Sometimes we all need a little escape from our daily grind to enjoy the sounds and smells of wilderness. For this man, it is the smoky smell of the campfire that helps him get through the day. What is yours?

Made by Fort Ripper

Director: Marc Ripper
Producer: Karina Ripper
Director of Photography: Nate Grubbs
Second Camera & Camera Assistant: Leah Swan
Art Direction & Wardrobe: Melissa DiMartino & Eric Ahlstrom
Production Assistants: Chris Osborn & Brady Swan

Bearded Man: Greg Hennes
Voice Over: Edward Stiner
Concept: Marc Ripper & Taylor Umphenour

Editor & Colorist: Marc Ripper
Assistant Editor: Leah Swan
Sound Designer & Composer: McKenzie Stubbert

Special Thanks:
Greg Rutter
Clutch Camera
Gear Head Grip & Electric
Benjamin Parslow
Bowen Ames for the fantastic wardrobe & props.
Matt Pierce for the Wood & Faulk Camping Stool.

Filmed on location in Oregon & Washington States, USA.


About The Author

Mitch Lex

Mitch grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona where he fell in love with kayaking, backpacking and just about everything else there is to do outside. Since moving to the Midwest, Mitch has continued to explore trails and rivers throughout the country. His greatest adventures include roaming with grizzlies and caribou on a NOLS course in Canada's Yukon Territory, swimming with dolphins while studying abroad in New Zealand, and guiding backpacking trips in southwestern Colorado and Utah. He sees the outdoors as a place where you can discover what is truly important in life while exploring a little bit about oneself along the way. Contrary to popular demand, he enjoys dried pineapple and Reese's pieces over M&M's and raisins in his trail mix any day of the week. Sorry GORP.