The Best Episodes of Dual Survival
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2019
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.
#1 - 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.
#3 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#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.
#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
#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.
#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.
#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.
#15 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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