No matter where you are, at this point in time you’re probably itching to get outside, toss gear into the car, and head just about anywhere. You’re probably ready to kick down the front door as soon as your state governor gives the word. We’re right there with you. And while we all can’t wait to get out on the open road for that post-pandemic road trip, you don’t want to skimp on the planning. Because while it’ll feel great to be away from the house, you’ll still want to do whatever you can to maximize your enjoyment level. So, while you wait to receive the go-ahead to begin resuming life as usual, here are 10 items to plan on bringing for your next post-pandemic road trip.
1. Disposable Liquid Waste Bags
Let’s face it, sometimes you really need to go but there just isn’t an option. Maybe you’re driving through the desert and you don’t have a place to go, or you’re in the thick of traffic and getting off isn’t possible. Whatever the situation may be, having a little indoor bathroom option can be nice. With the disposable liquid waste bags that is all possible. At RESTOP you’ll be able to travel with our liquid waste bags, just so you’re prepared.
The one-way valve prevents spillage should the used bag be accidentally dropped, and the blend of polymers and enzymes eliminate any type of odor.
If you are someone who is constantly finding yourself in need of going to the bathroom, these liquid waste bags are a must.
2. Solid Waste Bags
When you’re out and about and nature calls, you might not want to just leave everything behind. Often times it is necessary to take everything with you. With the solid waste bags, you’ll have what you need to easily take out all forms of waste. These biodegradable waste bags are perfect for this kind of situation. A regular plastic bag is not going to break down and will end up sitting in trash cans, dumpsters, and landfills for long after your time on earth has come to an end. Chances are you don’t want your lasting legacy to be plastic bags of waste floating around the place. Thankfully, the biodegradable waste bag containment system is an option that can be used for both urine and solid waste. Ample toilet paper and a moist antimicrobial wipe are included.
3. Disposable Hand Wipes
Things can get dirty out there. And in this post-pandemic world you’ll want to make sure everything is clean. So whether coming back out of a rest stop or out of a national park, you’ll want to clean off your hands with disposable hand wipes.
4. Rest Stop Privacy Shelter
Maybe you’re as free as a bird and don’t mind doing your business on the side of the highway. When that’s the case life is a bit easier. But then there are times where free-birding it just isn’t an option. In these instances a rest stop privacy shelter will help give you the kind of space needed to do your business. It’s also helpful if you need to change a baby and don’t have the space in your vehicle.
5. Face Shields
The best way to prevent infection is to have the most vulnerable entry points protected. Face shields, similar to Tru-Form Plastics thermoforming manufacturing technology, is a great solution because they cover a larger surface area protecting the eyes, nose, and mouth, as well as help keep people from touching their face.
Chances are you’ve been stuck inside for a while now. This not only means that you’ve lost whatever semblance of a tan you once had, but you’ll be more susceptible to burns once you’re back in the sun. To keep yourself protected, make sure to pick up some sunscreen.
You will want to lather this on during the drive as well, as even through the windshield you can burn.
7. Personal Commode
The ol’ pop-and-squat isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s also kind of difficult to do your business sometimes (especially if you’re on any kind of incline or decline). With the personal commode you’ll have a potty anywhere you need one. This is great for camping, road trips, music festivals, and anywhere else you might need one that is away from civilization.
8. Helio Shower
We are a big fan of this device. If you decide to turn your road trip into a camping trip, you’ll want to shower from time to time. But what if there’s no shower? Well if you’re prepared you’ll bring one yourself in the form of the Helio™ Shower. This portable, personal shower is a true lifesaver when you need to rinse off some of the gunk from earlier in the day. Helio™ rests on the ground and delivers the pressure you need to wash hair, do the dishes, rinse off gear, water your plants, or wash the dog. This high quality innovative portable shower is engineered to last.
9. LifeSaver Bottle
If you run out of water and you’re out hiking or camping, you’ll want something that can purify water. Drinking from local water sources can leave you sick. The LifeSaver Liberty™ Bottle, will keep you healthy and hydrated. The bottle contains a 2,000L filter which kills 99.999% of bacteria and viruses.
10. Quick Canopy
Maybe you don’t need a full privacy shelter. Perhaps you just need a bit of shade. With the tripod quick canopy you’ll have exact that in just a few moments time.
Of course, there are all kinds of great gear you will want to consider for your post-pandemic road trip. These are a handful of our personal favorites, but chances are you’ll have some particulars you’d like as well. So feel free to poke around the website, or to stop on in and see for yourself. Because, just like you, we can’t wait to get back to normal and begin offering our face-to-face expertise once again.