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Everyday Adventure Essentials

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Are you ready for everyday adventures? Do you have everyday adventure essentials already packed and in your car?

Or if you were to be out running around and discovered something fun or interesting to do would you have to “wait until later” when you are better prepared? Or have to purchase something to participate?

Be ready for any adventure with these everyday adventure essentials

Don’t let that ever happen to you again!

With this simple Everyday Adventure Essentials list, you’ll be ready for whatever comes your way. Print out the .pdf and then spend 20 minutes creating your own bag for the car.

You probably already have most of these items around the house. I guarantee that someday in the future you’ll be so glad you were prepared!

I use a simple tote as my bag and find it fits well in the back of the van, and also can be easily grabbed and transferred to the Jeep if we decide to drive it for the day.

👉 I love this bag as an option – and it’s collapsible!

What I keep in my Everyday Essentials Bag

There are a few things I remove seasonally, but the majority of it stays in the bag year-round.

All Year

I always have the following in the bag:

1. Games

A deck of cards, simple games like Uno, dice, a notepad, and a pen. With these inexpensive basics, you can play dozens of games (Euchre, rummy, Uno, Farkle, Yahtzee, etc.)

These come in handy when visiting a winery, brewery, or local restaurant. It’s a fun way to pass the time and keep everyone involved and off their phones.

2. Help with the elements

Bug spray and sunblock. Regardless of the time of the year, these two items come in super handy.

3. Drink supplies

An empty growler and a half-growler. Just in case we find a beer or even rootbeer on tap that we love! I also have a few koozies to keep sodas or beers cold.

4. An outdoor blanket

An outdoor blanket is perfect for picnics in the summer and wrapping up if you get cold.

👉 This is a great outdoor blanket to keep in your car!

5. Socks

Sounds weird but if it’s summer you may very well be in sandals and there are some activities (bowling, ice skating, roller skating, jump houses, etc.) that require socks. So keep a pair for each of you in the car. They also come in useful if you get cold or wet feet!

6. A beach towel

A beach towel is great if you get wet or muddy – so nice to be able to dry off! Plus, it can do double duty if you visit a beach!

7. Disposable bags

Plastic grocery bags work just fine. They are ideal for wet or muddy shoes.

8. Simple sports equipment

A frisbee and/or soccer ball are great for impromptu park visits.

keep a soccer ball in your car to be ready for fun at anytime

9. Umbrellas

Pretty self-explanatory, because there is nothing worse than not having an umbrella on hand when you need one!

Summer Extras

In the summer I also add the following items to my everyday adventure essentials bag.

1. Water shoes

Water shoes are perfect for exploring creeks and rivers and then you can put them in those plastic disposable bags when you are finished!

2. Sunglasses

Sunglasses – who wants to be out in the sunshine with them?

3. Water bottles

I always have a few empty water bottles, although I also often pack a bag or cooler with full ones before we head out for a day.

Winter Extras

In the Fall, I take out the summer extras and add the following:

1. Gloves

Gloves for everyone – just the little inexpensive stretchy ones so they don’t take up much room.

2. Hats

Hats for everyone – just like your mama always told you, keep your head warm!

Make sure you have a hat with you!

3. A cozy blanket

A blanket – we are very partial to these amazingly soft Vera Bradley blankets!!!

4. Snow boots

Snow boots – honestly these I don’t have in the car all the time but if I think there’s a chance we might go walking outside I throw them in at the last minute.

Conclusion: Everyday Adventure Essentials

What do you think? Is there anything I missed that you like to have on hand? If so, I’d love to hear about it in the comments so I can add it to my bag!

Please download this Everyday Essentials List and create your own Everyday Adventures Essentials bag – and then use it to create fun and memories for your family!

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