The Best Episodes of Survivorman

Tiburón Island Coast – Part 1

#1 - Tiburón Island Coast – Part 1 8.32

Season 4 - Episode 3

Les Stroud is shipwrecked on the desert island of Tiburon. Part of the Sonoran desert, Tiburon is searing hot in the day and freezing cold at night. The coastline is a barren stretch with no source of fresh water. Les must distill seawater and scavenge for clams and oysters amongst the rocks and mud to survive. With the threat of stingrays in the shallow waters and coyotes hunting the shoreline, Les battles hunger, fatigue and loneliness in this 10-day survival ordeal.

Directors: Les Stroud
Tiburón Island Coast – Part 2

#2 - Tiburón Island Coast – Part 2 8.29

Season 4 - Episode 4

After five days of surviving on Tiburon's shore, Les Stroud treks inland in search of food, water and shelter. In the mountainous desert landscape, Les must avoid packs of wild coyotes, scorpions and rattlesnakes. Alone and carrying heavy camera equipment, he is at risk of exposure and dehydration. Making fire to distill drinking water, he survives on clams and edible plants in this 10-day survival ordeal.

Directors: Les Stroud
Arctic Tundra

#3 - Arctic Tundra 8.23

Season 3 - Episode 3

Stranded on northern Baffin Island, "Survivorman" Les Stroud learns harsh lessons in solo arctic survival in 24hour daylight.

Directors: Les Stroud
Papua New Guinea

#4 - Papua New Guinea 8.13

Season 3 - Episode 6

Les Stroud must survive in the jungles of Papua New Guinea.

Directors: Les Stroud

#5 - Labrador 8.13

Season 2 - Episode 3

Les journeys into Labrador in the Canadian Maritimes. The scenario: driving a dog sled team almost 100 miles back to civilization in late winter. The supplies: a .22 rifle, a bucket of caribou meat (for the dogs, not for him), and, for the first time, a self-designed survival kit. The dangers: hypothermia, getting lost, the weather's effect on the trail, and injury from the sled or the dogs. Added difficulties: the dogs aren't familiar with Les, the possibility of vicious fights between the dogs, and Les simulates the role of stranded dog sled driver.

Directors: Les Stroud
Norway Mountain – Part 2

#6 - Norway Mountain – Part 2 8.05

Season 4 - Episode 2

Being stranded in the Norwegian mountains will prove to be the most difficult survival expedition of Les Stroud's 20-year career. With no food or water, no safety or camera crew, Les must haul 65 pounds of camera gear down the slick wet mountainside in the hope of finding shelter. Scavenging what he can from the barren landscape, exhausted and starving, Les draws on his years of experience and the will to survive in order to make it the full 10 days.

Directors: Les Stroud
Grenada Jungle

#7 - Grenada Jungle 8.03

Season 5 - Episode 1

Les must survive for 5 days in the jungle on the island of Grenada.

Directors: Les Stroud
African Plains

#8 - African Plains 8.00

Season 2 - Episode 4

Les ventures into the plains of northeastern South Africa. The scenario: hot-air balloon crash. The challenge: hike back to the support crew. The supplies: a machete, a knife, a bottle of water, some rope, a small first-aid kit, and the balloon itself. The dangers: lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, and the black mamba snake.

Directors: Les Stroud
Colorado Rockies

#9 - Colorado Rockies 8.00

Season 3 - Episode 2

"Survivorman" Les Stroud takes two horses into the Colorado Rockies and discovers the challenges of surviving for three.

Directors: Les Stroud
Lost at Sea

#10 - Lost at Sea 8.00

Season 1 - Episode 9

Living "off the land" takes on a new meaning as Les Stroud casts off for a week at sea. With no food and only a bare minimum of equipment, Stroud will be set adrift in an inflatable life raft off the coast of Belize. Battling hunger, thirst and the Caribbean heat, he must also keep his cameras dry to film the ordeal. To top it off - the life raft has a few bad leaks and needs constant bailing. It also leaks air and requires frequent re-inflation with a hand pump - Survivorman is in for a busy few days!

Directors: Les Stroud
Costa Rica

#11 - Costa Rica 7.96

Season 1 - Episode 3

A Costa Rican getaway - as far removed from everyday living as you can imagine: lush rainforests and deserted tropical beaches. Marooned on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, Les "Survivorman" Stroud has only a few items to aid him for the next 7 days: swimming goggles, 3 ballpoint pens, a multi-tool and the clothing on his back. On top of the keeping hydrated in the intense humidity and relentless heat, Les must cope with deadly snakes, enormous spiders, land-crabs and scorpions.

Directors: Les Stroud
Temagami Forest

#12 - Temagami Forest 7.95

Season 5 - Episode 4

Les Stroud travels into the forests of Ontario's Temagami, and the oldest mountains in North America to survive for 5 days, with no food, no water, no shelter, and no crew.

Directors: Les Stroud
Arizona Desert

#13 - Arizona Desert 7.94

Season 1 - Episode 2

The Sonora Desert in the South-Western United States covers an area of approximately 120,000 square miles. It is an arid, seemingly barren environment with scorching daytime highs and freezing overnight lows. Riding a dirt bike out into the official middle of nowhere, Les simulates a break-down scenario. He empties out the contents of his pack - half a gallon of water, a snack bar and his multi-tool-7 more days!

