The BEST episodes of Dual Survival

Every episode of Dual Survival ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Dual Survival!

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. Equipped with minimal gear, the pair are left in remote locations where they battle the elements and sometimes each other.

Last Updated: 9/5/2023Network: DiscoveryStatus: Ended
No Man Is an Island
76 votes

#1 - No Man Is an Island

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/28/2014

Teti and Matt Graham in their first episode together in Panama

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Mayan Mayhem
74 votes

#2 - Mayan Mayhem

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/4/2014

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.

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Up the River
65 votes

#3 - Up the River

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/24/2011

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.

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Into The Canyons
86 votes

#4 - Into The Canyons

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/21/2015

Joe and Matt face down the high desert canyons of Matt's home of 20 years: southern Utah. Without knives or any modern supplies, they attempt to survive and seek rescue in this harsh terrain that's more favorable to rattlesnakes and mountain lions.

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Out of the Ashes Part Two
73 votes

#5 - Out of the Ashes Part Two

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/4/2015

Trapped on high ocean cliffs, Joe and Matt struggle to cross a volcanic island covered with jungle and water-filled canyons. Every setback fuels a rift between the guys and only a successful hunt can help them get out alive.

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Journey's End to a New Beginning
101 votes

#6 - Journey's End to a New Beginning

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/21/2014

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.

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Hippo Island
97 votes

#7 - Hippo Island

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/17/2011

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.

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108 votes

#8 - Swamplandia

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/18/2015

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.

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Deadly Dunes
103 votes

#9 - Deadly Dunes

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/7/2014

Marooned in a sea of sand dunes, Joe and Cody traverse the unforgiving desert and trek deep into the mountains of Oman. Threatened by dehydration and heatstroke, their journey shows how nomads have survived for millennia in this hyper-arid land.

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Grin and Bear It
106 votes

#10 - Grin and Bear It

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/28/2015

Joe and Matt travel through the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania, contending with freezing rain, steep ravines and bears.

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Panic in the Jungle
128 votes

#11 - Panic in the Jungle

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/9/2010

Dave and Cody take on a lost hiker scenario in the sweltering jungles of Laos

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Downed and Out Part Two
102 votes

#12 - Downed and Out Part Two

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/11/2015

Marooned on a barren island under the tropical sun, Matt and Joe risk a long swim through shark-infested waters and fight for life-sustaining basics at every turn.

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Misty Mountain Drop
92 votes

#13 - Misty Mountain Drop

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/12/2013

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.

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Out of the Ashes Part One
98 votes

#14 - Out of the Ashes Part One

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/25/2015

On the slopes of a tropical volcano, Matt and Joe face roadblocks in their quest to navigate towards the coast including thick rainforest, steep-walled gorges and towering waterfalls that stop them dead in their tracks.

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Out of Africa
101 votes

#15 - Out of Africa

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/24/2011

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

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End of the Road
101 votes

#16 - End of the Road

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/18/2014

While stranded in Vietnam, Joe and Matt face the hottest month of the year in South East Asia.

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On the Edge
104 votes

#17 - On the Edge

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/11/2014

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.

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Escape and Evade
55 votes

#18 - Escape and Evade

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/14/2015

Joe and Matt take on an escape and evasion scenario on the border between Texas and Mexico. Here they confront the dangers of the wilderness without their knives, including being restrained with zip-ties, traveling solo and evading pursuit.

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Downed and Out Part One
107 votes

#19 - Downed and Out Part One

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/4/2015

Matt and Joe start at the site of a plane crash on an uninhabited tropical island.

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Nambian Nightmare
57 votes

#20 - Nambian Nightmare

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/22/2015

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.

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Stuck in the Muck
137 votes

#21 - Stuck in the Muck

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/6/2011

Dave and Cody head into the Everglades to take on the role of airboaters stuck in a sawgrass prairie marsh under the blazing Florida sun. They must seek shelter in a nearby swamp where water moccasin, python and alligators lay in wait.

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Road to Nowhere
98 votes

#22 - Road to Nowhere

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/1/2011

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.

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Coastal Catastrophe
112 votes

#23 - Coastal Catastrophe

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/18/2015

Marooned on a rocky coast in the Pacific Northwest, Matt and Joe struggle to get away from powerful waves and come head to head over the question of whether to hunker down or travel deeper into one of the darkest, wettest forest in the United States.

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Attack of the Elephants
62 votes

#24 - Attack of the Elephants

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/12/2016

Stranded and lost in the drought-ravaged Okavango Delta in Botswana, EJ and Jeff must face down aggressive bull elephants and territorial three-thousand pound hippopotamuses in their quest for survival and a way back to civilization.

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138 votes

#25 - Waterlogged

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/11/2015

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.

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