In a survival situation, a wrong decision could spell the difference between life and death.
No one knows this better than Les Stroud, who has survived everywhere from the sun-scorched sands of the Kalahari to the snake-infested jungles of the Amazon. In Will to Live, Les examines many incredible true life survival stories—explaining what happened and why, and offering valuable perspectives on what went right, what went wrong, and what could have been done differently. The tales in Will to Live include:
Chris McCandless—the subject of the book and movie Into the Wild.Yossi Ghinsberg—who survived alone in the Amazon for twenty-one days.
Douglas Mawson—the Antarctic "superman" who survived three hellish months at the bottom of the planet.
Nando Parrado—who was trapped for two months high in the Andes after a plane crash killed his friends and family.
Plus . . . stories from Les's own experiences, along with practical sidebars with tips on how to escape quicksand, butcher a moose, cross a snow-covered crevasse, and more.
Provocative and entertaining, Will to Live is a compilation of history's most intriguing survival stories from one of the world's foremost experts.
Les has taken several of the true life survival stories that has been on Discovery and added his own insights. A great read for us Les Stroud fans!Published 25 days ago by Sarge47
Excellent book, Each chapter tells the true story of how a person or persons ended up in a life / death struggle. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jan
I have been a fan of Les since I first saw him on Discovery several years ago. One could argue how a successful career does not necessarily mean that success can be transferred to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I found this book to be interesting, but if you're looking for a lot of personal anecdotes from Les Stroud you may be disappointed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by A. D. DeLong
this is one great book of survival if you like the great out doors then you will get this book learn how to stay alive if you would ever get lost in the willderness this book is... Read morePublished 4 months ago by vernon egolf
Purchased the book for my kindle and it is GREAT. Les does such a great job keeping the reader engaged and provides excellent insight into these survival situations on what they... Read morePublished 5 months ago by PoPo 810
Good read! Very interesting the different approaches to surviving in different conditions. the romance of living out in the wilderness is alluring but I'm sure reality soon sets on... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Luke Wildman
This book is great! Lots of good survival stories and Les tells you what they did well and what they could have done better, without being preachy or a jerk or anything. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer