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For the past 14 months, Les Stroud has flown in 86 planes, collected 40 terabytes of footage shot in almost every continent on the planet, survived daily lunches of grubs and seal eye balls, performed 4 trance dances, exhumed 2 bodies, received 2 Mentawai Shaman tattoos, 1 Zulu scarification and a Sri Lankan demon exorcism…and that’s just his day-job.

So, what comes next for Les Stroud?

Les’ latest book Will to Live (Harper Collins) has already sold 20,000 pre-ordered copies! The perfect Christmas present for the survivalist in your life, Will to Live is an inspiring testament to the unyielding human instinct to prevail against all odds, a practical look at what it takes to endure the unthinkable, and a guide to help answer the eternal question: Do you have what it takes to survive?

Will to Live hits bookshelves across the country November 6th.  Check the calendar dates to see when Les Stroud is coming to your town for a book signing!

If reading Stroud still just ain’t enough – don’t worry! You can catch Les on television screens and radio across Canada and the United States with guest appearances on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, MTV Cribs Canada, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight and CBC Radio One “Q with Jian Ghomeshi”.

Continuing through winter 2011, Les will be back in the studio and focused on music. Working with the management team at SRO Anthem (best known as Rush and Steven Page’s management), Stroud’s next challenge is an exciting new album and multi-media tour, heavily influenced by indigenous sounds and images collected from his Beyond Survival travels around the globe.

With his third and fourth books in the works with Harper Collins, Stroud is keeping himself balanced with Thai kickboxing, yoga, paintball, spending time with his two fantastic children…and dreaming up future adventures.

  • Kim Linsley on November 8, 2010

    can’t wait to read your book and see your concert don’t forget Seattle we love ya man :)

  • inez mcmurtrie on November 8, 2010

    hi,great to see you made it,too the today show.will look forward to more of that hardcore man of you ,just love it.i used to live in the bush.i can see what you go through,ive never been overseas. but i think you are teaching people alot ,about what its really like out there,no matter where you are in the to talk to you face to face ,one day.keep on ,keeping on,goodluck,wherever you go.inez

  • Christie on November 8, 2010

    Hey Les! The West Coast loves you too! Please come and see us in Vancouver!

  • Don R. on November 8, 2010


    Thank you for being an inspiration not only to me, but to millions of fans. I understand your need for change and the necessity for different goals, however, the Survivorman series never grows old. I know your book with be as intriguing and attention getting as your shows. Thanks man!

  • Samuel Schrage on November 8, 2010

    Always great to hear about Les’ struggles for the amusement of the masses. Who doesn’t aspire to starve in the Arctic and dig up corpses?! Best wishes and hopes for you and certainly your family from Nebraska… y’know, the big cornfield in the middle of the US.

  • Diann on November 9, 2010

    Les – my thoughts, prayers and very best wishes are always for you, your dear family, your dear friends and the dedicated and talented people who support and assist you so that you can do what you do so well. There will Never be enough Stroud! Thank you, for being a living example for us. Thank you, for showing us that when we expect the very best from ourselves, we can achieve extraordinary goals in spite of extremely challenging circumstances. Thank you, for having the courage to not always be perfect and to fail sometimes, because you show us that failure is not defeat, but an opportunity to grow stronger and be a better future person. Thank you, for trusting us, for honouring our individuality, for endeavouring to instill within each of us the confident knowledge that, even if we think we are small and weak, we are stronger than we can ever imagine! and we can survive! I have loved you since day one. I will love you forever… There is no one, anywhere…nor will there ever be anyone, anywhere, quite like you Les Stroud. More Stroud!!!

  • Ruthie Rader on November 9, 2010

    I’m looking forward to the music, Les. I am still hitching on the roads in the USA. A graphic link to your new book is on my blog. Enjoy the frost as well as the fire this winter. :)

  • Dorothy Eckert on November 11, 2010

    Let us know the concert schedule as soon as possible, so I can start saving up. Seattle has one vote but, how about the other end of the country- like Virginia? There are some great places to perform close to Washington DC.

