Les has always lived a self-reliant lifestyle
. Les worked in media upon graduating college in London, Ontario. He got his start in the wilderness as a canoe guide in the wilds of Northern Ontario.
Eventually Les used his combined media and self-reliant skills to pioneer survival documentaries for the Discovery Channel. Les produces the documentaries himself, and shares survival skills in an unscripted environment
Because Les has NO BACKUP crew filming him like the other guys do, he is truly in a survival situation on his own every time. There are a few key factors that I've noticed that not just Les but other outdoor enthusiasts use to minimize the danger when going it alone...
1) They review the topography of the region before dropping in.
2) They understand the climate and weather patters to be prepared for mother nature.
3) They pack light - only bringing what they can carry comfortably, and leverage multi-purpose gear.
4) They have "PRACTICED" skills for purifying water, making shelter, finding food and navigating.
These are just a few of the over 32 skills necessary to master any survival situation.
What's Behind This Success...And How You Can Replicate It?
You hear stories like that of Les Stroud and you may be tempted to think to yourself, "Yeah, it's easy... I can do that too."
Is that true? Not at all.