The gear you need to survive: Survivorman shares his favorites

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Les Stroud, TV producer, director, host and author of Survive!, a best-selling manual on survival, knows a thing or two about what to take into the backcountry.

“When faced with the concept of surviving in the wilderness, it is very tempting to want to carry the ‘ultimate’ survival kit,” he writes. “However, knowing what to take with you is tricky, given the variables involved in outdoor adventure.

“So what do you grab? Well, it all depends.”

Get Survivorman’s advice by reading our story from the September-October 2018 issue of Scouting magazine.

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