Dual Survival

10 Best Episodes of Dual Survival

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. Equipped with minimal gear, the pair are left in remote locations where they battle the elements and sometimes each other.

Written by Sophie and last updated on apr 04, 2022.

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Dual Survival - S3E6

#15 - Twin Peaks (Season 3 - Episode 6)

Tempers get hot when survival tactics collide as Joe and Cody struggle to escape the Nicaraguan jungle. The men are stranded at the top of a steep, muddy volcano, and Cody takes on the role of a hiker suffering an immobilizing knee injury.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 54 votes.

Dual Survival - S1E6

#14 - Swamped (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Survival experts Cody and Dave head to the heart of the Louisiana bayou to take on a potentially deadly scenario: lost in a 1,000 square mile labyrinth of water channels and bogs, home to 1.5 million alligators and six species of poisonous snakes.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 77 votes.

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#13 - Bitten (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Cody and Dave are dropped in the Highland jungle of Thailand that has few tools for survival but lots of things that like to bite

The episode was rated 7.82 from 57 votes.

Dual Survival - S3E10

#12 - Rocky Mountain High (Season 3 - Episode 10)


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

The episode was rated 7.83 from 52 votes.

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#11 - The Green Hell (Season 3 - Episode 5)

Stranded in the South African bush and in close proximity to the planet's deadliest predators including lions and leopards, Joe and Cody fight to get out alive while hiding from poachers who may be hunting them.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 47 votes.

Dual Survival - S2E6

#10 - Out of Africa (Season 2 - Episode 6)


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

The episode was rated 7.84 from 55 votes.

Dual Survival - S5E13

#9 - Nambian Nightmare (Season 5 - Episode 13)

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.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 56 votes.

Dual Survival - S3E8

#8 - Belly of the Beast (Season 3 - Episode 8)


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.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 53 votes.

Dual Survival - S4E6

#7 - No Man Is an Island (Season 4 - Episode 6)

Teti and Matt Graham in their first episode together in Panama

The episode was rated 7.91 from 53 votes.

Dual Survival - S3E3

#6 - Into the Frying Pan (Season 3 - Episode 3)


Deep in New Mexico's Chihuahuan Desert, Joe struggles to get out of an abandoned mineshaft. A deadly western diamondback rattlesnake becomes dinner, and a maggot-infested cow carcass puts the team's opposing survival tactics to the test.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 56 votes.

Dual Survival - S2E12

#5 - Road to Nowhere (Season 2 - Episode 12)

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.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 47 votes.

Dual Survival - S1E7

#4 - Split Up (Season 1 - Episode 7)


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

The episode was rated 7.97 from 69 votes.

Dual Survival - S4E7

#3 - Mayan Mayhem (Season 4 - Episode 7)

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.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 49 votes.

Dual Survival - S2E10

#2 - Hippo Island (Season 2 - Episode 10)


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.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 53 votes.

Dual Survival - S3E11

#1 - Misty Mountain Drop (Season 3 - Episode 11)

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.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 43 votes.

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