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Dual Survival Season 2 Episodes

posted: 07/23/12
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Dave heads out into the saw grass to gather up cattails, one of the most useful survival plants whose dead seed heads are an excellent source of fire tinder. In tropical climates, fire serves the extra purpose of helping to keep away swarms of insects pests and nocturnal predators.
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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.

None know this better than Cody Lundin and Dave Canterbury who take on some of the planet's most unforgiving terrain to demonstrate, in their own way, how the right skills and some creative thinking can keep you alive.

Together, with their drastically different backgrounds, the survivalists are dropped into a scenario that could happen to anyone: marooned boaters, lost hikers, stranded mountain climbers. Equipped with minimal gear that would have been carried in the real-life situations, Canterbury and Lundin must draw upon their arsenal of skills to devise extraordinary ways to use what they can find in their surroundings, as well as ordinary objects, and demonstrate what it takes to stay alive.

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Premiere: April 22, 2011

Cody and Dave show how lost hunters can survive in the harsh conditions of Tierra Del Fuego, just 500 miles from Antarctica. To demonstrate how to survive an extreme injury, Dave self-inflicts a laceration and uses black powder to cauterize the wound. Then, the pair have to cross a frigid bog to reach the coast, facing the hazards of hypothermia and the threat of being swallowed whole by the sucking waters.

Videos: Slash and Burn

Premiere: April 29, 2011

Armed with what's left of an avalanche victim's gear, Cody and Dave show how to survive in the Wyoming's harsh Rocky Mountains. Facing sub-zero temperatures, they make their way down a jagged ice waterfall, build a snow cave and try to salvage a dead elk carcass. Along the descent, they must work together to get through waist-deep snow and rig their parachute cord to get down to the tree line where there's a chance of making a fire.

Videos: Buried Alive

Premiere: May 6, 2011

Cody and Dave head into the Everglades to take on the role of air boaters stuck in a sawgrass prairie marsh under the blazing Florida sun. They must seek shelter in a nearby swamp where water moccasin, python and alligators lay in wait. They soon find that even with over 4,000 square miles of cypress swamp the biggest challenge is to make enough drinking water to fend off dehydration.

Videos: Stuck in the Muck

Premiere: May 13, 2011

Cody and Dave show how to survive the rugged jungle in Thailand using only the gear an ill-equipped ecotourist might carry for a day trek: a Thai jungle knife, steel wool, a sharpening stone, a damaged cell phone and a bag of tobacco. As the pair struggles through the dense jungle they must face off with killer temperatures, unexplored caves and a field of leeches.

Videos: Bitten

Premiere: May 20, 2011

Cody and Dave take on the scenario of two ranchers, stranded on the Northern Great Plains in Montana during the dead of winter. Their only survival supplies are the charred remains of a burned-down shack: an axe head, a bison hide, a glass jar, a metal tin and a steel striker.

Videos: Frozen Plains

Premiere: May 24, 2011

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.

Videos: Out of Africa

Premiere: May 27, 2011

Cody and Dave take on the role of biologists lost in the wet cloud forests of Panama 7,000 feet above sea level with only a poncho, specimen jar and a broken lighter to aid in their quest for civilization.

Videos: Out of the Clouds

Premiere: June 3, 2011

Our intrepid duo take on the survival scenario of two castaways adrift at sea and show how to survive being stranded on a deserted jungle island in the South Pacific. This time, even Dave goes barefoot.

Videos: Adrift

Premiere: June 10, 2011

From the barren salt flats to the vast desert woodland, Dave and Cody battle the elements in the sun scorched desert of Baja, Mexico. With few supplies, they each demonstrate how to make use of an unlikely resource - urine.

Videos: Eating Dust

Premiere: June 17, 2011

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.

Videos: Hippo Island

Premiere: June 24, 2011

In densely wooded Appalachian highlands, Cody and Dave take on the role of two kayakers who are dumped into a frigid river just before sundown. And to make matters worse, they're separated from each other by two miles of raging river.

Videos: Up The River

Premiere: July 1, 2011

In the isolated woods of Northern Maine, Cody and Dave take on the role of two travelers, lost and out of gas on an abandoned logging road. Their only resource is a broken down truck which they pillage for all it's worth including a can of dog food.

Videos: Road To Nowhere

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