What happened to Donny Dust from History's Alone? Where is Donny Dust now?

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You know Donny Dust if you've watched Alone on History. Donny Dust was a contestant on Season 6 of the survival reality television series, titled The Arctic. He exited the series after 8 days in the wilderness because of health issues. Read on to know what happened to Donny Dust and find out other details on Donny Dust in this short bio.

What happened to Donny Dust?

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Donny Dust participated in the sixth season of Alone, The Arctic. Unlike other survival shows, the contestants on Alone are actually all alone. Season 6, which premiered on June 6, 2019 on the History Channel, takes place in the Arctic along the shore of Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories of Canada.

On the June 13 episode, Donny Dust became the second contestant to "tap out" of that year's competition. At age 38, Dust was at a bigger risk in the Arctic than his fellow contestants as he had suffered a massive heart attack only a year before.

The former Marine's health suffered after eating a muskrat. He shared that his insides were turning and he began to struggle to cut wood. Dust had to give up by the early morning hours of Day 8 with him admitting, "There’s nothing left in me. I’m completely drained of all bodily fluids at this time."

The show allowed Dust to take his heart medication with him but not being able to keep food down posed a serious threat to his health. At one point, the father-of-two worried that he might be having another heart attack.

As he waited to be medically rescued he said through tears, "I’m gonna go home and I’m gonna have to see my wife and kids and tell them that what I promised them that I would do, I wasn’t able to do it."

Donny Dust Bio

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Donny Dust is a native of Monument, Colorado, where he owns Paleo Tracks Survival, a survival and wilderness self-reliance school. A primitive technology teacher, Dust has almost two decades of experience in outdoor survival and primitive living skills. 

He is skilled in all geographic types, including experience in the remote jungles of Southeast Asia, the deserts of the Middle East and the freezing mountains of North America.

Dust is also a former Marine and a published author. He published his book, Scavenger, in 2019. An expert flintknapper, he is a sought out teacher to professional hunters, wilderness guides, military and survival instructors. 

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Where is Donny Dust now? Alone Season 7 2020

You'll be glad to know that Donny Dust is returning to the screen. Yes, Donny will be starring in the new season of Alone, titled The Beast. Alone Season 7 is set to premiere on January 30, 2020.

Donny shared the trailer of the new season on his Instagram (@donnydust). The show will follow three contestants as they survive the brutal wilderness without any survival tools. The location of the new Alone season hasn't been yet revealed. We'll update you on Alone Season 7 news soon! If you follow Donny on Instagram, you know that he is one tough guy.  So make sure to tune in to History Channel to watch Donny Dust back in action!

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