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The Great Outdoors

BEEHIVE — When one of her clients rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, Donna von Nieda followed his trajectory via GPS, using her computer at home.

Von Nieda, who lives above the Stillwater River west of Absarokee, doesn't consider herself adventurous. But her wilderness medical kits have accompanied travelers on adventures to Kuwait and Afghanistan, Mongolia and Alaska and just about every place in between. Two were carried to Antarctica by a company that was extracting a plane from a glacier. And, of course, one made a slow trip across the Atlantic.

“The majority of our clientèle, traditionally, have been big-game hunters going to far-off places,” von Nieda said. “But, as times have changed, more people have found us on the Internet. We've been found by the military, overseas contractors, adventure travelers and people wanting to be more prepared at home.”

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