The BEST episodes of Man, Woman, Wild

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

Mykel Hawke is a former Special Forces survival expert. His wife, Ruth England, is a TV journalist. Together, they take on some of the most forbidding and remote locations in the world. Dropped into each spot with only a knife and the clothes on their backs, they must survive as a team for four days and nights. As they test their will and their marriage, the two find common ground standing up to nature as husband and wife in the wildest places on Earth.

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44 votes

#1 - Aitutaki

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/3/2010

Myke and Ruth wash up on the shores of the remote, rat-infested desert island of Aitutaki, surrounded by water but without a drop to drink.

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12 votes

#2 - Mexico

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/20/2010

The survival adventure turns deadly when Ruth collapses in the from the broiling heat in the Mexican desert.

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Croatian Cave Odyssey
36 votes

#3 - Croatian Cave Odyssey

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/12/2012

Ruth and Myke Hawke must make their way out of a vast dark cave under mountains in Croatia, avoiding pitfalls like sinkholes and falling stalactites. Leaving the cave proves even more dangerous, as they dodge lost minefields and scorching temperatures.

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Bear Encounter
73 votes

#4 - Bear Encounter

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/14/2011

Lost in the mountains in Blackfoot Indian territory near Glacier National Park, Ruth falls into an ice-cold stream and quickly descends into a dangerous hypothermic situation. Mykel must rush to make a fire, all the while avoiding a persistent black bear

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Newts and Roots
35 votes

#5 - Newts and Roots

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/5/2012

Myke Hawke returns to the stomping grounds of his youth when both he and Ruth are lost in the remote wilderness of Kentucky. Despite being handicapped by a bad stomach bug, Myke is determined to get rescued, even with a little help from Daniel Boone.

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Quicksand & Sinkholes
71 votes

#6 - Quicksand & Sinkholes

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/23/2011

When their raft deflates on the edge of a mangrove swamp, Mykel and Ruth find themselves on a deserted island in the Bahamas. As the pair looks for ways to survive, the dangerous terrain has one more surprise in store for them: quicksand.

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Lost at Sea
74 votes

#7 - Lost at Sea

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/2/2011

In the season premiere, the duo takes on a formidable challenge: their rented boat breaks down 20 miles off the shore of the Bahamas in the Bermuda Triangle. Times turn desperate and Ruth is forced to administer an enema at sea as Mykel fights dehydration

Directors: Mark Westcott
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Scottish Highlands Peril
67 votes

#8 - Scottish Highlands Peril

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/19/2012

Our hosts encounter a freak storm in the Scottish Highlands that force them to scramble down the mountain and toward the coast. They must face heavy fogs, steady rainfall, and two-hundred foot drops off steep cliffs in hopes of finding a fishing village.

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Volcanic Destruction
40 votes

#9 - Volcanic Destruction

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/23/2011

When their boat sinks, Mykel and Ruth are left alone on the island of Montserat, directly in the path of one of the most destructive volcanoes in recent history. Together, they must find a way to escape the volcano--and this abandoned island.

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19 votes

#10 - Botswana

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/23/2010

When their safari vehicle breaks down, Myke and Ruth find themselves at the bottom of the food chain with little more than a plastic water bottle, spare auto parts and a toolkit filled with survival skills to keep the beasts at bay.

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13 votes

#11 - Utah

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/27/2010

When their raft overturns in the frigid waters of the Colorado, Mykel and Ruth find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place, with a barren canyon on one side, a raging river on the other, and the Moab desert all around.

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Louisiana Firestorm
39 votes

#12 - Louisiana Firestorm

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/9/2011

A raging forest fire surges through backcountry Louisiana and burns down Mykel and Ruth's camp. Lacking supplies and with strong winds throwing embers in all directions, they must decide whether to hold their ground or find a way through the firestorm.

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Bear's Kitchen
36 votes

#13 - Bear's Kitchen

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/29/2011

Stranded in the cold of a crevasse-ridden glacier, our hosts are forced to face the vast, frozen emptiness of Alaska. They must traverse the mountain of frozen glacial ice and its deadly pitfalls to make it down the mountain into bear territory.

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High Desert Thirst
97 votes

#14 - High Desert Thirst

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/7/2011

When their donkey runs off with all of their supplies, Mykel and Ruth are stranded in California's mountainous high desert. Left with nothing more than a canteen of whiskey, the two must race against the clock to find water in this harsh environment.

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Message in a Bottle
68 votes

#15 - Message in a Bottle

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/30/2011

Mykel and Ruth are shipwrecked on a deserted island without sources of fresh water. Both must resort to converting washed up garbage into distilling devices for water and contraptions to catch fish, proving that one man's trash is another man's treasure.

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72 votes

#16 - Dominica

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/24/2010

Mykel and Ruth find themselves in a jungle on the island of Dominica.

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68 votes

#17 - Tasmania

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/13/2010

Shipwrecked on the remote coastline of Tasmania, Mykel and Ruth battle hypothermia, dehydration and hunger in the face of an approaching storm that threatens to make a bad situation, deadly.

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72 votes

#18 - Tennessee

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/17/2010

Mykel and Ruth must elude black bears and other hidden hazards in the Smokey Mountains.

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Amazon Jungle Maze
45 votes

#19 - Amazon Jungle Maze

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/16/2011

It's flood season in the Amazon, and Mykel and Ruth are stranded in a wobbly canoe. The forest floor has been largely deserted, and the pair struggle to find food. They eventually catch a fish, but have their hands full when it attracts piranhas.

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74 votes

#20 - Lousiana

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/30/2010

Mykel and Ruth get blown off course while sky diving, and find themselves knee deep in Louisiana gator country, far from help and far too close to a murders' row of hungry reptiles.

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53 votes

#21 - Amazon

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/16/2010

Stranded deep in the Amazon, Myke and Ruth fight to survive the searing heat, poisonous reptiles, and a jungle that conceals its most deadly threats - and the way out.

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72 votes

#22 - Alaska

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/10/2010

Mykel and Ruth must survive Alaska's spring thaw after their snowmobile breaks down in the wilderness.

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