About Nick Bower

Crafting an Extraordinary Life: Adventures of an Outdoorsman and a Writer

It’s always a little strange to write a personal bio page, as it feels like capturing a lifetime of adventures and experiences in a few paragraphs can never truly do justice to the journey. Nevertheless, let me share a glimpse into my world.

I’m Nick Bower, and I’ve lived a life less ordinary, shaped by my insatiable love for the great outdoors. My story unfolds like a tapestry of adventure, resilience, and a deep connection to nature—a journey that has taken me from college graduate to seasoned outdoorsman, writer, homesteader, and mentor.

A Life in the Wilderness:

My connection to the wild began early and remains unwavering. For over 15 years, I’ve called the untamed wilderness of Alaska my home, where I’ve honed my survival skills and embraced the raw beauty of the land.

A Nomad’s Spirit:

A decade of my life was spent living out of a van in Germany, a unique chapter that allowed me to fully embrace the nomadic spirit. I explored diverse landscapes, cultures, and histories across Europe, all while honing my skills as an observer and storyteller—a foundation for my later writing career.

The Rockies and Beyond:

Upon returning to the United States, I delved into mountain culture, working as a valet and ski instructor in various tourist mountain towns throughout the Rocky Mountains. These experiences granted me invaluable insights into the outdoor culture of these regions, insights I later shared through my writing.

A Passion for Simplicity and Quiet Living:

Beyond my adventures, I’m deeply passionate about helping others embrace a simpler, quieter life. I’m a frequent speaker at off-grid and survival conferences, sharing my knowledge on transitioning from urban living to homesteading and being off-grid. My aim is to inspire others to consider the transformative possibilities of a life closer to nature.

One-on-One Coaching for a Life Off the Grid:

Recognizing the unique challenges of transitioning to off-grid living, I offer one-on-one coaching services. Drawing from my extensive experience, I guide individuals and families on the journey toward self-reliance, sustainability, and harmonious coexistence with nature. Through my coaching, I empower others to embark on their own off-grid adventures, providing practical advice and unwavering support.

Sharing the Wilderness and Simplicity:

I’m not just an adventurer but also a passionate advocate for responsible outdoor exploration and a life of simplicity. I believe in the transformative power of nature and aim to inspire others to connect with the wild and embrace a quieter existence. Through my writing, speaking engagements, and coaching, I share practical tips, awe-inspiring stories, and a deep respect for the environment, encouraging readers and audiences to embark on their own journeys toward a simpler, more fulfilling life.

My life is a testament to the enduring allure of the wilderness, the importance of simplicity, and the boundless possibilities that come with embracing the great outdoors. Whether I’m surviving in the Alaskan wilderness, van-living in Europe, or mentoring others on their path to off-grid living, my story is a reminder that the wild and the simple life are places of both challenge and wonder—a place where the spirit thrives.