What to pack for a month-long road trip? That’s what this post is about!
My boyfriend, Cody, and I went on a four-week cross-country road trip from Delaware to Utah and back again. Both of our jobs allowed us to work remotely, so we would work during the day and then see National Parks in the evenings and on weekends. We stayed in campgrounds about 80% of the time, and essentially lived out of my 2019 Jeep Cherokee for a month.
Here’s a comprehensive list of everything we brought with us!
Most of the items are linked, but you can find a lot of this gear on my Amazon lists.
We packed clothing to be prepared for hiking long distances in both deserts and mountains, sleeping in cold weather down to about 45 degrees F, and driving up to 9 hours at a time. We did laundry at campgrounds twice in four weeks. Here’s what I brought!
I got by with just three pairs of shoes. One for hiking, one for everyday, and one for swimming or walking through water. I used all of them on the trip.
We tent camped almost every night. It’s important to have a good set of sleeping gear so that you’re comfortable. I get cold when I sleep, so I usually work leggings and a pullover every night.
We ate a lot of sandwiches and dehydrated backpacking meals. We limited eating out to save both time and money. We went grocery shopping throughout the trip, but here is what we started with.
Since we were working remotely throughout the trip, technology was super important!
That’s everything! If you have anything else you can’t live without on a road trip, let me know!
I'm Abby, a traveling photographer and writer, and I'm most passionate about connecting people with the outdoors, and I started this blog because I believe in the power of visual communication to move people from awareness of the outdoors all the way to stewardship of natural resources.