About Alpen Fuel

Beartooth Mountains

Shaun backpacking in the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness at over 10,000ft

Shaun and his wife Emily started Alpen Fuel in the fall of 2018, and began stocking their online store with many different quality food products from smaller brands.  Alpen Fuel began as a small side business while Shaun pursued his engineering career with a laser optics manufacturing company.  All  Alpen Fuel profits were put towards growing the business.  In June of 2020, Shaun was laid off from his job as a result of the economic downturn surrounding COVID-19.  After being laid off, Shaun and his wife Emily decided to pursue their passion - grow Alpen Fuel into a full time business.  They started by launching four flavors of high octane breakfast granola in the fall of 2020.  Read more about the story in this Bozeman Daily Chronicle article!


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Our Mission

Our mission is simple - to be the best food resource for your backcountry adventures.  By stocking high quality backcountry fuel products from a wide  variety of small companies, as well as creating our own top tier products - we are one stop shop for all of your adventure food!

Our Team

Shaun and Emily Durkee

Shaun and Emily backpacking in SW Montana 

Alpen Fuel was founded in September 2018 by Shaun Durkee of Bozeman, Montana.  Shaun is a lifelong outdoorsman who spends his free time backpacking, fishing, and hunting throughout Montana.  He started backpacking in high school and carried Hot Pockets and t-bone steaks on his first trip.

Shaun's wife Emily Durkee is the Alpen Fuel Store Manager.  Emily is originally from Wyoming and enjoys camping, hiking, and fly-fishing small streams with her husband and two young children.