PD Allen lives in a cabin in a
remote section of the PorcupineMountains
in Michigan's Upper
Peninsula. His cabin is equipped with a hand pump to draw water.
Electricity is provided by a bicycle hooked to a small generator.
He spends his days hunting, fishing
and foraging. He travels around the UP a great deal, gathering folklore and
exploring various mysteries. He also practices shamanism, and can sometimes be
seen traveling through the wilderness, flying from treetop to treetop under the
influence of Amanita Muscaria. Occasionally he assumes the form of a large red
On clear nights when there is a
full moon, locals say you can hear him playing his fiddle high up on the
mountaintops. The Indians say he plays for the little Manitou, which come out
to dance and caper.
At least once per week, he travels twenty-five miles on foot to the
nearest cybercafé. There he updates his blog — PD Allen: Stories, Rants,