Author: mountainmanpioneer

Fresh Apple Cake

This old-fashioned Fresh Apple Cake recipe is all the bits I cherish about fall—apple picking, chunky sweaters, cinnamon sticks, and crackly orange leaves—turned into a warm hug of a dessert and slathered with dreamy caramel cream cheese frosting.  When I think about the perfect fall day, I envision crimson leaves against icy blue skies, backyard football games, and […]

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Ratsack Food Storage Bag Review

The Armored Outdoor Gear Ratsack Food Storage Bag is a rodent-proof lightweight, flexible, stainless-steel mesh bag to protect your food and smellables on camping and backpacking trips. It’s not bear-proof, but it is rodent and small mammal-proof making it ideal for use in primitive cabins, trail shelters, lean-tos, and for storing food in campsite bear …

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What Ever Happened to Chocoholic? I’m Still Here, but Now I Need a New Name

Where we left off in September, 2019:  I was injured by the time I got to southern Maine , so I stopped hiking, rented an SUV and supported Swiss hiking pal Freeman as he slackpacked north.  I felt better by the time we got to Katahdin, so I fulfilled my earlier promise to Freeman and climbed the final mountain with him and headed home to Cincinnati.

And that’s when the real challenge began:  recovery.  ...

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Backpacker Radio 81 | Tommy Corey aka “Twerk” of Hiker Trash Vogue

n today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Tommy Corey, aka Twerk, sometimes known as Twerkinthedirt, sometimes known as the guy behind Hiker Trash Vogue.  Twerk gives us a runthrough on his experiences backpacking the PCT, how the Hiker Trash Vogue project came to be, what doors this wildly popular photo project has opened for him.  We also talk about his experiences of what it’s like to be a gay man in the thru-hiking community. ...

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Your Underwear Is Broken and You Don’t Even Know It

This article was produced in partnership with BN3TH (pronounced “beneath”).  If you enjoy the outdoors, you’ve probably invested in quality gear for your favorite activities—a good pair of trail shoes, a bike (or several), camping supplies, and more. But when was the last time you considered the performance specs of your underwear? Too many guys […]

Black Bears and Thru-Hiking: Your Questions Answered

n a recent hike through Glacier National Park, my wife, Michelle, and I encountered multiple bears. Michelle had a more than healthy respect for the animals. I, on the other hand, was complaining that I still had not gotten a really good picture of one. Just then, she whispered, “Bear!” and quickly started moving away from the cute ball of fur (black bear) that had run right past us. My mind registered only, “Hey, a cub!” as I pulled out the camera. ...

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Watch: New Film Explores Connection Between Bob Marley, Reggae and Jamaica’s Surf Scene

This article originally appeared on and was republished with permission. Had it not been for an (largely) untreated cancer, Robert “Nesta” Marley would be 75 today. Though his premature death no doubt accelerated his fame globally, Bob Marley’s music is particularly cherished in coastal regions, owing something to the artist’s mystical musings about the […]
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