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

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

by Les Stroud


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From the creator of the hit show Survivorman, the classic guide to surviving in the wild

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061373510
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/11/2008
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 407,623
Product dimensions: 8.48(w) x 5.42(h) x 1.03(d)

About the Author

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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Survive! 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
Chris Clauss More than 1 year ago
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
mourne More than 1 year ago
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.
EliFalchek More than 1 year ago
I read the whole book and it is the best book ever i totally recommend the book. 5 stars!!
WildernessEnthusiast More than 1 year ago
In parts it has a slightly different approach from other survival books, but that is one of the reasons this book is so outstanding.
Another great aspect of the book is how well and easy it is to read, in some parts you can even "hear Les speaking".
Full of information and clear and with pictures to illustrate the techniques. A great book.
Is it the only one you will ever need? Maybe not, but it sure would be close.
Won't go wrong with this one.
ricksters More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Papa-Dan More than 1 year ago
Easy to read with very well done photos and illistrations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*walks in, looking at everybody* "You really wanna kill people?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Theres no other man i trust my life with. I promise, you will NEED this book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heis a great servivilist annd now has a book about it thats great and its an aqesome read fo anyone who is an outdoorsman
MissViki More than 1 year ago
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!
Jacob Hawkins More than 1 year ago
This is a great book put in K.I.S.S tearms ( keep it stupid simple) I recommend this to any one and everyone
Juan_Diaz More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guys stop using these review places to communicate it is really annoying and stupod. Other people are trying to figure out if books are good so stop putting in this random stuff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks through the front door her eyes green... Some one follows her
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Whats with all the cat talk??? Respond to B.T.V
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(Ooc so we are wont move?)
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If anyone wants to rp as one of my kits in Summerclan tell me the name of the kit you want to rp as my kits names are Reedkit, Thrushkit, Applekit, & Mistkit. Reply at summee res 2
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"Greetings, I am Hollythorn and would love to join this clan." She meowed.
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A jaguar is a cat
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello!" He called down to the cats, happy to see other living things again...
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