Who is Eivin Kilcher?
Living miles away from modern civilization, the Kilchers have drawn attention to themselves with their unorthodox lifestyle. Situated in the small town of Homer, just 480 miles from the Arctic circle, the Kilchers have been appearing in the reality show “Alaska the Last Frontier” since 2011.
Eivin Kilcher Bio- Age, Childhood, and Education
Eivin Kilcher was born on the 6th March 1983 in Homer, Alaska USA, the son of Otto Kilcher and his second wife, Sharon McKemie. Eivin has a younger brother Levi Kilcher, and a younger half-brother, August, whose mother is Charlotte, Otto Kilcher’s third wife.
Eivin is also a step-brother to Torrey, who is the son of Charlotte and her previous husband. From an early age, he was taught the survival skills needed, growing-up in the wilderness of Alaska. Without any modern technology, Eivin depended on his senses and local knowledge since he was a young boy. He went only to a high school in Homer, and after matriculation focused on working on the family’s stead.
Fishing for Eivin is a lifestyle, rather than a hobby, as he was taught how to fish in Alaska’s icy waters from an early age, while hunting also became one of the main skills needed to survive.
As he was growing-up, he became interested in machines found on the Kilcher grounds, and began repairing them if there was work needed. One more set of skills was recognizing edible plants that grow in the wilderness, harvesting and storing them for the winter, becoming the essential provider for the family before the long winters and dark days. The entire Kilcher family drew the attention of several production houses, and in 2011 the family was invited by the Discovery Channel to participate in the show “Alaska: The Last Frontier”.
Rise to Prominence
The Kilchers – most dominantly Atz Lee Kilcher, Otto, Eivin, Atz, Charlotte, Eve and Jane – were cast in the show that followed them on their daily routines, recording all their ups and downs living in Alaska. The first episode premiered on the 29th December 2011, and since then 140 episodes have aired, with Eivin appearing in 104 episodes so far. He has become a television star, alongside the rest of the Kilchers, and fans have just loved them and the entire show.
The series has recently ended its ninth season, and the cameras are shut down until October this year when it’s assumed that the tenth season will be premiered.
Although they live in remote Alaska, the family has found a way to amuse themselves, and are known for their yodeling skills, and have launched the career of Jewel Kilcher, daughter of Atz Kilcher and his wife Lenedra Kilcher.
Eivin has been involved in a number of dangerous situations during his missions to obtain food for the family.
One was when he and his father were trying to move the entire building from one place to another. Back in 2018 Eivin suffered a broken rib, which kept him at home and making muffins for quite a while, before he was able to hunt and fish again.
Eivin Kilcher Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
Eivin is a television star and his wealth has increased thanks to the success of the show “Alaska: The Last Frontier”. According to sources, Eivin Kilcher’s net worth is as high as $3 million as of mid- 2020; his salary is estimated at around $20,000 per episode.
Eivin’s height and weight are unknown in the media, but he has an athletic body and he looks very strong. He has light brown hair and blue eyes.
Eivin Kilcher Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children
Eivin’s life has been displayed on television, and it’s known that he is a married man and has two children.
His wife is Eve Kilcher, a Homer native who grew up on a farm near the city. The two met while in school, and where their romance started. The couple married in 2011, and since have welcomed a son Findlay Farenorth, and a daughter Sparrow Rose Kilcher.
The couple has taken and interest in making various dishes from ingredients they have obtained in the Alaskan wilderness, and on account of that, co-wrote the book “Homestead Kitchen – Stories and Recipes from Our Heart to Yours”, which was published in 2016. The sales of the book also added to Eivin’s net worth.
Although he grew up without modern technology, Eivin has taken a few steps in modernizing himself ,and is using social media networks, including Facebook and Instagram.
Eivin Kilcher News, Facts
Eivin is a car lover and currently drives the Subaru XV Crosstrek from 2013, but has managed to add more power to it, as he installed a better engine. He also owns a 1998 Chevy 3500, and is working on his own “El Camino” styled car, which he calls the Brat Project Car. He is expected to return with the rest of the Kilchers in the tenth season of the popular reality show.