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Pack This: Roadtrip-ready water reservoir with tap + travel tips

by Shelly Rivoli
water bottle with tap

Don’t road trip without it: 3-gallon BPA-free water reservoir with tap.

Sure, you can pack along water bottle for every member of the family for your next road trip, and I recommend you do. But when you also have a 3-gallon water reservoir filled to the brim with ice and water, you’ll be ready to refill as needed, too–and have plenty of back up just in case you get that unexpected flat somewhere near Los Banos (2011) or end up completely stopped in a construction back up at the gate to your next national park (multiple incidents). And if your car doesn’t handle The Grapevine so well (as thankfully ours has, knock wood), you’ll have water to spare for the radiator, once it simmers down.

  • On road trips, we keep ours insulated with whichever spare pillows and bags best fit around it, with the tap still accessible for rest area refills.
  • At hotels, we refill with water and bucket of ice from the ice machine to ready for the stretch ahead.
  • In campgrounds, we use it for our much-better-tasting drinking water when compared with whatever usually comes out of ye olde and rusty spigots found there.

Where to buy: You may be able to pick up your own water reservoir like this at your local sporting goods store, or follow this link to order it from Amazon.

Need tips for an upcoming family road trip? Help is here!

Don’t forget that Travels with Baby: The Ultimate Guide for Planning… has 30 pages dedicated to planning and surviving “Travels by Automobile” (download the Kindle/ebook now or order from Amazon), and Take-Along Travels with Baby: Hundreds of Tips to Help During Travel… is loaded with on-the-go tips to use as you travel, including “Entertainment to Go” tips and ideas to keep everyone happier in the car, at restaurants, rest areas (download the Kindle/ebook here or order the pocket-size paperback from Amazon).

More tips and ideas online:

Safe journeys,

Shelly Rivoli, author of the award-winning Travels with Baby and Take-Along Travels with Baby

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