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 Backpacking Sleeping Bags: Trialed & Tested [2023 Edition]

We’ve looked at and comparatively reviewed some of the best sleeping bags on the market, so whatever you’re preferences we can recommend one to suit.
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Best Camping Lantern: 11 Trialed & Tested Lamps [2023 Update]

We’ve reviewed a range of options to give our views on the Best Camping Lanterns so you won’t have to. Take a look below to see who came first.
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Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads: Field-Trialed & Tested [2023 Update]

Whether you are looking for lightweight, or for something with a higher R value, we’ve reviewed & rated the best sleeping pads. Find the best fit for you.
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Best Backpacking Saw: Cutting Through the Competition [2023 Edition]

Needs a new backpacking saw? We discuss the various types, pros/cons and give our recommendations for the best backpacking saw for your needs.
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Best Camping Cots: Trialed & Tested [2023 Update]

Sleeping on the ground isn’t one of the more pleasurable experiences of camping. We run you through the best camping cots currently on the market so you can get a good night’s sleep in the wild.
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Best Hiking Boots: Field-Trialed & Tested [2023 Update]

We know how important footwear is to your hiking game. To help ensure you have the best hiking boots for your needs, we’ve put together a list of the top 13 models on the market.
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Best Camping In Colorado: 15 Top Sites For Your Next Trip

Hosting part of the Colorado Plateau, most of the southern Rockies, and a border of the Great Plains you'll never be short of sensational sites for camping in Colorado. Find out the best of the bunch in our Centennial State campsite guide.
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Backpacking Food: The Ultimate Guide To Backcountry Eating

In this guide, we cover all you need to know about food for backpacking, including how much to take, what type to take, how to store it, and how to keep weight, bulk, and costs to a minimum.
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Best Daypacks for Hiking: Field-Trialed & Tested [2023 Update]

Our top-ten list includes daypacks for every occasion, from ultralight models for peak-bagging missions and side trips to comfortable all-day carries for longer trips with heavier loads.