Keep an emergency supply of nonperishable, high-energy food (granola bars, dried fruits and nuts, peanut butter crackers) and bottled water (make sure you replace the water at least every six months).
When spending a night in a new location, I like to pick up a local map at a gas station or hotel. Not only can it help you navigate, but it makes a nice keepsake from your trip.
No matter what method of travel you choose, there are also some items that you shouldn't leave home without:
- A laminated card that includes all of your emergency point-of-contact phone numbers.
- A list of allergies to any drugs or food, a copy of your health insurance and ID cards.
- An extra pair of prescription eyeglasses, hearing aid or other vital personal items.
- Prescription medications along with the brand and generic names.
- A basic first-aid kit; and this is a biggie — an extra set of keys to your house and vehicle!
Hopefully, Kel, all that will put your wife at ease. Now go hit the open road!
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