A celebrated keynote speaker, musician and author, both his books Survive! – Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere–Alive! (Harper Collins) and Will to Live (Harper Collins) have made the Globe and Mail bestseller list. Les was nominated for Best Travel Writer at the Canadian National Magazine awards as well as nominated for a 2011 White Pine Award for Will To Live for the Forest of Reading Awards by the Ontario Library Association. Les’ third book Beyond Survivorman launched into stores Jan 2014. His first children's book launches March 2021 with Annick Press Canada. Les took home Best Writer in Non Fiction at the 2013 and 2015 Canadian Screen Awards as well as the Executive Producers Award for Excellence at the Lewiston Film Festival. He currently pens hundreds of articles for Boy Scout Magazine and BC Outdoors amongst others.