AndrĂ©-FranĂ§ois Bourbeau is professor emeritus at the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi where he taught for over 30 years in the Outdoor Adventure Program he co-founded. He also founded and directed the universityâ€™s outdoor research laboratory. Bourbeau lives in the Saguenay region of Quebec.
Wilderness Secrets Revealed
A lifetime of wilderness adventures and the resulting insights relating to natureâ€™s intricacies as experienced by a master in the art of primitive wilderness survival.
"Fire! Wake up! The shelter is on fire!"
His students affectionately call him "Doc Survival." Heâ€™s Quebecâ€™s Indiana Jones in a forest setting. Searching for the treasures of the wilderness has been his life-long quest; with passion as his only guide, he has dared to penetrate the forest on its own terms, facing increasingly difficult challenges in the hope of becoming natureâ€™s confidant, of learning her secrets.
Professor emeritus AndrĂ©-FranĂ§ois Bourbeau holds a Guinness World Record for voluntary wilderness survival in the boreal forest. Herein lies his path and his stories, unadulterated: gritty and often comical mistakes punctuated by inspiring successes. What remains of this lifetime of experimentation is one manâ€™s everlasting love of the wilderness and its intricacies, a rousing reflection on our own human priorities, and need for deep connection with the environment and other fellow beings.