Survivorman is a Canadian-produced television program, broadcast in Canada on the Outdoor Life Network, and internationally on Discovery Channel and Science Channel. The show aired three seasons and 4 specials – 2004, 2007, 2008, and 2012.The title refers to the host of the show, Canadian filmmaker and survival expert Les Stroud, who used survival skills and knowledge to survive for up to ten days alone videotaping his adventures in remote locales where he brought with him little or no food, water, or equipment. According to the show's website, each location was scouted and pre-planned extensively by Stroud and his team who consulted with survival specialists and natives of each area. The fact that Stroud spent his time alone without a production crew is a major focus of the show.
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Season 1Prime Video | Science | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Apr 7, 2005
Canadian Boreal Forest Apr 7, 2005 The Boreal forest of Northern Canada is a vast tract of wilderness stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific. It is home to moose and beaver, crisscrossed by rivers and lakes and frost-free for only about three months of the year. Les intentionally tips his canoe in mid-stream and crawls from the icy waters onto shore where he does a quick inventory of his supplies. A handful of cashews and beef jerky, a solitary match, a multi-tool and 50 lbs of camera equipment to document the next seven days in the bush.
S01 E02Apr 14, 2005
Arizona Desert Apr 14, 2005 The Sonora Desert in the South-Western United States covers an area of approximately 120,000 square miles. It is an arid, seemingly barren environment with scorching daytime highs and freezing overnight lows. Riding a dirt bike out into the official middle of nowhere, Les simulates a break-down scenario. He empties out the contents of his pack - half a gallon of water, a snack bar and his multi-tool-7 more days!
S01 E03Apr 21, 2005
Costa Rica Apr 21, 2005 A Costa Rican getaway - as far removed from everyday living as you can imagine: lush rainforests and deserted tropical beaches. Marooned on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, Les "Survivorman" Stroud has only a few items to aid him for the next 7 days: swimming goggles, 3 ballpoint pens, a multi-tool and the clothing on his back. On top of the keeping hydrated in the intense humidity and relentless heat, Les must cope with deadly snakes, enormous spiders, land-crabs and scorpions.
S01 E04Apr 28, 2005
Georgian Swamp Apr 28, 2005 The swamplands of Georgia's Altamaha River Basin are all that one would expect of a Primordial bog: dank, menacing, swimming with slithering creepy-crawlies and, of course, alligator-infested. This is the welcoming environment Les Stroud will be immersed in for seven sweaty days and bone-chilling nights.
S01 E05May 5, 2005
Canadian Arctic May 5, 2005 Pond Inlet, on the Northern reaches of Baffin Island, provides one of the most challenging landscapes our planet has to offer. Over 700km north of the Arctic Circle, it sits amidst grinding, ever-shifting flows of sea-ice where polar-bears roam in search of meat. In this severe climate, Les has been equipped with a bare minimum of raw materials to aid him for the next 7 days - a hunk of uncooked seal-liver, some oil-rich blubber for heat, a seal-hook, three matches, and a knife.
S01 E06May 12, 2005
Mountain May 12, 2005 Les is airdropped onto a snow-covered peak in the Canadian Rockies courtesy of the Canadian Mountain Air Rescue Service. They'll come looking for him in seven days. Until then Les is entirely on his own, save for the grizzlies, cougars and wolves that also call this place home. To emulate a real-life survival scenario - in this case a heli-hiking expedition come to grief - Les has been provided with a few readily salvageable items, among them a broken camcorder and tripod. One man's trash is another man's treasure!
S01 E07May 19, 2005
Canyonlands May 19, 2005 The spectacular red landscapes of Utah's canyonlands are as beautiful as they are inhospitable. Like outlaws of old who were known to eat their own horses out of desperation in this forlorn place, Stroud will cannibalize the mountain-bike he has ridden into the middle of nowhere. As well as these scavenged bike parts to aid him, he also has a multi-tool, a magnesium flint-stick and an old energy-bar - that he has a use for other than eating.
Season 2Rent or Buy
S02 E01Aug 11, 2007
Kalahari Aug 11, 2007 Just when you think it can’t get any hotter, Les Stroud finds out it can. In this episode, Les dips his toes in the scorching red sands of the Kalahari Desert — one of the most extreme climates on Earth.
S02 E02Aug 18, 2007
Amazon Aug 18, 2007 The phrase “It’s a jungle out there” takes on a whole new meaning when Les Stroud pays a visit to one of the densest, deepest parts of the Amazon jungle. For seven days, Les “Survivorman” Stroud will test his mettle, his will and his ingenuity — everything he’s got — to survive in one of the most dangerous places on Earth.
