - no tips to offer personal luggage
  SHOES-business casual for upscale restaurants, theatre, museums, etc. personal luggage
  SHOES-general purpose n/a - no tips to offer personal luggage
  SHOES-hiking shoes and/or boots hiking shoes are far lighter and more comfortable than traditional hiking boots trunk
  SHOES-watershoes recommended for canoeing/kayaking/river tubing, or for waterfalls or swimming holes personal luggage
  SHORTS-general purpose only bring 1-2 pairs and re-use each for several days personal luggage
  SHORTS-quickdry only bring 2-3 pairs and re-use each for several days; avoid cotton personal luggage
  SLEEPWEAR consider fleece pants if cold temperatures expected (fleece pants are recommended below 40-45°) personal luggage
  SLIPPERS "Crocks" are one option personal luggage
  SOCKS-general purpose n/a - no tips to offer personal luggage
  SOCKS-hiking/walking bring at least 3-4 pairs; try to avoid cotton since it gets sweaty real fast and won't dry quickly personal luggage
  SWIMSUIT bring 1-2 per person, or bring 1 and use regular shorts as a backup for swimming personal luggage
  TOWELS for showering, the pool, the beach, etc.; consider quick-dry towels to save space & weight personal luggage
  UNDERWEAR-general purpose n/a - no tips to offer personal luggage
  UNDERWEAR-quickdry try to avoid cotton since it gets sweaty real fast and don't dry quickly personal luggage
  WATERPROOF JACKET extremely help when hiking, skiing, general walking in lieu of an umbrella, etc. personal luggage
  WINTER GLOVES probably not needed unless temperature has the potential to be < 40-45 degrees personal luggage
  WINTER HAT probably not needed unless temperature has the potential to be < 40-45 degrees personal luggage

PHOTOGRAPHY / VIDEO GEAR

X ITEM DESCRIPTION / TIPS BEST PLACE TO PACK?
  CAMERA bring point-and-shoot, DSLR, waterproof camera, etc. (charge batteries before leaving) camera bag
  CAMERA BAG / CASE consider a waterproof case if you think your camera could get wet camera bag
  CAMERA BATTERIES & CHARGER bring multiple batteries if possible, especially if you will be camping a lot camera bag
  CAMERA FLASH if the flash is not built into the camera itself camera bag
  CAMERA LENSES if you have a camera that supports interchangeable lenses (i.e. a DSLR camera) camera bag
  CAMERA MEMORY CARDS shoot photos in RAW+"fine" JPEG mode for best quality (requires large memory cards) camera bag
  LENS CLOTH for cleaning lenses (they can easily get wet and/or dirty) camera bag
  LENS FILTERS circular polarizer, neutral density, graduated neutral density, UV/haze, etc. camera bag
  SELFIE-STICK buy one that is capable with your smart-phone backpack
  TRIPOD-full sized for taking pictures on or near the side of the road n/a - no preference
  TRIPOD-miniature sized for taking pictures while hiking/backpacking; keep this in your hiking pack at all times backpack
  VIDEO CAMERA i.e. GoPro; many cameras have a video function, so a true video camera is likely unnecessary camera bag
  WATERPROOF CAMERA CASE or you can use a waterproof / dry bag instead backpack

