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Last night we came home with an award from the Canadian Screen Awards. Best Photography in a Lifestyle or Reality / Competition Program or Series went to Survivorman for Survivorman: Argentina – Max Attwood.
A huge congratulations goes to Max and Les for the win and to the team at Les Stroud Productions!
Newsweek Special Editions, in collaboration with Topix Media Lab, announces the release of their special issue, Off Grid, packed with life-saving tips, running the gamut from weekend adventure to doomsday scenarios. Featuring expert insights and tips from the pros such as Survivorman Les Stroud, creator of the survival TV genre, best known as an award-winning producer, creator and star of the hit TV series Survivorman. This 100-page special issue is filled with how-tos, dramatic first-person accounts of survival and survival basics such as how to find water, how to stay warm among the elements and more.
“From the scorching heat of the desert to the polar chill of the Arctic, I’ve endured every type of extreme that Mother Nature can throw,” says Stroud. “Each challenge has taught me to dig inside and find a solution that will keep me on this Earth one more day, then share that solution, as I’ve done in here with Newsweek. Knowledge and preparation could save your life, whether you’re determined to live off the grid or you simply understand that nature is a powerful force. Loaded with game-changing insights from wilderness and survival experts, what you read in this magazine could truly save your life.”
See Stroud’s tips in this special issue’s introduction, as well as in the story “Survivorman Essentials,” a Q & A teeming with survival tips for all kinds of scenarios. Other highlights include:
– “What I Learned From” pieces share insights from “The Walking Dead,” the Bedouins and others.
– Advice-filled Q&As with adventure photographer Jimmy Chin, locust swarm researcher Iain Couzin and National Geographic researcher T.H. Culhane, makes energy from a surprising source.
– Arctic archaeologist Jeff Rasic, who works with the U.S. National Park Service, spotlights ancient tools that still hold up today.
– 20 Basics from the Boy Scouts Handbook that everyone should know.
– 16 military training tips from Special Ops.
– Rankings of which bugs pack the most protein.
– Guides to poisonous and medicinal plants.
– And much more.
This special edition of Newsweek can be found at Amazon.com or on newsstands everywhere.
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New Music by Les Stroud – Barn Sessions III Off The Grid
Les Stroud’s newest Barn Sessions CD/DVD compilation follows talented musicians working together to create an album and documentary entirely live ‘off the floor’. Friends of Les, music lovers and filmmakers collaborated again at his off-the-grid property deep in the Ontario woods in the fall of 2012. Based on his ongoing belief that the best music happens during a live session, Les got together with musicians Jeff Bird, Doug Adams, Donny Reed, Reese Wynans, Andrina Turenne and many more to create some musical magic. Also included with the album is a bonus video documentary of how it was made and why.
1. The Cost (L Stroud)
2. Far Away Gone (L Stroud)
3. One Giant Farm (L Stroud)
4. Going Down Slow/Wild Things (L Stroud)
5. Wasted (L Stroud)
6. Go Now (L Stroud)
7. One Tear (L Stroud)
8. This Time (L Stroud/B Potvin)
9. Fear (L Stroud)
Coming Home (L Stroud)
After Neil Young (recorded 1999) (L Stroud)
Survivorman Receives Three Canadian Screen Awards Nominations
Les Stroud and Survivorman Productions commitment to developing and producing excellent original content was recognized with three nominations for Survivorman by the Canadian Screen Awards, announced this week by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.
Survivorman was nominated in the following categories:
Best Photography in a Lifestyle or Reality / Competition Program or Series
Best Writing in a Lifestyle or Reality / Competition Program or Series
Best Host in a Variety, Lifestyle, Reality/Competition, or Talk Program or Series
Les Stroud is the only producer in the history of television to produce an internationally broadcast series entirely written, videotaped and hosted alone. The original genre creator of ‘Survival TV’, Survivorman is one of the highest rated shows in the history of OLN Canada, the Science Channel US and Discovery Channel US and remains the highest rated repeat show on the Discovery Channel. Survivorman is licensed for broadcast worldwide, with ratings in the US hitting 2 million on individual episodes.
Check out the nominees here: http://www.academy.ca/Canadian-Screen-Awards/2015-Nominees-Winners\
New video from Beyond Survival in Cusco, Peru
Les just posted a new behind the scenes video on his YouTube channel.
It features Les on location for Beyond Survival in Cusco, Peru performing with some local musicians.
Check out Science Channel on Saturdays at 9PM over the next few months for Survivorman: Beyond Survival!
Next show, Borneo, is Saturday, November 8th at 9PM.
Love all things Survivorman? The Survivorman Theme Song ring tone is now available on iTunes. A reminder of your favourite show every time the phone rings. Awesome! Search for Survivorman on iTunes on your phone and scroll down to the ringtones.
Les Rocking with Montgomery Gentry
Check out Les performing with Montgomery Gentry at Easyriders Saloon – Sickies Garage in Sturgis, South Dakota.
To hear more of Les’s music search for Les Stroud on iTunes.