|Starring||Dave Canterbury (season 1-2)
Cody Lundin (season 1-4)
Joseph Teti (season 3-present)
Matt Graham (season 4-present)
|Narrated by||Paul Christie|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||43 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Charlie Corwin
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Original Media|
|Original channel||Discovery Channel|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Original run||June 11, 2010– present|
For the first two seasons the show featured the differing outdoor survival philosophies and skills of Cody Lundin, a naturalist and primitive-skills expert who runs the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Arizona and Dave Canterbury, a military-trained survival instructor who runs the Pathfinder Training School in Ohio. Beginning with the third season, Canterbury was replaced with Joseph "Joe" Teti and in season 4 Matt Graham replaced Lundin.
Dual Survival's first and second seasons originally aired in 2010 and 2011, respectively. A third season began production in 2012, and began airing on January 1, 2013. The show was renewed for a fourth season with a scheduled debut on April 23, 2014.
In Dual Survival's first two seasons, each episode features Lundin and Canterbury in a different survival situation: marooned on a deserted island, lost in a forbidding jungle, or stranded in an arid desert. They have to survive for a number of days with minimal gear. Along the way, Lundin and Canterbury demonstrate various survival skills such as using primitive methods to make fire and obtaining potable water.
Conflict often arose from differences between Lundin and Canterbury's individual survival philosophies and methods. Lundin, who does not wear shoes or long pants, sometimes slowed down the duo when navigating through particularly tough terrain.
In season 3, Joe Teti replaced Canterbury. Teti is a former Force Recon Marine and retired Army Special Forces. While in the Special Forces Teti served under Mykel Hawke who also went on to star in his own Discovery Channel survival show called Man, Woman, Wild.
In February 2014, prior to the start of season 4 Cody Lundin announced via Facebook that he was fired by Discovery Channel due to what he alleges were "differences over safety and health concerns". Early in season 4 Matt Graham replaced Cody Lundin as Teti's partner. Graham was previously on another Discovery Channel survival show called Dude, You’re Screwed.
|Season||Episodes||Cast||Originally aired||DVD release dates|
|Season premiere||Season finale||Network||Region 1|
|1||10||Cody Lundin||Dave Canterbury||June 11, 2010||August 20, 2010||Discovery Channel||August 23, 2011|
|2||12||Cody Lundin||Dave Canterbury||April 22, 2011||July 1, 2011||August 13, 2013|
|3||11||Cody Lundin||Joseph Teti||January 1, 2013||March 12, 2013||N/A|
|Joseph Teti||April 23, 2014||N/A|
- Survivorman, a similar series hosted by Les Stroud
- Surviving Urban Disasters, another series hosted by Stroud.
- Beyond Survival, another series hosted by Stroud that looks at the survival techniques of the last indigenous tribes.
- Man vs. Wild, a similarly themed Discovery Channel series hosted by Bear Grylls.
- Man, Woman, Wild, an American survival-themed series showing Mykel Hawke and his wife Ruth England surviving in the wild.
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