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Bear Grylls

How to Stay Alive
  • How to Stay Alive

  • Bear Grylls

    The ultimate survival guide from the world’s leading survival expert.

    Nobody knows survival like Bear Grylls. There is a barely a terrain he hasn’t conquered or an extreme environment he hasn’t experienced. Over the years — from his time in 21 SAS, through to his extraordinary expeditions climbing (and paragliding over) Everest, travelling through the Arctic's treacherous Northwest Passage, crossing the world’s oceans and taking part in adventures to the toughest corners of each of the seven continents — Bear has accumulated an astonishing wealth of survival knowledge.

    Now, for the first time, he is putting all his expertise into one book. How To Stay Alive will teach you:

    - How to survive a bear attack
    - How to fly a plane in an emergency
    - How to make fire from virtually nothing
    - How to drive off-road
    - How to navigate using the stars
    - How to administer first-aid
    - How to escape a burning building
    - How to survive the most extreme conditions

    And dozens of other essential skills to survive the modern world.

Bear Grylls' prime-time TV adventure series are some of the most watched shows on the planet, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers in over 200 countries. Bear is the host of ITV's Mission Survive and Channel 4's BAFTA winning The Island with Bear Grylls. He is the author of eighteen books, including the international number one bestseller Mud, Sweat and Tears. He originally served as a Trooper with 21 SAS, and subsequently led many record-breaking expeditions to the world's extremes, raising millions of pounds for children's charities. In recognition of this Bear was made an honorary Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy as well as a Colonel in the elite Royal Marines Commandos. He is also currently the youngest ever Chief Scout and an inspirational figure to the 40-million-strong youth movement. Thanks to revolutionizing his diet, Bear is at the peak of his mental and physical health - as befits doing one of the most demanding adventure 'jobs' on the planet.