We believe in the style of camping that lets you immerse in the experience and provides a blank canvas for anything you can dream up. A creative dwelling that moves you to escape into adventure. To believe, to invent, to celebrate anything your heart calls out. It is our dream to combine modern materials, design inference, and innovative manufacturing techniques to create the world’s best camping equipment for the adventurers of the world.


Alien Buffalo began as an obsession with finding the world’s best survival structure for spending a week in the Nevada Desert at Burning Man. A structure that would not just shelter, but reflect the creative spirit of the people drawn to such adventures. Our team founders met as part of the Mayan Warrior camp, a group known for pushing the envelope in terms of uncompromising experiential design. After several years of experimenting with different camping solutions, the Alien Buffalo team decided, with typical uncompromising spirit, to form their own brand and create their own shelter. The Buffalo Tent is the result of that collaboration.



Our roadmap is pretty vast and ranges from electronics to tables. We’re excited to put the world of modern materials and design to work for camping venues for the years to come.



Barrett Lyon

CEO & Founder

Barrett is a successful Internet pioneer, artist, pilot, and father. He’s an avid outdoors survivalist and Burning Man camp designer.  He was the founder of four successful Internet startup businesses prior to shifting his business interests to camping equipment.

Kate Callahan

Executive Administrator

Kate is in charge of the day to day business operations here at Alien Buffalo. She spends her free time adventuring in the great outdoors with her boyfriend and their beloved dog. Among all activities, Kate enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and kayaking the most.

Brian Newman

Creative Director

A designer by trade, Brian ensures that the Alien Buffalo aesthetic is reflected across all our products and marketing materials. When he is not helping Alien Buffalo take over the world you can find him outside floating on Lake Tahoe with his wife and two dogs.