Best Survival Shows

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1. Mantracker (2006–2012)

Unrated | 60 min | Reality-TV

Contestants are pitted in a race to the finish against an expert wilderness tracker.

Stars: Shawn Devlin, Terry Grant, Chad Savage, Phil Lemieux

Votes: 377

2. Survivorman (2004– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, Adventure

No food, no shelter, no fresh water - one man alone in the wild for seven days with only his wits and stamina to sustain him.

Stars: Les Stroud, Todd Standing, Logan Stroud, Sam Omik

Votes: 6,145

3. Dual Survival (2010– )

60 min | Adventure, Reality-TV

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 »

Stars: Cody Lundin, Paul Christie, Dave Canterbury, Joe Teti

Votes: 2,934

4. Man vs. Wild (2006–2020)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Reality-TV

Bear Grylls travels the world in search of challenges to his survival skills.

Stars: Bear Grylls, Will Ferrell, Sean Lacoste, Joe Rest

Votes: 21,771

5. Alone (2015– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

Ten survival "experts" attempt to survive alone. The winner receives $500,000.

Stars: Nicole Apelian, Dan, David, Desmond

Votes: 3,261

6. Dude, You're Screwed (2013– )

43 min | Reality-TV

Five survival experts and friends send each other to harsh environments with only 100 hours to find civilization - and they have no idea when they're going to be taken there.

Stars: Terry Schappert, Jake Zweig, Matt Graham, John Hudson

Votes: 545

7. Ed Stafford: First Man Out (2019– )

Reality-TV

Expect blood, tears and heart-in-mouth action as explorer Ed Stafford takes on the best explorers in the world in a battle across Discovery's screens in order to be the First Man Out - a show in which survival is only half the battle.

Stars: Ed Stafford, Cat Bigney, Matt Graham, John Hudson

Votes: 206

8. Life Below Zero (2013– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Adventure, Reality-TV

The everyday struggles of living in the secluded state of Alaska where one wrong decision could cost you your life.

Stars: James Franzo, Sue Aikens, Agnes Hailstone, Chip Hailstone

Votes: 1,552

9. Alaska: The Last Frontier (2011– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Reality-TV

Centers on the Kilcher family and their community outside Homer, Alaska. Begun by patriarch Yule Kilcher who immigrated from Europe during WWII, and currently led by his sons, Otto and Atz ... See full summary »

Stars: Atz Lee Kilcher, Otto Kilcher, Eivin Kilcher, Atz Kilcher

Votes: 1,485

10. Mountain Men (2012– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Reality-TV, Western

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live your life off the grid? Have you wished you could shed the complications of modern society and live in the wilderness, using only the ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Oar, Eustace Conway, D.B. Sweeney, Marty Meierotto

Votes: 1,317

11. Edge of Alaska (2014–2017)

41 min | Reality-TV

Hidden deep in the wilderness of eastern Alaska is the toughest town in America: McCarthy. Once considered to be the state's very own "Sin City," McCarthy is now an isolated town - a refuge... See full summary »

Stars: John Beach, Neil Darish, Mark Wacht, Jenny Rosenbaum

Votes: 379

12. Homestead Rescue (2016– )

46 min | Reality-TV

City slickers get schooled by awesome hosts on their last chance to succeed off grid & survive off the land... among us wildlife predators & natural disasters

Stars: Marty Raney, Matt Raney, Misty Raney, Jerald A. Hanson

Votes: 279

13. Port Protection (2015– )

TV-14 | Reality-TV

Port Protection is home to the few who have left behind normal society and chosen a different life in a remote Alaskan community, where survival of the individuals and community cannot ... See full summary »

Stars: Gary Muehlberger, Timothy 'Curly' Leach, Sam Carlson, Jeffrey Johnson

Votes: 295

14. Naked and Afraid (2013– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Adventure, Reality-TV

Reality show where two strangers (typically 1 male, 1female) try to survive in the wild for 21 days, naked.

Stars: Michael Brown, Amanda Kaye, E.J. Snyder, Laura Zerra

Votes: 3,316

15. Marooned with Ed Stafford (2014– )

Adventure

Ed Stafford pushes his survival limits as he tries to survive in some of the worlds' toughest environments without even essential equipment and only a camera by his side.

