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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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Sunset in Snowmass wilderness area in Colorado

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 [2024 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.
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Best Compass For Hiking and Backpacking:2024 Update

An essential for the outdoors, picking the best compass for hiking is simple with our hands-on reviews of the top models.
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Best Freeze-Dried Food Brands for Backpacking [2024 Edition]

If you’re heading on a longer trip in the backcountry, freeze-dried food is the way to go. Find out why, and discover the tastiest freeze-dried meals out there, in this detailed buying guide.
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Best Camping in Utah: 10 Top Camping Spots

From Zion to the Dixie forest, UT has truly awesome landscapes - make sure you enjoy your time check our guide to the Best Camping in Utah!
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Best Camping Knife: Tested and Reviewed [2024 Update]

In this guide, we introduce you to seven of our favorite camping knives. From full-tang, fixed-blade knives to pocketable folding knives, our list has something for everyone!
Pop up tent pitched on the shore of Hawaii

Best Instant Tents: Field-Trialed & Tested [2024 Update]

Instant tents save you time (and stress!) and give you more time to relax and enjoy your camping trips. Find the ideal instant tent for you in our review of this year’s top 7 models.
Sunset over the Blue Ridge Mountains in Tennessee

Best Camping in Tennessee: Top Ten Campgrounds

If you're planning to vacation in the Volunteer state then be sure to check out our guide to the ten best camping spots in Tennessee! From remote wilderness camping to modern RV parks we have something for everyone!