One constant in four-wheeling is the need to pack properly. Because we’re off on our own – away from the conveniences of city life – we have to be self-sufficient. Not only do we prepare for the expected (camping, cookouts, and such), we must try to prepare for the unexpected. All that in addition to a full complement of automotive and camping gear.
Over the years I’ve realized the need for many other incidentals. Some seem obvious; others not so. But all serve a very good purpose. Considering adding many (or all) of the following to your preparation checklists.
1. Emergency cash. Even deep into the Digital Age, there are times when cash is the only currency. Many people these days don’t even carry enough cash for a cup of coffee. You might need it to cover a tow or an after-hour’s repair at the mechanic’s house.