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Follow the adventures and travails of life in the Canadian wilderness with Julius Strauss, a British war correspondent who gave up life on the frontline and moved to remotest British Columbia.

Julius set up his own wilderness lodge, which specialises in viewing grizzly bears, bought a bush plane, and learned how to track animals and move around grizzlies on foot.

As told on Ben Fogle’s New Lives in the Wild. This newsletter has been running since 2006.

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The story of a British war correspondent who moved to the Canadian wilderness and set up a bear-viewing lodge. And what happened next. By Julius Strauss. Since 2006. (Formerly the Bearly Surviving blog).


Julius is a war correspondent, wilderness guide, grizzly bear behaviouralist, environmental campaigner, amateur bush pilot and teaches at university in Budapest.