10 Times Gear Rescued Us

In tough situations, this gear had our keisters covered.
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Hikes don't always go as planned. When that happens, good gear comes to the rescue. Here are the BACKPACKER staff's favorite tales of being saved by our gear—whether from physical harm, mental breakdown, or just plain annoyances.

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