Packing the day bag

HBS Guy

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Leaving 4.30am Wed for Tassie.

Packing my day bag. Any long driving journey you need a day bag:

.5–1roll good dunny paper.

.5–1 roll paper towels (or similar)

1 lot of soap or handwash


You can now tackle any public loo when the need strikes. Notice the toilet paper in public loos? About as wide as a calculator roll and about as absorbent. Some loos have handwash but no paper towels some paper towels no handwash.

Packet of biscuits and bag of lollies (choc dipped dried fruit or fruit leather are best.) Arnott’s Butternut Crunch is my standby. I also like Euro Sesame Seed bars, always soft and easy to eat while driving.

Medications, spare glasses

Special cleaning needs (I use soap free body wash in the heat of summer, staves off prickly heat so use that in shower on ferry.)

Change of clothes—for use after shower next morning. For me—fresh jocks and TShirt, easy.

Stuff to keep the brats reasonably happy and therefor QUIET! Spare batteries

Spare bottle of water. NEED this in Oz! At least one bottle a day per person.

As Set suggested, a small flashlight is a good thing to have with you. I use rechargeable batteries and bring a charger.

Chargers for phone and laptop/iPad.


Your journey is now pretty much stress free.

Any other hints for making long drives stress free.

This toilet paper thing: if I strike this narrow rubbish I pull out a long length, fold it to make a reasonably wide surface, wipe bum. Surely it costs more in excess paper used than you save buying this horrid narrow shit?
 
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HBS Guy

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I have a little car fridge, put chocolate milk and lunch in it. Godsend on a hot day.
 

SethBullock

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One thing that goes with me on trips is a small flashlight. You never know when you may be out on the road in the dark and need a flashlight, like if you have a flat and there is no light anywhere.
 

HBS Guy

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Not composting toilets—any direction to use special loo paper I would follow, of course.

Yes, a small LED torch, bright and the batteries last for ages.
 

DonDeeHippy

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One thing that goes with me on trips is a small flashlight. You never know when you may be out on the road in the dark and need a flashlight, like if you have a flat and there is no light anywhere.
Mobil phones as good torch's as well and just about everyone has one...
 
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