Thursday, January 15, 2009


We mention a few month's ago that Les Stroud(Host of Survivorman)had a book coming out called "Survive!" It has been no surprise that Les's book has done very well in our area considering that he is somewhat of a local celebrity. So if you are traveling abroad or at home this is the book that will give you the essential skills and tactics to get you out of anywhere alive. So if you didn't get a copy at Christmas this is your chance since we just got a new batch of Les's books in stock.

Jenn and I were able to catch Les's Music show at the Classic Theatre last year which was just an amazing mixture of music, lights and video. We were hoping to get the chance to talk to him after the show and see if he might be interested in doing a book signing at the store. Unfortunately that didn't happen but we are still working on it.

On a side note, if you checked out last month's issue of "Outpost" Laura Bombier( Award Winning Toronto-based photographer)had an article called Shutterstop. And the guy in photo is none other then Les Stroud, which is no surprise since Laura is currently travel with Discovery Channel's Survivorman and Shark Week.

Also in the same issue Outpost also has a really great review on on "Survive!

You’re alone in the forest on a fine autumn day with nothing but a multitool. You’re stuck there for a week. Should you be more worried about finding a source of uncontaminated water or about a bear that might be in the area? Neither, says Les Stroud. The bear will most likely avoid you, and dehydration will affect you faster than parasites in untreated water. Your bigger worry should be shelter—the daytime might be nice, but it’s likely going to be cold at night. And that’s just the beginning.

The concept of Survivorman is simple: left in a remote location, Les must survive for seven days on his own without food, water or equipment. Now, he shares his expert knowledge inSurvive!, a fully illustrated guide based on his experiences on six continents and filled with field-tested advice. Many books on survival are culled from Second World War–era training techniques that are out-of-date or just plain wrong. Survive! debunks these dated myths, exploring basic and advanced tactics that show you how to cope in any survival situation.

Brought to life with Les’s own anecdotes and the tales of others, Survive! is the perfect manual for anyone -- from beginner to armchair traveller to seasoned explorer -- who wants to meet nature’s dangers with confidence. As Les writes, “If you believe you can make it through the bad times, and you are not intimidated by the forces of nature, you will markedly increase your chances of survival.”>/p>

SURVIVE! includes detailed information on the following:
• preparing for survival, mentally and physically
• fire-making techniques
• basic survival kit components
• finding, collecting and making water
• sources of food
• types of shelter

Author Bio

LES STROUD is a musician and filmmaker with more than 25 years experience as an outdoor adventurer and instructor. His television series Survivorman is a top-rated show on Outdoor Life Network Canada and Discovery Channel International. Stroud has also appeared in or produced numerous television specials, including Off the Grid with Les Stroud, The Mad Trapper and Surviving Urban Disasters; his documentary Snowshoes and Solitude has won several awards. He has been a guest on Larry King Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Hour, The View, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and many others. Stroud lives in Huntsville, Ontario. Visit him online at

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