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A DiscoveryChannel show in the same vein as ''{{Survivorman}}'' and ''ManVsWild'', with the draw of offering two experts with very different backgrounds trying to live together while showcasing their individual talents and methods for survival. Yes, it is in fact ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'' [[XmeetsY meets]] ''ManVsWild''. One, Cody Lundin, is a hardcore naturalist who has worn neither shoes, long pants or underwear in the past 22+ years and attempts to live in harmony with nature as much as humanly possible. His partner for the first two seasons, Dave Canterbury, is an army veteran and professional hunter, along with being every gruff southern stereotype that has ever existed. His new partner Joe Teti has has a special operations background. Seems as if it might set up a similar DuelingShows example with ''{{Man Woman Wild}}'' as ''{{Survivorman}}'' has with ''ManVsWild'', only with two competent and experienced men rather than one experienced competent man and his [[UnfortunateImplications shrieking, nagging bag of a wife]].

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!!This series provides examples of:

* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: In one episode, Cody and Dave come upon a pair of large snakes mating. Cody is against eating them because it would disrupt the natural order. Dave agrees to leave them alone because he likes snakes and because they're not hurting for food, but notes that in a real survival situation they wouldn't be allowed to indulge such kindness.
** Sometimes they'll go the other way and more openly acknowledge that they're in a contrived situation to demonstrate survival techniques than, say, ''ManVsWild'' does. This includes one time where Cody helps Dave heal an open wound even though Dave hadn't been injured. How do they create an open wound? Dave ''[[BadAss gashes his own arm with his knife]].''
* BadAss: Both of the guys, in different ways. Dave, of course, being a professional hunter, sniper and general roughneck, while Cody plays it more quietly badass, being a soft-spoken hippie who uses cutesy language and looks like he could rip your head off without thinking twice.
** [[BewareTheNiceOnes Cody has also shown that he can be a more than competent hunter when he chooses to be.]]
** Any time that Cody [[ShirtlessScene goes without his shirt]], we see that he has the physique that would be envied by any football player.
** See Acceptable Breaks From Reality example above. Even Cody's left in amazement at the bowling balls Dave has stuffed in his crotch.
** And the wound itself is healed by ''setting it on fire with black gunpowder.''
*** And to make it arguably MORE badass is that the first time, it didn't work properly. So he did it AGAIN.
* DesertedIsland: One of the many settings of the show.
* DitzyGenius: Cody both embodies this and subverts it. You may roll your eyes when he talks about how walking barefoot brings him closer to the earth, ''but he knows exactly what he's doing''. Like when he blows Dave away by making a 70 degree shelter in the middle of a snowy night. As Dave puts it, "He might be a bush hippie, but he ain't no dummy.".
** Lampshaded in an advertisement for the show, which outright says "Always listen to the hippy."
* DoesNotLikeShoes: As noted above, Cody goes barefoot throughout the series, unless doing so would be monumentally stupid (in snowy environs, he wears thermal socks, and in one episode he fashioned a set of sandals to walk across sharp volcanic rocks without cutting his feet to ribbons).
* DuelingShows: May become this with ''{{Man Woman Wild}} ''if the latter manages to catch on.
* GeniusBruiser: Cody can lecture you on how mitochondria work, can build self-heating shelters and explain the physics of how radiation works, and looks like he could rip your head off without thinking twice.
* HealItWithFire: See the BadAss example above.
* ItTastesLikeFeet: Dave's reaction to literally everything Cody tries to feed him, usually after Cody has gone to great lengths to subtly describe the meal as something unbelievably gourmet.
** Occasionally Cody himself admits that some of the more au naturale things he scrounges up do taste particularly awful.
* MacGyvering: After being left an abandoned, broken-down VW in the middle of a Peruvian desert, Dave refers to it as "a supermarket" and proceeds to make an arsenal of nifty items from it, including a slingshot. This is one of the running themes of the show, with the guys being left odd items that any hiker or traveler might have if lost in the woods (usually a knife, a flashlight or, on one occasion, a condom).
** That episode had a few other examples as well, like Cody making a pair of sandals from a tire tread (even [[DoesNotLikeShoes he]] isn't willing to walk over sharp volcanic rock barefoot), lighting a fire with a parabolic mirror from a headlight, and making a water filter with a plastic water bottle, a wad of felt, and sand and rocks.
* OddCouple: Pretty much the set-up of the show.
* RealMenEatMeat: It's not that Dave won't eat anything else -- he will, he can't afford not to. However, he still generally prefers meat over anything else edible that Cody can scrounge.
* RecklessSidekick: Dave to a T. Cody's hope that Dave's unwise choice to go out and check traps at midnight in the dead middle of winter wouldn't be a repeat occurrence hasn't materialized. Since then, Dave has wrestled an alligator, hunted a rattlesnake, and stirred up a nest of wild bees to get honey. Cody has not been pleased with any of these activities, especially not the gator wrestling.
** In Season 3, Joe Teti has become the new RecklessSidekick, replacing Dave.
* RecycledInSpace: It's ''ManVsWild'' [-WITH TWO MEN-]!
* RedOniBlueOni: {{Downplayed}}, with Dave's Red Oni to Cody's Blue Oni.
* ThinkUnsexyThoughts: Used for a joke in one episode. The guys start off on a raft, and Cody is seasick. Dave asks how he's dealing with it, and one of Cody's responses is "I'm thinking about baseball. I've heard that helps."
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