Directors: Les Stroud
Survivorman's Top Ten

#14 - Survivorman's Top Ten 7.88

Season 4 - Episode 5

Les reviews his experiences surviving in the wild for Survivorman and Survivorman Ten Days. While counting down ten wilderness survival issues he has faced, he shows segments of both shows relevant to each item. The issues in his countdown are: 10. Starvation/Dehydration 9. Darkness 8. Weather & Terrain 7. Shelter 6. Bigfoot 5. MacGyverisms 4. Fire 3. Cheating Death 2. Search & Rescue 1. Lost.

Directors: Les Stroud
Georgian Swamp

#15 - Georgian Swamp 7.87

Season 1 - Episode 4

The swamplands of Georgia's Altamaha River Basin are all that one would expect of a Primordial bog: dank, menacing, swimming with slithering creepy-crawlies and, of course, alligator-infested. This is the welcoming environment Les Stroud will be immersed in for seven sweaty days and bone-chilling nights.

Directors: Les Stroud

#16 - Alaska 7.86

Season 2 - Episode 5

This time Survivorman decides to demonstrate survival by sea kayak in an ocean bay called Taroka Arm (literally "black bear") for good reason. At this time of year, the salmon are active and are one of the black bear's favorite foods. Black bear and grizzlies that live in this area are among the largest in the world and gorge themselves on the silver salmon during this period.

Directors: Les Stroud

#17 - Amazon 7.84

Season 2 - Episode 2

Les finally gets to survive the one place he's always wanted to visit: the Amazon jungle in Ecuador. The scenario: brought by the natives into the jungle by canoe. The supplies: three feet of fishing line, a can of soda, a mosquito net, one match, "fire dust," a blowgun, a machete, and a spear. The dangers: stingrays, jaguars, spiders, ants, snakes, and scorpions. Added difficulty: Les is nursing a previous hip injury.

Directors: Les Stroud
Canadian Arctic

#18 - Canadian Arctic 7.81

Season 1 - Episode 5

Pond Inlet, on the Northern reaches of Baffin Island, provides one of the most challenging landscapes our planet has to offer. Over 700km north of the Arctic Circle, it sits amidst grinding, ever-shifting flows of sea-ice where polar-bears roam in search of meat. In this severe climate, Les has been equipped with a bare minimum of raw materials to aid him for the next 7 days - a hunk of uncooked seal-liver, some oil-rich blubber for heat, a seal-hook, three matches, and a knife.

Directors: Les Stroud
Australian Outback

#19 - Australian Outback 7.81

Season 3 - Episode 5

Les Stroud is stranded in the outback when his ultralight airplane runs out of fuel.

Directors: Les Stroud

#20 - Canyonlands 7.81

Season 1 - Episode 7

The spectacular red landscapes of Utah's canyonlands are as beautiful as they are inhospitable. Like outlaws of old who were known to eat their own horses out of desperation in this forlorn place, Stroud will cannibalize the mountain-bike he has ridden into the middle of nowhere. As well as these scavenged bike parts to aid him, he also has a multi-tool, a magnesium flint-stick and an old energy-bar - that he has a use for other than eating.

Directors: Les Stroud
Temagami Hunting

#21 - Temagami Hunting 7.80

Season 3 - Episode 4

Survivorman Les Stroud finds himself scrounging to feed two people after a hunting trip goes wrong.

Directors: Les Stroud
Tierra del Fuego

#22 - Tierra del Fuego 7.79

Season 5 - Episode 3

Les Stroud travels to the Mitre Peninsula, a remote peninsula located on the easternmost tip of Isla Grande in the province of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.

Directors: Les Stroud
Canadian Rockies

#23 - Canadian Rockies 7.78

Season 1 - Episode 6

Les is airdropped onto a snow-covered peak in the Canadian Rockies courtesy of the Canadian Mountain Air Rescue Service. They'll come looking for him in seven days. Until then Les is entirely on his own, save for the grizzlies, cougars and wolves that also call this place home. To emulate a real-life survival scenario - in this case a heli-hiking expedition come to grief - Les has been provided with a few readily salvageable items, among them a broken camcorder and tripod. One man's trash is another man's treasure!

Directors: Les Stroud
Plane Crash

#24 - Plane Crash 7.74

Season 1 - Episode 8

In the remote winter-bound forests of Northern Ontario, a crashed plane lies in the snow beside a frozen lake. There is no one alive on board. But this plane didn't crash here - the decrepit old wreck has been airdropped from a helicopter to provide a temporary home for Survivorman. For a week Les will have to survive in this harsh snowy wilderness with only an axe, a multi-tool and a single blanket to aid him.

Directors: Les Stroud
Sierra Nevada

#25 - Sierra Nevada 7.73

Season 3 - Episode 1

Les tries to survive in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. This time he has more than just his trusty harmonica and his multi tool, He also has some basic backpacking gear as well like a tent, a sleeping bag, and a flashlight. When he doesn’t show up at camp his team is forced to organise a Search and Rescue team to find him. Will they find him in time?

Directors: Les Stroud