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 17th

Misty Mountain Drop

In a classic wilderness survival scenario, Cody and Joe take on the Klamath Mountain region of northern California. The guys are plunged into an extremely damp and treacherous woodland environment that wreaks havoc on the body with drastic temperature changes and a lack of dry materials for fire building.
Sep 17th

On The Menu

Stranded in the African bush and in close proximity to the planet’s deadliest predators including lions and leopards, Joe and Cody fight to get out alive while hiding from poachers who may be hunting them.
Sep 17th


Stranded in the middle of Zambia’s hot, wild plains, Joe and Cody must avoid territorial hippos, and herds of elephants, to find water and shelter. An argument over whether to sleep inside a bat infested hollow tree threatens to break the team apart.
Sep 18th

Stuck in the Muck

In the Florida Everglades, Dave and Cody’s scenario starts with a difficult choice – stay with a stuck airboat, exposed to the sun’s deadly effects, or seek shelter in a nearby swamp, where water moccasin, python and over a million alligators lay in wait.
Sep 19th

Eating Dust

From the barren salt flats to the vast desert woodland, Dave and Cody battle the elements, and each other, in the sun scorched desert of Baja, Mexico. With few supplies, they each demonstrate how to make use of an unlikely resource – urine.
Sep 20th

Slash and Burn

In Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina, less than five hundred miles from Antarctica and plagued by unpredictable weather, Dave and Cody take a survival scenario to the extreme – by self-inflicting a laceration and setting it on fire.
Sep 21st

Out of the Clouds

At a chilly 7000 feet, the wet cloud forests of Panama test Dave and Cody’s partnership. Hypothermia, sheer cliffs, flooded rivers and venemous predators lie in the path to rescue, and there’s only one way to make it down the mountain: together.
Sep 22nd

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 22nd

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 24th


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.