Campers can agree that a lantern is absolutely essential. While there are still kerosene options, who needs an oily mess when there are battery-powered options. The downside has been that standard incandescent lanterns didn't exactly offer enough illumination or battery life. Fortunately, LED solves both issues. These new lamps offer the advantage running on batteries so they can be powered multiple times by swapping batteries, and lasting a long time on each charge or battery.

LED lanterns, which also offer illumination that can rival daylight, also offer multiple brightness settings, and some may even have different modes so you can light you campsite in a less glaring hue. LED lanterns are also lightweight, yet durable. Having a good LED lantern is a campsite essential, and a great way to light up the night.