Sleep is no joke. After coming home from war, I swore I’d never lose a minute of sleep unless someone’s life depended on it… turns out all our lives depend on sleep. Blending family, work, and adventure, our family needs a place that gives us the best path to dreams each night, and can sustain the jubilation of a bouncy kiddo when she comes in to wake my partner and I each morning! 2920 gives us all that!
Bio: Stacy Bare
From active duty serviceman, to recovering addict, to scared first-time climber and The North Face Ambassador, Stacy Bare’s story is more than just a veteran. Like many other Army Vets who have experienced the carnage of war, Stacy had difficulty putting his Iraq experiences behind him when he returned home. The worst low he experienced was questioning why he lived while others died, which led to feelings of guilt and suicide. Stacy’s only antidote for these negative feelings was to take control of his own healing process.
In an effort to recreate a more positive experience with the war-torn countries he fought in, and knowing about the healing nature of the outdoors, Stacy decided to head back to those countries to experience them in a new, healthier light and help others do the same. What started as a personal journey has turned into a project called, Adventure Not War. Through founding Adventure Not War, Stacy spends his time working with other veterans to cast away the memories of war and using nature and adventure to heal their wounds.
He and his wife Makenzie and their daughter are based in the Wasatch Mountains in Utah. Stacy is also a writer and owns a small consultancy, Bare LLC, for groups working in conservation, outdoor recreation, and health, and has rediscovered his love of arts and crafts thanks to his daughter.
Click below to watch a short cut of his nominated documentary Adventure not War.