In the summer of 2018 we were preparing for a weeklong backpacking trip in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana. We wanted to try some healthy new food options from new backcountry brands. But since there wasn't an online resource where we could efficiently get everything at once, we once again settled for whatever the local stores had on hand. Does this sound familiar? We figured there had to be a better way to quickly and economically purchase all of the food products needed for a backcountry trip.
Our mission is simple - to be the best food resource for your backcountry adventures. As we progress through 2019, our online store will begin stocking lightweight, high quality backcountry fuel products from a wide variety of small companies - we will be a one stop shop for all of your adventure food!
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.