The team behind the show also checks out locations to see what situations could arise to make the show interesting to the viewers and chooses locations in which there is potential for Stroud to encounter challenging situations.
The list includes: Al "Scarface" Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelly, Doc Barker (eldest son of Ma Barker), Robert "The Birdman of Alcatraz" Stroud, Floyd Hamilton (Bonnie and Clyde gang), and Alvin "the Creepy" Karpis.
After studying survival training with a number of experts, Stroud and his wife, photographer Sue Jamison, spent a year in Northern Ontario living as if they were settlers there from hundreds of years ago.
Through his job as an associate producer with Much Music, Stroud had the opportunity to assist with the filming and production of music videos for well-known Canadian artists such as Corey Hart and Rush.
Discovery Channel and Science Channel show Survivorman puts survivalist expert Les Stroud in dangerous situations in the wilderness where he must rely on his skills and wits to escape.