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  1. C.C. Chapman
    August 29, 2014 @ 2:03 pm

    Just back from a cross-country road trip I can confirm that this list is spot on!

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    • Matthew Ebel
      August 29, 2014 @ 2:05 pm

      A little confirmation is always appreciated. 🙂 Glad you made it back in one piece!

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  2. Shelly
    August 29, 2014 @ 3:18 pm

    A few other things to help with long hauls….
    – if you can, try to stop every few hours, even if just for a few minutes, to get out of the car, stretch, and walk around. We really aren’t designed to sit in cars for hours at a time and just stopping for a few minutes to get out and walk around a rest area can help a lot.
    – keep water nearby and drink regularly. Don’t worry about having to stop for bathroom breaks more often (first off, refer to the point above) – staying hydrated helps keep your body functioning normally, which also can help keep you alert while driving. Also, if you’re running air conditioning or heat in the car for long periods, the air in the car becomes very dry.
    – having a snack to munch can help sometimes, but don’t get carried away and watch what kind of snack. Too many carbs could just put you to sleep instead of help keep you alert.
    -if you’re driving at night on the highway, turn your mirrors away so you don’t get eye strain from the bright headlights reflecting in your mirrors, and keep your eyes moving around. If you just stare straight ahead, you’re more likely to having trouble staying alert…
    Shelly

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  3. Touring tips for musicians: how to avoid traffic jams, speeding tickets, and accidents on the road - ShizBeatz.com v2.0 ShizBeatz.com v2.0
    September 18, 2014 @ 6:07 am

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