TIOLETERIES / PERSONAL ITEMS

X ITEM DESCRIPTION / TIPS BEST PLACE TO PACK?
  BAR SOAP / BODY SOAP also bring a plastic soap box if you are bringing bar soap toiletry bag
  BLOW-DRYER most hotels/motels already have this, but very few campground bathrooms do n/a - no preference
  BODY LOTION n/a - no tips to offer toiletry bag
  CHAPSTICK / LIP BALM n/a - no tips to offer toiletry bag
  COMB / BRUSH n/a - no tips to offer toiletry bag
  CONDITIONER n/a - no tips to offer toiletry bag
  CONTACT LENS / SOLUTION n/a - no tips to offer toiletry bag
  COTTON SWAPS / Q-TIPS n/a - no tips to offer toiletry bag
  CURLING/STRAIGHTENING IRON n/a - no tips to offer n/a - no preference
  DEODORANT / ANTI-PERSPIRANT n/a - no tips to offer toiletry bag
  EAR PLUGS n/a - no tips to offer toiletry bag
  ELECTRIC SHAVER & POWERCORD n/a - no tips to offer toiletry bag
  FACE WASH n/a - no tips to offer toiletry bag
  FEMININE PRODUCTS n/a - no tips to offer toiletry bag
  FLOSS n/a - no tips to offer toiletry bag
  HAIR SPRAY / MOUSSE n/a - no tips to offer toiletry bag
  HAIR TIES / CLIPS n/a - no tips to offer toiletry bag
  MAKEUP n/a - no tips to offer toiletry bag
  MIRROR n/a - no tips to offer toiletry bag
  MOISTURIZER n/a - no tips to offer toiletry bag
  NAIL CLIPPERS n/a - no tips to offer toiletry bag
  PERFUME / COLOGNE n/a - no tips to offer toiletry bag
  RAZOR BLADE / SHAVING CREAM including extra razors if your trip will be long enough toiletry bag
  SHAMPOO n/a - no tips to offer toiletry bag
  TIOLETRY BAG if flying, put all toiletries into "checked" luggage (unless you have 100% TSA-approved sizes) toiletry bag
  TOOTHBRUSH / TOOTHPASTE n/a - no tips to offer toiletry bag
  TWEEZERS n/a - no tips to offer toiletry bag
  WASHCLOTH n/a - no tips to offer toiletry bag

GRILLING & COOKING SUPPLIES

X ITEM DESCRIPTION / TIPS BEST PLACE TO PACK?
  GRILL / STOVE including all necessary attachments, accessories & the drip-pan under seat or trunk
  GRILL / STOVE TOOLS tongs, spatula, cutting knives (at least two), etc. n/a - no preference
  POTS & PANS think about the types of food you plan on grilling / cooking n/a - no preference
  FUEL / GAS make sure to use the proper fuel for your stove (backpacking stoves use special kinds of gas) n/a - no preference
  SILVERWEAR forks, knives, spoons supply box
  PLATES & BOWLS use paper so that you can burn it in a fire afterwards supply box
  SPICES & SAUCES BBQ sauce, seasonings, etc. supply box
  CONDIMENTS ketchup, mustard, relish, salt, pepper, etc. supply box

FOOD, SNACKS & DRINKS

X ITEM DESCRIPTION / TIPS BEST PLACE TO PACK?
  FOOD / MEALS think about the types of food you plan on eating / grilling / cooking box / container / cooler
  SNACKS consider foods that travel well (i.e. they won't melt or spoil) box / container / cooler
  FRUIT try to visit local farm stands along the way box / container / cooler
  VEGETABLES try to visit local farm stands along the way cooler
  BOTTLED WATER consider bringing reusable bottles and filling them at campgrounds, hotels & fast food cooler
  SPORTS DRINKS sports drinks (i.e. Gatorade) are very desirable when exercising in hot temperatures cooler
  SODA buy 6 or 12-packs so that you don't have to buy one at a time cooler
  BEER / ALCOHOL although you really should consider trying some local beers/micro-brews as you travel cooler
  WINE although you really should consider trying some local wines as you travel n/a - no preference
  CHEWING GUM n/a - no tips to offer center console

HEALTHCARE / MEDICINE

X ITEM DESCRIPTION / TIPS BEST PLACE TO PACK?
  ACETAMINOPHEN i.e. Tylenol, Excedrin medicine supply box
  ADHESIVE BANDAGES i.e. Band-Aids medicine supply box
  ALOE-VERA in case of a sunburn (bring a small to medium-sized container) medicine supply box
  ANTIHISTAMINE / ALLERGY MED i.e. Benadryl, Clariton, etc. medicine supply box
  FIRST-AID KIT / BAG think long and hard about what you think you'll need to bring in it medicine supply box
  HAND SANITIZER i.e. Purel medicine supply box
  HEADACHE MEDICINE i.e. Tylenol, Excedrin, Advil, Motrin medicine supply box
  IBUPROFEN / NSAIDS i.e. Advil, Motrin; good for pain relief and also to reduce swelling from exercise medicine supply box
  PETROLEUM JELLY i.e. Vasoline; for blister/chafing prevention & foot protection for hiking (bring a small container) medicine supply box
  PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS think about where/how you will refill your prescriptions along the road n/a - no preference
  RASH CREAM to prevent or treat chafing while running/hiking, i.e. Hydrocortisone medicine supply box
  SUNSCREEN bring 2 bottles so one is always close by; keep in Ziploc bag; small containers are good for hiking medicine supply box
  TOPICAL ANTIBIOTIC OINTMENT i.e. Neosporin, Bacitratcin Plus medicine supply box
  WET WIPES / HAND WIPES n/a - no tips to offer medicine supply box