Star: Ed Stafford

Votes: 390

16. Naked Castaway (2013– )

Documentary

Former British Army Captain Ed Stafford was the first person ever to walk the length of the Amazon River, but surviving completely alone on a desert island is his biggest adventure yet. Can... See full summary »

Star: Ed Stafford

Votes: 272

17. Primal Survivor (2016– )

Documentary

Primal Survivor tracks wilderness guide and survival instructor Hazen Audel as he tackles some of mankind's most rigorous journeys, relying on skills learned from native inhabitants.After ... See full summary »

Star: Hazen Audel

Votes: 241

18. Ultimate Survival Alaska (2013– )

Reality-TV

They are some of the toughest, most extreme survivalists from across the nation. In the second season of Ultimate Survival Alaska, four teams - woodsmen, mountaineers, military veterans, ... See full summary »

Stars: Tyler Johnson, Grady Powell, Sean Burch, Marty Raney

Votes: 465

19. The Last Alaskans (2015– )

41 min | Reality-TV

An eight-part special event that documents the lives of some of the most isolated people in America - the last of their kind - as they struggle and thrive in Alaska's untouched wilderness ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Harte, Edna Korth, Heimo Korth, Ray Lewis

Votes: 827

20. World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji (2020– )

TV-14 | Adventure, Reality-TV, Sport

The ultimate team survival competition pits contestants in a series of grueling activities in a race around the globe.

Stars: Bear Grylls, Nathan Fa'avae, Tashi Malik, Adrian Crane

Votes: 1,177

22. Building Off the Grid (2014– )

TV-G | 45 min | Documentary

Adventurers and their teams battle Mother Nature to build unique homes in remote areas. From Montana to the North Pole, from yurts to log cabins to Earthships, will they build in time to beat their deadlines?

Stars: Jake Rademacher, Ross Huguet, Collette Foley, Mick Foley

Votes: 88

23. Building Alaska (2012– )

30 min | Documentary

In the DIY Network series Building Alaska, viewers follow a cast of characters who set out to construct incredible cabins in rugged and remote areas in the Alaskan wilderness.

Stars: Dan Sheedy, Steve Box, Adam Tschappat, Mike Williams

Votes: 82

24. Maine Cabin Masters (2016– )

Reality-TV

Contractor Chase Morrill, his sister Ashley, Ashley's husband Ryan Eldridge , and team members Matthew Dix and Jared Baker breathe new life into their clients' cabins across the Great State of Maine.

Stars: Chase Morrill, Ashley Morrill, Ryan Eldridge, Matthew Dix

Votes: 140

25. Barnwood Builders (2013– )

TV-G | Documentary

This charming group of West Virginia craftsmen honor their ancestors as they reclaim and restore some of America's oldest and most beautiful barns and cabins.

Stars: Mark Bowe, Johnny Jett, Sherman Thompson, Tim Rose

Votes: 212

26. Moonshiners (2011– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Reality-TV

Follows a diverse group of people living in Appalachia who carry on a 200-year-old tradition passed down from their forefathers, making moonshine.

Stars: Jeremy Schwartz, Josh Owens, Tim Smith, Mark Ramsey

Votes: 1,283

27. Hillbilly Blood (2013– )

Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The boys use their Hillbilly smarts to search for a lost creek filled with gold and create their own dredger to retrieve the treasure. They also use their hillbilly engineering skills to ... See full summary »

Stars: Eugene Runkis, Spencer Two Dogs Bolejack, Steven 'Trainset' Curtis, Herbert 'Cowboy' Coward

Votes: 113

28. Buying Alaska (2012– )

30 min | Reality-TV

Buying Alaska proves that forgoing basic amenities is a reasonable tradeoff when it comes to breathtaking views and stunning wild surroundings that you can't find anywhere in the lower 48 ... See full summary »

Stars: David Scott, Philip Alderfer, Patti Coleman, Duane Mathes

Votes: 174

29. Running Wild with Bear Grylls (2014– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Reality-TV

Bear Grylls, British adventurer, takes A-list celebrities on wild outdoor adventures, pushing them beyond their comfort zone.

Stars: Bear Grylls, Channing Tatum, Tom Arnold, Zac Efron

Votes: 2,296

30. Dirty Jobs (2005–2012)

TV-14 | 60 min | Reality-TV

Follows the exploits Mike Rowe as he performs various dirty and dangerous jobs around the USA.

Stars: Mike Rowe, David M. Barsky, Doug Glover, Troy Paff

Votes: 8,241

31. Megastructures (2004– )

G | 47 min | Documentary

This documentary series focuses on extreme construction projects -- be they the biggest, tallest, longest or deepest in the world -- and the machines used to create extraordinary structures.

Stars: Jonathan Hart, Tom Goodman-Hill, Greg Stebner, Jay Simon

Votes: 924

32. River Monsters (2009–2017)

42 min | Documentary, Adventure, Mystery

Jeremy Wade searches the world for legendary and flesh-eating freshwater fish.

Stars: Jeremy Wade, David Buckmeier, Vic Hislop, Mark Spitzer

Votes: 4,569

33. Man, Woman, Wild (2010– )

Adventure, Reality-TV

Pierce and Ruth travel to different places on earth to show how to survive in harsh conditions.

Stars: Mykel Hawke Pierce, Ruth England

Votes: 1,081



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