Travel Flashlight Tip
very good tip! Most of the 'conventional wisdom' before I went away was to get a small Maglite; since I had one that I use in theatre technician jobs, I took that along. And I lost it, and It's a pile of crap.
I was fortunate, I took a couple of other light sources with me. I had a 'Cyberlite' which is a small key-chain LED torch... Like this one, but you twist the head to activate and so the light stays on when i'm not touching it... I prefer this.
I also took an LED head-lamp... this thing is truely tiny and has an elastic to go round my head like a miner and also a small clip like a clothes pin to clip onto things. This was probably my most useful item, as I can see whilst keeping both hands free. This makes it easier to read, sew, hike etc. in the dark.