Batteries & chargers
Camera batteries now last a long time – especially if you are using a DSLR, as you won’t be using your LCD screen much. However, as most cameras now use special batteries, rather than standard AAs, if your battery does die, you’re unlikely to find a new one, so a spare is highly recommended – especially in cold environments where batteries conk out faster. This is also important if travelling in remote regions where you may not have the opportunity to charge up each night; many lodges in Africa, for example, have solar panels or generators – meaning lights but no sockets. And of course, remember the correct adaptor.