Tim Backus

Season 6

Age: 55

Hometown: Lubbock, TX

Profession: Hunting Guide

Tim Backus was born in Africa and spent his early years growing up overseas in countries such as Guam, Philippines, and Japan. He has hunted recreationally since his teen years and professionally for well over 10. Tim spends most summers home in West Texas and his winters guiding hunts in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Idaho, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Tim is from Lubbock, Texas, where he lives nearby his children and their extended families. His mother and father reside in Chesapeake, Virginia. Tim is currently working on a book, chronicling his hunting and camping experiences.

Here are the ten items Tim selected to bring on his survival journey to the Arctic:

1. Bow and arrows
2. Sleeping bag
3. Ax
4. Knife
5. Fishing line and hooks
6. Saw
7. Ferro rod
8. Pot
9. Shovel
10. Paracord