From the beginning, Nathan was driven by an overwhelming desire to live by hunting and foraging. He initially looked for an existing community of radical subsistence hunters, but found none who were truly living the life that he wanted. He also soon realized that to inspire others, he would have to first take the plunge and immerse himself in the life that many only dreamed and wrote about. After losing work due to the recession, he fulfilled his life-long goal of personally living off the land as a subsistence hunter, trapper, forager and artisanal commercial fisherman. He largely disappeared from the public view for 7 years but now feels that the time has come to renew his search for family.
"The most potent form of anarchy is that of the mind. Those who embrace all aspects of their animal nature experience a freedom that the domesticated and civilized mind cannot comprehend."
-- Nathan Martinez
Texas Parks & Wildlife, Window to the Past: Lower Pecos Rock Art, PBS, 2007 (self)
Man vs. Wild, Season 4 Episode 4, Texas, Discovery Channel, 2009 (consultant)
Curiosity, Season 1 Episode 9, I, Caveman, Discovery Channel, 2011 (consultant, trainer)
3 Days on the Cross, Final Vision Films, 2017 (Asher Saenz, consultant)
The Last Hunter: Silence of the Malpaís, Neandertal Films, 2018 (self, director)
Naked and Afraid, Season 10 Episode 2, You've Got Another Sting Coming (Cantão, Tocantins, Brazil, Discovery Channel, 2019 (self)