So let’s talk car essentials. As a cattle buyer, you essentially live out of your vehicle. If you don’t believe me–I put about 50,000 miles on my truck a year. A year! I know it blows my mind as well. Over the years it has forced me to plan ahead and get pretty good at this whole living out of your vehicle. I have learned that it is SO important not to overstock your pickup because believe me, it makes your life a whole lot harder instead of thinking you’re “over prepared”–it’s a myth I promise. 

 

I focus on the absolute necessities and keep things simple. Simple is attainable. If you are on the road for the amount of hours as I am, simplicity is a breath of fresh air and keeps your sanity in tact.

 

So I have a few tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years and want to share with all of you who live inside your truck. I keep four different containers in my vehicle that help keep me organized and prepared for anything I might need to do while on the road.

 

FOOD 

 

When you travel around rural Montana, you never know when you’ll be stuck in your truck for a few hours. Flat tires, truck troubles, and SNOW STORMS have left me stuck in the middle of nowhere. Luckily, I am prepared! Everyone should travel with a few snacks in their vehicle, because you never know what might happen.

 

Food Container:

 

TOILETRIES

 

I would be lying if I said that I haven’t worn the same clothes two days in a row, it has happened. When you put 50,000 miles on your truck during September through February, the weather has a mind of its own. Several hotels have saved me from a night stuck in a snowstorm driving at 5 miles an hour or sleeping on the side of the road. That’s why I never leave the house without these essentials!

 

Toiletry Container: 

 

I often pack an extra pair of leggings and blanket too, especially for those bad weather days.

 

TECHNOLOGY ON THE ROAD

 

As you may already know, along with buying cattle I run a marketing and consulting company. Everything we do is ONLINE! Because of that, I work a lot on my phone (of course not while driving). This includes social media posting, phone calls, and emails. If my phone is down, it’s tough to work. 

 

Technology Container: 

 

HEALTH 

 

The common cold always seems to find you when you’re busy. Wouldn’t you agree? I don’t want it to slow me down, and that’s why you’ll find all of these medications in my truck. You can never be too prepared when it comes to your health!

 

Health Container: 

 

To make things even EASIER for you, I have put together an Amazon “Car Essentials” list for all these things I just listed and use. To find my entire list Click Here! If you purchase from this link, it supports your girl so I would appreciate your support! I wouldn’t be sharing this with you guys unless every single one of these things have had a positive impact on my crazy on the road lifestyle in one way or another. Consider this list “road warrior” APPROVED!

 As always, let me know your thoughts or if there is something you would love for me to discuss! To see past blogs that will help you get ahead, find them here!

Karoline