  • Marnie Crowe on December 11, 2010

    Les, ‘love your be3yond survival episodes. they are a peek into the past and yet a look at what our survival may be. Keep on surviving man, there’s so much more to see. Marnie

  • Marnie Crowe on December 11, 2010

    Les, ‘love your beyond survival episodes. they are a peek into the past and yet a look at what our survival may be. Keep on surviving man, there’s so much more to see. Marnie

  • Bob White on December 28, 2010

    Hey brother Les!

    It was great meeting you at Columbia Sportswear in downtown Portland a few years ago, so nice of you to autograph your picture for my wife and I! Keep up the great work, make sure you take time for yourself, and get off into the “woods” every now and then to refuel!

    Blessings, Bob W. (Vanc., WA)

  • Ricky on January 24, 2011

    Les, you are an inspiration. I just want to tell you that there are people who look up to you, not only for the work you do, but also for the way you choose to see life, and the world we live in. Thank you for sharing what you do, and as an anthropologist in the making, I can tell you that your work has a very anthropological nature to its self, and allows me to remember why it is I’m so interested in the cultures of our planet.

    Ricky Coppola

  • Joseph on February 20, 2011

    I have been divorced once , and i know the pain of seperation and divorce. I am truly sorry and hope that if there is a chance at reconcilliation that the two of you can become a family again. i just bought off the grid and loved it. I did see the stress of living on the property in canada. I will pray for you and your family and wife. good luck. joseph

  • adam on March 6, 2011

    I love suvivorman alot.I watch almost every weekend and it never seems to get old, hope you decide to do more. thank you. adam

  • Jennifer Bertrand on April 19, 2011

    Dear Les, You are a true inspiration! My boyfriend and I look forward to watching every new Beyond Survival Episode! We share very much your love of nature…and a need to increase our own survival skills, and to teach them to our five year old son, most importantly! My other half…BRUCE SOUCIE, sent you an email a couple of days ago….He’s really hoping for a response from you, Les, it would mean the world to him! If I knew enough about computers to send you a photo of Bruce, I would Les, but I’m just learning how to use on for the first time in my life, and so is Bruce. I swear, Les, you’d freak right out to see my boyfriend….He’s the spitting image of you….If you guys could just see each other face to face one day, in this lifetime,….I know you’se would totally be speechless! They say we all have a twin somewhere……. Hey, you can take that as a complement…LOL, I have terrific taste in men…… Take care of yourself, and your family, Luv, Jen

  • Ryan on September 16, 2011

    Miss survivorman…I watch the episodes over and over again. You will always be better than any of the…assistance and situations are presented when needed crap that want to call themselves survivalist. Good luck with all of your work.

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  • Chuck Schiller on May 11, 2012

    Mr. Stroud. I recently came across your Survivorman show on H2 and have been recording them on my DVR and watching them as much as possible. I live in Michigan and have been to the Upper Peninsula wilderness for vacation a couple different times. I love camping in the wilderness and being with nature and I love your show! I find it very informative and interesting. Will you be doing any more shows in 2012? I hope so. You are a very brave man to do the things you do on your show Survivorman! Best wishes and best of luck in this new year.

    Your Fan,

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  • Dave Bosko on August 16, 2012

    Les, my son Jake and I saw you last night at The Meaford Town Hall. Your show and your muscial tallent with your band, The norther Pikes blew us away! where is your next show? when we got home my wife our other 2 children want to see you perform! let me know. thanks for the Awesome memory!

  • Ryan Anderson on January 30, 2013

    No matter what you think, you are a great role model. The fact that you were a greasy punk ass kid and then came out of it to shine just makes it that much better, it gives the rest of us hope, lol.

    Thanks, and take care.


  • Sue Perreca on February 5, 2014

    I stumbled onto your show on the Science channel–for as much as I have enjoyed the survival, cultural, and natural education–I must say that I am most impressed with the simple low key emotional response to difficulties….its had taught me how to ‘survive’ some personal events recently…all the best..thank you

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