The Best Episodes of Survivorman

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2018

No food, no shelter, no fresh water, no tools ... no camera crew. One man - alone in the wilderness for seven days with only his wits and stamina to sustain him.

Tiburón Island Coast – Part 1

#1 - Tiburón Island Coast – Part 1

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.

star 8.40
43 votes
Directors: Les Stroud
Writers: Les Stroud
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Tiburón Island Coast – Part 2

#2 - Tiburón Island Coast – Part 2

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.

star 8.29
35 votes
Directors: Les Stroud
Writers: Les Stroud
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Papua New Guinea

#3 - Papua New Guinea

Season 3 - Episode 6

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

star 8.03
31 votes
Directors: Les Stroud
Writers: Les Stroud
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Norway Mountain – Part 2

#4 - Norway Mountain – Part 2

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.

star 8.02
55 votes
Directors: Les Stroud
Writers: Les Stroud
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Labrador

#5 - Labrador

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.

star 8.01
36 votes
Directors: Les Stroud
Writers: Les Stroud
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Survivorman and Son: Mongolia

#6 - Survivorman and Son: Mongolia

Season 8 - Episode 4

Les returns to Mongolia after surviving a near-fatal car crash the year before with his son Logan, a recent cancer-survivor.

star 8.00
1 votes
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Lost at Sea

#7 - Lost at Sea

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!

star 7.95
43 votes
Directors: Les Stroud
Writers: Les Stroud
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Costa Rica

#8 - Costa Rica

Season 1 - Episode 3

Marooned on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, Les must survive on a tropical beach and in dense jungle.

star 7.95
61 votes
Directors: Les Stroud
Writers: Les Stroud
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Frigate Island

#9 - Frigate Island

Season 5 - Episode 2

Les must survive for 5 days on Frigate Island in the Grenadines

star 7.95
80 votes
Directors: Les Stroud
Writers: Les Stroud
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Survivorman's Top Ten

#10 - Survivorman's Top Ten

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.

star 7.93
27 votes
Directors: Les Stroud
Writers: Les Stroud
Grenada Jungle

#11 - Grenada Jungle

Season 5 - Episode 1

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

star 7.92
77 votes
Directors: Les Stroud
Writers: Les Stroud
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Arctic Tundra

#12 - Arctic Tundra

Season 3 - Episode 3

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

star 7.89
39 votes
Directors: Les Stroud
Writers: Les Stroud
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Alaska

#13 - Alaska

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.

star 7.88
33 votes
Directors: Les Stroud
Writers: Les Stroud
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Temagami Forest

#14 - Temagami Forest

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.

star 7.84
68 votes
Directors: Les Stroud
Writers: Les Stroud
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Survivorman and Son: Tofino

#15 - Survivorman and Son: Tofino

Season 8 - Episode 1

Les and his 16-year-old son Logan find themselves trapped without supplies and without a way home while sea kayaking along the coastline of British Columbia. Staying hydrated, fed and warm takes on a whole new meaning with Logan by his side. Lack of food, unsafe water and inclement weather can wreck havoc on the body – let alone one’s mood. Logan’s better at video games than survival and better at hockey than starting a fire. Distraction can cause mistakes…and mistakes can be very costly.

star 7.82
45 votes
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Tierra del Fuego

#16 - Tierra del Fuego

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.

star 7.82
65 votes
Directors: Les Stroud
Writers: Les Stroud
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Arizona Desert

#17 - Arizona Desert

Season 1 - Episode 2

A broken down dirt bike provides the scenario for surviving in the Sonoran Desert.

star 7.81
69 votes
Directors: Les Stroud
Writers: Les Stroud
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Georgia Swamp

#18 - Georgia Swamp

Season 1 - Episode 4

Les is stranded in the swamplands of Georgia's Altamaha River Basin.

star 7.81
41 votes
Directors: Les Stroud
Writers: Les Stroud
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Amazon

#19 - Amazon

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.

star 7.81
42 votes
Directors: Les Stroud
Writers: Les Stroud
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Colorado Rockies

#20 - Colorado Rockies

Season 3 - Episode 2

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

star 7.79
34 votes
Directors: Les Stroud
Writers: Les Stroud
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Mountain (Canadian Rockies)

#21 - Mountain (Canadian Rockies)

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!

star 7.79
47 votes
Directors: Les Stroud
Writers: Les Stroud
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Australian Outback

#22 - Australian Outback

Season 3 - Episode 5

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

star 7.77
42 votes
Directors: Les Stroud
Writers: Les Stroud
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South Pacific

#23 - South Pacific

Season 2 - Episode 6

Les demonstrates survival in the Cook Islands using SCUBA gear, a ship wreck and found articles.

star 7.76
36 votes
Directors: Les Stroud
Writers: Les Stroud
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Norway Mountain – Part 1

#24 - Norway Mountain – Part 1

Season 4 - Episode 1

Les Stroud strands himself in the Norwegian mountains to survive for 10 days taking little food, no water or gear, and no safety or camera crew. Does Les stay with his marooned car or push on to find help? Hauling 65 pounds of camera gear, Les makes do with what he has, builds crude shelter, eats what he finds, and proves it takes true will to survive.

star 7.74
57 votes
Directors: Les Stroud
Writers: Les Stroud
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Plane Crash

#25 - Plane Crash

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.

star 7.71
35 votes
Directors: Les Stroud
Writers: Les Stroud
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