From past posts, I know a lot of you are fans of Les Stroud and his “Survivorman” series. And for good reason. Stroud is a true survivalist, putting himself in wild places for a week at a time with few resources. He films by himself and shows us how to stay alive in the most dire situations, showcasing skills those of us in civilization have long since forgotten.
Stroud is back with a new show, “Beyond Survival with Les Stroud.” In this program, he travels to remote places to document how certain tribes have gotten by for centuries without the benefit of technology that we take for granted. In these programs, he’ll learn survival techniques from these tribes and take part in a few of their rituals.
The episodes take him to Sri Lanka, the Kalahari Desert, Papua New Guinea and other destinations to learn from different peoples whose everyday lives embody the survival skills needed to make it in the wild.
Here’s a quote from Stroud from a website promoting the new series:
“I am proud of what I have accomplished with “Survivorman.” After years of surviving alone, going without food and sleeping on rocks, it was time to start the next chapter of my survival journey by learning from the few remaining indigenous peoples around the world. These tribes have truly mastered survival in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. Once you have secured the survival of your body, you still have to ensure the survival of your mind and spirit.”
The program airs at 9 p.m. Aug. 27 on the Discovery Channel. Here’s a video promoting the show: