Jeff Zausch

Jeff Zausch Bio, Age, Wife, Naked and Afraid, PSR, Net Worth

Jeff Zausch Biography

Jeff Zausch is an American survivalist, adventurer, and TV personality. He is best known for his appearances on the Discovery Channel reality series “Naked and Afraid.”

Zausch has appeared in numerous seasons of the show, including “Naked and Afraid XL,”; a spinoff series of Naked and Afraid. He is known for his survival skills, particularly his expertise in making fire, which has earned him the nickname “Fire God” among his fellow cast members.

Prior to his appearances on “Naked and Afraid,” Zausch worked as a professional rafting and kayaking guide in the Grand Canyon. He has also completed numerous outdoor expeditions, including summiting Mount Kilimanjaro and trekking to the South Pole.

Zausch is an advocate for environmental conservation and has participated in various charitable expeditions to raise awareness and funds for conservation efforts.


Zausch was born on June 5, 1987. He is 36 years old as of 2023.


Zausch was born and raised in Idaho, where he developed a passion for nature and adventure at a young age. He learned how to hunt, fish, trap, and forage from his father and grandfather.

Zausch also joined the Boy Scouts and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He graduated from Idaho State University with a degree in Spanish and a minor in Business. He has worked as a firefighter, a wilderness guide, a translator, and a motivational speaker.


Zausch has been married and divorced. He was married to Gabrielle Zausch. He and Gabrielle got married on March 8, 2013. They, however, separated and got divorced in 2015.


Zausch is in a relationship with Erin Munoz. During a Facebook Live in 2021, Erin revealed that she had watched his survival shows before eventually meeting through her cousin.

Zausch with his girlfriend, Erin Munoz
Zausch with his girlfriend, Erin Munoz

Naked And Afraid

Zausch has completed four 21-day challenges on Naked and Afraid with four different partners: Eva Rupert in Madagascar (Season 1), EJ Snyder in Colombia (Season 3), Laura Zerra in Ecuador (Season 4), and Gabrielle Balassone in Mongolia (Season 10).

Zausch has also completed two 40-day challenges on Naked and Afraid XL with multiple partners: in South Africa (Season 1) and in the Philippines (Season 5). He has also completed a 14-day challenge on Naked and Afraid of Sharks with three other survivalists: Steven Lee Hall Jr., Alex Maynard, and Amber Hargrove.

He has never tapped out or been medically evacuated from any of his challenges.


Zausch has earned some of the highest Survival Ratings (PSR) on the show: 9.1 out of 10 after his first challenge. His PSR rating was 9.3 after his second challenge, 9.7 after his third challenge, and 9.9 after his fourth challenge.


Zausch is proficient in a number of survival skills. These include; fire making, shelter building, water purification, navigation, tracking, trapping, fishing, and hunting. He is also skilled in using weapons and tools, such as bows, arrows, spears, slingshots, knives, and axes.

He is familiar with different types of plants and animals that can be used for food, or medicine. Zausch is also adaptable to different climates and terrains. Zausch is physically fit and mentally tough. As a result, he is able to endure hunger, thirst, pain, cold, heat, stress, and fear.

Net Worth

Zausch has an estimated net worth of around $300,000.

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