Daniel Wowak

Dan Wowak

Season 3

Dan’s love for the outdoors began as a small child, when his grandfather took him hiking and fishing in rural Pennsylvania. That passion continued to grow and led to countless days spent hunting, trapping, camping and doing anything else that allowed him time in the woods. After earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Dan began pushing himself further–competing in obstacle courses and 24-hour endurance races. This drive and mental toughness slowly began to mesh with his love for the outdoors, and he began to immerse himself in the world of bushcraft and survival, ultimately finding his true passion in life. He now shares that passion with his son, Jax, and his wife, Brooke, much the way his grandfather shared it with him.

Here are the ten items Dan selected to bring on his survival journey to Patagonia:

1. Ax: full-size felling ax

2. Knife: high carbon steel

3. Saw: 30-inch bow saw

4. Sleeping Bag: -20°, synthetic

5. Hammock

6. Paracord

7. Pot: 2 quart bush pot w/ handle

8. Ferro Rod

9. Fishing Line & Hooks: 25 hooks; 20 lb test & 8 lb test

10. Rations