Merry Christmas everyone! We have added some cool new items to our shop page just in time for Christmas including new bandanas, posters and the ax. We have put a number of items on SALE to help you fill your Christmas orders and clear out some of our stock. Check out our low priced sweats!
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Les Stroud delivers a live-performance infused with rare honesty. Recounting brutal and funny Survivorman stories, Les celebrates the launch of his new CD/DVD Collection Wonderful Things with a 19+ crowd at Toronto’s iconic rock venue The Mod Club. This will be a special night you won’t want to miss.
FRIDAY NOV 30th
8PM @ THE MOD CLUB
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS NOW @ ticketmaster.ca
Les Stroud returns to the most captivating and harsh wilderness in the world to survive with little food, no water or gear, and no safety or camera crew. But this time, it’s for ten consecutive days. This all NEW series follows Les as he survives in remote locations like the wet and cold Norwegian mountains and the searing hot island of Tiburon in Mexico. He’s doing all the wrong things to teach you how to get it right.
PRE-ORDER HERE for shipment on Dec 7th.
This CD/DVD Collection follows talented players working together to create an album and documentary entirely live ‘off the floor’. In late summer of 2011, Les invited friends, music lovers and filmmakers to his incredible off-the-grid property. Based on the belief that the best music happens during a live session, Les was intent on creating an honest album. No overdubs. No fifty tries at getting it right. Incredible musicians that lend their talents to this album include Bryan Potvin, Jeff Bird and Suzie Ungerleider. The bonus 45 mins documentary is an in-depth study of the recording: how it was done and why it was done.
Order Wonderful Things in iTunes | Buy the CD/DVD Collection
Helle Knives – Les’s visit to Helle, located on top of a viking burial ground in rural Holmedal, Norway.
Celebrity outdoorsman Les Stroud is set to release a new line of hand forged axes created in partnership with the oldest axe factory in Sweden, Wetterlings.
World-renowned for their quality, durability and design for over 130 years, Wetterlings axes are made to last even the toughest outdoor lifestyle. That’s why Les Stroud is partnering with Wetterlings to release his new line of hand-forged axes called The Bushman by Survivorman Les Stroud.
Wetterlings craftsmen continue the time-consuming tradition of axe forging that began in the early 1880s. When you buy a Wetterlings axe, you know it was forged and shaped by hand using old hammer presses and tools, some almost 100 years old. The traditional anvil is made of high-grade Swedish steel, hardened and tempered to Rockwell 57 – 58 and hand finished in fine detail. This is a task that demands patience and time and is totally dependent on the honed skills of the Wetterlings blacksmith. The handles are carved from American hickory. All axes are supplied with custom-‐made leather sheaths.
In his own words, Les explains, “The legendary reputation of Swedish axes has never been lost on me. I have used them through all of my adventures and travels in the wilderness. So when I was asked to design a beautiful, hand made wooden axe with Wetterlings, I jumped at the chance. It’s an opportunity to create my own legacy by joining an already existing great legacy. Wetterlings has made it easy to design an axe that reflects my ideals of craftsmanship, aesthetics and functionality.”
The Bushman by Survivorman Les Stroud is unique as it is both an axe and a hammer. The wedge shaped head ensures extreme splitting power. The long, broad blade is good for felling or carving. The neck is a distinct hammer and good for driving pegs. A notch for your fingers makes it easy to be very detailed and get nice cuts when doing precision work. The handle is long enough to be a two-hand axe for wood splitting and felling.
The Bushman by Survivorman Les Stroud will be available for purchase worldwide in November 2012.
Please visit www.lesstroud.ca for future announcements and purchase details.
Les Stroud and his team visited the Helle factory in December.
During the visit they worked on the Temagami knife and came up with a few changes to make this great knife even greater.
For more details of the improvements visit:
To read even more about the Temagami visit:
Les was recently interviewed for TeenInk.com about his past adventures and future endeavors. You can read the interview at teenink.com/nonfiction/celebrity_interviews/article/388314/Survivalist-Les-Stroud/.
Les will be the keynote speaker at the Music and Film in Motion awards conference and gala in Sudbury, ON on April 26.
Find out more at www.northernlife.ca/news/localNews/2012/03/22-survivor-man-sudbury.aspx.
To purchase tickets visit thinknorth.ca.
Arctic Mistress – Les’s film and music tribute to the Canadian arctic.