Alone Season 3 Winner Zachary Fowler on Slingshots, Ketogenics, and Survival Mentality

Fowler, as he’s known, was born in Vermont, where he grew up enjoying outdoor adventures with his parents. After high school, he studied boat building in Maine and discovered such a knack for it, that he began building boats as a career. He was a contestant on season 3 of History Channel’s Alone tv show and won after outlasting all the other contestants for 87 days in Patagonia.  Until the most recent season he held the record for longest time out on an Alone season.  Zach has since gone on to become a big survival YouTuber and done multiple 30 day survival challenges.  Zach is a one of a kind individual who is a personal hero of mine and it was amazing to sit down with him.

During his time on Alone, Zach lost 73 pounds and he attributes a lot to of that to ketosis and he continues to try to follow a ketogenic diet.  We discuss the advantages of a high fat diet and how it may provide an advantage in survival situations.  Zach is also a pro slingshot shooter, and brought one with him on Alone so we discuss the use of one as a survival weapon.  We also talk about what it takes to survive, and the mental struggles of being alone and trying to survive.  Being in the woods alone is very very difficult, and is one of the reasons a lot of people decide to tap out on the show.

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