BEACH TRIPS

X ITEM DESCRIPTION / TIPS BEST PLACE TO PACK?
  SUNSCREEN n/a - no tips to offer beach bag
  SUN SHADE / BEACH UMBRELLA n/a - no tips to offer n/a - no preference
  SUNGLASSES n/a - no tips to offer n/a - no preference
  TOWELS n/a - no tips to offer beach bag
  BEACH CHAIRS / FOLDING CHAIRS n/a - no tips to offer n/a - no preference
  BEACH BLANKET n/a - no tips to offer beach bag
  TOYS n/a - no tips to offer beach bag
  SWIMSUIT / COVER-UP n/a - no tips to offer n/a - no preference
  BEACH BAG n/a - no tips to offer beach bag
  SURFBOARD / BODY BOARD n/a - no tips to offer n/a - no preference
  HAT n/a - no tips to offer beach bag
  SANDALS / FLIP-FLOPS n/a - no tips to offer n/a - no preference
  OTHER SPORTS EQUIPMENT n/a - no tips to offer n/a - no preference
  SAFETY / FLOATATION DEVICES n/a - no tips to offer n/a - no preference
  COOLER n/a - no tips to offer n/a - no preference

ELECTRONICS

X ITEM DESCRIPTION / TIPS BEST PLACE TO PACK?
  AUDIOBOOKS / BOOKS-ON-TAPE can make long drives much more tolerable n/a - no preference
  E-READER consider downloading movies/TV shows/books/video games before leaving n/a - no preference
  GPS use a dashboard-based GPS if driving in remote areas (smart-phone GPS may not work) n/a - no preference
  LAPTOP consider downloading movies/TV shows/books/video games before leaving n/a - no preference
  MP3 PLAYER & HEADPHONES MP3 player is not necessary if you have your music on another device (i.e. smart-phone) n/a - no preference
  POWER CHARGERS for smart-phones, tablets, laptops, e-readers, video games, portable DVD players, etc. n/a - no preference
  POWER INVERTER to help power electronics (recharge batteries, phones, etc.) n/a - no preference
  SMARTPHONE consider downloading movies/TV shows/books/video games before leaving n/a - no preference
  SMARTPHONE AUXILIARY CORD most rental cars now have a port for auxiliary cords n/a - no preference
  SOLAR CHARGERS n/a - no tips to offer n/a - no preference
  SPEAKERS-MINIATURE SIZED for listening to music or watching movies/TV shows; some don't require batteries n/a - no preference
  TABLET consider downloading movies/TV shows/books/video games before leaving n/a - no preference
  VIDEO CAMERA i.e. GoPro; many cameras have a video function, so a true video camera is likely unnecessary n/a - no preference

DOCUMENTATION

X ITEM DESCRIPTION / TIPS BEST PLACE TO PACK?
  CREDIT / DEBIT CARDS hide one of them in case your wallet is stole or gets lost (keep hidden in car or give to passenger) wallet
  GUIDEBOOKS hiking guidebooks, travel guidebooks, food/eating guidebooks, etc. side pockets of vehicle
  MEMORABILIA POUCH/POCKET to keep purchased items from bending (i.e. stickers, brochures, scrap-booking) under or between seats
  PASSPORT in case wallet/drivers license gets lost memorabilia pouch
  RESERVATION CONFIRMATIONS lodging/campsite reservations, airport parking, hiking permits, car rentals, etc. memorabilia pouch
  ROAD ATLAS / GAZETTEER consider ripping out & bringing only relevant pages of road atlas to save space between front seats

