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Keep a plastic bag in your pack as a no-weight lifesaver. Here are 6 ways it might come in handy.
Text by Ted Alvarez. Images by Ben Fullerton.
If you know the prevailing wind direction, you can use the bag like a windsock and navigate. Set it somewhere high, where it’s exposed to wind and watch it for 15 minutes. The direction it most commonly points will correspond to the prevailing winds.