Turning Feral

Zachary Hanson

Zachary Hanson lived on cruise control. He had a thriving career, designer clothes, and a jet-setting lifestyle. He practiced high-level jiu-jitsu, ran ultramarathons, and pursued academic interests, but nothing gave him what he craved: the antidote to suburban sedation.

Hanson knew his life lacked balance. It served no purpose. It held no meaning. In an effort to connect with something true and real, he turned to the wilderness. Leaving the big-city office behind, he learned to hunt, trap, and live in harmony with the land deep in the backwoods of North America. There he discovered new significance and purpose while ultimately growing his career.

Turning Feral is for everyone who pines for real, unfiltered, authentic experiences. Whether you are trying to break free from the trappings of the modern rat race, shed the dead skin of failed relationships, or escape the clutches of technological dependency, you too can experience a wild and wonderful life on your own terms.

Zachary Hanson is an avid hunter and trapper. He is the co-founder and CEO of TheOutfitter.Guide, one of the hunting industry’s first true software companies, mixing cutting-edge technological expertise with real-world outdoor experience.

Hanson is an expert in artificial intelligence and machine learning product management, with experience developing AI solutions for Fortune 500 companies including IBM, Brightcove, Capital One, and Wells Fargo. He holds degrees from the College of Charleston and Johns Hopkins University. A backcountry enthusiast committed to sustainable living, he lives with his wife and two children at the base of the Sawtooth Mountains in rural Idaho.

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