S02 E03Aug 25, 2007
Labrador Aug 25, 2007 For this episode, Les Stroud goes to the dogs — literally. Our intrepid Survivorman relies on seven Inuit sled dogs (Labrador huskies) to pull his dog sled into the wilds of Labrador. He embarks on this dangerous journey at the tail end of winter, when the weather is the most unpredictable.
S02 E04Sep 1, 2007
African Plains Sep 1, 2007 The plains of South Africa conjure up images of beauty — and danger. In this episode, Les Stroud lands here for an arid adventure that would make even the most seasoned safari traveler sweat. And not just because of the heat.
S02 E05Sep 8, 2007
Alaska Sep 8, 2007 This time Survivorman decides to demonstrate survival by sea kayak in an ocean bay called Taroka Arm (literally "black bear") for good reason. At this time of year, the salmon are active and are one of the black bear's favorite foods. Black bear and grizzlies that live in this area are among the largest in the world and gorge themselves on the silver salmon during this period.
S02 E06Sep 15, 2007
South Pacific Sep 15, 2007 Les demonstrates survival in the Cook Islands using SCUBA gear, a ship wreck and found articles.
Season 3Prime Video | Science | Rent or Buy
S03 E01Nov 8, 2008
Sierra Nevada Nov 8, 2008 Les tries to survive in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. This time he has more than just his trusty harmonica and his multi tool, He also has some basic backpacking gear as well like a tent, a sleeping bag, and a flashlight. When he doesn’t show up at camp his team is forced to organise a Search and Rescue team to find him. Will they find him in time?
S03 E02Nov 15, 2008
Colorado Rockies Nov 15, 2008 "Survivorman" Les Stroud takes two horses into the Colorado Rockies and discovers the challenges of surviving for three.
S03 E03Nov 22, 2008
Arctic Tundra Nov 22, 2008 Stranded on northern Baffin Island, "Survivorman" Les Stroud learns harsh lessons in solo arctic survival in 24hour daylight.
S03 E04Dec 6, 2008
Temagami Hunting - Deep Woods Dec 6, 2008 Survivorman Les Stroud finds himself scrounging to feed two people after a hunting trip goes wrong.
S03 E05Dec 13, 2008
Australian Outback Dec 13, 2008 Les Stroud is stranded in the outback when his ultralight airplane runs out of fuel.
S03 E06Dec 20, 2008
Papua New Guinea Dec 20, 2008 Les Stroud must survive in the jungles of Papua New Guinea.
Season 4Prime Video | Science | Rent or Buy
S04 E01Jul 1, 2012
Norway Mountain - Part 1 Jul 1, 2012 Les Stroud strands himself in the Norwegian mountains to survive for ten days taking little food, no water or gear, and no safety or camera crew.
S04 E02Jul 8, 2012
Norway Mountain - Part 2 Jul 8, 2012 Les Stroud is stranded in the Norwegian mountains. Surviving for ten days, Les has no food supplies and little water. Alone and exhausted, Les tests the will to live like never before.
S04 E03Jul 15, 2012
Tiburón Island Coast – Part 1 Jul 15, 2012 Les Stroud is shipwrecked on the desert island of Tiburon. With limited food supplies and no fresh water, Les scavenges to survive on the desert shore.
S04 E04Jul 22, 2012
Tiburón Island Coast – Part 2 Jul 22, 2012 Les Stroud is shipwrecked on the desert island of Tiburon. Avoiding packs of wild coyotes, scorpions and rattlesnakes, he treks in-land in search of food, water and shelter.
S04 E05Sep 17, 2012
Survivorman's Top Ten Sep 17, 2012 With all the ground Les has covered, it's little wonder there's a dark side. Hope you weren't one of the people on that canoe trip; and it's hard to imagine what he'd do if he happened on a litterbug.
Season 5Prime Video | Hulu | Science | Rent or Buy
S05 E01Jan 2, 2014
Grenada Jungle Jan 2, 2014 Les must survive for 5 days in the jungle on the island of Grenada
S05 E02Jan 9, 2014
Frigate Island Jan 9, 2014 Les must survive for 5 days on Frigate Island in the Grenadines
S05 E03Jan 16, 2014
Tierra del Fuego Jan 16, 2014 Les Stroud travels to the Mitre Peninsula, a remote peninsula located on the easternmost tip of Isla Grande in the province of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
S05 E04Jan 30, 2014
Temagami Forest Jan 30, 2014 Les Stroud travels into the forests of Ontario's Temagami, and the oldest mountains in North America to survive for 5 days, with no food, no water, no shelter, and no crew.
