Survivalists

Posted May 5, 2011
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  1. Bear Grylls
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    Bear Grylls

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    Edward Michael "Bear" Grylls (born 7 June 1974) is a British adventurer, writer and television presenter. He is widely known for his television series Man vs. Wild (2006–2011), originally titled Born Survivor: Bear Grylls in the United Kingdom. Grylls is also involved in a number of wilderness survival television series in the UK and US. In July 2009, Grylls was appointed the youngest-ever Chief Scout in the UK at age 35.


  2. Myke Hawke Pierce
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    Myke Hawke Pierce

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    Mykel Hawke (born November 29, 1965) is a retired U.S. Army Special Forces officer, author, and television and film personality. He is perhaps best known for his role on the Discovery Channel survival reality TV series, Man, Woman, Wild, where he appeared alongside his wife, Ruth England, a British TV presenter and actress. He is currently working on the Travel Channel survival series, Lost Survivors.


  3. Les Stroud
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    Les Stroud

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    Les Stroud (born October 20, 1961) is a Canadian survival expert, filmmaker and musician best known as the creator, writer, producer, director, cameraman and host of the television series Survivorman. After a short career behind the scenes in the music industry, Stroud became a full-time wilderness guide, survival instructor and musician based in Huntsville, Ontario. Stroud has produced survival-themed programming for The Outdoor Life Network, The Discovery Channel, The Science Channel, and YTV. The survival skills imparted from watching Stroud's television programs have been cited by several people as the reason they lived through harrowing wilderness ordeals.


  4. Jerry Ahern
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    Jerry Ahern

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    Jerry Ahern (born Jerome Morrell Ahern; 1946 – July 24, 2012) was a science fiction and action novel author best known for his post apocalyptic survivalist series The Survivalist. The books in this series are heavy with descriptions of the weapons the protagonists use to survive and prosecute a seemingly never-ending war amongst the remnants of the superpowers from pre-apocalypse times. The series centers around the attempts of Dr. John Thomas Rourke, an ex-CIA agent, to preserve his family. In the first book, a nuclear war begins while Rourke is returning from a business trip. After surviving the crash of an airliner in the Southwest United States, Rourke fights his way across the chaotic horror of the post-war United States to his hidden subterranean survival retreat in Georgia, where he eventually reunites with his family. Survivalist #10 begins a new phase - it takes place after Earth's atmosphere has been destroyed and Rourke and his family have been in cryogenic sleep for 500 years.


  5. Leslie Fish
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    Leslie Fish

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    Leslie Fish is a filk musician, author, and anarchist political activist.


  6. Barton Biggs
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    Barton Biggs

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    Barton Michael Biggs (November 26, 1932 – July 14, 2012) was a money manager whose attention to emerging markets marked him as one of the world's first and foremost global investment strategists, a position he held—after inventing it in 1985—at Morgan Stanley, where he worked as a partner for over 30 years. Following his retirement in 2003, he founded Traxis Partners, a multibillion-dollar hedge fund, based in Greenwich, Connecticut. He is best known for accurately predicting the dot-com bubble in the late 1990s.


  7. Jerry Pournelle
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    Jerry Pournelle

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    Jerry Eugene Pournelle (born August 7, 1933) is an American science fiction writer, essayist and journalist who contributed for many years to the computer magazine Byte.


  8. Cody Lundin
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    Cody Lundin

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    Cody Lundin is a survival instructor at the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Prescott, Arizona, which he founded in 1991. There he teaches modern wilderness survival skills, primitive living skills, urban preparedness, and homesteading. Lundin was also a former co-host of Discovery Channel's reality television series, Dual Survival.


  9. Ragnar Benson
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    Ragnar Benson

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    Ragnar Benson is the pen name of a prolific survivalist author who specializes in preparedness topics, particularly survival retreats, hunting, trapping, austere medicine, false identification, explosives, firearms, and improvised weapons. Many of his books were published by Loompanics Unlimited (which went out of business in 2004) and by Paladin Press. Both Benson and Paladin Press are controversial, because actually formulating or constructing many of the explosives and weapons that he describes would be illegal in most jurisdictions. Some of his books have been banned ("challenged") from importation into Canada, by the Customs Canada censors at the Connaught Building. His book Ragnar's Guide to Home and Recreational Use of High Explosives was reportedly pulled from distribution in 1999.


  10. Mors Kochanski
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    Mors Kochanski

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    Mors Kochanski is a Canadian bushcraft and wilderness survival instructor, naturalist and author. He has acquired an international following and has instructed for both military and civilians in Canada, the US, the UK and Sweden. He is well known for saying "The more you know, the less you carry"


  11. Kenneth W. Royce
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    Kenneth W. Royce

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    Kenneth W. Royce is an American author who primarily writes under the pen-name of Boston T. Party. He has written non-fiction books that offer a libertarian stance on privacy, police encounters, tax resistance and gun politics. His books are published by Javelin Press, which only publishes these works. He has written one fiction novel, Molôn Labé!, and is one of the founders of the Free State Wyoming project. In 2005, Royce was interviewed by Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America on the nationally-syndicated Live Fire radio show, about the Free State Wyoming project. He also speaks at Libertarian conferences.


