Hometown: Lopez Island, WA
Profession: Disaster Preparedness Instructor
Nathan Donnelly hails from the Salish Sea, off the coast of Washington where he lives on a small island. He owns and operates a permaculture design business, wherein he uses ecological principles to create synergy on his clients’ homesteads. Additionally, he is the crew coordinator for the local youth conservation corps, and teaches nature awareness and survival courses whenever possible. He volunteers for his local oil spill response organization, in the efforts to protect the Salish Sea public lands and its orca population.
In the past, he has been a wildlife biologist, backcountry park ranger, wildland firefighter, search and rescue team member, builder, outfitter, and homestead caretaker. He currently is an avid traditional bowhunter, kayak fisherman, backpacker, bushcrafter, mountaineer, and cyclist. In the future, Nathan would like to continue his teachings in nature survival, disaster preparedness, and permaculture, hopefully from his own piece of land bought with the winnings from Alone.
Here are the ten items Nathan selected to bring on his survival journey to the Arctic:
1. Sleeping bag
4. Fishing line and hooks
5. Pocket knife
6. Gill Net
8. Emergency ration
10. Bow and arrows