I've been backpacking for many years and size and weight is important. With that said, proper lighting is important too! This LED USB-rechargeable light is great for hanging inside of a tent, at a campsite, etc. and it's USB-rechargeable. Top-off the charge via a computer or a solar battery bank with USB port! It's great!
The pocket chainsaw is a must for backpacking! A machete or hatchet is great for chopping wood but it often blisters one's hands. The pocket chainsaw is a great and portable tool for sawing deadfall. It's surprisingly efficient and makes cutting logs of the perfect length possible! Since I discovered the pocket chainsaw, I never