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Road Trip Packing List – Food & Coolers

This is the Food & Cooler packing list for road trips. It’s also useful for travel, hotel stays and vacations. Want a printable list? Download the free Vacation & Road Trip Packing List in printer friendly PDF format.

Primary Cooler (Perishable Food Items)

___ chocolate (plain dark)

___ cooked meat (hotdogs)

___ cheese (slices, brick, sticks)

___ dairy products (milk, eggs)

___ hard boiled eggs

___ ice packs (ice)

___ juice boxes (cold water)

___ mayonnaise

___ salad dressing

___ sandwiches (pre made)

___ sandwich meat

___ snacks (fruit, cut & washed)

___ snacks (savory)

___ snacks (veggies, cut & washed)

___ water (cold)

Secondary Cooler (Grocery Items)

___ apples

___ bananas

___ beef jerky

___ beer

___ bread

___ candy (fruit chews)

___ canned tuna

___ chips

___ coffee (ground)

___ coffee (instant)

___ condiments (ketchup, mustard)

___ crackers

___ dried fruit

___ fruit juice

___ granola bars

___ gum

___ instant noodles

___ lettuce

___ mints (breath)

___ muffins

___ nuts (almonds, walnuts)

___ oil (olive)

___ olives (pickles)

___ peanut butter

___ pretzels

___ snacks

___ soda (soft drinks)

___ spices

___ tahini

___ trail mix

___ tuna (canned)

___ water

___ Wine


Cooler Pocket: Pack gum, little packets of salt, pepper, ketchup, mustard, relish, and soy sauce.

Water Bottle Slot: Replace the cheap plastic bottle with your own aluminum water bottle.

Veggie Snacks: Pack raw carrot sticks, celery sticks, cherry tomatos, cucumber slices, and broccoli.

Fruit Snacks: Pack washed and sliced strawberry, cantaloupe, honeydew, cherry, apple, and grapes.

Savory Snacks: Pack cheese & crackers, olives, granola bars, trail mix, and beef jerky.

Did we miss something on our vacation and road trip packing list for Food & Coolers? Please contact us at Driving Road Trips and let us know. Thank you!

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