Joe and Cody are stranded on a volcano in Chili's Atacama Desert where the oxygen levels are low and food is scarce. The experts decide to split up as Joe climbs to a higher elevation in search of water while Cody stays behind to locate a place to shelter. The next day, tempers flare when Joe makes a decision that horrifies Cody but they need to put their differences aside to survive in these harsh conditions.
Joe and Cody portray game wardens who are lost in the South African bush where lions and elephants roam freely. The experts are excited to find giraffe bones for weapon-making but their mood quickly changes when they come across a poacher campsite. Later, the duo disagrees about their sleeping arrangements and they decide to separate for the night.
Cody uses his survival skills to rescue Joe from a deep mineshaft in Mexico's Chihuahuan Desert. Later, the experts realize that dehydration is a real concern so Joe checks for water in other mineshafts while Cody constructs a shelter to shade them from the harsh sun. Tensions simmer when Joe insists on utilizing a dead cow's hide but Cody thinks skinning it will expose them to illness.
Isolated in the jungle of an uninhabited Hawaiian island, Joe and Cody lock heads over priorities. Cody battles the dangers of dehydration searching for water and fire-making tools, while Joe gears up for mortal combat with aggressive feral boars.
Marooned on the banks of the mighty Amazon River, surrounded by the impenetrable jungle of Ecuador’s rainforest, Joe and Cody show how to stay alive on the world’s deadliest river, if they can keep from killing each other first.
Joe and Cody are stranded in the African plains of Zambia home to dangerous animals like hippos and elephants. The survivalists follow signs of wildlife to locate a water source where Cody digs out a drinking well. Later, Joe sets out to locate a fruit tree but instead runs into a huge Elephant hiding in the bushes.
Joe and Cody portray cavers in the mountains of Romania who are trapped in a maze of underground caves after being caught in a flash flood. Their headlamps are broken and they have only a piece of paper and a mylar blanket to help them survive. The experts attempt to fix a headlamp using only water, a knife and a rock. Later, they follow a group of bats in the hopes they will lead the survivalists out of the cave.
Marooned on a deserted island somewhere in Fiji, Joe and Cody face unpredictable and punishing tropical storms and brave shark-infested waters. With limited resources and up against enormous odds, they’ll show how to get back to civilization alive.
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 experts demonstrate how to survive in the densely wooded mountains of Northern California. Cody and Joe retrace the steps of a lost mountain biker whose bicycle is damaged after a crash. Joe gets to work on a lean-to style shelter while Cody tries out an unusual fire-making technique using a pump drill. Later, the duo comes upon a river that seems impassible until they find a method to cross but risk falling into the freezing water.