ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Road Warrior Gear

Updated on September 15, 2012

Road Warrior: Necessary Equipment

Here is a list of items you need to be on the road. These are the basic items and things you will need if you are going to be on the road for an extended time. From accessories for your electronics to food and drinks, these are important items that you should consider on long trips or long commutes.

Phone Charger

You will eventually need to tell someone that you will be late or you will be there soon. As we all know, sometimes the phone just doesn't get charged or the charge just won't last you through the day. This is especially true if you do some, ok a lot of surfing. Make sure you check Amazon for some good deal on phone car chargers.

Make sure you read the reviews and get a model that will work with your phone. You might even consider getting a charger that is solar powered in case your vehicle battery dies or the car 12v really gets messed up. This is the case where you would really need your phone. I consider this item to be the most important item in the road warriors arsenal.

Three Little Letters - GPS

GPS is that item most people rely on the phone to provide, however a dedicated unit is the way to go. Sometimes your phone version has trouble finding the signal, but these units dedicated to the purpose will really save the day in a pinch. Also they provide a redundancy in case your phone dies or vice versa. I also recommend having an old school map book if everything else fails.

GPS or Not to GPS?

Do you have a dedicated GPS unit?

Snacks

Snacks are always great to have around especially if you are stuck in traffic or if you need a boost of energy. I recommend having some sort of drink like vitamin water, ice tea, or Gatorade. Also some sort of dried fruit or trail mix that you can store in your car. I used to even keep my vitamins in the car, except not the gummy type as they all melted into a glob one hot summer day. I recommend some something salty like cashews and something sweet like trail mix with m&m's included in it

Music, Book on CD, Satellite Radio ... oh my!!

There are many options for some good entertainment to keep your mind occupied while driving. Some good examples are getting a series of books on CD you may have wanted to read. This will make the time go much quicker and give you something to look forward to when you step into your car. Another good alternative is some type of satellite radio receiver and service. This service allows you to listen to certain genre of musical interest, which you can usually find a few channels devoted to. Check out some prices and types of satellite radios you can buy for your vehicle below.

What Gear Do You Need for the Road?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • LisaMarieGabriel profile image

      Lisa Marie Gabriel 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Phone, fizzy water and tortilla chips :) Spade in the winter, and a rug :)

    • best dog shop profile image

      best dog shop 

      6 years ago

      Potato chips mainly :)

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)