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.
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.
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.
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.
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.