Each year a lot of outsiders come to test themselves with the extremities of nature and enjoy the beautiful landscape of Alaska. It is challenging especially for those looking to live a subsistence life. Those who can gather food from the wilderness and run down the cold winters of Alaska it is a blessing otherwise a disguise. Erik Salitan is one blessed individual who has flourished in the wilderness of Alaska.
He lives in the Wiseman, Alaska, 67 miles from the Arctic Circle with his wife, Martha Mae Salitan. He learned the trait of hunting and fishing during his growing up and teen years in Lower 48 states. After he came to Alaska at the age of 18, he spent first two years in a primitive tent with no floor. To support himself he enrolled in hunting, fly fishing, and fur trapping during winter.
Impressed by his subsistent lifestyle, National Geography came calling for a part in a documentary show “Life Below Zero” and Erik featured in the show for quite some time. The show also featured his wife Martha Mae Salitan.
If we talk about his personal life Erik is blissfully married to Martha Mae Salitan and has a son from the relationship. In this biography, we will bring everything about Erik Salitan including his age, net worth, family, wife, kids and other facts.
Erik Salitan Wiki/Bio, Age
Erik is a Tv personality, hunter, pilot, and a registered guide. He was born on 9th February 1984 in the United States of America. This 34 years old TV star belongs to Caucasian ethnicity.
He grew up in the rural lower 48 states in the upstate of New York, right upon the Quebec Order, where the job options were limited. Military, factory employee, a logger is the most one could get. Erik left the place for Alaska right on the last day of his 12th grade at Finger Lakes Community College. Later he attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks and holds a degree in applied science.
Erik leads a primitive lifestyle, he personally hunts every meat he eats. With the knowledge of tracking and hunting and familiarity with the remote corner of Alaska, Erik runs a guide and outfitting business. He is the owner of “Bushwhack Alaska Guiding and Outfitting.” He provides accommodation and food facility through two lodges he owns and runs in Alaska, one in the remote Brooks Range and other in Peninsula.
He is the member of numerous hunting and conservation groups including Alaska Professional Hunters Association and the Northwest Sportsman Club.
Erik Salitan married life and kids with his wife, Martha Mae Salitan
Erik met his wife Martha Salitan in Alaska where the two became lovers. Martha is an Alaskan native born and raised in Iliamna. She grew up learning hunting and fishing and compliments her husband in subsistent lifestyle. The couple has not shared much about their love life. Nevertheless, in a National Geography deleted video scene they opened about their engagement. Erik took a week to propose her when he finally did it was on a fly fishing trip.
Also, the information about when two get married has not come out. Considering they gave birth to their son Lucas Salitan after marriage, who currently is 8 years of age. Erik and Martha are married for least of eight years. The couple divides their time between remote Alaska and the City tending to their lifestyle and business. They also invest their time in community service and volunteer work.
Erik Salitan career as TV actor in Life Below Zero; Why he is not on the show anymore?
Erik and Martha appeared in the total of seven seasons from 2013 to 2016. After four years in the show, the couple left. There is no official explanation about their departure neither from National Geography or from the couple, however, they seem to long gone. The couple followed Kate Bassich, another original cast who left a year earlier in 2015. Only Jessie Holmes is the last of addition to the show.
Erik Salitan Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $400,000. Erik Salitan earned an impressive salary featuring for four years as the main cast of the show in “Life Below Zero.” With more than 16 years of experience in guiding, he provides guide service in summer as the owner of “Bushwhack Alaska Guiding and Outfitting.” He also runs two lodges in Alaska, one in the remote Brooks Range and other in Peninsula.