If you are interested to anything related with outdoor survival, you might enjoy watching some of the best outdoor survival television shows.

These TV shows are popular for streaming episodes of expert survivalists battling and gearing up to the forces of nature as well as trying to survive with just using maximum resourcefulness and minimum resources.

Below are some of the wilderness survival shows you can watch:

Dual Survival

It airs on Discovery Channel and features 2 survival experts who were thrown into survival scenarios and challenging environments. 2015 saw Joseph Teti and Matt Graham using some survival methods and philosophies to navigate such scenarios. 2016 is the 7th season of the show and starred Grady Powell and Bill McConnell as the survivalists.

Running Wild with Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls went survival with Barack Obama

Bear Grylls is known as the master of wilderness survival and in this TV show, he takes various celebrities along on his adventures each episode. Some of the famous celebrities are Kate Winslet, Michelle Rodriguez, Channing Tatum, Ben Stiller, and Zac Efron. The second season’s final episode features President Obama as the guest where he and Bear Grylls hike through Exit Glacier.


Photo Credit: History Channel

It is considered as the most competitive outdoor survival TV show. This features ten contestants that were dropped off in a remote area. Every contestant is placed in different isolated areas. They’re provided with limited cameras and equipment and they have an option to get out of the competition. The winner will be able to take home $500,000.

Dirty Rotten Survival

Photo Credit: National Geographic

It is an outdoor survival TV show in National Geographic Channel, which follows Dave Canterbury, the former star in Dual Survival, along with former military colonel and engineer Dick Strawbridge and Johnny Littlefield, a home-builder. They set one another location-specific outdoor activities that are to be accomplished with the use of the limited set of tools. This outdoor survival TV show features resourcefulness, ingenuity, and survival skills at their best and it’s a good watch for those who are survival nerds.


It is broadcast on Outdoor Life Network or OLN in Canada and internationally airs on Science Channel and Discovery Channel. It aired a total of seven seasons and four specials from year 2005 to 2015. The title of the show basically refers to the host of Survivorman, which is Les Stroud, a survival expert and Canadian filmmaker who uses knowledge and survival skills to survive alone for 10 days in remote areas where he brings with no or small amount of food, equipment or water. Based on the website of the show, every location was pre-planned and scouted extensively by Stroud along with his team who consulted with the natives of the area and survival specialists. The fact that the host isn’t accompanied by the production crew and performs filming himself is absolutely a focus of the show.

Ultimate Survival Alaska

Photo Credit: National Geographic

It is another good competitive outdoor survival TV show from National Geographic Channel, which consists of 4 teams of 3 survivalists that were dropped off in Alaska’s wilderness. They use minimal gear to compete in some races against some teams while navigating the predators and unpredictable weather of Alaskan wilderness.


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