Johannesburg, Lagos and Lebanon are places where I'm inclined not to feel safe, so I take bullet-proof body armour. It's soft, fabric-like and worn as underclothes. We're making below-the-knee bullet-proof coats for colder climates.
My own travel clothes go in a Lark fold-over case. I usually pack a lightweight suit plus a jacket that can be worn more casually with a second pair of trousers, short-sleeved shirts, ties for meetings and swimwear. I take a fold-over steam iron, medicine kit with syringes and needles and for Nigeria I'd take blood supplies. I can't sleep on planes and use Melatonin, new drops that I buy in New York, which doesn't need water and just goes under the tongue. I carry pure lavender and eucalyptus oils - the former is a good antiseptic, the latter cures headaches and some on a hanky clears that stuffy feeling on a plane.
Batteries for the encryptor and multi-adaptors for plugs and phone sockets go in a holdall that's like a computer/ camera bag. I don't take a laptop for myself but occasionally one to demonstrate how, with a home surveillance camera, travellers can literally keep an eye on home or business with pictures received on a laptop.
Along with family photos are those of the devices I've packed in hold luggage to show at airport security checks. Also in my holdall are a powerful mini-torch, a five-in-one tool with screwdriver and wire cutter, which is invaluable for repairing blown fuses, and a pen with a light on the end for writing in the dark which is one of our most popular sellers.
I always carry a smoke hood for planes, trains and hotels and hope I never have to use it. It's pocket sized, rather like cellophane over the head with a breathing filter that would last half an hour in an emergency."Reuse content