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"Dual Survival" is a reality series on Discovery Channel about how to survive in the wild.

The series features two people with drastically different backgrounds and survival strategies who take on some of the planet's most unforgiving terrain, from Chile to Zambia, to demonstrate how the right skills and some creative thinking can keep you alive even in the most dangerous situations. This season the challenges are bigger, the environments are more extreme and the differences between the two men couldn't be greater.

Returning for season 4 is Cody Lundin, a 20 plus-year survival veteran who honed his skills living in the deserts and mountains with little modern tools, equipment or assistance. Lundin is a professional survival instructor and has been going barefoot for more than two decades, part of his indigenous survival strategy. New this season is Joseph Teti, a combat-tested special operations veteran and graduate of more than 30 formal schools related to special operations. His training in the art of staying alive has helped him survive countless classified missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Together they could be the most formidable survival team on the planet — if only they could agree on strategy.

In each episode, the duo is dropped into a survival scenario: a downed paraglider, lost hikers, stranded white water rafters. Equipped only with the minimal gear that would have been carried in the real-life situations, Lundin and Teti must draw upon their arsenal of skills as well as their surroundings to demonstrate what it takes to stay alive. How will they use a tin can and cotton bandana to make fire in the Hawaiian jungle? Or turn carpenter ants into sutures to treat an open wound on the side of a volcano in Nicaragua?

Season 4

This season, Lundin and Teti will tough it out in the endless mangroves of Sri Lanka, the blazing Arabian desert in Oman, the snow-capped Norwegian mountains and more. Equipped only with the minimal gear that would have been carried in the real-life situations, Lundin and Teti must draw upon their arsenal of skills as well as their surroundings to demonstrate what it takes to stay alive. Can they make it out of one of the thickest jungles in the world? Build a shelter among glaciers and winds blowing at 50 miles-per-hour? Or navigate a crocodile infested lake without a boat? The stakes are higher than ever before and as a twist of events unravels throughout the season, one member of "Dual Survival" will leave the show for good.

Season 5

In the season premiere episode, Teti and Graham explore the Greater Canyonlands of southern Utah one of the last untouched frontiers of the West which features some of the most inhospitable and desolate wilderness and terrain in all of North America. It stretches over three million acres and is home to one of the largest tracks of road less land in the continental U.S. Our survival duo face epic wilderness challenges ranging from canyons to high and remote deserts with repeating terrain, as well as potential threats from mountain lions, black widow spiders, scorpions and rattle snakes.

Season 8

Returning to the series from last season is former U.S. Army Green Beret Weapons Sergeant Grady Powell, who tends to adopt a strong-willed and impetuous approach in order to overcome any obstacle. Having served overseas in Iraq and North Africa, Grady's time in the army taught him that survival in any environment is less about skill and more about mindset; when in a survival situation, he refuses to accept defeat and pushes forward no matter what the price.

Grady is joined this season by new partner Josh James, an experienced outdoorsman from New Zealand's South Island. Josh earned his moniker "The Kiwi Bushman" through decades of working as a professional trapper, hunter and whitewater rafting guide in some of the most unspoiled wilderness environments on the planet. Years of living off the grid, hunting and fishing to provide for his family, have taught the Bushman to adopt a patient, balanced approach to survival that frequently clashes with his partner's more impulsive tactics.

Josh and Grady must draw on their unique skills and experiences to battle with some of the toughest wilderness environments on the planet, where everything that can go wrong does, and opposing mindsets present frequent — and often amusing — conflicts. Each honing his distinct survival skills, the pair devises extraordinary tools and strategies to demonstrate how to make it out alive.

Grady will then be joined by Air Force veteran Bo McGlone for a two-episode special — the first time in the show's history that two different branches of the military join forces. A former special operations combat airman, Bo comes from a long line of military men. After his discharge from the Air Force, Bo served as a military intelligence security contractor in Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa in some of the harshest possible conditions. In the frigid snow-capped peaks of Wyoming and in the sweltering slopes of Colombia, Army and Air Force must set aside generational differences and entrenched military rivalries in order to tackle some of the toughest terrains imaginable.

Also venturing into the wilderness this season are Discovery's "Naked and Afraid" champions EJ Snyder and Jeff Zausch, who will tackle harsh obstacles in Moab, the Gulf Coast and Brazil's Serro Do Mar mountain range.

"Dual Survival" is produced for Discovery Channel by Original Media, where Charlie Corwin is executive producer and Brian Nashel is executive producer and showrunner. For Discovery Channel, French Horwitz is the executive producer.

Roll cameras: Now eat the freshly killed wildebeest


Network: Discovery Channel
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: June 11, 2010
Seasons: 8
Production Company: Original Media

"Dual Survival" hosts Grady Powell and Bill McConnell 'Dual Survival' Challenges Next Generation of Survivalists — Premiering Wednesday, January 13, the new season of the Discovery Channel reality series features new co-hosts Grady Powell and Bill McConnell dropping into survival situations that anyone, anywhere in the world, could one day encounter. Read more...
"Dual Survival" hosts Matt Graham and Joe Teti 'Dual Survival' Sets Up Camp for Season 5 — Premiering Wednesday, January 21, the new season of the Discovery Channel series brings back Joe Teti and Matt Graham to battle the elements and each other. Read more...
Joe Teti and Cody Lundin in "Dual Survival" 'Dual Survival' Season 4 Brings Big Changes — Premiering Wednesday, April 23, the new season of the Discovery Channel reality series will feature tougher challenges and harsher environments. Read more...

bill says:
Does anyone know where to get the shirt with the (looks like a tribal figure) on it. I notice it was on the tshirt and the outer shirt. It could be name brand.
griz says:
Re "After the Storm": While picking up useful gear from the trash, our heros completely skipped the bicycle tire and rim sitting there. Uses: 1)Cut tube and tie off end. Fill with water from bottles to boil later. With the duct tape, could even use the top of a plastic bottle to have a cap & spout. 2) The spokes from the rim can be attached to a stick for hunting spikes (small creatures), used as a fire grill, as heavy wire etc. 3) the tire could have made a great sandle base for Cody to get across the limestone. And the list goes on...

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