Skout Backcountry

Skout Backcountry

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“In 2008, while on Mt. Hood, I stopped to refuel and pulled out a so-called ‘healthy’ snack.  While reading the ingredient list, I quickly realized I needed a chemistry degree to understand what it was made of.  Returning to Portland, I began my quest to come up with a solution."

-Jason Pastega, founder of Skout Backcountry


With a desire to get back to nature, Jason created Skout Backcountry organic foods in his home kitchen.  It wasn’t long before Jason loaded up his first production batch and began selling out of the back of his van to all the Portland shops he could find.

Skout Backcountry is a combination of the passionate pursuit of an adventurous lifestyle, the sustainability of using only organic foods, and the transparency of knowing the exact origin of every ingredient.