It is the 1600s. You and your family plan to sail from England, across the Atlantic Ocean, to a new land (wilderness), sight unseen. What do you need to take that will last a year while you get settled?
At the top of the list are clothes and food: hogsheads of meal, barrels of pease, and oatmeal.
Suggested household items include, bedding, ironware, rugs, wool, linen, canvas, brass, pewter, leather bottles, drinking horns, candles, and soap.
You need seeds to grow your own food. Tools to help build your house and keep up your property include: axes, augers, scythes, shovels and spades, iron and lead, grindstones, barrels of pitch and tar, cables, cordage, chains, and hooks. Add munitions, fishing equipment, farm implements, animals and fodder (and hope there is room on the ship).
“An indentured servant counted on the employer for clothes and food. In 1635 Thomas Moore, on his way to Virginia, took cheese, butter, cloth, staffs, shirts, stockings, and other goods for his indentured servants.”—Alison Games, Migration and the Origins of the English Atlantic World, pp. 64–5.