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Perseverance, Life and Death in the Subarctic

I'm thrilled to announce that a book I've been working on for four years is ready to pre-order.  It's called Perseverance, Life and Death in the Subarctic.  This is the story of a 1,000-mile solo journey through the remote Canadian North. On that six-week pilgrimage to the Barren Lands of Nunavut after a kidney transplant.  On that journey  I faced down bears, dodged forest fires, endured storms, and crossed the uninhabited tundra completely on my own.  A single mistake would have meant death and yet I've never felt more alive.

My name is Stephan Kesting, and I'm a firefighter and an adventurer.  I have spent much of my life learning how to perform in high-pressure and high-risk situations.  In this book, I  also share how to be more effective in high-stress situations, hold onto hope in the darkest moments, and overcome any obstacle.

Perseverance, by Stephan Kesting

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Pre-order Perseverance, Life and Death in the Subarctic

This book is now available for preorder at all major bookstores and distributors including,, Barnes and Noble, and Indigo.

Grab it now at the links below, and be eligible for the special pre-order bonus described at the bottom of the page.

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Pre-order Bonus

Pre-orders are incredibly important for an author.  They send a message to the bookstores that a book is going to be popular, and in turn, they'll support it more.  Pre-orders make or break a book

If you've ever appreciated my articles, videos, or podcasts, grabbing this book would be a great way to show support and I would be supremely grateful.

Plus I'm willing to bribe you...

If you pre-order the book at the links above then please take a screenshot and send that screenshot to

As soon as I get back from my next adventure up north I'll email everyone who pre-ordered and we'll set up a time for big outdoor adventure Q&A.  We can talk expedition planning, solo trips, dealing with bears, gear selection, whatever!

I can't wait to meet you.

Stephan Kesting