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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Deuter Speed Lite 20 Review

The distinctive climbing "bullet" shape of the Deuter Speed Lite 20 daypack is one of our favorite features, find out in our review what else we love about this pack!
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Engel Deep Blue Review: Coolers

The Engel Deep Blue Cooler is an great top of the range cooler for camping, fishing or hunting. Find out it's strengths (and weaknesses) with our review
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Enlightened Equipment Revelation Review: Sleeping Bags

The Enlightened Equipment Revelation quilt is probably the most versatile sleeping bag/quilt on the market and can be completely tailored to you. Read more.
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Exped Synmat Hyperlite Review: Sleeping Pads

The Exped Synmat Hyperlite is one of the lightest sleeping pads on the market, without sacrificing too much on comfort. Find out how in our in-depth review.
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Grand Trunk Ultralight Review: Hammock

The Grand Trunk Ultralight is a sassy little lightweight way to get some zzz in the wilds without having to carry a tent. See how little she weights inside.
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Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro Review: Hammocks

The Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro takes the humble hammock and makes it completely bug-proof for an awesome nights sleep. See how, inside.
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Hanwag Tatra GTX Review: Hiking Boots

Hanwag Tatra GTX hiking boots are made to last, their all leather exterior making them among the most durable in our review, see how well they performed.
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Hiking for Beginners: Start Hiking with Confidence

Any new endeavor can seem intimidating, but don't worry. We've put together our Hiking for Beginners guide so you won't make the same mistakes we did.
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Hiking Kelowna & The Okanagan Valley

We've compiled around 30 parks, and hiking trails surround the city of Kelowna based on their difficulty and duration to help you plan your next hike around Kelowna.