S05 E05Mar 5, 2014
Survivorman and Son: Tofino Mar 5, 2014 Les Stroud and his teenaged son Logan find themselves stranded for 5 days off the coast of Vancouver Island during a kayaking trip with little supplies and no camera crew.
S05 E06May 9, 2014
Radium Springs May 9, 2014 In the second episode of this 2-part special, Les continues his survival in the remote area of Northern Alberta to get as close as he can, if that's possible, to the legend known as Sasquatch. But Les isn't easily swayed and needs 100% irrefutable proof.
Season 6Prime Video | Hulu | Science | Rent or Buy
S06 E01Apr 2, 2015
Survivorman Bigfoot: Legend of Klemtu Hill Apr 2, 2015 Les heads to a volcano in British Columbia, Canada to investigate reports of Bigfoot sightings.
S06 E02Apr 9, 2015
Survivorman Bigfoot: Where the Myth Began Apr 9, 2015 Les tracks Bigfoot in the ancient red cedar forests of northwest California. This Sasquatch hotspot is renowned for reports of Bigfoot, and the forest is crawling with black bears. Will Les brave its dangers and catch Sasquatch on camera?
S06 E03Apr 16, 2015
Survivorman Bigfoot: Mystery of Bigfoot Mountain Apr 16, 2015 Les explores the Rocky Mountains in Canada looking for proof of a Bigfoot in the area.
S06 E04Apr 23, 2015
Survivorman Bigfoot: Giants of the Forest Apr 23, 2015 Les brings infrared equipment to Alberta, Canada as he searches for a Sasquatch.
S06 E05Apr 30, 2015
Survivorman Bigfoot: Smoky Mountain Sasquatch Apr 30, 2015 Les treks through the Great Smoky Mountain range in Tennessee following reports of Bigfoot sightings near an area where black bears can also be found.
S06 E06May 7, 2015
Survivorman Bigfoot: Searching the Southwest May 7, 2015 Les follows a trail from Texas to Utah in his quest to catch Bigfoot on camera. Locals report encounters in haunted mountains and spooky canyons, and Les applies scientific methods and his survival skills to lure the legend out of hiding.
Season 7Prime Video | Hulu | Science | Rent or Buy
S07 E01Nov 8, 2015
Fan Challenge Nov 8, 2015 Les teaches winner of a fan submission contest, amateur filmmaker Joseph McConnell, about wilderness survival in the remote Ontario wilderness.
S07 E02Nov 15, 2015
Transylvania - Part 1 Nov 15, 2015 Les Stroud disappears into the thickly forested Transylvanian Alps to test the skills of Romania's top search and rescue team, and himself.
S07 E03Nov 22, 2015
Transylvania - Part 2 Nov 22, 2015 Les simulates a broken leg so that a Romanian search and rescue team will locate him in the Transylvania mountains.
S07 E04Nov 29, 2015
Oregon Nov 29, 2015 The story of a family that was lost in the forests of Oregon for six days.
S07 E05Dec 6, 2015
India: The Himalayan Foothills Dec 6, 2015 Les travels to Northern India in the foothills of the Himalayans to survive in an area with the world's reported densest tiger population.
S07 E06Dec 13, 2015
Tonga Dec 13, 2015 Les and his friend Bob Wilson are stranded on a deserted island in the archipelago of Tonga.
Season 8Rent or Buy
S08 E01Mar 6, 2014
Survivorman and Son : Ecuador Mar 6, 2014 Les and Logan go on a guided expedition into the Ecuadorian jungle.
S08 E02Mar 13, 2014
Survivorman and Son : Mongolia Mar 13, 2014 Les returns to Mongolia a year after surviving a near-fatal car crash with his son Logan, a recent cancer-survivor.
S08 E03Jun 20, 2016
Survivorman and Son: Ecuador Jun 20, 2016 Father and son embark on a photography expedition deep in the Ecuadorian jungle but when the tour guide doesn’t return, Les and Logan must put their wills of survival to the ultimate test… After being stranded in the Ecuadorian jungle, father-son team Les and Logan must confront the diversities and dangerous of one of the most dangerous rainforests. Les and Logan take on a photography expedition in the jungles of Ecuador; ecologically one of the most diverse and dangerous in the world. When the tour guide fails to return, Father and son team must put their survival skills and willpower to the ultimate test.
