Brian Conghalie

Brian has been an avid hiker and backpacker since he was a small kid, often being taken out into the wilderness on trips with his father. His dad knew everything about nature and the wilderness (or at least that's how it seemed to a ten year old Brian).

After high school, he went to university to read for both a BS and MS in Geology (primarily so he could spend his time outside rather than in a classroom). He's now hiked, camped, skied, backpacked or mapped on five continents (still need to bag Antarctica) & 30 of the US states.

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Osprey Daylite Review: Hiking Daypacks

The Osprey Daylite is a great lightweight, comfortable and easy to use hiking (or town/travelling/studying) daypack. Read our full review for the lowdown.
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Best Solar Charger For Backpacking Adventures

A dead battery on one of your devices when backpacking can have serious consequences. To keep your electronic essentials powered up, solar’s the only way to go. Here, we explain why and introduce you to 8 awesome portable solar power-packers.
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How To Pack a Backpack – Are You Doing it Right?

If you didn't already know there is most definetely a right and a wrong way to organize your hiking backpack. If you load up incorrectly, you may be in for days of hassle and back pain. We've drawn up this easy guide to show you how to pack the right way, every time.
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Best Backpacking Tents: Our Top 12 Picks 

We’ve been busy putting a selection of awesome backpacking tents to the test. In this guide, we reveal the results and provide all the info you need to choose the perfect backcountry bolthole for your adventures.
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Best Thin Winter Gloves: Trail Trialed & Tested [2024 Update]

If you need some dexterity along with protection from the elements, then we recommend you check out our guide to the best thin winter gloves.
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Best Tent Heaters for Camping: Trialed & Tested [2024 Update]

When the mercury drops, camping can still be an option. Our review will guide you through the ins and outs of the best ent heaters to keep you warm and cozy on your wintertime camping trips.
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Best Camping In Arizona: 11 Spots To Savor

The rugged and beautiful state of Arizona is much more than miles of desert and the Grand Canyon! Discover our favorite 11 camping spots in this breathtaking state.
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Best Thermos & Insulated Bottles For Hiking & Camping

If your planning to keep your favorite beverage either boiling hot or icy cold for hours while you are enjoying the great outdoors, then you’ll need a great thermos. We break down the best thermoses and insulated bottles available on the market so you can choose one specifically tailored to your needs.
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Best Hiking Underwear to Stay Cool & Comfortable on the Trail

Choosing the wrong underwear can quite literally be a pain in the butt – We’ve test 7 of the best hiking underwear briefs to help you stay comfortable on the trail.
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