Daniel Vitalis is an American hunter-gatherer, podcast host, writer, registered Maine guide, public speaker, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of WildFed, a podcast and lifestyle brand that encourages people to live a hunter-gatherer lifestyle.
Daniel Vitalis was born in 1977 (age 43 years; as in 2020) in New Hampshire, US. As an adult, he learned hunting, fishing, and foraging. Currently, he lives in Bridgton, Maine, US.
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Family & Ethnicity
His father was a paleontologist who left the family when Daniel was very young. His mother suffered from mental health issues. He met Avani, a French-Canadian teacher, in 2005. They came in a relationship in 2015 and got married in 2018.
After Daniel turned vegan, he began spreading awareness about being a vegan. For almost ten years, he attended conferences and workshops around North America and abroad before abandoning the vegan lifestyle. In 2008, he founded the nutrition company, SurThrival.com, which markets health supplements and food.
In June 2014, he created a podcast titled ‘ReWild Yourself Podcast,’ which is available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio.
In 2019, he created ‘WildFed Podcast’ to inspire people to start a wild-food journey of their own.
He also founded a website, ‘Find a Spring,’ where you can track springs near you.
- Book: A New Path: To Transcend the Great Forgetting Through Incorporating Ancestral Practices Into Contemporary Living Book by Arthur Haines
- Botanist: Arthur Haines
- As a teenager, he became a vegetarian, and later, he became a raw-food vegan for almost 10 years. According to Daniel,
I discovered veganism in the early days of the Internet, and I was emotionally overwhelmed by the ethics of it”
- After Daniel read a book by a dentist, he was persuaded that animal foods were necessary for a healthy human diet. He abandoned veganism. However, he was already a speaker at vegan events, which became a problem for him later as he would go on the stage to speak about problems related to the vegan diet. This soon got him to be kicked out of the vegan community.
- After he left veganism, he started foraging and was mentored by Arthur Haines, a botanist who runs the primitive-living-focused Delta Institute of Natural History in Canton, Maine. He eventually started his ‘ReWild Yourself Podcasts,’ and began interviewing experts in the field, while exploring the hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Later, he learned how to hunt, after he realized he wanted to do that earnestly.
- In 2012, he co-wrote his first book ‘Pine Pollen: Ancient Medicine for a New Millennium’ with Stephen Harrod Buhner.
- He loves dogs and owns a Plott Hound, Ellie.
- Daniel Vitalis has both of his arms with upper chest and upper back, and shoulders, covered in tattoos; he has some words inked behind his ears too.