In this encore presentation I interview Les Stroud of Survivorman about his book Will to Live.
Will to Live is written with skill and honesty. I’ve read many survival accounts, accident reports and how-to books, but Will to Live weaves all of these together. Les gives a detailed account of the situation, analyzes the actions taken and describes practical survival skills in a single narrative thread. This style took some getting used to simply because I don’t think anyone has written about survival this way before. Once I appreciated what was going on I found the style very useful and compelling.
It’s much like walking through each situation with an experienced guide pointing out the good and bad decisions, offering a set of alternative scenarios, and giving practical survival advice. Stroud’s narrative teaches the single most important asset to survival – a strong survival mindset .
Links in this Podcast:
Read my review of Will to Live
Will to live on Amazon
Check out Les’ first book Survive!: Essential Skills on Amazon
Survivorman on DVD on Amazon
Les Stroud’s website
Survivorman Challenge from Scouts Canada (PDF file)