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Born Survivor

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Born Survivor

by Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls is no stranger to extremes. Trained by the SAS to stay alive in some of the most inhospitable places on earth, in 1996 he suffered a horrendous parachuting accident that left his back broken in three places.  Despite this, after months of rehabilitation, he followed a childhood dream and became the youngest Briton ever to reach the summit of Everest and survive.

In Born Survivor, Bear shows how, armed with the correct know-how and a determination to stay alive, all of us have the potential to beat the elements in even the bleakest of situations. From crossing piranha-infested rivers and killing deadly snakes to finding water in the harshest deserts and fighting off grizzly bears – all manner of survival techniques for the most dangerous environments are covered (not, perhaps, what you would expect to find in the Algarve but who knows?).

Whether you find yourself stranded on a high mountain, marooned on a desert island, abandoned in a rainforest or lost in the snowy outbacks of Alaska, you’ll be able to tackle the wilderness confidently – snacking on maggots, sucking fluid from fish eyeballs or living without your mobile phone! (I think I could just about manage that one).

Conn Iggulden, author of the million-selling Dangerous Book for Boys, calls this “Wonderful – a Dangerous Book for Men!”.

In hardcover at 29.50 euros.