Dress up your vehicle properly before undertaking outdoor journey
as per details given here-in-below:
a) Get your vehicle properly checked
up by your garage for fitness before start on a trip.
b) Get the vehicle serviced before
c) Get the engine tuned for trouble-free
d) Get the battery and cables
e) Check fuel system for clogged
or leaky pipes.
f) Get the dynamo charging rate
adjusted to a little lower than for normal town running as overcharging
burns out the armature necessitating hasty and expensive replacement
on the road. If the
dynamo has not been overhauled for the las 15,000 kms it would
be advisable to get
it overhauled to prevent failure of bushing and bearing on the
g) Clean the cleaners the air
cleaner, the breather capl the fuel pump sediment bowl and strainer
and the fuel filter. h) Check and oil and oil filter replace
if necessary. Carry extra can of
in the trunk.
i) Hose pipes wear out on the
inside. Pinch the pipes; replace if they feel spongy. Check
clamps for tightness.
It is advisable to carry spare hose pipes and a tinful of water.
j) Get the brakes and clutch adjusted
k) Get the wheel alignment checked
and adjusted properly to have a better feel of the vehicle
and to reduce tyre wear.
l) Get the tyres checked. Make
sure the spare is in good condition and properly inflated.
m) Ensure you have the following
equipment with you on the trip:
A spare wheel
pumped to the correct pressure. Tyre lever, puncture Kit and
for lights, fuses for electrical system, fan belt, radiator
hose, Tools kit of the
Tow rope and
spade. A piece of soap temporarily helps stop leaks in petrol
1. Reach your embarkation station early
and occupy your berths/seats. Sometimes, due to mistake
of Railways, duplicate reservations can spoil your journey.
2. Do not accept food from strangers howsoever good looking.
3. Carry a chain to tie up your luggage with the seat.
4. Keep watchful eye on your baggage at stations and throughout
the journey. Do not leave your baggage
in the custody of strangers.
5. Always keep some eatables and drinking water with you up
to the end of your journey.
6. Carry medicines for sudden illness like diorrehea, etc.
7. Do not discuss money matters within the hearing distance
8. Do not carry inflammables.
9. Travel with proper tickets and do not buy tickets from
1. Reach at the airport well before
time. Any unexpected traffic jam on way can make you lose
2. Take sufficient liquids during flight.
3. Travel light and carry only necessary hand baggage in the
4. Do not leave your valuables unattended even during flight
for going to toilet etc.
5. Travel Light - instead of one large bag, pack two smaller
bags. This will distribute the weight equally
when you carry your bags and protect you from nect, arm and
6. After a long flight, stretch your arms. legs and back while
waiting for your luggage to be unloaded.
Always lift your heavy bag from a bent knee position, rather
than bending over with your legs straight.
7. Wear comfortable footwear. Rubber soles that are shock
absorbent and shoes made of leather or
other natural materials that your feel breathe should be your
first choice. Also, exercise your feet
8. In case of long distance flights try following measure
to save yourself from air sickness:
a) Sitting : Keep your knees higher
than your hips. This will relieve pressure and strain on your
back. Get up and walk around as much
as you can. If there is no rung in front of you, use your
briefcase to put your feet up.
b) Shoulder tension reliever - Rotate
your shoulders forward, then backward. Then lift them up to
c) Foot flexibility - Take your shoes
off and wriggle your toes. Rotate your ankles clockwise, then
d) Leg stretcher - With toes on the
floor, raise heels, shoulder, waist and arm stretches. Reach
hands over head and lean to each side.
e) Back stretcher -Under the guise
of looking for something in your briefcase, bring your head
down and your knees up until they
meet. Hold for five seconds and relax.
f) Arm strengthener - Put both hands
on the seat in front of you with arms outstretched and push.Hold
for five seconds and release.
Travelling out, especially for holidaying,
is a great fascination. All family members - ladies and children,
expect great thrill. And rightly so, because the main purpose
of going out is to get rid of daily chores. boring routine,
tight working schedules, long hours, missing meals and so
on. From holidays every one of the family has his/her own
dream. So detailed planning is done every thing is packed,
all schedules worked out, note made of every thing to be seen,
to be done. In short, one is mentally attuned to an opportunity
of great fun and frolic.
1. One may lose his luggage. So, the
prudent policy would be to keep at least one day's clothing
in your hand bag. Especially,
during flights, your luggage may not reach destination with
you. So be prepared to live
for at least one day.
2. You may lose your flight for any reason. Next flight may
not be available immediately. So, keep a contingency
plan in mind.
3. You may lose your struck in a strange place where conveniences
of life, food, may not be available.
4. You may meet with an accident.
5. You may be pick pocketed. Hence, do not keep all your money
at one place. It is a safe policy that
every member of the travel party should have some money.
6. If you are travelling to colder destination, keep warm
clothings handy. Nature will not allow you time
to unpack your luggage at the destination. People travelling
from warm places to colder places
generally have this tendency. I got exposure before I could
pen my suitcase on reaching Nainital
and put on warm wearings.
7. Avoid travelling to disturbed places.
8. If you are travelling without hotel reservation, especially
during peak seasons, you are inviting trouble.
9. Your vehicle may break down at odd place and at odd time.
10. You may not get food of your taste.
11. Titanic may happen to you in any shape. The travellers
on `sun Vista' would never have imagined
but it did come to them. It is not our intention to scare
you. Our sincere desire is to with
you a happy journey. But one should be mentally prepared for
any eventuality and thank his God
for a pleasant and safe trip!
Bon Voyage !