The Best Episodes of Dual Survival

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2018

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 Dave Canterbury and Cody Lundin 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. Season 3 introduces U.S. Special Ops veteran Joseph Teti to replace Canterbury, and in the middle of Season 4, primitive survivalist Matt Graham of Discovery's "Dude, You're Screwed" replaces Lundin.

Hippo Island

#1 - Hippo Island

Season 2 - Episode 10

In Botswana's Okavango Delta, Cody and Dave -- equipped only with a dying GPS and waterlogged binoculars -- seek to escape the dangerously territorial and deadly hippos that rule the marshland.

star 8.06
52 votes
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Mayan Mayhem

#2 - Mayan Mayhem

Season 4 - Episode 7

Trapped in a labyrinth of underground tunnels, Joe and Matt face down darkness and risk drowning only to emerge on surface and find an inhospitable jungle. Their opposing approaches to survival pit them against one another before bringing them to rescue.

star 8.02
48 votes
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Road to Nowhere

#3 - Road to Nowhere

Season 2 - Episode 12

The hosts portray two lost travelers who run out of gas on an abandoned logging road in Northern Maine. To survive, they loot a broken-down truck for supplies and find a can of dog food.

star 8.00
46 votes
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Misty Mountain Drop

#4 - Misty Mountain Drop

Season 3 - Episode 11

On the season finale, Cody and Joe take on the mountains of Northern California. The damp and treacherous woodland environment proves to be the ultimate test for Cody and Joe, with drastic temperature changes and a lack of dry materials for fire-building.

star 8.00
45 votes
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No Man Is an Island

#5 - No Man Is an Island

Season 4 - Episode 6

Teti and Matt Graham in their first episode together in Panama

star 7.98
52 votes
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Journey's End to a New Beginning

#6 - Journey's End to a New Beginning

Season 4 - Episode 5

After 15 episodes, the partnership of Cody Lundin and Joe Teti is coming to an end. This special episode of Dual Survival goes behind the scenes with the show’s crew to get the scoop on who is leaving and who’s moving on with a new partner.

star 7.98
46 votes
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Split Up

#7 - Split Up

Season 1 - Episode 7

Dave and Cody must trek through tough Arizona terrain to find each other before making their way back to civilization.

star 7.96
70 votes
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Into the Frying Pan

#8 - Into the Frying Pan

Season 3 - Episode 3

Deep in New Mexico's Chihuahuan Desert, Joe struggles to get out of an abandoned mineshaft. A deadly western diamondback rattlesnake becomes dinner, and a maggot-infested cow carcass puts the team's opposing survival tactics to the test.

star 7.95
57 votes
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Up the River

#9 - Up the River

Season 2 - Episode 11

In Kentucky, Dave and Cody take on a scenario of two kayakers who are dumped into the cold river just a few hours before sundown. To make things worse, they become separated from each other by two miles of rushing river. Then, Dave traps an irate skunk.

star 7.93
41 votes
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Out of Africa

#10 - Out of Africa

Season 2 - Episode 6

Cody and Dave take on a survival scenario in South Africa's backcountry where dehydration kills in hours and hungry super-predators kill even faster. Armed with nothing but a machete, they show how to escape the bush without getting eaten alive

star 7.89
55 votes
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On the Edge

#11 - On the Edge

Season 4 - Episode 8

Lost on a perilous ridgeline, at 15,000 feet above sea level, Joe and Matt are forced to descend slippery cliffs through extreme weather conditions, where altitude sickness and hypothermia threaten, and life-preserving fire alludes them.

star 7.88
48 votes
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Nambian Nightmare

#12 - Nambian Nightmare

Season 5 - Episode 13

Stranded in the vast scrubland of Namibia, Joe and Matt are in a race to get out alive from one of the driest countries on earth. They run into trouble with a troop of baboons, proving that Mother Nature isn't the only force in the wilderness.

star 7.87
54 votes
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Twin Peaks

#13 - Twin Peaks

Season 3 - Episode 6

Tempers get hot when survival tactics collide as Joe and Cody struggle to escape the Nicaraguan jungle. The men are stranded at the top of a steep, muddy volcano, and Cody takes on the role of a hiker suffering an immobilizing knee injury.

star 7.87
52 votes
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Swamped

#14 - Swamped

Season 1 - Episode 6

Survival experts Cody and Dave head to the heart of the Louisiana bayou to take on a potentially deadly scenario: lost in a 1,000 square mile labyrinth of water channels and bogs, home to 1.5 million alligators and six species of poisonous snakes.

star 7.84
77 votes
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Bitten

#15 - Bitten

Season 2 - Episode 4

Cody and Dave are dropped in the Highland jungle of Thailand that has few tools for survival but lots of things that like to bite

star 7.84
57 votes
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No End in Sight - Part 2

#16 - No End in Sight - Part 2

Season 4 - Episode 2

Part 2 of 2 - Stranded deep in the jungle of Sri Lanka, Joe comes face-to-face with elephants and is forced off a cliff, Cody masters the ancient fire piston, and they cross a crocodile-infested lake to escape the longest survival scenario in history of Dual Survival.

star 7.83
47 votes
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The Green Hell

#17 - The Green Hell

Season 3 - Episode 5

Stranded in the South 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.

star 7.82
45 votes
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Swamplandia

#18 - Swamplandia

Season 5 - Episode 5

Stranded in a black water swamp in southern Georgia, Joe and Matt are deep in alligator territory where peat bogs, mysterious floating islands, and poisonous snakes stand in the way of getting out and finding rescue.

star 7.82
56 votes
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Belly of the Beast

#19 - Belly of the Beast

Season 3 - Episode 8

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

star 7.82
54 votes
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One Shot, One Kill

#20 - One Shot, One Kill

Season 4 - Episode 10

Joe and Matt hunt their target into unfamiliar territory.

star 7.81
43 votes
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Waterlogged

#21 - Waterlogged

Season 5 - Episode 8

Off the beaten path and waterlogged in the rainforest of Costa Rica, Matt and Joe battle torrential rains, deadly insects, and raging rapids. After missing a shot at rescue, they combine survival ingenuity with indigenous skills to get out alive.

star 7.81
63 votes
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Rocky Mountain High

#22 - Rocky Mountain High

Season 3 - Episode 10

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

star 7.80
51 votes
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On the Menu

#23 - On the Menu

Season 3 - Episode 2

Stranded in the South 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.

star 7.80
65 votes
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Adrift

#24 - Adrift

Season 2 - Episode 8

Our intrepid duo take on the survival scenario of two castaways adrift at sea and show how to survive being stranded on a deserted jungle island in the South Pacific. This time, even Dave goes barefoot.

star 7.80
49 votes
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Trouble in Paradise

#25 - Trouble in Paradise

Season 3 - Episode 4

Isolated in the jungle of an uninhabited Hawaiian island, Joe and Cody lock heads over priorities. Cody battles the dangers of dehydration searching for water and fire-making tools, while Joe gears up for mortal combat with aggressive feral boars.

star 7.79
53 votes
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