Tim MadsenSeason 8
Hometown: Laramie, WY
Profession: Oil Rig Roughneck
Born in Montana, Tim was raised in Wyoming. He grew up in the country, where raising livestock and growing your own food was a normal, everyday way of life. Since he was surrounded by mountain men gatherings, wild game hunting, fly fishing, and remote wilderness camping, his passion for wilderness living skills developed at a young age. With his deep fascination with the mountains of Wyoming, it was common for Tim to spend weeks at a time alone in the vast wilderness of the Bighorn Mountain range.
Tim has spent his adult life working on the oil rigs of the Midwest from Utah to North Dakota. Hard work in extreme conditions has been the normal environment for the majority of his career. The life of a roughneck also meant being away from his family for weeks at a time on a regular basis. Tim’s family and children are the most important part of his life. Every decision he makes and every action he takes is for the benefit of his children.
When not working, Tim spends all his time in the wilds of the Snowy Range mountains in Southern Wyoming. There, he built a remote off-grid cabin where he and his family spend almost all of their free time learning and living off of the land. An avid and successful big game bowhunter, every year Tim hunts elk, deer and bear. He currently has two bears in the Pope & Young record book, recognized as the official repository for records on bow-harvested North American big game animals.
Additionally, he is excited for the opportunity to culminate the skills he has learned during his life, as well as the hardships he has endured, and achieve a successful wilderness experience.
Here are the ten items Tim selected to bring on his survival journey to Grizzly Mountain:
1. Sleeping bag
3. Ferro rod
4. Bow and arrows
8. Fishing line and hooks
10. Food ration