MOOSE & TETON
MOOSE & TETON
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An acronym for the "two" hikers the website focuses on, TheWildOutsiders, was the outcome of Collin Blunk and Liz Furmanski wanting to make their Appalachian Trail through hike something bigger than a six month hiatus in the woods. Always going above and beyond, they decided to create and build a brand around their fearless desire for adventure. Not exactly sure what it would and could truly become, they started the original thewildoutsiders.com as a reference and information website for other fellow and future through hikers. They documented everything they found during their own preparation for the hike and used their own wealth of outdoor knowledge to build a beautiful online resource that covered everything from the basics to in-depth coverage of gear and techniques. Collin used his talents in design to develop a beautiful blog-based website that was then used as an advertising springboard for sponsorships and eventually into a full blown business with merchandise and a bright future for expansion. By branding their adventures, TheWildOutsiders were able to present the benefits of an outdoor adventure-driven lifestyle and provide knowledgeable and reliable information to readers.
Today, The Wild Outsiders are still growing with big plans for the future. They strive to be one of the most in-depth and reliable Appalachian Trail resources on the web. They continually tackle new adventures and challenges and bring their findings to their readers. While always pursuing their next great adventure, they look to be living models of their motto #LIFEISBETTEROUTSIDE.
A reflection of her spirit rather than size, Moose is a bright and eager adventurer who relishes the solitude of a remote wilderness. An educator by trade, she always looks to gain new experiences with which she can grow and learn. Moose graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education, and currently works as teacher at Breakwater School in Portland, Maine. Liz's passion for children is evident. She adores their fresh and imaginative minds and enjoys viewing the world through their eyes each day. Earth Education is at the forefront of her teaching philosophy, encouraging her students to become lifelong learners through the exploration of nature's infinite beauty. When not in the classroom, Moose spends her weekends and free time chasing Teton through the mountains and seas. She looks forward to the warm campfires that cap their adventures and the many cozy nights spent in sleeping bags. An extended trip to Africa for a semester of student teaching in 2012 sparked her lifelong desire for travel and adventure and opened her eyes to the far corners of the globe.
Teton lives for adventure - it is all he thinks about and all he ever wants to do. He spends every possible free moment in the great outdoors; paddling on the ocean, hiking trails, climbing mountains and spending as many nights under the stars as he can. He recently graduated from the University of Iowa where he earned a degree in Cinema and Comparative Literature, Art, and became proficient in conversational-level Swahili. He works as a freelance designer and videographer and has spent five years in the outdoor industry as an extremely knowledgeable and experienced outfitter. Collin's outdoor experiences have been plentiful and great, taking him around the U.S. and Canada, the U.K. and even to the far reaches and peaks of Africa (view Teton's Adventure Resume.) His vagabonding nature and fearless spirit keep him itching for more. He enjoys traveling and frequenting the National Parks; to this day visiting 23 of the total 58. Teton is incredibly passionate about the outdoors and loves documenting his time spent outside. If you can't reach Teton, it's because he's out of range, out of service, and having the time of his life.