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)
___ salad dressing
___ sandwiches (pre made)
___ sandwich meat
___ snacks (fruit, cut & washed)
___ snacks (savory)
___ snacks (veggies, cut & washed)
___ water (cold)
Secondary Cooler (Grocery Items)
___ beef jerky
___ candy (fruit chews)
___ canned tuna
___ coffee (ground)
___ coffee (instant)
___ condiments (ketchup, mustard)
___ dried fruit
___ fruit juice
___ granola bars
___ instant noodles
___ mints (breath)
___ nuts (almonds, walnuts)
___ oil (olive)
___ olives (pickles)
___ peanut butter
___ soda (soft drinks)
___ trail mix
___ tuna (canned)
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.
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