Experts agree there are some very basic - and universal - rules for surviving in the wild. Find shelter, find water, find food, find help. Beyond that, there's not much they agree on. Meet ... See full summary »
Bear Grylls travels around the globe to find the most dangerous tourist locations and environments, in order to show us how to survive in them. With his simple survival techniques and his ... See full summary »
Experts agree there are some very basic - and universal - rules for surviving in the wild. Find shelter, find water, find food, find help. Beyond that, there's not much they agree on. Meet military trained Dave Canterbury and naturalist Cody Lundin - trained survival experts who have very different methods of meeting survival challenges. Together, with their drastically different backgrounds, the pair are dropped into scenarios that could happen to anyone: marooned sailors, lost hikers, trapped divers and stranded mountain climbers. Equipped with minimal gear that would have been carried in the real-life situations, Cody and Dave must draw upon their arsenal of skills to devise extraordinary ways to use what they can find in their surroundings to demonstrate what it takes to stay alive. Written by
Adventure, Advice, and Suspense Make This One of the Best Shows on TV
This is one of my favorite shows on TV right now, and easily the best on Discovery. It contains all the content that made "Old Discovery Channel" great and represents everything that it should be.
There's a ton of exposure to nature, a lot of adventure and suspense, and a good bit of humor. It's really amusing to see Dave (or Joe) and Cody fight over their strategy, and always a treat to see Cody eating something gross and his partner too grossed out to even try.
The scenarios are brilliantly thought-out. Every situation is a pretty plausible "hike in the woods" or "extreme adventure" gone wrong. The challenges presented are unique and cover every corner of the world, including many that don't seem overtly hazardous. Dave and Cody are dropped off with minimal gear, with a goal to make their way to safety. There are plenty of mishaps, quarrels, and humorous situations along the way, which make this one of the most enjoyable survival shows on TV.
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