Survival Survival Skills

Discovery Channel’s Dual Survival

This Friday, June 11th, a new survival show premiers on the Discovery Channel. Dual Survival, a 10-part series, shows that even experts can disagree on what's best in a survival situation. photo courtesy of Discovery Channel
Most experts agree on the basics of survival: find shelter, find water, find food, stay as safe as possible, seek out help or some form of rescue. However, there's often significant debate about the other aspects. Experts disagree on how to prioritize and handle certain specific situations and landscapes. Dual Survival explores that concept in-depth. photo courtesy of Discovery Channel
The show follows two survival experts – military-trained Dave Canterbury and naturalist Cody Lundin – as they use their varying backgrounds and skill sets to survive different scenarios. photo courtesy of Discovery Channel
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Dave joined the U.S. Army at age 17 and became a Special Reaction Team (SRT) instructor and sniper. photo courtesy of Discovery Channel
He trained soldiers in the U.S., Central America and Korea in unarmed combat and close-quarter techniques. photo courtesy of Discovery Channel
After leaving the Army, Dave worked on a reptile farm and as a commercial fisherman and diver in the Florida saltwater marshes. _
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Cody honed his skills living in the desert with very little tools, equipment or assistance. He also spent two years living in a brush shelter in the woods where he slept on pine needles and cooked over an open fire. photo courtesy of Discovery Channel
Today, Cody lives off the grid in a self-designed solar earth home in the wilderness of northern Arizona where he catches rain, composts waste and pays nothing for heating and cooling. photo courtesy of Discovery Channel
It may sound crazy to some outdoorsmen who wouldn't trade their hunting boots for the world, but Cody has actually been going barefoot for more than 20 years; it's part of his indigenous survival strategy. Seriously. photo courtesy of Discovery Channel
In Dual Survival, Dave and Cody are dropped into situations that could happen to any sportsmen. photo courtesy of Discovery Channel
Situations include being marooned while boating, lost while hiking, stranded while in the mountains. photo courtesy of Discovery Channel
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Equipped with minimal gear that would have been carried in the real-life situations, the two must draw upon their arsenal of skills to devise ways to use what they can find in their surroundings, as well as ordinary objects, and demonstrate what it takes to stay alive. photo courtesy of Discovery Channel
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The duo will use such items as a 35mm camera, a car battery and tires from a broken-down car to survive. photo courtesy of Discovery Channel
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Catch Dual Survival this Friday at 10pm ET/PT on the Discovery Channel! photo courtesy of Discovery Channel
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