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 1Amazon Prime | 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.
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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.