Charlie Paterson was born 1966 to a farming family in Southland, New Zealand, being the youngest of 5 children. Although having no formal qualifications Charlie has worked in a variety of roles from being in the NZ Army to stoking coal fired boilers on a tourist steam ship in Queenstown, from managing remote seacage Salmon Farms at Stewart Island to running a charitable Outdoor Education Centre in the beautiful Doubtful Sound, Fiordland and owning, operating his own motel. Most of his working and recreational life has been spent in some very remote wilderness locations that few people get to visit, until getting married to his lovely wife Bronny in 2009. They have since had two young children and now lives happily in the small city of Invercargill. “Out of the Wild” is Charlie’s first book and only came to fruition after Bronny encouraged him to publish his raw & private journal manuscript detailing his 7 years living alone in the rainforest of the Fiordland wilderness, 3 days walk from the nearest road end.