Author: mountainmanpioneer

The 5 Best Gaming Mouses For The Computer Gamer

Gaming comes in a lot of different varieties these days. But for many, computer gaming is the way to go. And if you or a loved one likes to use the computer, then a good gaming mouse is necessary. But not all of them are at the same level. Some are much better than others. […]

Watch Pro Surfers Charge the Biggest North Shore Swell in Years

This article originally appeared on Surfer and was republished with permission. Last weekend, the Hawaiian islands were once again bombarded with an XXL swell that lit up Jaws, Waimea and the most notable Outer Reefs. All the who’s who of the big-wave world in Hawaii were spread throughout the island chain, scratching into their fair […]

The 5 Best Pillows For Back Sleepers

Everyone sleeps in different ways. If you are a back sleeper, then you know that you need different sleeping arrangments than side/stomach sleepers. Especially when it comes to pillows. Not all are made equal, but there are some that are made for the back sleepers of the world. We know that there are a ton […]

How to Vlog Your Thru-Hike: 5 Easy Steps

A thru-hike is difficult enough without making videos along the way. But if you’ve decided to vlog your thru-hike, the following tips will help you create more compelling videos for your viewers.
You can find these tips illustrated in many great thru-hiking vlogs. While not claiming greatness for myself, these tips also reflect the lessons I learned while vlogging my thru-hikes of the Benton MacKaye Trail, the Sheltowee Trace, and the Appalachian Trail.

1. Tell a Compelling Story
A good outdoor video is not just a series of views and events arranged chronologically in time. ...

The post How to Vlog Your Thru-Hike: 5 Easy Steps appeared first on The Trek.

Desert Campsite Selection Tips

The desert is a place of extreme opposites: blasting heat and freezing cold, parched soil and flash floods, a harsh landscape but one filled with delicate creatures. When planning backpacking trips, it’s important to consider seasonal temperatures, weather patterns, flora, and fauna when deciding what gear to bring and where to camp. There is great …

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Kayakers Nail Rare 80-foot Waterfall

Hidden in the depths of the Kaimanawa Forest Park in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island is the 80-foot Tauranga-Taupo waterfall. First discovered and descended some 10 years ago by Kiwi legend Brendon Bayley, it’s had a mixed history for kayakers that’s included clean lines, broken backs and near drownings. This December, rains primed […]

Watch This Fearless 12-Year-Old Surf an XXL Wave at Jaws

Last weekend, the Hawaiian islands were hit with their biggest swell in at least a decade. The peak of the swell was deemed “Super Swell Saturday” and that was no hyperbole. The waves were impossibly large and with offshore wind, the result was clean but terrifying conditions. Nevertheless, some of the world’s best surfers and […]
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