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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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Best 4-Person Tents: Trialed & Tested [2024 Update]

Twos company, threes a crowd, fours a party? In our guide to the best 4-person tent find out what models will best suit you and your fellow campers' camping style and what features to specifically look out for.
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Best Tent Brands (and Shelters) of 2024

If you overnight in the wilderness, you'll need shelter. We've reviewed some of the Best Tent Brands and their latest models to help you pick a favorite.
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Best Water Purification Tablets of 2024

Don’t fancy a dose of crypto, giardia, or diarrhea? Check out our reviews of this year’s best water treatment tabs so you can stay healthy when out in the wilds.
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7 Best Hammock Underquilts of 2024

Considering switching to hammock camping, or an old hand looking for some better insulation? We've analyzed 7 of the best hammock underquilts on the market to give you our recommendations based on your needs.
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The 7 Best Backpacking Towels of 2024

If you are heading out on the trail and want to keep clean without the bulk of a regular towel, then you should consider investing in a lightweight microfiber backpacking towel. We've put 7 of the best backpacking towels on the market through their paces and break down our recommendations based on your needs.

Best Wool Socks For Happy Hiking Feet

The happiest hiking feet are hiking feet clad in wool. In this post, we aim to convert you to our woolly ways with a guide to why wool’s wonderful and a selection of the top 9 wool hiking socks.
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Best 3-in-1 Jacket for Outdoor Adventure [2024 Edition]

If you like a little versatility in your mid & shell layers, then consider our top pick for the title of the Best 3-in-1 Jacket.
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Best Shower Tent: Staying Clean Doesn't Need to be Awkward

Camping doesn’t need to mean forgoing your personal hygiene with 7 of the best shower tents on the market – check out our in-depth guide.
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Best Tent Waterproofing Spray: Stay Dry in the Wet

Keeping your tent in good condition is crucial to staying dry in wet weather – we review the best tent waterproofing sprays to help you do just that.