Ginger Slentz


I am a lover of long walks and type 2 fun! I enjoy thru-hiking first and foremost, but enjoy car camping, climbing, snow sports, traveling and just generally bring in the backcountry. I am passionate about making the outdoors accessible to marginalized communities as well as diversifying the outdoors!

What's your favorite Mountain House meal?

My favorite Mountain House meal hands down is the Chicken & Dumplings. Nothing is better than enjoying a comfort meal in the backcountry!

What's your favorite place to hunt/hike/fish/camp/be?

I feel most at home in any part of the Sierra Nevada range in California, but that's probably because my first backpacking trip was there. I also love the Olympics in Washington State because I spent my summers growing up camping there.

Top three pieces of gear that you never leave home without?

My Film Camera, a Kula Cloth, and a fleece (I don't care if it's not ultralight, I love being cozy!)

What's one bucket list item you plan on checking off this year?

Hoping to backpack in Glacier National Park this year!

Mountain House Ambassador Ginger on top of Mt. Whitney Ginger sitting next to boulders Ginger posing on trailheads Ginger eating pouch of Mountain House Beef Stroganoff with Noodles in the woods