At this point, it is safe to say that Jeff Zausch is a huge fan of survival reality TV shows. To the point that he has even participated in a few of them. The host of the final season of Dual Survival, Jeff also participated in the gritty survival series Naked and Afraid. A survival expert by trade, Jeff is a huge fan of the outdoors. And while this comes with the territory of being a survival expert, at times, Jeff lands himself in really difficult situations. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Jeff Zausch.
Jeffery Joseph Zausch was born on the 5th of June 1987 in the mountains of Idaho, USA. Born and raised in the mountains, Jeff spent much of his early life learning the ways of nature. Jeff followed his father into the wilderness and has stayed true to his teaching. His father, Matthew J. Zausch was a huge fan of the wilderness and trained Jeff in the ways of the mountains. Even though Matthew loved the wilderness, he was plagued by heart conditions. While he lived, Matthew went through nine different heart surgeries. The man passed away in 2013 and passed on his fighting spirit to Jeff.
A survival expert:
Even though Jeff was always interested in the wilderness, he did not always dream of being a survival expert. When Jeff was nine years of age, he got his first lesson on the dangers of the wilderness. His homeland was hit by a huge storm, and Jeff had to bear the brunt of the storm. This steeled Jeff’s resolve and trained him for the days ahead. Over the years, Jeff heightened his senses and perfected the basics of being a survival expert.
Reality TV shows:
Even though Jeff had always lived on his own terms, he wanted to get out of his comfort zone. In 2014, Jeff decided to participate in the survival TV show, Naked and Afraid. The reality series features pairs of total strangers who are tasked with surviving in the extreme environment and dangerous wildlife of the wilderness. The catch of the show is the participants are completely naked and have no tools at their disposal. Jeff competed in the Madagascar region and was paired up with Eva Rupert. The pair were tasked with surviving in the harsh desert of Madagascar’s Massif D’Isalo. The pair were featured in the second episode of the second season, which aired on March 23, 2014. But unluckily for the pair, their camp caught fire when they attempted to cook snake meat and they barely escaped with their lives. Jeff also went onto feature in the spin-off Naked and Afraid XL.
During his time in the series, Jeff made such a strong impression with the producers that he was invited to work on another series. Jeff was the final survival expert to have ever featured on the show. He paired up with EJ Snyder and enjoyed a short experience before the show was canceled in 2016.
Jeff Zausch is currently enjoying a happy relationship with his girlfriend, Erin Munoz. Before Erin, Jeff was married to Gabrielle Zausch. The pair tied the knot in 2013 and separated two years after. The pair did not have any children.