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One of the random items that are very important in the packing list of any long term traveler is a headlamp. Find out why!
As a long term traveler I’ve always carried a headlamp and consider it one of the most essential items in my bag. I currently use this Petzl headlamp.
If you’re a budget traveler, long term nomad, or round the world backpacker these are the:
5 Reasons Why You Need to Pack a Headlamp
As adventures nomads, our travels take us to exotic destinations all over the world. This also means a chance for power outages especially during rainy season when electricity can get cut. Never get caught in the dark without a headlamp.
Travel tip: Wrap your headlamp around a full water bottle facing inwards for an illuminating effect in a dark room!
This doesn’t apply to all long term travelers but some adventures will lead us to spend a night or two camping in the majestic wilderness. Keep your hands free and use a headlamp instead of a regular torch.
Every penny saved is a penny spent traveling so many long term travelers like myself have modest budgets. Hostels are great to save cash and make new friends as a solo traveler or outgoing couple. Use a headlamp in your dorm when lights are out.
Read more hostel essentials here.
Off the Beaten Path
What I love about backpackers and long term travelers is that we end up in beautiful off the beaten path locations but sometimes they’re a bit remote and electricity might be scarce. A headlamp is an essential backpacking tool.
When I’m sharing a room with others a headlamp can allow you to read without disturbing others.
What other reasons do you travel with a Headlamp?
For more ideas on other travel essentials, please read the following:
- 8 Budget Travel Packing Essentials
- Cross Country Road Trip Essentials
- Travel Gadget Packing List for Digital Nomads
- Money Belts and Anti-theft Items for Travel