A great trip opportunity can come up on the spur of the moment. A deal on a Las Vegas hotel or the boss leaving the office early on Friday may change your plans from a weekend on the couch watching Netflix to a weekend of adventure, and you need to be ready. That isn’t to say that you should always have a bag packed and ready to go, but there are a few items you can purchase to make getting away a little easier. Here are some items to have on hand for when you decide you need a weekend where things get out of hand.
Backpack: Take some time and find the right bag for you. Choose a bag that isn’t too big, but can fit everything you need.
Sleeping bag: A backpacking sleeping bag can be helpful even if you aren’t a camper. They don’t take up much space and you’ll be glad you have one if you end up sleeping on a hotel floor.
Travel-sized hygiene products: Grab extras from hotels and you can build yourself a stockpile real quick.
Spare toothbrush: Because you’re guaranteed to lose it.
Flashlight: Spur of the moment trips can take you in crazy directions. At least make sure those strange paths are well lit.