EMERGENCY / SAFETY ITEMS

X ITEM DESCRIPTION / TIPS BEST PLACE TO PACK?
  AX/HACHET to cut firewood and in case of emergency (i.e. a downed tree in the road) trunk
  CREDIT/DEBIT CARD PHONE #'S in case your credit/debit cards are lost/stolen and you need to immediately cancel them wallet
  FLASHLIGHT / HEADLAMP in case you need to fix your car or change a flat tire at night side pockets of vehicle
  HEALTH INSURANCE CARD take a picture of your health insurance cards so that you also have a copy on your smart-phone wallet
  DENTAL INSURANCE CARD take a picture of your health insurance cards so that you also have a copy on your smart-phone wallet
  PERSONAL PROTECTION ITEMS i.e. pepper-spray, gun, etc.; check with state and park laws first to make sure it's OK to carry n/a - no preference
  ROAD FLARES in case you need to fix your car or change a flat tire at night trunk

HIKING GEAR

X ITEM DESCRIPTION / TIPS BEST PLACE TO PACK?
  BACKPACK / DAYPACK visit an REI store for great advice on which pack to buy backpack / day pack
  COMPASS &/or GPS don't 100% rely on a GPS while hiking (bring and know how to use a compass) backpack / day pack
  GUIDEBOOKS / TRAIL MAPS make copies of pages from hiking guidebooks instead of carrying the full books backpack / day pack
  TREKKING POLES makes hiking much easier, especially when you carry a heavy pack; helps reduce knee pain trunk
  HIKING GUIDEBOOKS guidebook information is far superior to information drawn from the internet side pockets of vehicle
  WATER BOTTLES &/or BLADDER general rule is 1 liter per person per day, but rarely will you need more than 4-5 liters per day cooler
  WHISTLE in case of emergency backpack / day pack
  FIRST AID KIT in case of emergency backpack / day pack
  FIRESTARTER / MATCHES in case of emergency backpack / day pack
  HEADLAMP & BATTERIES for sunrise/sunset hikes or in case your hike takes longer than expected (been there, done that) backpack / day pack
  SUNGLASSES for hiking, driving, hanging out at the beach, etc. backpack / day pack
  BUG SPRAY if you think the campground you are heading to will have bugs (find out when"bug season" is) backpack / day pack
  WATCH keep track of time while you hike on self
  HIKING CLOTHING see above clothing list for all hiking-related clothing n/a - no preference

SPORTING EQUIPMENT

X ITEM DESCRIPTION / TIPS BEST PLACE TO PACK?
  BAT, BASEBALLS, GLOVES for playing catch or the game called "rundown/pickle" sporting gear bag/box
  BICYCLE, HELMET & LOCK lock can also be used to lock up a baby stroller or a kayak/canoe n/a - no preference
  CANOE / KAYAK it's often easier to just rent as you go instead of hauling your own everywhere on top of the vehicle
  FOOTBALL consider bringing a regulation-sized, small sized, or a soft football (i.e. Nerf) to throw around sporting gear bag/box
  FRISBEE / BOOMERANG n/a - no tips to offer sporting gear bag/box
  GOLFING GEAR n/a - no tips to offer n/a - no preference
  IN-LINE SKATES n/a - no tips to offer sporting gear bag/box
  SCUBA DIVING GEAR n/a - no tips to offer n/a - no preference
  SKI / SNOWBOARD EQIUPMENT n/a - no tips to offer n/a - no preference
  SNORKELING GEAR n/a - no tips to offer sporting gear bag/box
  SURFBOARD / PADDLEBOARD it's often easier to just rent as you go instead of hauling your own everywhere n/a - no preference
  VOLLEYBALL for pool and/or beach volleyball sporting gear bag/box
  WIFFLE BALL & BAT n/a - no tips to offer sporting gear bag/box

