About the blog

Life is a cumulative set of experiences.  Where we've been, what we've done and the books we've read define us and, together, form the lens through which we view the world.  This is more true to the existence of an outdoorsman (or woman) than those who choose a life of confinement. 

Transient Outdoorsman is a blog, with the intent of sharing experiences, inspiration and information that come from a life out-of-doors.  This is a life in leather boots, a life in motion within the patchwork of shade cast by tall trees, a life behind a crisp trigger, and a life constantly unveiling what's beyond the next bend.  More than anything, it's a place for wanderlust and the pursuit of that which is larger than we are. 

In the spirit of remaining transient, this blog will always cover lots of topics and tap the expertise of many different folks.

About the authors


Dan, fly fishing the Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness

Dan, fly fishing the Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness

I think it was 2010 when I flew to Montana in May, then to Alaska in June.  Each trip had a connection in Seattle.  Ironically, I was seated next to the same gentleman both times; a software salesman named Mike.  We swapped business cards the second time we met, right as we were banking over Mt. Rainer on the final approach into Sea-Tac.  After telling him my travel plans, he insisted that my card should've read "Transient Outdoorsman". 

I just assumed the alias and began using it as a pen name.  But my real name is Dan.  I'll spare you further detail, because unlike the places I've seen and the people I've met, I'm not that interesting.

If what you read here is entertaining, informative and maybe even inspirational, I've succeeded.   To reach me for any reason, don't hesitate to shoot me an email.  TransientOutdoorsman@yahoo.com


Boomer with an SCI Gold Caribou in Alaska in 2013...

Boomer with an SCI Gold Caribou in Alaska in 2013...

Boomer is a guy who has spent time all over the country.  After serving in the United States Army, he got out and started working in the oil field in Alaska.  Spending the majority of his time both hunting and fishing up there, he really started embracing the outdoors lifestyle - working hard on public land to provide quality meat for his family, trying to spend as much time in the woods and mountains as possible, and sharing his love of the sport with those willing to listen.

Always willing to hunt or fish, regardless of the quarry, you can find him anywhere in this great nation looking for his next adventure outdoors.  Currently living in Bozeman, Montana and working at Mystery Ranch as the Operations Manager, he has ample opportunity to get outside and see what the critters are up to.  When he's not working or spending time with his wife and two children, you can find him on public land putting one foot in front of the other looking for meat.

Zero your turrets - T.O.