Life Below Zero, Erik Salitan, 28 lives 67 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Erik is an unlikely entrepreneur who owns his own hunting & guiding business., Erik hunts, fly-fishes, traps in the Alaskan bush. Erik is a professional hunter & registered guide in Alaska. Fully self-sufficient, he personally kills every piece of meat he eats and will use the rest of the animal for clothing and tools. Erik came to Alaska at the age of 18 because he did not want to get stuck in a factory job.