Tom Oar

Tom Oar, alongside his wife Nancy, moved to the Yaak Valley in 1979. Though life in the wilderness has never been easy, they’ve managed to carve out a life inspired by nature through trapping and crafting. A heart health scare last season almost threatened Tom’s livelihood and routine but that hasn’t stopped him from keeping up with the challenges of living in the mountains. He still has a strong desire to leave a legacy and pass down his knowledge to the next generation. This winter, Tom will depend on the youth and strength of Sean McAfee more than ever before. Sean’s help will also afford Tom more opportunities to work with Sean’s 10-year-old son, Hank, whose energy and curiosity continue to invigorate Tom’s spirits.