Author: mountainmanpioneer

Can Thru-Hiking Bring Peace? A Combat Veteran’s Advice for Veterans

ike many combat veterans, Earl Shaffer returned home from war depressed, alienated, and confused. He’d spent years around some of the nastiest fighting World War II had to offer and lost a lifelong friend at Iwo Jima. Upon returning home, it seemed life in the States had nothing meaningful to offer.
So in 1948, Shaffer set out on an adventure to hike the entire Appalachian Trail, simply telling others that he wanted to “walk the war out of (his) system.” His trek became the first recorded thru-hike, ...

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Study: Mountain Bikes Disturb Wildlife More Than Previously Thought

If a mountain biker rides through the forest, do the bears hear? Research out of British Columbia suggests they do and more than anyone suspected. “We found that recreational activity is displacing wildlife and mountain bikers are doing it more than hikers and horseback riders,” says Cole Burton, the lead researcher on the study. “But […]

Meet the Monied Gearhead Rebel That Beat Ford in the 2019 Baja 1000

When the clouds of grit finally settled at the 2019 Baja 1000, the grueling off-road race through the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico, an unlikely star emerged: the Boot, an all-terrain vehicle from SCG, a manufacturer you’ve probably never heard of. With just 47 seconds left before the 800-mile race’s 34-hour cutoff, the fangy, bug-eyed, […]

Moving Into a New Place? 5 Easy Ways to Feel More Settled

Sponsored Content Here are five ways to feel more settled, sooner. Whether you scored a new job across the country or finally found a place in that neighborhood you’ve been eyeing, moving is equal parts exciting and overwhelming. Making your new house feel like a home is a gradual process, but it’s worth the effort. […]

The 9 Women in Surf You Need to Know

In 2020, it almost feels silly to think of the ocean as a traditionally male domain. Since the dawn of humanity, women have had relationships with the sea. Perhaps we’ve just spent too much time romanticizing and celebrating men in water? In the well-produced She is the Ocean, German-born, Russian-educated journalist Inna Blokhina (who made […]

The Talent War | How Companies Can Win The Battle For Top Talent

The most successful businesses are the ones that can effectively navigate unforeseen challenges. Nobody predicted a pandemic would cause a global economic shutdown in 2020, but every company has been forced to adapt. Some succeeded and others folded, but this year’s challenges have underscored the importance of building a talented team. Of course, identifying talent […]

Atom Packs The Mo 50L Custom Pack Review

Joal and I have struggled to find gear made in the UK for the thru-hiking community so we were super excited when a friend recommended we check out Atom Packs, a UK-based company that makes custom ultralight backpacks. This hiking season I’ve been testing their 50L Mo.
Who are Atom Packs?
Meet Atom Packs, a cottage pack company based in the Lake District in the UK. The company was founded by the triple crowner Tom Gale, ...

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Atom Packs The Mo 50L Pack Review

Joal and I have struggled to find gear made in the UK for the thru-hiking community so we were super excited when a friend recommended we check out Atom Packs, a UK-based company that makes custom ultralight backpacks. This hiking season I’ve been testing their 50L Mo.
Who are Atom Packs?
Meet Atom Packs, a cottage pack company based in the Lake District in the UK. The company was founded by the triple crowner Tom Gale, ...

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Chickpea Blondies

Chickpea Blondies

Healthy chickpea blondiesMy neighbors have become accustomed to my ringing their doorbells to borrow the odd ingredient. Yet I’ve never seen a neighbor more skeptical than when I asked for a can of chickpeas to make a dessert: ooey-gooey AND healthy Chickpea Blondies. Chickpeas? In blondies? She made no attempt to disguise her skepticism. When I dropped…

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