2016 will bring the seventh season of the show, and will star Bill McConnell and Grady Powell as the pair of survivalists. This National Geographic Channel show follows former Dual Survival star Dave Canterbury along with home-builder Johnny Little field and engineer and former military colonel Dick Straw bridge.
They are provided with limited equipment and cameras, and they have the option to tap out of the competition, leaving just one winner in the end with a prize of $500,000. They must use minimal gear to compete in several races against the other teams, all while navigating the unpredictable weather and predators of the Alaskan wilderness.
According to the show’s website, each location was scouted and pre-planned extensively by Shroud and his team who consulted with survival specialists and natives of each area. The series is filmed in northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, following the self-documented day-to-day lives of 10 individuals as they attempt to survive in the wilderness for as long as possible.
The participants are isolated from each other and all human contact, and the one who remains on the island the longest wins a grand prize of $500,000. Is a cable television reality series which originally aired on the Discovery Channel from July 2010 to January 2012. The show features former US Army Special Forces survival expert Make Hawks, and his television journalist wife, Ruth England, who have to survive for a half-week with limited supplies in wild and inhospitable locations around the world.
One way to very subtly introduce the topic of preparedness to your spouse, family members, or close friends is to watch some survival movies and TV shows together (without disclosing the real reason you’re doing it). As you start watching, you can occasionally point out or mention the kinds of natural disasters or events that could be relevant to your location.
It’s better if you use real events that occurred in your area for example, “remember when we had that little earthquake a couple of years ago?” or “this is a lot like when the power was out for a week after that big ice storm last winter”. Reminding your family of smaller events that have already occurred in your local area makes the connection for them between fiction and reality.
When it’s discovered that the government and wealthy elite predicted this event and have secretly been preparing to leave most of the world to die, a small group must fight for their right to a chance at survival. They find a strange Mad Max meets Narnia type world who is not exactly eager to help those who left them to die.
Based on 1954 novel, I Am Legend, Charlton Heston stars as an army doctor who battles mutant humanoids in an attempt to create an antidote serum for a plague that wiped out most of the human population. Would not recommend this one to watch with skeptical family and friends as at times the preppers in this show are made to seem paranoid and crazy.
The true to life tale of Aron Alston whose day trip into the National Park Canyons of Utah turns into a horrific test of bravery and endurance. Shows Richard Louis “Dick” Proneness, a survivalist and naturalist, who lived isolated at Twin Lakes, high up in the Alaskan mountains, from 1968 through 1999.
Renowned survivalist, Les Shroud, and partner Sue Jamison bid adieu to modern life. While there they attempt to live life as people did in 500 years ago by creating fire sans matches and using a stone axe to build a shelter.
Nine people are plucked from their comfortable modern lives and dropped into the wilderness of places like Alaska and the summit of Mount Roraima in Venezuela with very few supplies. Former Navy SEAL, Made Courtney, takes viewers through simulated catastrophic situations (Fire, Hurricane, Home Invasion, Mall Shooting, Nuclear Attack, Pandemic, etc) in an attempt to arm them with what they need to learn to survive the unthinkable.
Courtney provides helpful tips, hands on instruction, expert interviews, and debunking of myths and common misperceptions. This PBS documentary tells the heart wrenching story of how people survived almost a decade of dust storms, hunger, and disease brought about by drought.
A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left to die by his own hunting team (Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Coulter, Dominant Gleeson) A tale of survival that follows two mountain climbers and as they make a dangerous trek up the west face of Shula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.
This movie is a real life tale of the Bails brothers, who escaped into the forest following the murder of their parents at the hands of Nazi’s. The brothers team up with other to not only create a rebellion but to protect and care for over 1,000 civilian Jewish people in makeshift shelters throughout the woods.
When watching these weather related and geological event shows, even though some of them are extreme fictional situations, use them to talk about important safety issues, especially when chaos is all around you. Stress the importance of remaining calm and taking calculated actions, having situational awareness, and how to find resources that most people will overlook.
