Dual Survival

About the show

Surviving in the wild is not an exact science. Beyond the basics of finding water, food, shelter and eventually help, opinions vary. Two experts tell how they think it's done in this series, as initial episodes feature trained survivalists demonstrating the skills and creative thinking that can help one cope in tough surroundings. Equipped with minimal gear, the pair are left in remote locations -- an uninhabited island off Nova Scotia, a New Zealand mountaintop, deep in the Everglades, the jungle of Thailand, and the desert of Baja California, to name a few -- where they battle the elements and sometimes each other. 


Upcoming episodes

Sep 25th

Buried Alive

In Wyoming’s Rocky Mountains, the freezing cold, deep snow and lack of resources threaten survival, but Cody and Dave’s minimal gear is enough to make it across frozen waterfalls, snow caves, dead elk and survive unlikely snow problem.
Sep 25th

Frozen Plains

Winter in the Great Plains of Montana is a windy snow-drift prairie with hardly any survival resources. But using the remains of a rancher’s burned down shack Cody and Dave show how to exploit every tree, every rock and eat every mouse they see.
Sep 25th


Facing the classic survival challenge—stranded on a deserted jungle island, somewhere in the South Pacific—Cody and Dave show how to survive despite being surrounded by 65 million square miles of undrinkable ocean. And this time Dave’s also barefoot.
Sep 25th


Attacks from Thailand’s venomous insects, leeches, cobras and wild elephants nearly take a bite out of Cody & Dave. But fire from steel wool and a cell phone battery lights their way through deep caves, as they show how to escape this living jungle.
Oct 2nd

Out Of Africa

In South Africa’s backcountry, it’s all too easy to become a hungry predator’s dinner. Dave and Cody only have a single machete to protect against the lions, leopards, elephants and buffalo they encounter as they journey out of the bush.
Oct 2nd

Hippo Island

In Botswana’s Okavango Delta, deadly predators look tame next to the aggressive and territorial hippopotamus. After Dave and Cody trudge through hippo-infested marshland using only a GPS and binoculars, they set their sites on a homemade grass boat.
Oct 2nd

Up The River

In the cold and rugged river valleys of southern Appalachia, Dave’s on his home turf. But his hunting skills backfire when he accidentally traps the one furry, fourlegged creature he won’t eat – an angry skunk. And Cody wants nothing to do with it.
Oct 3rd

Road to Nowhere

Out in the cold, wet Maine wilderness—and using a broken-down truck as their survival resource—Cody and Dave bicker over ways to attract attention and how to live through the cold night. But one thing they do agree on: when to eat their can of dog food.
Oct 9th

Unbraided (Special)

Oct 9th

Twin Peaks

Tempers get hot when survival tactics collide as Joe and Cody struggle to escape the Nicaraguan jungle. Not only are they stranded at the top of a steep, muddy volcano but also Cody takes on the roll of a hiker suffering an immobilizing knee injury.