Les Stroud "I want kids to be inspired by the reality of what it takes to survive in the wilderness on their own. Beyond the excitement and the danger, surviving strips everything down to the essential and that's extremely liberating. It's important for kids to know that kind of liberty.”

Best known as star of the highly acclaimed hit TV series Survivorman (OLN Canada, Discovery Channel US, The Science Channel US, Discovery Channel International), Les Stroud continues to forge new pathways as a prolific, creative force.

In 2000, Stroud took a few small cameras into the wilderness of Northern Ontario, Canada and spent a week surviving alone without food, water, equipment or camera crew. He single-handedly created, produced, wrote, filmed, hosted, edited and composed the theme music for two original, one-hour pilots of what would eventually become the series Survivorman.

Stroud has more than 20 years of experience as a naturalist, outdoor adventurer and instructor in survival, white water paddling, sea kayaking, hiking, dog sledding and winter travel. His experience and dynamic personality make him the perfect mentor for kids as they embark on their journey. His vast knowledge and strong sense of eco-responsibility is invaluable as young people continually have questions about survival living. Stroud is thrilled to bring his expertise to this project.

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