on May 14, 2009
You’re about to go back in time. You’re going to land somewhere in Europe during the High Middle Ages, in the range of 1000AD to 1300AD. You’re standing in your house. This trip will take you and about a loaded suitcase worth of volume. If you attempt to take more you won’t be able to predict what will be left behind. What do you take with you?
You’re going for good. This is a one-way trip. You don’t know exactly where or when you will land within the given window, or what time of year it will be. (Let’s assume you can be confident that you’ll land on solid ground, though. Don’t worry about appearing over the ocean. inside of rock, or 100 meters off the ground. You’ll arrive safely. After that it’s up to you.)
Don’t worry about changing history. It’s inevitable, so don’t go in trying to preserve the original timeline.
So… what items will you put in your suitcase before you go? What’s the plan when you get there?
Answers might perhaps be long. Leave them in the comments, or put them on your blog and I’ll link back.
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