You can use my ideas if you want to create your own kit, or you can do what I did--ransack your dad's junk drawer and the kitchen cabinets for interesting items.
What does this have to do with writing? Inspiration, of course! If you've tried doing Nanowrimo you're very familiar with the feeling of being sucked dry of ideas and still needing 1,000 words to make your word count for the day. This is one fun way to immerse yourself in your story world.
I had so much fun with this that I'll probably do more in future. I can foresee an essential pirate's kit and spy's kit, for instance...
2. Towel--"about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have."
4. Banana. "Bananas are good."
5. Your choice Jedi bathrobe or Sith cloak (I went with the cloak).
6. Gumby--an extra passenger so you can drive in the intergalactic HOV lane.
7. Red Shirt. In case you need to put on the Red Shirt. (Only don't.)
8. Awesome Mix vol. 1. You'll want to equip your space ship with a cassette player (maybe with fake wood on the console for added ambiance).
9. Sonic screwdriver. If you aren't lucky enough to have one (like me) you'll have to just get something that looks at least remotely like one.
10. Cell phone with unlimited universal roaming--so you can call your mum from space... or the doctor.
11. Jane's notebook. Don't let Coulson steal it.
12. The key to the Tardis. I borrowed it just for this picture, but it is nice to have.
13. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. "In many of the more relaxed civilisations on the Outer Eastern Rim of the Galaxy, the Hitchhiker's Guide has already supplanted the great Encyclopedia Galactica as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom."
14. Dalek-shaped thingy that hangs from your rear-view mirror. (Because space ships have rear-view mirrors too.)
15. Kaleidoscope. A telescope would be more useful but I didn't have one. I wouldn't know what I was looking at anyway, so a kaleidoscope works fine for me.
16. Atomic-looking toy. In case you get bored on long space flights.
17. I don't know what this is or what it's for, but it looks cool and spacey.
18. Good supply of candy. (Easter candy happened to be on sale.)
19. Compass. Yes, I know it doesn't do much good in space, but it looked spacey. Besides, you could always use it for detecting magnetic fields, and it could come in handy on an alien planet. "Lots of planets have a north."
20. Phial. I liked it. And I'm sure you could find some use for it--holding a babelfish, or midichlorians, or Kahn's blood sample...
21. Tesseract. In case you get tired of travelling the slow way.
22. 3-D glasses for detecting rift particles.
Now all you need is a case to keep everything in. I thought this black leather backpack looked kind of like something you might take to space.
You can choose whatever spacey looking thing you happen to have in your closet. If you don't have anything spacey, no worries. You can simply put everything in a large plastic shopping bag from the duty free mega-market on Alpha Centauri.
You are ready to begin your adventure!
May the Force be with you as you boldy go where no man has gone before; whether exploring all of time and space or guarding the galaxy, may you be worthy to possess the might and power of Thor and may you always know where your towel is.