"The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien has excellent examples. For instance:
The things they carried were largely determined by necessity. Among the necessities or near necessities were P-38 can openers, pocket knives, heat tabs, wristwatches, dog tags, mosquito repellent, chewing gum, candy, cigarettes, salt tablets, packets of Kool-Aid, lighters, matches, sewing kits, Military Payment Certificates, C rations,and two or three canteens of water. Together, these items weighed between 15 and 20 pounds. . . .
In one of my humorous short stories, my father used a flip chart listing the basic reasons why my mother should marry him. She liked the presentation and accepted his proposal.