Just how much stuff do you pack that you may not need? On the other side, how many times have you wished for something you left at home because you just didn't think you would need it?
I am always looking for multipurpose items. Recently I came across a suggestion from a fellow traveler. Did you know your solid antiperspirant deodorant will work to stop itching from bug bites? She says it does. I haven't tried it yet...but I'm keeping it in mind in case I get a bug bite! You just need to swipe your bite with the deodorant stick and the itch goes away.
Try it sometime and let me know if it works for you.