Summer Instructor Profile: Raei

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Name: Raei Bridges

Where did you grow up: Los Angeles, California

Where do you live now: Pittsfield, Massachusetts 

What is your favorite movie: 28 days later

What is your favorite book: Nature and the Human Soul by Bill Plotkin

Do you remember the first place you went hiking and how old were you: One of my first hiking memories was in MA. I believe it was bear town mountain. I had to have been around 5 or 6 on a family vacation to see my grandpa. 

What is your favorite outdoor recreation activity: Bush crafting/practicing primitive living skills.

What is the best trip you've ever been on: Backpacking through Browns Canyon backcountry in Colorado. 

Where is your favorite place to recreate: The Appalachian trail.

What is your absolute favorite piece of outdoor gear: my Morakniv 

Waterbottle or Hydration Bladders (Camelbacks): steel water bottle! 

Down or synthetics sleeping bags: synthetic

If you were stranded on a deserted island - what three items would you want: A bladed tool, a steel water bottle, and a pair of gloves. 

A place you dream of backpacking some day: New Zealand. 

Posted on June 1, 2018 .