According to an article posted on May 29th, 2015 at TMZ.com, the Discovery Channel has canceled 'Dual Survival,' one of its most popular survival shows.
The article, titled "Dual Survival' Star Joe Teti Attacks Dog Over Cat-astrophe," details an incident in which co-star Joe Teti either injured or killed a dog during filming of the final episode to prevent it from killing a stray cat.
According to an unnamed source, whom TMZ says is connected with the show's production, "The show had already been cancelled, and we're told the dog incident made people at Discovery feel even more comfortable about their decision to pull the plug."
There has been no official announcement about the show's demise from Discovery, so it's possible all of this could just be tabloid gossip. Rocky Mountain Bushcraft has sent an email to the Discovery Channel asking for an official statement, so stay tuned for updates, which we will post here.
July 13th, 2015 UPDATE- Rocky Mountain Bushcraft received an email direct from Discovery Communications today confirming that Dual Survival has indeed been canceled. For fans of the show, this is very sad news obviously.
So what do you think? Should Discovery have continued the series, or was it time for Dual Survival to go? Leave a comment below
Jason Schwartz is the founder and senior editor of Rocky Mountain Bushcraft. He is a former Red Cross certified Wilderness & Remote First Aid Instructor, and has taught bushcraft and wilderness survival techniques to the Boy Scouts of America, interned with the US Forest Service, and studied wilderness survival, forestry and wildland firefighting at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville, Colorado. Jason has also written for magazines such as The New Pioneer and Backpacker, including writing the "Tinder Finder" portion of Backpacker's "Complete Guide to Fire," which won a 2015 National Magazine Award (NMA). Email him at rockymountainbushcraft @ hotmail.com (without spaces)