Hometown: Oak Ridge, TN
Jordon was born and raised in Maine, where he took to the woods and primitive living at an early age. He joined his family in beaver trapping, deer and bird hunting, and catching brook trout from mountain streams along the Canadian border.
Restless at heart, Jordon began a life-defining journey at age 19, when he loaded everything he owned into a beat up old truck and moved to Alaska. There, he spent nine years climbing mountains, hunting, fishing, snowboarding and somehow surviving his often reckless adventures, which included spending many shelterless nights at -40ºF degrees and once being swept down a mountainside by an avalanche.
A carpenter by trade, Jordon’s work eventually had him traveling across the United States. Each location offered him a new type of wilderness experience. A job in Tennessee led him to settle down once he met his wife and started his family. He spends much of his time now running his construction company and passing on his outdoor knowledge and experience to his 10-year-old son.
By participating on Alone, Jordon hopes to rekindle his adventurous spirit of the past, meld it with his present insight and knowledge, and create a legacy for the future with the ultimate story to one day tell his grandchildren.
Here are the ten items Jordon selected to bring on his survival journey to Grizzly Mountain:
1. Sleeping bag
2. Ferro rod
7. Snare wire
8. Fishing line and hooks
9. Bow and arrows
10. Food ration