Hotspot and Data / Internet for Traveling
Since I work remotely and needed to work on the road, I purchased a Netgear Unite Explore mobile hot spot. I had used one in the past and loved it, so I just went with a model I was familiar with. There are so many options, so you will need to research coverage maps for your region and plans. Even though I had AT&T cellular service, using my phone as a hotspot was so frustrating and slow, and it drained my battery. The Netgear Unite Explore was $92 when I purchased mine from Amazon.
Digital Storage and Backups
Before traveling for Wild and Wanderin’ I had been gifted this neat little power bank and jumper kit. I make sure to charge it before I leave home, while I’m driving, and when I stop anywhere that has outlets available. I also make sure I have chargers for my Apple Watch, my phone, and my earbuds. Since I do some video recording along the way, I also keep an extra MicroSD, battery, and card reader in my bag.
I also got this affordable SUV overhead cargo bag. I keep my window coverings, sheets, and other things I use daily overhead. It keeps them easily assessible and free from spills and accidents.
Food, Kitchen, and Cleaning Supplies
Dr. Bonner’s Pure Castile Soap
It is naturally bio-degradable, and can be used to clean your face, body, and even your dishes and laundry. It’s really the perfect soap for travelling. I like the Baby Unscented soap, and can add different essential oils like Wild Orange for an uplifting summer scent or Lavender and Peppermint which is cooling and refreshing after a hot and sweaty hike.
Luckily, I really love cold brew, especially in the summer. I use my Bodum Cold Brew (cold press) coffee maker at home which makes about 50 ounces of coffee. I make mine a little strong so I can use it as concentrate and I store it in a mason jar or food grade stainless steel and make it with any milk-alternative or flavoring I may want for a few days.
Water cooler with spout
I use Hydro Cell to carry along filtered cold water, but like to have water for cleaning, baths or drinking water for Luna, and brushing my teeth. I fill my collapsible water jug with a spout to have water on hand for this.
More to come
I will be adding more to this page as time goes on and plan on doing more YouTubes on my setup and gear later in 2021.