After I'd been traveling a while I had more and more people tell me I reminded them of Jack Kerouac and that I should read "On the Road", and I eventually did read it. While passing through New York City the public library had a pretty big exhibit about him, including 40 feet worth of the original scroll from "On the Road". This case shows some of the stuff he carried around.
Dr. Bronners soap is the swiss army knife of hygiene on the road. I can use it as soap and shampoo in the shower, brush my teeth with it, wash my clothes and more. The stuff is magic, check it out and other gear I like to use while traveling.