The Best Survival TV Shows on Science
Finding a good Survival TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Survival TV shows of all time streaming on Science.
What it's about: 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.
Where to Watch: 22 episodes (30%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV). 52 episodes (70%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, fuboTV & Discovery+). 44 episodes (59%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Science). 55 episodes (74%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).
2. Hacking the Wild
What it's about: Follow Digital Survivalist Andy Quitmeyer as he travels to remote parts of the world and hacks his way back to civilization using a hybrid of time-tested outdoor survival skills and a backpack's worth of wires, laptops and tracking devices.
Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Discovery+). 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Science). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).