BABY / INFANT GEAR & SUPPLIES

X ITEM DESCRIPTION / TIPS BEST PLACE TO PACK?
  BABY BAG/SUPPLY BAG this can be carried on to a plane *in addition* to your normal carry-on baby supply/gear bag
  BABY BOTTLES & NIPPLES bring at least 6-8 bottles to so that you only need to clean the bottles once per day baby supply/gear bag
  BABY CARRIER/BACKPACK/SLING in front carrier or in a baby carrying pack n/a - no preference
  BABY CLOTHES general rule is 1-2 outfits per day  baby supply/gear bag
  BABY FOOD keep in mind that only a small amount of liquid-based food may be carried onto a plane baby supply/gear bag
  BABY FORMULA ready-made bottles and/or powder; bring enough formula to survive any airport delays baby supply/gear bag
  BABY MONITOR audio and/or video personal luggage
  BABY NAIL CLIPPERS n/a - no tips to offer baby supply/gear bag
  BABY SHAMPOO n/a - no tips to offer baby supply/gear bag
  BABY WASH / LOTION n/a - no tips to offer baby supply/gear bag
  BABY WIPES n/a - no tips to offer baby supply/gear bag
  BAGS FOR DIRTY DIAPERS you can use trash bags or grocery bags baby supply/gear bag
  BATH TOWELS n/a - no tips to offer personal luggage
  BIBS n/a - no tips to offer baby supply/gear bag
  BLANKET for baby to lay on, play on, roll around on, etc. baby supply/gear bag
  BOTTLE BRUSHES to clean dirty baby bottles personal luggage
  CAR SEAT you may be able to skip bringing the car seat base if it allows you to hook into the seatbelt instead leave in vehicle
  DIAPER CHANGING PAD at least two changing pads are recommended in case one gets dirty baby supply/gear bag
  DIAPER OINTMENT / RASH CREAM n/a - no tips to offer baby supply/gear bag
  DIAPERS general rule is 8-12 per day for babies aged 0-6 months, and 6-10 after that baby supply/gear bag
  FACE CLOTHS n/a - no tips to offer baby supply/gear bag
  HAT-SUMMER n/a - no tips to offer baby supply/gear bag
  INFLATABLE BABY BATHTUB generally not needed once your child/baby can safely sit up on their own n/a - no preference
  MEDICATION i.e. Infant/Baby Acetaminophen, Infant/Baby Ibuprofen baby supply/gear bag
  PACIFIERS bring two (2) in case one is lost; very handy for flights during take-offs/landings baby supply/gear bag
  PORTABLE CRIB or PLAY YARD n/a - no tips to offer n/a - no preference
  PORTABLE FAN / WHITE NOISE i.e. a fan, a "sleep sheep", or any other type of noise that helps better get to sleep and stay asleep n/a - no preference
  SLEEPWEAR n/a - no tips to offer baby supply/gear bag
  STROLLER n/a - no tips to offer n/a - no preference
  SWADDLE BLANKET n/a - no tips to offer baby supply/gear bag
  TOYS bring a few of their favorite toys baby supply/gear bag
  WINTER GLOVES n/a - no tips to offer baby supply/gear bag
  WINTER HAT n/a - no tips to offer baby supply/gear bag

TRAVELING WITH DOGS / PETS

X ITEM DESCRIPTION / TIPS BEST PLACE TO PACK?
  DOG BLANKET n/a - no tips to offer pet supply box/bag
  DOG BOWL n/a - no tips to offer pet supply box/bag
  DOG FOOD n/a - no tips to offer pet supply box/bag
  DOG POOP BAGS n/a - no tips to offer pet supply box/bag
  DOG TOYS n/a - no tips to offer pet supply box/bag
  DOG TREATS n/a - no tips to offer pet supply box/bag
  LEASH / HARNESS n/a - no tips to offer pet supply box/bag
  PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS n/a - no tips to offer pet supply box/bag
  VACCINATION PROOF n/a - no tips to offer center console

TRAVELING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN

X ITEM DESCRIPTION / TIPS BEST PLACE TO PACK?
  CAMERA let your young children use an old/cheap digital camera (many kids loving taking pics) n/a - no preference
  COLORING BOOKS & CRAYONS n/a - no tips to offer n/a - no preference
  DOLLS n/a - no tips to offer n/a - no preference
  BLANKET(S) n/a - no tips to offer n/a - no preference
  HAND-HELD VIDEO GAMES n/a - no tips to offer n/a - no preference
  STUFFED ANIMALS n/a - no tips to offer n/a - no preference
  TOYS n/a - no tips to offer n/a - no preference




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