How To: Pack Your Truck For A Road Tri

The road trip-it’s a rite of passage in the life of a surfer. Whether it be to the dusty depths of Baja, the craggy coast of NorCal, or the sparsely populated Outer Banks, packing up and bailing out of town is something everybody should do at some point in their surfing lives.

When traveling to these often remote and surf-filled destinations, it’s important to be prepared for nearly anything. Can you deal with a blown-out tire? How about catching, cleaning, and eating your own food? What are you going to bribe that crooked federale with? Preparation is the name of the game for these and other “bumps in the road.”

Lantern

Shovel

Tent

Firewood

Portable stove

Two surfboards

Cooler

Five-gallon water container

Fishing pole

Porno mags (for trade only)

Camp chairs

A good dog-Nyla

Bungee cords

Rope

Spare gas can

Plastic box type thing to put stuff in

Tow Rope

Guitar

Camp Table

Hatchet

Sleeping Bags

Wet Gear Box

Hi-Lift Jack

Toolbox

Air Mattress

Awning

Candles

Matches

Fishing tackle

Hatchet

Wetsuits

Guitar

Tarp

iPod with speakers

Car jack

Canned food

Extra spare tire

Tools for auto repair

Pots, pans, utensils, can opener

Plates

Trash bags

First-aid kit

Emergency cell phone

Journal

Flashlight

Maps

Zip ties (the miracle fixer-upper)

Duct tape

Air mattress

Octane boost

Extra oil

Extra belts (automotive)

Jumper cables or battery charger

Mini compressor (air mattresses, tires)

Sleeping bags

Toiletries

Drop cloth to go below tent