Survive!: Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere - Alive

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From the sun-scorched sands of the Kalahari to the snake-infested jungles of the Amazon, Les Stroud has made a life of surviving in the harshest—and most remote—regions on Earth.

Now, the creator, producer, and host of the hit television program Survivorman transfers his decades of knowledge and experience to the pages of Survive!, a practical guide that gives everyday readers a no-nonsense look at the real world of survival.

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Overview

From the sun-scorched sands of the Kalahari to the snake-infested jungles of the Amazon, Les Stroud has made a life of surviving in the harshest—and most remote—regions on Earth.

Now, the creator, producer, and host of the hit television program Survivorman transfers his decades of knowledge and experience to the pages of Survive!, a practical guide that gives everyday readers a no-nonsense look at the real world of survival.

Stroud offers readers the essential skills and tactics necessary to endure in any corner of the globe, along with a wealth of insider information born of his own experiences in the outdoors and unavailable in any other book. Readers will learn:

  • How to make a survival shelter and why a lean-to is largely a waste of time.
  • Why survival kits are important, and why you should make your own.
  • Where to find water and why drinking contaminated water is sometimes warranted.
  • How to locate and trap small animals and why the notion of tracking and hunting large game is largely a pipe dream.

Whether seasoned in the outdoor arts or new to adventuring, all readers will learn something from Survive!. Stroud's many colorful anecdotes and cut-to-the-chase philosophy not only make for an entertaining read, but also enhance anyone's ability to focus on the main goal when everything else has gone wrong—survival.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061373510
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/11/2008
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 83,451
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 5.42 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Les Stroud

Survival expert and filmmaker Les Stroud is the creator/producer/host/director of Survivorman and Les Stroud: Beyond Survival on the Discovery Channel. He has produced, hosted, and appeared in many television specials, including Shark Week, Surviving Alaska, and Off the Grid with Les Stroud.

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  • Posted December 21, 2008

    AWESOME

    I read the whole book and it is the best book ever i totally recommend the book. 5 stars!!

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2008

    Great Book

    In parts it has a slightly different approach from other survival books, but that is one of the reasons this book is so outstanding.<BR/>Another great aspect of the book is how well and easy it is to read, in some parts you can even "hear Les speaking".<BR/>Full of information and clear and with pictures to illustrate the techniques. A great book.<BR/>Is it the only one you will ever need? Maybe not, but it sure would be close.<BR/>Won't go wrong with this one.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 17, 2009

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    Survivorman &gt; Man vs. Wild

    I was initially going to purchase the book from Bear Grylls, but after checking them both out determined that this was the far better choice. Stroud seemingly knows his stuff much more than Grylls. Stroud teaches how to survive when you literally have next to nothing except for the clothes on your back. The only book I think that stands up to this one as far as survival techniques is the U.S. Army survival handbook, however, this book is a much easier read, reading more like Les is talking to you rather than reading formal instructions. Highly recommended if you are frequently outdoors in wilderness settings.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2009

    Good read but a little skimpy on substance

    I enjoyed the stories, but the survival techniques were a little basic. I would have liked to seen more in depth survival techniqes. Some more pictures of edible plants and animals and curing techniques would be nice. Good overall

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    To below

    40 pages

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2011

    les stroud

    anything les stroud is gold in my opinion. a good storyteller, survivalist, musician and filmographer hes the epitome of awesome. not to mention a heart of gold- while other survivalists murder everything they come across (bear) i watched this fine feathered canadian walk away from a potential meal just for his value of his own morals. good peoples

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2008

    Terrific book

    This book is very well organized , easy to skip around chapters to read about different aspects of survival techniques. This book is entertaining to read as well as informative. This is a must have for outdoor enthusiasts.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    Great

    MAKE MORE

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

    A useful read for the new outdoorsman.

    Easy to read with very well done photos and illistrations.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Reader

    Best book to read ever

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2012

    I Read it Twice!

    Great all around survival book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    Canidan god

    Theres no other man i trust my life with. I promise, you will NEED this book!!!!



    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    Les Stroud

    Heis a great servivilist annd now has a book about it thats great and its an aqesome read fo anyone who is an outdoorsman

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2012

    Teenage son loves this book!

    Bought this book for our son who loves everything survival/outdoors. Reads it often and shares interesting survival tips. Great conversation starter if your teenager is into this type of thing!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2011

    Great book

    This is a great book put in K.I.S.S tearms ( keep it stupid simple) I recommend this to any one and everyone

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2010

    best outdoor survival book for Nook

    Right now there isn't a better outdoor survival book for Nook. The only other book which I think beats this one is the SAS Survival Guide, but that is not available in ebook format. Les Stroud also had a TV show called Survivorman and this book covers a lot of the same topics in a more structured way.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2014

    Recommend - thorough and well thought out

    One of the important things that I took from this book, was to keep your "head in the game". Many of the lessons Mr. Stroud teaches was garnered from experience, and from asking questions of those that knew what to do, how to do it.
    Enjoyed watching the shows that he had on, and this book (as other's in here have stated) it was like having him over your shoulder talking you through something.
    One thing that he stresses, is very important - try it first in a controlled environment - work out the kinks, the bugs, and keep working it until you know it blindfolded. You won't have time when the need is great and fear, panic and uncertainty grips you by the throat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Dumb

    BORING READ CRASH

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2014

    Just finished watching an episode and typed survival. 2 rhibg in list

    Just watched show

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Mystery

    Sits so alone

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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