When traveling in the backcountry and in remote areas, you should always think a bit like MacGyver—be ready for anything. From bad weather to a wildlife encounter or an ankle-spraining stumble, there are many ways your adventure can turn into a nightmare. Fortunately, a few key items can help you get out of a sticky situation. These pocket-sized pieces of gear won’t take up too much room in your pack, and you’ll be glad to have them if things get difficult out in the wild.
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