Carrying a flaming torch around scores you some badass points with the angry mob, but it doesn't really illuminate the inside of your tent all that well. Princeton Tec's Helix Basecamp Rechargeable Lantern may not impress the vigilantes, but it does beam out 250 lumens of red or white light via two long lasting LED bulbs, so your tent and campsite will remain nicely lit. The dimmer switch lets you control the brightness, so your reading light doesn't have to be blinding, and the battery indicator lets you know how much juice is left. If you run out of power, just stick a few batteries into the backup port and get on with cooking dinner or playing Egyptian Ratscrew. And if your phone runs out of juice, you can plug your phone into the USB port to power it back up. Princeton also designed the Helix to be collapsible, so you can take it into the backcountry with you, and it finished it off with a few hanging points, so you can really turn your campsite into a friendly home away from home.