Season 101Prime Video | Science
S101 E01Sep 7, 2013
Fire Sep 7, 2013 Les offers an intimate look-back at the most challenging, difficult and rewarding moments in Survivorman history with this ultimate compilation, Survivorman: Secrets of Survival. In the fire episode, we walk through methods such as using a flashlight and fluff, steel wool and a battery, vine and a branch, chemicals and rhino dung, and the comical 'prison match' with his socks and an empty lighter. From hand-drills to Les's sweat soaked, relentless 11-hour first attempt at the fire bow, it takes so much more to get a simple fire going than meets the viewers' eye. The intense amount of research and preparation that goes into pulling off something as obscure as starting a fire with chocolate, sand and a pop can is revealed and explained by Stroud's trusted voice as the spectacle of survival unfolds.
S101 E02Sep 14, 2013
Shelter Sep 14, 2013 Did you know that geography has very little to do with survival, yet temperature is of the utmost importance? In this episode, Les Stroud packs 25 years of shelter-building knowledge into an incredible 45-minute crash course on survival shelters. Highlighting the most challenging, difficult and rewarding moments in Survivorman history, Les describes his top five favourite ways to stay out of the elements during a survival ordeal. He explains how to use birch bark and logs as building tools, how to make junk shelters, and how to identify safe places for refuge. There are always tough decisions to make during survival, and building shelters is one of the toughest. Les debunks the myths and misconceptions surrounding survival shelters in this ultimate survival compilation, Survivorman: Secrets of Survival.
S101 E03Sep 21, 2013
Water Sep 21, 2013 Water must be clean and free of parasites to drink, but boiling it in a plastic bottle? Filtering it through a few feet of mud? Purifying it from your own urine? In this ultimate survival compilation, Les Stroud reveals behind-the-scenes secrets as he counts down his top five methods for finding safe, clean drinking water in remote survival locations around the globe. Highlighting the most challenging, difficult and rewarding moments in Survivorman history, Les walks viewers through digging for water, collecting rainwater, drinking seawater, and the vital skill of staying hydrated in the winter bush. Les reveals the secrets of his own unique distillation processes, ingredients for survival tea, how to identify water vines, and proves the best way to get water in a survival situation is also the easiest way. There are thrilling secrets to surviving in the wilds and no one on the planet knows them better than Les Stroud.
S101 E04Sep 28, 2013
Food Sep 28, 2013 Grubs, ground worms, crickets, frogs, scorpions, snakes and more: Les Stroud has eaten it all. In this entertaining and informative look-back over the last ten-plus years filming Survivorman, Les Stroud reveals his top five favourite methods for securing food while surviving in the most remote locations on the planet. Showing viewers the great effort it takes to catch and eat food in the wild, Les reveals his secrets to building traps for small game, details how to build snare lines and fashions his own fishing tackle out of flotsam and junk found in the wild. Les reveals the secrets to safely eating wild edibles such as Northern Ontario's blue berries, fiddleheads and thistle, enjoys the Arctic's traditional meals of whale blubber, seal eyeballs and Arctic char, and even devours sago grubs with the Mentawai in Indonesia. This ultimate survival compilation recounts the most challenging, difficult and rewarding culinary moments in Survivorman history.
S101 E05Oct 12, 2013
MacGyverisms Oct 12, 2013 This show features Les's best tips and tricks – the methods that Les has created over his 25-year career of surviving in the wild that he calls simply "McGyverisms". This is the component of survival that makes what Les has to do fun. It's the ingenuity, the inspiration that fuels his will to live in dire survival situations. Some of his McGyverisms are ideas taken from existing earth skills, but most are those lucky strikes of genius that occur when, confronted with your own hunger, thirst or basic need for shelter, you do what you can with what you have. Mcgyverism is the act of turning one thing into something else, such as making a mousetrap out of a guitar or making an arrowhead spear out of a harmonica. He reveals his secrets to fishing with intimate behind-the-scenes details, discussing how to create a hook and line and fishing nets using junk; how to make your own survival kit, discusses military skills, boy scout methods, and primitive earth skills; Les reveals it all in this stunning compilation of his best McGyverisms in Survivorman's Secrets of Survival.
S101 E06Oct 19, 2013
Dangers Oct 19, 2013 Danger is inherent in any survival situation. It's how you handle it that determines success or failure. Les Stroud packs 25 years of survival knowledge into one 45- minute crash course in this fast-paced new compilation, Survivorman's Secrets of Survival. Counting down the top five dangers that he's encountered, Les provides intimate behind-the-scenes commentary revealing the secrets you need to survive. Les takes a look at what gets you into a survival situation to begin with, describes how quickly disorientation can derail the best navigator, discusses how to deal with injuries sustained in the field, how to cope with sleep deprivation, predators, vicious creepy crawlies and, of course, the weather. Nature, in the end, rules the day. And Les knows, hot or cold, every survival situation is always at the mercy of Mother Nature. "You sweat, you die" takes on a whole new meaning in this action packed compilation of survival dangers.