The cold weather and icy road surfaces might stop some but as long as precautions are taken they remain possible.
Winter may not be the most popular time of the year to head off on a road trip but when you really love to travel, there’s no reason that a bit of cold and snow should stop you, providing that you’ve taken an emergency kit, a cell phone battery pack and some important precautions with you.
Planning ahead is one of the most important things that can be done to make a winter road trip great.
The first step you need to take is to let someone know that you plan to head out and share your travel plans with that person. Let them know what routes you’ll be taking, where you intend to stop and at what times you expect to arrive at various locations. Then, be sure to check in with that person, even if it’s a matter of sending a quick text. Keeping a cell phone battery pack with you will make sure that you will be able to keep your mobile device powered no matter what happens or what type of breakdown should occur. Then you’ll be able to reach that person and they’ll be able to help you out.
Consider a cell phone battery pack to be as important as the smartphone, itself, since it needs power to work!
The next step is to charge up your portable charger (since it’s no good unless it’s juiced up) and you need to pack some other supplies, as well. After all, while the hope is that you won’t need any of it, if the worst does happen, you’ll be very glad you prepared. Some of those supplies should include extra food, extra water, a thermal blanket, a flashlight and a first aid kit. Some jumper cables and road flares are also an important addition.
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Next, it’s important to drive according to the road conditions and not necessarily according to the road signs. This isn’t to say that you should never drive the speed limit. However, when visibility is reduced or when the road is wet, snowy or icy, then it’s very important to slow down accordingly to make sure you will be able to keep control over your vehicle if the unexpected happens. This might mean slowing down a little, or it could mean slowing down drastically. You may want to reach your destination faster but unless you’re careful to be safe about it, you’ll risk not reaching it at all.
With your supplies all packed and your cell phone battery pack all charged up, you’ll be set to head out on a fantastic road t rip during the colder months.