Some say Erin Ranney is more wolverine than woman and that during the long Alaskan summer nights, she explores the mountains discussing the limitations of existentialism with grizzlies and the nature of metaethics with wolves. I’m not sure if the stories are true, but I do know that Erin is a force of nature. Luckily, she uses her powers for good. Erin works as a wildlife camera operator and runs a commercial set net site in the Egegik district of Bristol Bay, alongside three generations of her family. She’s filmed programs for BBC, PBS, National Geographic, and more. When Erin is not traveling the world working or promoting wildlife conservation, she splits her time between Alaska and Washington.  

Check out her website erinranney.com and follow her on Instagram @e.ranney.

Product Descriptions by Erin Ranney

Buff Multifunctional Headwear

turquoise buff

I always bring a buff with me when working in the outdoors, whether it’s for protecting my face
from the wind, sun, or even

Filson Featherweight Jacket

women's featherweight jacket

Made with durable, water-resistant fabric, this jacket
is ideal when working in cooler climates. It’s cut for
women and is a great neutral green color. Though in rain you’ll need a shell, this has been my go-to layer
for warmth. 

Kuhl Women’s Frost Softshell Pants

Kuhl women's softshell pants

These pants not only are comfortable to wear but are sturdy and fit well. It’s tricky for me to find pants that fit just right, and these have been the best for me. 

SEALSKINZ Waterproof All Weather Sporting Glove

all-weather sporting glove from Sealskinz

For cooler regions while filming, these have been my favorite gloves. You not only have the comfortable fit, but also the convenience of being able to remove the glove on just your pointer finger and thumb. This is ideal when working with touch screens or trying to manually focus your camera.

XTRATUF 15 in. Legacy Boots

brown XTRATUF rubber boot

I’ll always be an XTRATUF fan. Through years of fishing and working in the outdoors, they’ve always been my favorite boots to wear on boats or when working in mud or water. They fit well and are extremely comfortable for long days on your feet.

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Bjorn Dihle is Alaska magazine's gear editor and a lifelong resident of southeast Alaska. You can follow him at instagram.com/bjorndihle or facebook.com/BjornDihleauthor.

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