Independent travel by car
What to do before your trip
Do not rely on memory, especially if you are going on a long trip for the first time. Make a list of everything you need and follow through on the items — then the independent fees will be successful.
Make a route. Evaluate the comfortable speed of the trip, calculate the distance, and choose the places where you want to stop and where you will spend the night.
Check the route for security. Do not be lazy to look at the Internet for information, so that you do not get into trouble later. View the coverage area of cellular communication and the Internet to see if you can count on the help of the Internet on the go.
Perform a technical inspection. Don’t go on a trip with unsolved engine problems and worn-out parts.
Prepare the car. This is especially true for long off-road trips. Provide protection for the thrust, distributor and fuel tanks.
Get ready for life on wheels. Check the list of hotels on your route. It is better to book rooms with the possibility of cancellation. And always have a plan B just in case-spare options for places where you can spend the night if you do not have time to get to the desired city. Especially if you are traveling with a child.
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Talk to experienced people. Do any of your friends know from personal experience which route to take and what to take on the road? No? Then online forums will help you!
Double-check everything in person. Control both yourself and your travel partner. We are all human beings, and we can accidentally forget about the simplest and most necessary things.
Set of auto-traveller
The list of things that you will need on your trip can be extended indefinitely. Something is already in your trunk, something you do not need, and some in a hurry you can forget.
First aid kit. Think about what medications you can’t do without in the open field in the middle of Russia. Especially if you are traveling in Europe: even if you find a pharmacy, it is not a fact that you will quickly find what you need. If you travel in the summer, bring insect spray.
Clothes. It all depends on the season. A set of warm fleece clothing in winter, a raincoat and rubber boots in the warm season, comfortable Hiking shoes for cross-country travel-choose the right one and add it to your list.
Own food. Take with you something that will give you strength on the road, will not require cooking and will be stored for a long time. Muesli, bread, bars, canned food and, of course, a large supply of water.
Helpers. Spare parts, Jack, compressor, brake fluid and antifreeze, the most necessary working tools and even a fire extinguisher-sometimes it is better to be safe, because anything can happen on the road. About a lighter or matches, batteries, flashlight, napkins and toilet paper, too, think!
Navigation. The recommendation is simple: think about how you will navigate in areas where there may be no cellular connection. Download useful apps to your smartphone, check the Navigator in the car, and in the event of a fire throw in the glove compartment and “ancient” paper map — electronics can fail at the most unpredictable moment of travel.
Connection to the world. Even the most independent and risky travelers know: it is worth taking several SIM cards from different operators, so as not to be left without communication.
Real money. The further away from cities, the less likely you are to find an ATM. What can I say about abroad? Always take a lot of small money on your trip, but also take large bills if you have to pay for repairs. Bank cards are also useful.