Thursday, August 7

Car Essentials in Costa Rica



Recently, I have been cleaning out my car of all the dog hair and sand and I noticed all the little things I have squirreled away. It's been a gradual process of stashing things and I thought I'd share some of my car's contents. Things I need to have traveling around in Costa Rica. Some things are mandatory and others are just for comfort or necessity. I'm sure if you have children, your list is much longer. I didn't include the doggy stuff I keep in the car. I'd be interested what others might add to my list of items.

Here it is:

Car I.D. (papers) and two triangle road reflectors (must have), jumper cables, fire extinguisher, towels, coolie cups, machete, fillet knife (inside driver door), crow bar, rubber boots (for walking), cut garden hose (syphon gas - gas stations are few and far between), compass, maps, roll of toilet paper, lucky charm (in photo), bug spray, kite (you just never know), good spare tire and jack, fluids (brake, oil, battery water, whatever you car drinks), jug of water, coins for tipping security guys, back-up reading glasses (for maps, phones, etc.), phone card (pay phones don't take coins), umbrella, hooded plastic rain coat, spare key to car door (magnetic holder, no AAA here), bottle opener and travel corkscrew, first aid kit (not to self, get one), and flashlight.
I'm sure I left out stuff but you get the idea. Being prepared is the key here.
You're on Your Own - Yo-Yo

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just the corkscrew is all I need:).

So I guess you didn't find that shoe that escaped from your foot at the airport...

Beth.

TICA MACHA said...

Actually, when I returned to the airport recently, I looked but found no left blue flipflop. "They" were new and tall, for looking over everyone's head. Oh well, I trashed the right shoe when I got back home.
For those that don't know, I drive barefoot and when I opened my door at the airport after getting in the car to go, my left shoe fell out. I didn't realize it until I got to my favorite airport-run store stop,,, where I bought more flipflops.

glorv1 said...

Wow, that is quite a bit of stuff. It sounds very interesting though.

TICA MACHA said...

You just never know what you will need till the time arises. Thanks for dropping by, I like your blog. Teri

barry said...

Thanks, Jane of the Jungle .. didn't realize you had to be a Rolling Walmart/Auto Zone to travel down there .but it makes good sense ,,better safe than Sorry .....but sure hope I have room for a Cooler though..( you know ,to keep fruit cold,,..wink)

Peggy said...

The Kite - that's what I like about you. You are prepared to have fun!

TICA MACHA said...

I did leave the cooler off the list, it's what I use to keep the car fluid bottles in. Most times I keep a beach chair and mat in my car too. I stay ready!!

Anonymous said...

I have always believed that if you have this stuff, you'll never need it. You will be able to lend it to others, which is what I do.

I think it's because you maintain your stuff that you don't have emergencies in the first place.

Joy,

Tom

TICA MACHA said...

You got that right.
An ounce of pervention ...
Is easy to be a good Samaratan here.