Laura Zerra

primitive survival, backcountry, adventure travel

Backcountry Survival

Feeling confident exploring the backcountry takes a whole new skill set. Beyond reading trail blazes and following maps, you have to understand the lay of the land, be aware of your surroundings, and understand how to navigate uncharted territory.

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I Live For Epic Moments

My name’s Laura Zerra and I’m a survivalist, adventurist, and adrenaline junkie. I live for epic moments of unparalleled beauty and excitement, and enjoy destroying the edges of my comfort zone. My journey has taken me from freight trains in Mexico to hobo encampments in Chicago read more…

Survival Instincts

In college, I had an anthropology professor named Manuel Lizarralde. Manuel was the first true hunter I’d met and respected. Spending my childhood stalking and observing wildlife, I developed a deep love and respect for animals.  read more…



Public Appearances

Laura Zerra has used her adventurous spirit, positive attitude, and sense of humor to create a unique and interesting life story that is ever-evolving. A strong believer that life is meant to be lived to the fullest, she now shares her experiences in quirky and inspiring talks in which she explores learning how to push the edges of one’s comfort zone to get the most out of every day. Men and women alike will appreciate her ability to not be held back by expectations and social norms, and her drive to inspire others to make positive changes in their own lives.

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Surviving Naked in Panama

Laura Zerra becomes a cast member on Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid


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