Les has over 20 years of experience in outdoor survival, including white water paddling, hiking, dog sledding, sea kayaking, and winter travel.
Les was one of Entertainment Weekly's "Top 100 People We Love to Watch."
Les is the only person to ever write, produce, film, and host an internationally broadcast show entirely on his own.
Les created, wrote, produced, filmed, hosted, edited, and composed theme music for the first two one-hour pilots for his show, Survivorman.
In addition to being a survival expert, Les is also a singer/songwriter.
Les is married to Susan Jamison Stroud (since 1994) and has two children: Raylan and Logan.
Les Stroud hosted the 2007 edition of Discovery's annual Shark Week.