Meet Russell Freeman


I am a Chef, Wilderness First Responder, owner of Freeman Tents and outdoor enthusiast.  I grew up on a farm, learning the old ways of my grandparents who grew up during the Great Depression.  I had a big family around me.  I was in the fields before I could go to school.  I had realized the importance of preserving the fleeting knowledge of homesteading.  I knew this realization was going to change my life.  It is this pursuit to preserve that knowledge that has lead me to start Freeman Tents and Outdoor Supplies.  Who in the very near future will be opening a Primitive Learning Center.  Freeman Tents manufactures and distributes Canvas Wall Tents, Wood Stoves and is a one stop shop for all your camping needs.

I worked for the United States Antarctic Program for 7 years.  During that time I trained to use many different skills for cold weather survival and rescue.  Glacial Search and Rescue (GSAR), Crevasse Rescue, Zodiac Rescue, Whiteout survival, CPR, First Responder, a member of the Fire Team and Mass Causality Incident protocols.  Spending months living in a tent at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet camp (WAIS Divide).  Supporting projects such as Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling (WISSARD), Antarctic Geological Drilling (ANDRILL), and WAIS.

I spent winters on the ice as well summers perfecting my cold weather survival skills.  Ending my run on the ice in 2013 to start a company that will supply and educate people to live and survive in the wilderness.