For those that have always followed National Geographic, Mick Dodge is someone you’d easily recognize. He is a TV personality who has gained fame for appearing on the channel’s show The Legend of Mick Dodge. Popular as the Barefoot Nomad or sometimes Barefoot Sensei, Dodge is a former Marine who after getting tired of the modern life decided that he would set out and become a nomadic outdoorsman living in the Olympic Mountains in Washington State.
Mick Dodge’s Bio (Age)
It was on August 29, 1951, that Mick Dodge was born in the Olympic Peninsula. This was also where he was raised as a child as his great-grandparents settled there. While there is nothing that is known about his mother, Peggy June Wills Dodge, it is known that his father, Ronald L. Dodge worked as a Marine. As a result of this, Mick grew up in different places like the typical child of someone serving in the military. His father served with the United States Marine Corps for more than 30 years and was involved in the Second World War, as well as the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Mick Dodge was raised together with his sister, Rona Dodge Krehl and his father would go on to marry twice; Leigh Dodge and Beth Marie Dodge.
While he was growing up, he had so much interest in outdoors as he grew in various parts of the United States and even the world. He got his education in Okinawa, Japan where he attended and graduated from high school at the Kubasaki High School. While he was there, he got involved in martial arts while he also adopted the principles of Buddhists. By the time he was done, he decided to tow the path of his father by enlisting in the Marine Corps with which Dodge would serve for six years.
After that, he took up a job in Fort Lewis, Washington as a mechanic. However, before too long, he was tired of it all and got disillusioned with the modern world. By 1991, he could take it no more and so he decided to return to his native home of Olympic Peninsula where he chose to live in the Hoh Rainforest.
He continued to live there as a survivor but was later discovered by National Geographic Channel, and he became the subject of its reality television series that did not last long, The Legend of Mick Dodge which began in January 2014 and continued until October 2014 when it came to an end.
While living in the forest, he has been involved in various things while living on what the forest produces, He takes care of his health and also has a fitness program called EarthGym which is to help people get fit using natural means.
What Is The Net Worth of Mick Dodge?
Looking at his net worth, Mick Dodge has not been involved in many things considering the kind of life that he has chosen for himself. Nonetheless, thanks to his appearance on the National Geographic Channel show, he has a net worth that has been estimated at over $150,000. Dodge claimed that he does not make use of any currency, bank account, or debit cards, as such what he earns is transferred to the Olympic Mountain Earth Wisdom Circle, a community he is a part of.
Is He Married?
There are many others that live the same lifestyle as Mick Dodge who has still been able to get married. However, on his part, all indications reveal that Dodge is still yet to get married even though he is advanced in age. It is easy to believe that he has a woman in his life.
When there were the claims that he does not live the life he claims to live, exclusively in the wild, he revealed that during the winter, he stays with his female friend whose name is not given.
Where Is He Now, Is He Still Alive?
After the show came to an end in 2014, only a little gets to be seen about The Barefoot Sensei in public or even the media. Because of this, it will be very hard for one to state what he has been up to. But then, it can be speculated that he still continues his life away from the modern world, something he has been doing for close to three decades. With that said, it is known that he is very much alive and probably in good health.