if you could travel through time, what would items would you take for the trip?

I'm writing a sort of a story.
Now you instructablites are an imaginative bunch. if you were going to travel through time, what type of practical things would you take with you? how would you dress?
And please, no sonic screwdrivers! ;D

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kelseymh6 years ago
Time travel into the past is essentially the same as extreme hiking in the developing world, so pack accordingly; there won't be any technology, or hope of getting to any, while you're there.  Antibiotics!  Water-purification kit.  Shake-power flashlight (two or three).  "Astronaut blankets" (several).  Soap.  Fire-starting kit, including a welder's torch starter.  Power bars, lots of power bars.
You'll probably need weaponry, depending on where and when you're going.

By assumption, the future will be more advanced than you are, so you won't need much tech or hygenic-safety stuff, except for whatever you want to bring back.  Just take yourself, cameras and video equipment, and maybe some lightweight everyday objects (as "antique" trade goods or proof you're from the past).  You'll probably want to bring either spare batteries or a hand-crank charging system, since you can't assume they'll still have USB connectors ;->
.  Great answer, but:
> By assumption, the future will be more advanced than you are, ...
.  I'm not so sure your assumption is correct. It wouldn't take but one good-sized meteorite or a supervolcano to knock us back to the Stone Age.
.  Or the LHC may suck the whole Earth into a black hole. heehee
rubieelder3 years ago
Depending on the time of year you have to plan for varying weather condition. Most recently I have been to Slovenia in spring by koshertravelers services which provide me some basic necessary requirements during my whole journey. However, you can take with you a camera, medicines, warm clothing depending on the weather of your destination and all the essential things that you use in your daily life.
gholmes19366 years ago
 For traveling back in time I would first read all of Jack Finney's books. Or at least watch the movie, "Somewhere in Time." I believe that they used Finney's hypothesis as a basis for backwards in time travel. Would that we could.
lemonie6 years ago
A towel.
A stick of celery
And dress out of a charity-shop (blind-purchases)

DIY Micah6 years ago
It would depend. Am I traveling backwards or forwards in time? How far into the past or future am I going? How much space do I have? What about sonic lipstick (my wife wants to know this one)?
Jayefuu6 years ago
I'd take a time machine with me. I'd wear my invisibility cloak.