Drew Hamilton

Born in Alaska and raised in the wilds of Iowa, Drew spent countless hours outdoors as a youth building forts along the Iowa River and delivering an incalculable number of newspapers.

The travel bug bit him hard as a teenager when his family lived on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, their base for exploring Turkey, Greece, Ukraine and western Russia. After stints living on the east and west coasts of the U.S., Drew made his way back home to Alaska in the late 1990s. His first job there sent him to a bear-viewing camp where he found his calling: bears

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"I love this bag. I use it for remote trips in Alaska for wildlife and aurora. Large shoulder straps fit over giant parka. Zipper pulls are easily used with gloves. Unique access to interior compartments allows access to all your gear without having to open the whole bag. Compact and efficient size fits perfectly in a floatplane for remote trips. I've had this bag for months and am still finding little storage compartments and zipper pouches to stash more stuff. Highly recommended. Wish all my clients had this bag."

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