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. 

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Upcoming episodes

Oct 1st
600a

Adrift

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.
Oct 1st
700a

Bitten

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 1st
800a

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
600a

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
700a

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 2nd
800a

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 3rd
500p

Meltdown

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.
Oct 3rd
600p

Belly Of The Beast

Isolated beneath the mountains of Romania, lost in a labyrinth of underground caves, Joe and Cody fight to escape the pitch black darkness with dying headlamps. Their teamwork is further strained by their opposing survival philosophies.
Oct 3rd
700p

Castaways

Marooned on a deserted island somewhere in Fiji, Joe and Cody face unpredictable and punishing tropical storms and brave shark-infested waters. With limited resources and up against enormous odds, they’ll show how to get back to civilization alive.
Oct 3rd
800p

Rocky Mountain High

Stranded at over 9,000 feet above sea level in the snow covered Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Cody and Joe battle temperatures of negative twenty degrees Fahrenheit in an effort to fight off hypothermia, and stay alive long enough to get spotted by passing aircraft.