Author: mountainmanpioneer

Gear Review: Altra Timp 1.5

In just a few short years, Logan, Utah-based Altra Running shoes has taken the American long-distance hiking world by storm.
I had never heard of the company until my first long hike (Colorado Trail, 2015), but in 2018, for the first time, Altra surpassed Salomon to become the most popular brand of trail runners in The Trek’s annual Appalachian Trail surveys. More than twice as many chose Altra than the next highest brand, Salomon. Just two years earlier, ...

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July Was the Hottest Month Ever Recorded on Earth

From sweltering heat waves to warnings about the apocalypse, the bad climate news just keeps on coming. Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, better known as NOAA, officially certified that July 2019 was the hottest month ever recorded, shattering previous temperature records and shrinking sea ice across the Arctic and Antarctic.   The average […]

This Brand Wants to Give You $100K—You Just Have to Quit Your Job

How often do you fantasize about quitting your day job and pursuing your real passion? If it’s every day, what’s stopping you? Money is probably the biggest factor making you pause. Financial stability. Fear of the unknown. It can all make you complacent in an unsatisfactory career, but prAna—an apparel company that makes sustainable clothing—is […]

English Muffin Pizza

To continue this week’s (not intentional but oh-so-embraceable) theme of tasty childhood foods you may have forgotten you adore: English Muffin Pizza! Whole wheat English muffins are split, spread with the pizza sauce of your choice (tomato? pesto? alfredo? It’s all fair game here), then smothered in cheese and any of your favorite pizza toppings, […]

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REI Rainer Rain Jacket Review

The REI Rainier Rain Jacket is an inexpensive but well-featured waterproof/breathable rain jacket that can be used year-round for hiking and backpacking. Priced at $89 dollars, but often discounted, the Rainier is virtually identical to the Marmot Precip Eco Rain Jacket and includes pits zips, an adjustable hood, hook and loop wrist cuffs, and zippered …

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