6 Female Outdoorsmen Who Are More Badass Than Your Boyfriend

There are some people who are just doing life right. They’re out in the world living their passions, doing what they love, and by virtue, are total badasses.

bad·ass
ˈbadˌas/ adjective

1. tough, uncompromising, or intimidating.

I put together a short list of female outdoorsmen that epitomize the word, based solely on the fact that I follow them on Instagram and I say so.

Humor me in a tale of pure speculation to help illustrate what exactly I mean by “badass.” None of these musings are known to me as facts or true knowledge.

In imagination world, I would venture to guess that these women didn’t have their dream lifestyle dropped into their lap. I imagine that they worked for it, went through trials and came to crossroads where sacrifices were made and adversity was not considered a blessing.

Tough. I am willing to bet... at least a few of these women were toughened by misfortune, sparking a series of life-changing risks and choices. Perhaps they grinded day in and day out, living moments that aren’t made for Instagram, where the heavy lifting is hard and doubt runs rampant.

Uncompromising. And isn't it likely that if they busted their ass for something, they would be unwilling to concede to others by changing their ways or opinions? Standing strong and firm, charging forward against the status quo?

Intimidating. As outsiders, we're easily intimidated by the experience, skill and fortitude of those we admire in the distant corners of the interweb. In person, I like to think they'd sip whiskey with me and you on a mountaintop or creek bank, griping about chronic indigestion and sharing stories of that time they embarrassed themselves at the family reunion.

Regardless of how accurate my offhand ramblings may or may not be, here are six women who are undeniably more badass than your boyfriend. 


1. MADDIE BRENNEMAN
Fly Fishing Guide, Colorado

Brown trout memories #flyfishing | photo @ngkelley

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2. KIMI WERNER
Freediving Underwater Huntress, Hawaii

 

3. CAPTAIN MOE SAVOY NEWMAN
Offshore Captain

 

4. JOHNIE GALL
Writer & Photographer, Wherever the Truck is Parked?

 

5. CAPTAIN LACEY KELLY
Fly Fishing & Hunting Guide, Florida

 

6. BECCA SKINNER
National Geographic Explorer, Photographer, Writer, Conservationist, Montana

Until the last light fades

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Who inspires you? Who are some badass female outdoorsmen you follow?