Where are they now? Where are the only winners today? Update

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Surviving in the wild without any modern equipment is a skill most of us can only dream of possessing. Yet there is a specific group of people who find a certain appeal in making a living off the land. “Alone” pits these altered survivors against each other and challenges them to survive the longest possible number of days in a completely wilderness.

Applicants are allowed to choose ten specific things to bring on the trip. They are then deposited separately and are left on their own. To further increase realism, the show turned down a TV crew and instead tasked applicants with documenting their experience themselves. With Season 8 now upon us, let’s take a look at the previous winners and where they are now, shall we?

Season 1: Alan Kay

Season 1 winner Alan Kay survived 56 days in the wild. After winning the show, Alan noted that it took a while for him to settle back into modern life. When Alan appeared on the show, he was already married and had children. Reports claim that since then Alan has divorced. There is also speculation that Alan is dating “Alone” season 2 contestant Nicole Apelian, even on Nicole’s Instagram profile.

However, even with some reports claiming they are together, the rumor is still unfounded. Currently, Alan Kay owns and manages the Wildland Studies Group, through which he conducts courses in survival training, preparedness, and self-defense. Alan travels across the United States, running classes in different locations and can even be contacted by email for more information.

Season 2: David McIntyre

David McIntyre won the Season 2 award after surviving 66 days in the wild. After winning the competition, David relapsed into his daily life. He began to speak in public and preach while imparting his knowledge of bushcraft through lessons on YouTube. He has also appeared in various events and shows to share his experience and impart his knowledge of survivalism.

Additionally, David is also a bestselling author and has written a post-apocalyptic fiction series called “The Fall”. In 2020, David and his family went through tough times when his daughter, Erin McIntyre, fell seriously ill and had to resort to fundraisers to help him. When Covid-19 took the world by storm in 2020, David McIntyre told WZZM how the survival skills he used to win Season 2 could help people settle into the new normal.

David also discussed how being completely alone in nature affects his mental state and how people can escape this stage while still practicing social distancing. Since David quit using social media in 2020, it is unknown where he is now. However, it seems the seasoned survivalist spends his days in private, away from prying eyes.

Season 3: Zachary Fowler

Season 3 saw the contestants fall into the wilderness of Patagonia, Argentina. Zachary Fowler survived 87 days and was declared the winner. After winning “Alone,” Zachary used some of the prize money to buy a new car for his wife. Moreover, to make things easier for his family, Zachary also paid off his debts and mentioned that he was considering building a house. Sadly, in May 2018, Zachary and his wife, Jami Fowler, officially divorced.

Jami later mentioned that she must have been under a lot of pressure and depression after losing her brother while Zachary was away on “Alone”. Even though they tried to reconcile after the show, they were never able to bring their relationship back to where it was. However, the couple decided to maintain a friendly and co-parenting relationship with their children. Right now, Zachary runs a blockbuster YouTube channel and attracts viewers with his charming personality. His videos offer useful, albeit hilariously, survival tips and tricks. It also focuses much of its content on slingshot-based activities.

Season 4: Jim and Ted Baird

Jim and Ted continued the exciting life even after their stint on the show. Jim Baird has embarked on risky journeys, including a solo trip on the dangerous Kesagami River. He also started writing for several famous publications and produced a few video series alongside his brother. On the other hand, Ted now works as a videographer and photographer who has contributed to several publications and broadcasters, including BBC and Cineflix.

Jim and Ted continued the exciting life even after their stint on the show. Jim Baird has embarked on risky journeys, including a solo trip on the dangerous Kesagami River. He also started writing for several famous publications and produced a few video series alongside his brother. On the other hand, Ted now works as a videographer and photographer who has contributed to several publications and broadcasters, including BBC and Cineflix.

In 2018, the brothers launched a limited original series on the BeAlive network. Through the series, the brothers wanted to show their first-hand experiences to their fans. Jim Baird is now married to Tori, and the couple are the proud parents of their son. Ted, too, shares his love for the wilderness with his wife, Heather. The couple often go on adventures and publish their experiences on social media. They have no children but co-parent their adorable doggie, Bella. The two brothers also run separate YouTube channels through which they share their stories as well as tips and tricks on survivalism.

Season 5: Sam Larson

The youngest contestant to win ‘Alone’, Sam Larson, survived 60 days to claim the Season 5 cash prize. Sam’s wife, Sydney, was already pregnant with their first child when Sam survived on the island. from Vancouver. Two months after Sam returned home, the couple welcomed their firstborn, Alaska.

Currently, Sam and his wife are the proud parents of three children, including Alaska. They gave birth to a daughter in 2018 and another son in 2020. Sam is a family man and his social networks testify to the love he has for his family. In addition, Sam also enjoys imparting knowledge and regularly runs classes on survivalism and bushcraft.

Season 6: Jordan Jonas

Season 6 winner Jordan Jonas survived 77 days in the wild. Like many of his co-participants, Jordan now runs various courses in Adventurism and Survivalism. He also has a successful YouTube channel where he enjoys sharing his experiences and giving tips for surviving in the wild. Additionally, Jordan runs a small boutique on his own website, where he sells a few custom-made souvenirs. He has also appeared in several publications and podcasts, including “The Joe Rogan Experience” and a recent article in the popular hunting magazine “Modern Huntsman”.

He is married to his wife, Janahlee, and the couple are proud parents of their wonderful children. Jordan’s entire family share his love for the outdoors and often participate in his adventures. His love for his wife and children can be measured from a heartfelt post on Instagram where he noted“The alone time, the time away from family and without distractions, has given me plenty of time to think about what’s important once everything else is done away with. Maybe you can learn from my experience – it becomes clear that nothing is more precious than spending focused time with family and loved ones.

Season 7: Roland Welker

Season 7 challenged each participant to spend 100 days in the wild in order to be crowned victorious. Roland Welker rose to the challenge and managed to overcome it, making him the only competitor to survive for 100 days on “Alone”. After his stint on “Alone,” Roland took a break from his wild life and chose to spend time with his father who lives in central Pennsylvania. By now, Roland is back in his natural habitat, putting his expert trapping and hunting skills to good use.

In addition to being featured in several podcasts and publications, Roland also appears in several events through which he aims to inspire others by sharing his experiences. Active across all social media platforms, Roland also has an active YouTube channel with content that a survival lover will appreciate. He also expressed his desire to organize camping trips to Alaska and Pennsylvania to meet people who share his love for the outdoors. Life in the wild has a certain charm to Roland, and it looks like he won’t let go anytime soon.

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