1. Flashlight


LEDs have forever altered the world of flashlights. Now, you can use them almost with abandon, knowing that the batteries won’t die just a few minutes into whatever task you’re trying to accomplish. If you can, get one that has an attachment to mount to your head, freeing your hands to set up camp or make that nighttime roadside repair. Your flashlight (and an extra set of batteries) should live in an easy-to-access spot on your bike when you’re traveling.