The WORST Episodes of Dual Survival

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 20, 2021

Network: Discovery

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.

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#1 - Soaked

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 30, 2010

For two boat-wrecked hunters, surviving in the Pacific Northwest rainforest takes keen navigation skills and the know-how to avoid hypothermia and signal for rescue. Dave and Cody take on this nightmare scenario and show what it takes to survive.

star 6.26
135 votes
Glacial Downfall

#2 - Glacial Downfall

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired May 14, 2014

On a glacier and clinging to opposite ends of a rope, Joe and Cody face their most challenging rescue scenario ever. The frozen landscape brings Joe and Cody’s opposing survival styles to the forefront of this journey - their final episode together.

star 6.64
140 votes
Fire and Ice

#3 - Fire and Ice

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 13, 2016

New partners, Grady and Bill are dropped onto a glacial volcanic peak in the Chilean Andes, where they face 70 mph winds, heavy snowfall, and sub-freezing temperatures. Hunkering down in cave shelters, they risk noxious gases and struggle to get fire.

star 7.02
80 votes
Battle of Brazil

#4 - Battle of Brazil

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 24, 2016

Stranded in the scorching hot savannas of Southern Brazil, Naked and Afraid fan favorites EJ Snyder and Jeff Zausch must find a way to survive this bone-dry environment without water or food and navigate back to civilization.

star 7.10
123 votes
Fractured Journey

#5 - Fractured Journey

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 7, 2015

Matt and Joe take on one of the most common and deadly scenarios in the wilderness: an injury that requires medical intervention. Caught in a thick jungle, this worst-case becomes a test of will in the struggle to get out alive.

star 7.11
61 votes
Rocky Mountain High

#6 - Rocky Mountain High

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 5, 2013

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 7.15
108 votes

#7 - Castaways

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 26, 2013

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.

star 7.16
133 votes
Bogged Down

#8 - Bogged Down

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 20, 2010

Cody and Dave wade through piranha-infested water in Brazil's Pantanal.

star 7.16
142 votes
Trouble in Paradise

#9 - Trouble in Paradise

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 22, 2013

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 7.16
140 votes
Mars on Earth

#10 - Mars on Earth

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 1, 2013

Chile's Atacama desert is the driest place on Earth, and it's landscape is so barren and unique that NASA uses it as a testing ground for it's Martian rovers. It is here that Cody Lundin and Joe Teti are put to the ultimate desert survival test. In this scenario, they take on the plight of a downed paraglider pilot who has crash landed on a mountain peak over 14,000 feet above sea level. Facing acute altitude sickness, and with limited water and resources, they must strip the paraglider for all it's worth and head out in search of civilization and re-hydration.

star 7.17
188 votes

#11 - Meltdown

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 12, 2013

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.

star 7.22
103 votes
Belly of the Beast

#12 - Belly of the Beast

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 19, 2013

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 7.22
137 votes
Take Me to the River

#13 - Take Me to the River

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 27, 2016

Bill and Grady commune with animals to navigate through the Amazonian jungle.

star 7.27
75 votes
On Thin Ice

#14 - On Thin Ice

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 17, 2016

Grady and Bill fight the bitter cold in Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains.

star 7.29
69 votes
Scorched Earth

#15 - Scorched Earth

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 10, 2016

Grady and Bill are stranded in the Namib Desert of southern Africa.

star 7.30
64 votes
Braving Bolivia

#16 - Braving Bolivia

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 21, 2015

Joe and Matt face a journey of epic proportions in the Bolivian Andes. From the world's largest salt flat 12,000ft above sea level, through a desert with toxic water and into mountain peaks, they're in a constant battle against dehydration and altitude.

star 7.30
69 votes
Snow Daze

#17 - Snow Daze

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 27, 2016

In a special military edition of Dual Survival an Air Force veteran and a former Green Beret must navigate the exhausting, snowy terrain of Wyoming's Big Horn Mountains.

star 7.32
68 votes
Saturation Point

#18 - Saturation Point

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 9, 2016

Tempers flare as Bill and Grady explore remote and rocky coastal Maine.

star 7.37
71 votes
Out Of Air

#19 - Out Of Air

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 25, 2010

Each year, an average of 20 people drown while cave diving. For this survival scenario, survival experts Cody and Dave are lost divers who are fortunate to find air, but they are deep inside a maze of caves in Belize. Equipped with only their dive gear — mask, fins, wetsuit, buoyancy compensator and flashlights — they must find their way out and to safety. The survival rules that work above ground, like following a river downstream, don't apply in the labyrinth of underground caves. Instead, they must make their way upstream in a trek that puts Cody's barefoot philosophy to the ultimate test. Once they emerge, the situation goes from bad to worse — they find themselves surrounded by dense jungle, a web of vines and thorn ravaged terrain... and snakes.

star 7.39
179 votes
Forest From Hell

#20 - Forest From Hell

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 31, 2016

Lost in a mile-high Araucaria forest of South America, Army Combat Veteran EJ Snyder and Wilderness Survivalist Jeff Zausch must brave venomous pit vipers, fight a wild boar and survive the treacherous terrain in their search for rescue.

star 7.39
115 votes
High and Dry

#21 - High and Dry

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 24, 2016

Bill and Grady take on Oregon's rocky and arid canyon lands.

star 7.40
62 votes
Long Way Home

#22 - Long Way Home

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 20, 2016

Grady and Bill try to get fire in the damp rainforest while they are stranded in Chile; Grady and Bill use a primitive fire and hunt to help with their survival.

star 7.43
68 votes
Winter Vortex Part Two

#23 - Winter Vortex Part Two

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 8, 2015

Conclusion. The guys find a use for a broken snowmobile and make a shelter in the snow as they try not to freeze before they are rescued in Wyoming.

star 7.43
97 votes
Eat Or Be Eaten

#24 - Eat Or Be Eaten

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 3, 2016

Grady and Bill survive the Zambezi River Basin during the dry season.

star 7.43
69 votes
Split Up

#25 - Split Up

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 23, 2010

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

star 7.46
153 votes