As you may have recently heard, Les Stroud, host of the TV show “Survivorman” on the Discovery Channel, announced he will be filming his final adventure in the wild in Papua New Guinea this month. This would wrap up his third and last series as Survivorman, although he does expect the nickname to stick with him as he moves onto other projects.
“It takes a lot out of me as I really do what I do for real, with no camera crew, no nights in hotels like others do, and it takes a toll on my body,” Stroud told Rueters.
“You can only do seven days surviving without food a certain number of times a year. I’m pleased with what I have done, I’ve been copied around the world, but 25 times I’ve not eaten anything for a week while sleeping on rocks. I need to move on.”
Stroud, 47, just released a new book called “Survive!: Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere - Alive“.
The book is a practical guide that gives everyday readers a no-nonsense look at the real world of survival. In the book, 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.
Readers will learn why a lean-to is largely a waste of time, why you should make your own survival kits and why drinking contaminated water is sometimes warranted.
Also, just a couple of weeks ago, Stroud released the Survivorman: Collection 2 DVD. This is the full collection of episodes from the second season of the series. As a bonus, the DVD producers also added Stroud’s “Surviving Alaska’ special.
It sounds like Stroud is not entirely retiring from TV, however. He mentions that there’s a possibility that he could launch a new TV series in which he would follow in the footsteps of famous explorers.
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