How Hunting and Fishing Saved a Heroin Addict

Outdoorsman Sloane Brown shares his story of recovery in this beautiful and moving piece made in collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, YETI Coolers, and Sitka Gear.

In 2017, the United States lost more than 70,000 people to overdose. That’s almost double the number of fatalities that occurred just a decade prior (around 36,000). Many, including myself, have lost loved ones to this battle. And yet, there’s hope.

This powerful 12-minute film dives into this subject with a whole and open heart. YETI Coolers Hunting Specialist Sloane Brown puts his own big heart on the line throughout. His personal battle hit its own kind of rock bottom.

This is the kind of recovery story we should all be celebrating. It’s also the kind of story that just might save someone. Watch it now and expect to be deeply moved.

Rob Krar and Depression: 'The Most Powerful Force in My Life'
Rob Krar and Depression: 'The Most Powerful Force in My Life'
Ultrarunning phenom Rob Krar speaks openly and frankly about his struggle with depression in the short film from the Movember Foundation. Read more…

Nicole Qualtieri

Based in Montana, Nicole Qualtieri is GearJunkie's Hunt + Fish Editor. She also serves as a Board Director for Orion the Hunters Insititute, a non-profit promoting fair chase and hunting ethics nationwide. A DIY hunter, she comes from a non-traditional hunting background and began hunting and fishing in her 30s. She's been a voice for hunting, fishing, and conservation since 2014, when she got started working on the television show MeatEater. She's an avid horsewoman, bird dog aficionado, snowboarder, hiker/backpacker, food nerd, and all-around outdoorswoman. Find her online at @nkqualtieri.

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