Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+.
Mystery Ranch, the industry-leading pack company built on a heritage of comfortable load carriage, function and durability for people who have a mission to accomplish, is proud to share in a community wide effort to build personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical personnel in the Gallatin Valley. Mystery Ranch has donated and is utilizing available materials from their US production floor to build protective face masks for the Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital in a time of great need.
“It’s been an awesome effort,” said Renee Sippel-Baker, COO and Co-Founder of Mystery Ranch. “With the help of other local manufacturers and the Gallatin Quilt Guild, we have come together as a community to provide support to our medical friends who are on the frontlines fighting the virus every day.”
With a full production floor and suitable fabric on-hand, Mystery Ranch was able quickly to jump in to create quality protection for local medical staff. Mystery Ranch first donated over 300 yards of elastic and other materials to the Gallatin Quilt Guild, who has coordinated the mask building initiative. Recognizing the ability to do more, Mystery Ranch dedicated its employees and its sewing floor to building 500 masks. Utilizing a soft, antimicrobial, breathable fabric already available and feedback from the staff at Bozeman Health Deaconess, the team at Mystery Ranch has begun work to provide quality protection for friends and neighbors working in the medical field.
To date, the community has provided over 250 units to the hospital, with daily deliveries as long as demand continues. The pattern is available online for anyone with a sewing machine who is interested in participating. Those looking for resources to help build their own can go here to learn more.
When asked if Mystery Ranch would do even more to fight this virus, Sippel-Baker replied with a confident, “Hell yes!”
See the masks in production and learn more about the effort here.
About Mystery Ranch:
Founded in 2000, Mystery Ranch is committed to building the finest load carriage equipment in the world. A product-driven company from the beginning, Mystery Ranch designs packs for the job that needs to get done, for the people committed to doing it, with the best materials available and the most durable construction methods that exist. For more, please visit: http://mysteryranch.com #BuiltForTheMission