What to take when Traveling"Freedom's just another word for nuthin' left to lose." Kris Kristopherson
The short answer to "what should I take on my trip?" is "As little as possible!" Below are 2 packing lists:
My Possessions on 15 March '81 which is a complete list of everything I had with me after over 2 years on the road thru the South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
Suggested Packing List for Travelers is an updated and enhanced version of the above list that you will find useful in deciding what to take on an extended trip.