Skills: Tanning hides, tracking, plant identification, primitive fire, CPR, mentoring, peace-making, staying hidden. Growing up, Julie always had a fascination with the natural world. She would spend entire summers barefoot and muddy in a backyard pond in Vermont where she was raised. This fascination led her to study biology at Wellesley College and get a Master's degree in Biological Oceanography. She has spent over 2 months at sea, has served on several research projects and done field work next to a remote glacier in Alaska while counting harbor seals resting on icebergs. Julie's career-track of becoming a tenured professor of biology changed course when she took her first class at Tom Brown's Tracker School and realized that her childhood dream of living off the land and tracking animals was possible. After that, Julie decided to stop paying rent and start camping out, sleeping in parks and natural places, once even sleeping on a floating island of cattails in the middle of Seattle for a month. She has taught summer camps at the Wilderness Awareness School for the past five going on six summers and will be teaching an advanced survival overnight camp this summer. She is passionate about bringing the skills of survival and primitive living to others and showing them the joy of connecting to themselves, the natural world and each other.
Here's what happened. But she did say the secretive, month-long separation from her family — and civilization-at-large — nearly killed her. More than once.
He better be. Wilderness teacher Julie seems equally as confident in conquering the wild. Hopefully he knows how to hunt and trap. Fair warning, they are naked, and as such, there is nakedness:. Save FB Tweet ellipsis More. Naked and Afraid. TV Show. Where to watch.
Naked and Afraid is an American reality series that airs on the Discovery Channel. Each episode chronicles the lives of two survivalists 1 woman; 1 man who meet for the first time and are given the task of surviving a stay in the wilderness naked for 21 days. Note that in addition to the above, there are also a number of unlisted Pop-Up Editions which have different titles from their original episodes , and specials,  such as "Franco and Rogen", featuring James Franco and Seth Rogen. Former military man Chance Davis is paired with optimistic naturalist Melissa Miller in the jungles of Ecuador. Humidity, violent storms, caiman and red-bellied piranha are just some of the threats they face. When they make it to Day 20, in a series first, they are given a choice: finish their challenge or join the cast of Naked and Afraid XL. Chance decided to compete with the XL group and Melissa completed her challenge in Day From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved July 6,