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Les Stroud — Survivorman — coming to Seattle REI

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Jan. 22, 2009 at 6:37 am with No Comments »
January 22, 2009 6:37 am

Les Stroud, the star of the Discovery Channel’s "Survivorman series, will be at the Seattle REI store on Saturday.

The survival expert and television host will be there to promote his new book titled "Survive! Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere – Alive." He’ll share highlights from the new season of the series "Survivorman."

Stroud also will tout the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger, a handheld product that combines GPS and commercial satellite technology. The device allows users to alert emergency responders to a location, allow family and friends to track their progress or request help and provide safety check ins. The personal GPS device was introduced in August 2007.

In 2000 Stroud took a few small cameras out 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 these first two original, one-hour pilots for what would eventually become "Survivorman," according to his online biography.

"Survivorman" has become the highest rated show in the history of both OLN Canada and the Science Channel and quickly became one of the most popular shows on the Discovery Channel.

Stroud has more than 20 years experience as a naturalist, outdoor adventurer and instructor in survival, white water paddling, sea kayaking, hiking, dog sledding and winter travel, according to his biography. His career in film began in the early 1980s working on rock videos and eventually becoming a producer of MuchMusic TV, the Canadian music video channel.

Stroud is scheduled to be at the store, 222 Yale Ave. N., Seattle, from 1 to 3 p.m.

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