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Will To Live

Life hangs in the balance in a survival situation, where one wrong decision can make the difference between living and dying. No one knows this better than Les Stroud, who has spent a lifetime surviving everywhere from the Amazon jungles to the vast Arctic tundra. In his newest book, Will to Live, Stroud calls upon his decades of survival experience to recount both famous and less-renowned survival stories while explaining what went right, what went wrong – and why. 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?

  • Ashton Marlow on October 8, 2010

    Loved his last 2 books! Sure to buy this one! Never thought of him as much of a writer though.

  • Steve on October 8, 2010

    I’m really looking forward to this!

  • Jason on October 8, 2010

    I hope this is going to be available for the Amazon Kindle!

  • Teddy Litoralnorte on October 8, 2010

    SurvivorMan !!!!!
    Y an Brazilian !!
    Gaucho do Rio Grande do Sul.

  • Diann on October 10, 2010

    I am so excited to see your new book will be available to us soon Les! I have pre-ordered my copy from – they say it will be shipped February 2011…that’s going to be a long wait…

  • Matt Burnside on October 19, 2010

    I own both copies of “survive” have seasons one and two of survivorman on dvd (almost worn out, lol) have an identicle swiss army multi tool and have even started teaching myself to play the hemonica, lol My first born is arriving within the next 3 or four days of posting this message and I have been looking for a article of clothing for a toddler with the survivorman logo, comming up empty sofar
    Oh ya!!! nothing will stop me from getting that book, short of the birth of my boy Jack, lol
    wanted to name him Les but the wife wouldn’t go for it, lol

  • Loralee Hunter on October 25, 2010

    I hope you have a book signing in Huntsville again! Make sure to keep us locals posted.

  • Catherine Zacal on February 2, 2011

    Hey Les, Loved the latest book, only I found it too short! Would also have loved more anecdotes from your personal archives (like the Moose love story, or the enduro race story). Really enjoyed reading these as part of the short stories. Maybe you’re saving these for another book? Sorry I missed your booksigning at the mall!

  • oreo.b on February 13, 2011

    looks like a great book. i have his first book and look forward to reading this book. i love his new tv show “beyond survival”. iam a big fan

  • orco on February 13, 2011

    look like a great book, i just got a copy. i have your first book. iam a big fan, i really like your show beyond survival! i hope he make another season or another season of surviorman!!!

  • Salem Ahmed on October 22, 2011

    love your show Mr. Stroud
    but Why don’t you translate your books into Arabic?

  • Twiggy on January 18, 2012

    Touchdown! That’s a really cool way of piuttng it!

  • Cloud Computing on February 9, 2012

    I do believe all of the ideas you’ve presented on your post. They are very convincing and can definitely work. Nonetheless, the posts are too short for beginners. May you please prolong them a little from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.

  • karen on November 10, 2012

    Les you are amazing. There are not to many TV shows that inspire a 13 year old boy like your show. We homeschool and have decided to incorperate your show. My son has not only watched every episode He looks foward to any new works. All of the peoples that you been in great company on Beyond Survival you have brought us with you. I would really like to thank you for the makings of your work.your like the Mr Rogers of “Survival”
    Karen of Glocester RI

  • FoolishCop on January 31, 2013

    This is a gripping book! The tales are survival are inspirational and by themselves would have been worth the price, but the real value comes from Les’ insights into what the survivors did right and, more importantly, what they did wrong.

    Les pulls no punches. In an age when victimhood is elevated and we’re taught not to criticize someone’s wrong choices, Les stands that thinking on its head and goes right to the heart of the problem and how these people ended up in the situations they were in. Calling a spade a spade, Les lets the reader know it was Chris McCandless’s arrogance that led him to the extremities he found himself in. It was an unforgivable lack of even the most rudimentary preparedness that caused the Stolpa’s to unnecessarily jeopardize the life of their infant.

    Yet it’s not a critique for the sake of being critical. As Les knows all too well and shares with the readers, nature and the wild is not a romantic and forgiving master. If you venture forth you must be prepared and Les shows us what could have been done differently to change the fortunes of the people profiled. The tips and “What Would Les Do” sections are simply an added bonus but make “Will to Live” a must-have addition to not only a survivalist’s library, but one for anyone who enjoys reading about people who go to the brink and come back alive.

    This is just plain and simple good reading!


  • Arion Ferguson on January 8, 2014

    one of my favorte books of all time

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