It’s also important to talk about how to handle making tough decisions about when you can help another person or family member and when doing so actually jeopardizes your own life. A couple on the verge of divorce must work together to refine a data driven advance tornado warning system.
This series demonstrates not only how quickly the world as we know it can change but also that sometimes the most perilous enemy you may fight while trying to rebuild society are other people hungry for power. In the dystopia world of Panel (post disaster North America), there are twelve districts and the elite Capitol city.
(Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reeds, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Daniel Guerra, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan This series starts off in a typical suburban/urban area where a virus of yet unknown origin is turning humans into zombies.
(Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Village, Alicia Debnam-Carey, Mercedes Mason, Lorenzo James Henri) Follow along on the adventures of this modern family who leaves behind the conveniences of the big city for a new life in the wilderness mountains.
Watching some movies or TV shows on the above list is one way to drive home what kinds of disasters can occur, how quickly chaos rears its head, how easily families can be separated, and just how dangerous other people can be. I actually find this really hard to do because there isn’t a lot on TV that interests me.
Not all of them are still on regular television, but between Netflix, android boxes, and the internet you should be able to stream these survival TV shows. My husband was watching it one evening and there were two totally opposite men stuck in extreme situations that were forced to work together in order to survive.
He usually films himself in a location where someone might end up stranded whether by an accident taking place or for any number of reasons really. Then they must meet a partner of the opposite sex that they didn’t know up until this point.
This is a man and his wife taking on difficult survival situations all across the globe. I wouldn’t want to be stranded with anyone else besides my husband, but at the same time, it would be pretty easy to get snippy when in those strenuous situations too.
Thanks to this show you can get some pointers on how to handle that type of survival situation with your spouse. He sends a group of modern men to an island with nothing but the clothes they are wearing and a few survival tools.
Whichever pair is left standing at the end of the season wins a $500,000 prize. You have a group of well-versed outdoors men that take turns kidnapping one guy in the mix.
Then they randomly drop the selected guy into a rough environment. So you could easily thumb through and see which locations interested you most, or you could watch the whole series.
It is based around a filmmaker, Ed Warble who has filmed really difficult voyages he has gone on. A group of rebels decides to invade Los Angeles.
Some people are going with those that invaded and some are fighting against them and paying a high price for doing so. But this story follows a couple who have to decide which side of the fence they are going to be on when it could determine if they ever see their son again, who they were separated from when the invasion happened.
Though they hold regular jobs and live in normal neighborhoods, they have a secret. They are actually prepping and stockpiling food and other resources, so they can survive doomsday.
Basically, they take top survivalist experts and give them 60 hours to complete each leg of the course. He travels the globe in an effort to survive and explore many locations.
Bear Grills take Hollywood by storm and definitely jerks them out of their comfort zone. Actually, he takes really famous actors and plunges them into survival situations.
Then they travel to some really remote locations in Africa to meet with indigenous tribes. They learn new survival skills from these tribes and even get to participate in tribal ceremonies.
This is a show based around a Navy SEAL, Made Courtney. He teaches survival skills that many viewers will need if they find themselves in an unimaginable situation.
So if you would like to stockpile some knowledge in the event you end up in a situation you never dreamed you would, then you’ll want to check this show out. I shared how Ray Mares has a television show based in Great Britain and how he tries to explore and survive in that area.
Well, this show is basically the same tale only Ray Mares is now in Canada. My husband and I watch this show every Sunday night, and I truly think Otto has a twin because my neighbor looks just like him.
2 groups of 10 takes on the New Zealand wilderness with Bear Grills as their guide. Ray Mares tries to take on different rugged areas around Great Britain.
This is a three-part documentary where Ray Mares actually goes to different locations and tracks predatory animals in their natural habitats. So as you can imagine this is a fascinating series with some tense points considering the type of animals that are being tracked.
Have you ever lived through something and thought, I really shouldn’t have survived that.” If so, then you can probably identify with this show. If you buy an item via links on this page, we may earn a commission.