In July of 2018, I got a mysterious sort of phone call ... Brady Nicholls, a gent with a LOT of outdoor experience, told me he was going to be on a TV Show that required him to be outdoors for an extended period in some serious winter weather. And that was all he could tell me.
On 2 May 2019, a Friend of WeatherWool emailed me that History Channel had just posted the bios of the contestants for the upcoming season of their hit outdoor-challenge series ALONE. Here is Brady's bio and photo. And this is all I can post here now ... I phoned Brady right after I got the email note, but Brady couldn't say anything more than that he was really happy with the wool ... But shortly thereafter it was publicly announced that the 2019 ALONE series was held along the shores of Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories of Northern Canada. ... And a link to Brady himself explaining his selection of gear (but not his clothing).
Here is the bio as posted by History Channel. Season 6 premieres June 6th, 2019.
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Profession: SERE Specialist
Brady Nicholls is an active duty SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape) Specialist for the USAF and is currently stationed in San Antonio, TX. He first was introduced to primitive bushcraft while working for the Anasazi Foundation. After 6 years of working for Anasazi, Brady enlisted in USAF SERE program. There, he has become an instructor, teaching military personnel how to survive in the most remote and hostile environments on the planet. Brady plans to finish his degree and become a clinical social worker after the military. He looks forward to winning season 6 of Alone and returning home to his wife and four beautiful children.
Thursday, 6 June was the Season Premiere of Brady's Challenge. The program introduced only about half of the contestants, and did not get to Brady. After about 4 days, one of the 10 contestants broke a leg, so there are now nine contestants remaining.
8 June 2019