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While you can setup a lantern or two, you will want personal light as well.

I think you should have a bright, high lumen tactical flashlight on hand to scare or distract any animals (wildlife or human) that might come your way.

But for your normal, around camp use, get a headlamp. It’s better than a flashlight because you can keep your hands free.

Make sure it’s weather-proof and has a night-vision feature. This will be red or green-light that will allow you to see in the night without blinding our campmates.

I currently use an Energizer headlamp I found in the camping aisle at Walmart. But you can see it here on Amazon.