HarperCollins Les Stroud Survive
About as fun to read as his TV show. I'm sorry for…
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About as fun to read as his TV show.
- Not much new info
- Very boring.... It's like taking Ambien
I'm sorry for those that enjoy Mr. Stroud, but aside from the fact that the guy puts me to sleep, this book is just about the same as most other survival books out there. If you know the basics already, pick another book.
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Brimming with no-nonsense expertise from "Survivorman" host Les Stroud, SURVIVE! leads you through the essential skills and techniques needed to weather unexpected situations in the wilderness.
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. As Seen on TV Learn proven strategies & techniques Practical easy to understand advice Learn planning skills for any situation Learn trapping & snaring techniques Basic tracking skills Funny & illuminating stories from the author 2 Bonus Fire Starter pages at the end of the book or you could use them for notes Author - Les Stroud - see below Binding - Paper Pages Publisher - Collins Year - 2009 ISBN - 97880061373510 Les Stroud is a filmmaker, outdoor adventurer, singer-songwriter and creator of the hit show Survivorman. He is a member of the prestigious Explorers Club and has produced, hosted, and appeared in many television specials including Shark Week, Surviving Alaska, and Off The Grid with Les Stroud. He has been featured in numerous media outlets including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Larry King Live, Men's Journal, and Entertainment Weekly.