Torches are an essential piece of kit for anyone travelling or going on an expedition. For those moments when electricity fails or you’re trying to read a book at night in the jungle or on a mountain, a reliable torch will make all the difference. There are basically two types – hand held or head torch.We would recommend taking one of each, it keeps all your options open and if one fails, you still have light. Carry a few tea lights as a double back up.