The BEST Episodes of Dual Survival
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2020
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 - Aired Jun 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.
#2 - Up the River
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 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.
#3 - No Man Is an Island
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired May 28, 2014
Teti and Matt Graham in their first episode together in Panama
#4 - Out of the Ashes Part Two
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 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.
#5 - Into The Canyons
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 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.
#6 - Hippo Island
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 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.
#7 - Journey's End to a New Beginning
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired May 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.
#8 - Swamplandia
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 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.
#9 - Panic in the Jungle
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 9, 2010
Dave and Cody take on a lost hiker scenario in the sweltering jungles of Laos
#10 - Out of Africa
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 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
#11 - On the Edge
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 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.
#12 - Out of the Ashes Part One
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 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.
#13 - Deadly Dunes
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired May 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.
#14 - Grin and Bear It
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 28, 2015
Joe and Matt travel through the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania, contending with freezing rain, steep ravines and bears.
#15 - Downed and Out Part Two
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 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.
#16 - Misty Mountain Drop
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 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.
#17 - Downed and Out Part One
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 4, 2015
Matt and Joe start at the site of a plane crash on an uninhabited tropical island.
#18 - End of the Road
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 18, 2014
While stranded in Vietnam, Joe and Matt face the hottest month of the year in South East Asia.
#19 - Road to Nowhere
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 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.
#20 - Coastal Catastrophe
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 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.
#21 - Nambian Nightmare
Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 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.
#22 - Winter Vortex Part One
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 1, 2015
In the snowiest part of Wyoming, Matt and Joe demonstrate how to repurpose a broken down snowmobile, make shelter from snow, and survive sub-freezing temperatures in whiteout conditions that cause them to miss a chance at rescue
#23 - Out of the Clouds
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired May 27, 2011
Dave and Cody take on the role of biologists lost in the wet cloud forests of Panama 7,000 feet above sea level with only a poncho, specimen jar and a broken lighter to aid in their quest for civilization.
#24 - Escape and Evade
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 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.
#25 - Stuck in the Muck
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired May 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.