Host of the TV Series “Survivorman” Les Stroud Prepares us for the Coming Summer Storm Season {Interview}

Host of the TV Series “Survivorman” Les Stroud Prepares us for the Coming Summer Storm Season {Interview}

Les Stroud is a man of many talents. He’s a musician, filmmaker, survival expert and the host of the television series “Survivorman.” And while you might never find yourself in harrowing situations as he has been in, Les has expert advice & tips on making it through the stormy summer weather season.

One way to be safe this summer is to heed those weather warnings. Most people seek shelter when there is a tornado warning, but severe weather warnings are just as important to keep you safe.  [1]Some of the dangers of summer storms are:  Dangerous Winds, Hail & Lightning.

All thunderstorms are dangerous even though they are generally localized in a small geographical region. It is important to note that every thunderstorm produces lightning, which is responsible for more deaths annually than hurricanes or tornadoes [2]

It is also important to be prepared for hurricanes this summer.  Hurricane season runs from June 1st until November 30th.  In 2018 the Atlantic hurricane season saw over a dozen named storms with the most destructive being hurricanes Florence and Michael, which caused significant damage in the southeastern U.S. In total, the season produced 15 named storms, including eight hurricanes of which two were “major” (Category 3, 4 or 5). An average season has 12 named storms, six hurricanes, and three major hurricanes.[3]

While there’s no way of telling where the next disaster will strike, preparation is the key to protecting your home and your family in a weather emergency. Join me in a recent interview with Les and importance of being prepared and ready for the upcoming summer storm season.

Hear the entire interview here:  https://www.youtube.com/embed/kLNdTWrFGPY?rel=0

LES STROUD Bio 

“No food, no shelter, no fresh water, no tools … no camera crew. One man – alone in the wilderness.”

Les Stroud is a survival expert. Best known as the creator and star of the hit TV series Survivorman, Les became the first person to produce, write, tape and host an internationally broadcast series alone. On the show, Les is placed in a remote location with no equipment or supplies apart from a one-man camera rig to document his experience and show how viewers can survive whatever circumstances may be thrown at them. Les has battled the elements across the globe – from the high Canadian arctic to Belize, from droughts to freezing temperatures to severe storms. Les is considered the original genre creator of ‘Survival TV.’ The series premiered in Canada in 2001, and with its instant success, debuted in the US in 2003. Les has also produced or appeared in a number of TV specials, including Shark Week, I Shouldn’t Be Alive, Expedition Everest, Surviving Urban Disasters and the documentary feature Off the Grid with Les Stroud.

The survival skills demonstrated on his TV programs have been cited by several people as the reason they lived through harrowing wilderness ordeals. While not everyone will be stranded in remote locations, the survival skills Les shows can be used during or after natural disasters; when the power goes out, life can become very primitive, very quickly.

[1] https://weather.com/safety/thunderstorms/news/severe-thunderstorm-warnings-why-they-matter 

[1] http://emergencypreparedness.cce.cornell.edu/disasters/Pages/SevereSummerStorms.aspx

 [1] https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/destructive-2018-atlantic-hurricane-season-draws-to-end

Interview is courtesy of Generac

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Cynthia Tait

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