What Item Would You Not Leave Home Without?

Whether it’s for protection, entertainment, or pure superstition, these explorers have certain gear they just can’t live without. Interviews include Cory Richards, Kuenga Wangmo, Eric Patterson, Aziz Abu Sarah, John Francis, Andrès Ruzo, Carlton Ward, Amy Dickman, Lee Berger, and Chris Thornton. Now you tell us: What item would you not leave home without?

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