Into the wild: What to know and pack when venturing into remote locations

From water filters to bear spray, here’s how to be prepared

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Escaping the city, camping under the stars, biking on paths and trails with few to no car interactions, stunning surroundings you can only see by foot or bike. Bikepacking and trips into the backcountry hold many attractions for riders of all ages and abilities, and it’s a wonderful way to explore places far and near. However, when venturing into the wilderness, where cell phones are useless and resources limited, there are a few precautions and considerations you should make to have a fun but safe adventure. 

From water filters, to wildlife interactions and navigation, here’s what to know and bring on your trip into the wild. 

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