Matt Graham Profile
Matt Graham is an American specialist in “primitive skills” and a television personality who co-hosted the Discovery Channel reality show Dual Survival.
He is a co-host of the Discovery Channel reality television show Dude, You’re Screwed. Graham has also co-hosted the survival show Dual Survival for the latter part of season 4, season 5, and the beginning of 6 opposite special operations veteran Joe Teti.
Matt Graham Age / How Old Is Matt Graham
Graham was born on August 8, 1974, in Pierre, North Dakota. He is 47 years old as of 2021.
Matt Graham Height
Graham stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Matt Graham Wife / Matt Graham Married
Graham likes to keep his life private and therefore details about whether he is in a relationship or whether he is married are not known.
Matt Graham’s Net Worth
Graham earns a reported $200,000 yearly and has an estimated net worth of $2 Million.
Matt Graham Survivalist
Matt Graham was a climber and started studying primitive skills at the age of 17 in Yosemite Valley. At the age of 20, he was doing search and rescue as a tracker in Sequoia while running and learning to travel the backcountry with no food or gear. Not owning a car, Graham traveled all over California and parts of Arizona on foot.
Quick Facts About Matt Graham
|Full Name||Matt Graham|
|Age||47 years old as of 2021|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
At 23, Graham ran the length of California on the Pacific Crest Trail (1750 miles) in 58 days, a record at the time. He’ll run up to 50 miles every day just for fun. Graham once walked off into the wilderness on the Winter Solstice and came back on the Summer Solstice.
He is a world-class master of the atlatl and defeated the world champion in seven straight matches. He is also skilled at hunting with the longbow, and in the primitive arts of brain-tanning hides to make clothing. He’s studied Judo, Wushu Kung Fu, Tae Kwan Do, and Jeet Kune Do.
Matt Graham Live Free Or Die
In 2016 Graham joined the cast of National Geographic Channel’s Live Free or Die an Outdoor Reality Show. The show follows six people homesteading and living off their land in backwoods America. The cast members on Live Free Or Die are compensated for being on the show, and in real life have seen their net worth grow considerably due to their frugal lifestyle.
Matt Graham Dual Survival
Surviving in the wild is far from an exact science. Beyond the basics of finding water, food, shelter, and eventually help, opinions differ. Two experts tell how they think it’s done in this series, as initial episodes feature trained survivalists Dave Canterbury and Cody Lundin demonstrating the skills and creative thinking that can help one cope in tough surroundings.
Equipped with minimal gear, the pair are left in remote locations – an uninhabited island off Nova Scotia, a New Zealand mountaintop, deep in the Everglades, the jungle of Thailand, and the desert of Baja California, to name a few – where they battle the elements and sometimes each other. Season 3 introduces US Special Ops veteran Joseph Teti to replace Canterbury, in the middle of Season 4 primitive survivalist Matt Graham of Discovery’s `Dude, You’re Screwed’ replaces Lundin, and partway through Season 5, the presenters become former US Army Green Beret Grady Powell and survivalist Bill McConnell.
First episode date: June 11, 2010
Final episode date: October 12, 2016
Narrated by: Paul Christie
Network: Discovery Channel
Matt Graham Survival School
Graham moved to Boulder when he was age 24 and began guiding and teaching at Boulder Outdoor Survival School, teaching all the hunter/gatherer courses. Primitive hunting and living off the land became his passion. Graham has been on many primitive walks and has led about 50 hunter/gatherer courses ranging from 4 to 33 days.
You can join Matt Graham, TV host with Discovery and National Geographic the friendly team at the majestic Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch for a weekend of primitive skills!
You can learn about a host of edible and medicinal plants, how to build fire by friction, water procurement, survival shelters, tracking, primitive fishing, trapping, and more. This is a great opportunity for a family or individual to gain some valuable insight regarding practical and primitive survival skills in a short amount of time while still having the comforts of the lodge to come back to after a long day of skills and hiking.
Matt Graham Classes
- Natural Tool-making: Make friction fires by methods of fire plow and hand-drill using wood from bee plant, yucca, sagebrush, cottonwood root, clematis, or sagebrush; use stones to make knives; sew pouches from hides that you tan in the traditional method; use nettle or dogbane fiber to make ropes and cordage; scrape gourd bowls and carve out wooden spoons for dishware
- Edible & Medicinal Plants: Ethical gathering and preparation of wild edibles and medicinal plants (infusions, teas, poultices).
- Trapping and Hunting: Atlatl demonstration, construction, and discussion; a small game with primitive traps, deadfalls, and snares; setting and placement of traps; stalking exercises; how to flourish in a survival situation.
- Nature Awareness: Moving, stalking, sense meditation; learn how to use your senses to notice more, how to have more wildlife encounters, how to move silently through the forest, how to smell flowers, and how to slow down to find a real connection with the natural environment; responsible plant and animal harvesting and care-taking ethics.
- Variety of Cooking Skills: Primitive cooking, rock boiling steam pit, cooking directly over coals, clay pot cooking; food processing and game processing; hide processing.
- Shelters: Creating warm sleep without a tent and sleeping bag using local materials; Debris beds; Primitive survival shelters; material and location choosing, and safe construction principles.
Matt Graham Tv Shows
|2013–2014||Dude, You’re Screwed||Himself|
|2016-||Live Free or Die||Himself|
|2017-||Bushcraft build off challenge||Host|
Matt Graham Book / Epic Survival Matt Graham
Epic Survival: Extreme Adventure, Stone Age Wisdom, and Lessons in Living From a Modern Hunter-Gatherer
Matt Graham, star of the Discovery Channel’s Dual Survival and Dude, You’re Screwed, details the physical, mental, and emotional joys and harrowing struggles of his life as a modern-day hunter-gatherer.
In Epic Survival, written by Josh Young, coauthor of five New York Times bestsellers, Matt relays captivating stories from his life to show just how terrifying and gratifying living off the grid can be. He learns the secrets of the Tarahumara Indians that helped him run the 1,600-mile Pacific Crest Trail in just fifty-eight days, and endure consistent daily temperatures of one hundred degrees.
Graham takes us with him as he treks into the wilderness to live alone for half a year, armed with nothing but a loincloth, a pair of sandals, a stone knife, and chia seeds. He recounts near-death experiences of hiking alone through the snowdrifts at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, and reminisces how he entered a three-day Arabian horse race on foot and finished third.
Above all, Epic Survival is a book about growing closer to the land that nurtures us. Whether you’re an armchair survivalist or have taken the plunge yourself, Graham’s story is both inspiration and invigoration, teaching even the most urbane among us important and breathtaking lessons. Presented in paperback for the first time, with a new introduction from Graham and a foreword by noted survivalist and author David Westcott, you’ll feel the call to return to nature.