  12. James Wesley Rawles
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    James Wesley Rawles

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    James Wesley, Rawles (born 1960) is an American author, best known for his survivalist-genre Patriots novel series, which have achieved bestseller status on the New York Times list. Rawles is a former U.S. Army Intelligence officer. He is the founder and Senior Editor of SurvivalBlog.com, which covers survival and preparedness topics, and has published collected material from this in two books. He also works as a survival retreat consultant. Rawles is a Constitutionalist Christian libertarian. On his book covers, in his signature, on his checks, in his blog, and as his legal name, he presents his name as "James Wesley, Rawles", using a comma to distinguish between his given and family names.


  13. Mel Tappan
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    Mel Tappan

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    Mel Tappan (1933 – 1980, born Melrose H. Tappan III) was the editor of the newsletter Personal Survival ("P.S.") Letter and the books Survival Guns and Tappan on Survival. Tappan was an influential leader of the Survivalist movement who advocated relocation to survival retreats in lightly populated regions.


  14. Gary North (Christian Reconstructionist)
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    Gary North (Christian Reconstructionist)

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    Gary Kilgore North (born February 1942) is an American Christian Reconstructionist theorist and economic historian. North has authored or coauthored over fifty books on topics including Christian theology, economics, and history. He is an Associated Scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.


  15. Ray Mears
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    Ray Mears

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    Raymond Paul Mears (born 7 February 1964) is an English woodsman, instructor, businessman, author and TV presenter. His TV appearances cover bushcraft and survival techniques. He is best known for the TV series Ray Mears' Bushcraft, Ray Mears' World of Survival, Extreme Survival, Survival with Ray Mears, Wild Britain with Ray Mears and Ray Mears Goes Walkabout. The name "Ray Mears" is also a trademark used to protect his business operations, particularly those involving the goods and services he offers through his company Woodlore LTD.


  16. Gary North
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    Gary North

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    Gary B. North, is an American writer and activist. He is a newspaper editor, former president of the Los Angeles Newspaper Guild/Southern California Media Guild (AFL-CIO), and a founder of BiNet USA as well as the Conflict Resolution Service and CredibilityWatch.org. He is currently the president of the bisexual civil rights organization BiNet USA.


  17. Nancy Tappan
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    Nancy Tappan

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    Nancy Tappan was the co-editor of the newsletter Personal Survival ("P.S.") Letter in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She is now the editor of The New Pioneer magazine. Born Nancy Mack, (of the Mack Truck family), she is the widow of Mel Tappan.


  18. Pat Frank
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    Pat Frank

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    Pat Frank (May 5, 1908 – October 12, 1964) was the pen name of the American writer, newspaperman, and government consultant Harry Hart Frank. Frank's best known work is the 1959 post-apocalyptic novel Alas, Babylon. His other books include Mr. Adam, Hold Back the Night, and Forbidden Area.


  19. Dean Ing
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    Dean Ing

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    Dean Charles Ing (born 1931) is an American author, who usually writes in the science fiction and techno-thriller genres. His novel The Ransom of Black Stealth One (1989) was a New York Times bestseller. He is a former member of the Citizens' Advisory Council on National Space Policy. He has authored more than 30 novels. He has also co-authored novels with his friends Jerry Pournelle, S. M. Stirling, and Leik Myrabo.


  20. Tom Brown (naturalist)
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    Tom Brown (naturalist)

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    Tom Brown, Jr. (born January 29, 1950) is an American naturalist, tracker, survivalist, and author.


  21. Tom Neale
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    Tom Neale

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    Thomas Francis "Tom" Neale (November 6, 1902 – November 27, 1977) was a New Zealander bushcraft and survival enthusiast who spent much of his life in the Cook Islands and 16 years in three sessions living alone on the island of Anchorage in the Suwarrow atoll, which was the basis of his popular autobiography.


  22. Les Hiddins
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    Les Hiddins

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    Major Leslie James (Les) Hiddins AM (born 13 August 1946 in Brisbane, Queensland), aka "The Bush Tucker Man" is a retired Australian Army soldier and war veteran, who is best known for his love and knowledge of the Australian bush. Hiddins is recognised by his distinctively modified Akubra hat and big grin.


  23. David Cornthwaite
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    David Cornthwaite

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    David "Dave" Cornthwaite is an English adventurer, writer and filmmaker. He is best known for his Expedition1000 project, a plan to undertake 25 separate journeys of 1000 miles or more, each using a different form of non-motorised transport.


  24. Karl Hess
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    Karl Hess

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    Karl Hess (May 25, 1923 – April 22, 1994) was an American national-level speechwriter and author. He was also a political philosopher, editor, welder, motorcycle racer, tax resister, atheist, and libertarian activist. His career included stints on the Republican right and the New Left before embracing free-market anarchism.


  25. Marc MacYoung
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    Marc MacYoung

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    Marc "Animal" MacYoung (born in Los Angeles, California) is an American survivalist author and martial artist. Initially known best for his street-violence survival books, MacYoung later went on to write personal safety / self-defense books and make instructional videos. According to the IMDB, he is considered to be one of the pioneers of reality-based self-defense. Marc has studied numerous martial arts since the age of ten, including Wing Chun, Eskrima, Silat, Karate, and Baguazhang. He administers several self-defense programs for the general public and has taught law at law-enforcement agencies and military sites around the world.


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