What's your favorite Mountain House meal?
Its a toss up between Beef Stew and Beef Stroganoff. They are both comfort food and taste like 5-Star meals after a long day in the field.
How did you first hear about or experience Mountain House?
I think my first Mountain House was as a kid with my family. It was like a spoiled camping treat. Ever since they've been my go to for lightweight, satisfying meals outside. Admittedly, I've been known to eat one from the comfort of my couch because... why not?
What's your favorite place to hunt/hike/fish/camp/be?
The Tobacco Root Mountains of Montana. No question. They offer unparalleled fishing, incredible hunting, unlimited hiking and breathtaking views. They are in the middle of all my favorite places and they've yet to be ruined by hoards of people!
What does the world need more of?
Play Time. I think people start to become robotic and cold when the notion of filling a bank account becomes someone's sole drive in life. Being wealthy in sunsets is far superior to sitting miserably on a mountain of dollar bills.
Top three pieces of gear that you never leave home without?
My Vortex binoculars. My FHF Gear Bino Harness. A Fly Rod. They are always in my rig. They are just as vital to my travels as food and clothing.
What's one bucket list item you plan on checking off this year?
ICELAND. It was booked. It was Coronabumped. It's been rescheduled. I'm determined to fish, hike, climb and soak in all that Iceland has to offer.
What keeps you motivated to stay outdoors?
The outdoors have never let me down. They are always there. They are always welcoming, even when harsh. They don't play favorites. They don't judge. I've only ever been hurt by a tree once, and I'm certain it never actually meant me any harm. Every wild space I wander into becomes home. The outdoors are my one true love and always will be. Every steady. Ever inspiring.