5 Essential Items That Many Backpackers Never Think to Bring


4. Headlamp

You’ll be shocked by the amount of times that a headlamp comes in handy. Winding your way through dimly lit city streets in the pre-dawn light. Or when an early evening hike through unknown mountains takes a bit longer than you expected. Or even when you have to go searching through your backpack in the pitch black night as your hostel mates sleep soundly all around you. Just don’t forget an extra set of batteries!