Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Rocky Mountain Bushcraft Exclusive: Discovery Channel responds to Cody Lundin being fired from Dual Survival- UPDATED

The recent firing of Cody Lundin from the Discovery Channel's highly popular "Dual Survival" show has come as a shock to fans of the reality-based survival series. According to a Facebook post written by Cody yesterday, he stated that he was fired for "differences over safety and health concerns on the show."

Rocky Mountain Bushcraft contacted the Discovery Channel about Cody's termination and received the following response:

"We are always striving to get a lot of different takes on survival on our air and we felt it was time for change. We had a good run with Cody and wish him well. -Discovery Channel"

We were also informed that Dual Survival will in fact be airing a new season this year. We should have a date and time posted soon, so keep checking back.

Feburary 20th, 2014 UPDATE- in a Facebook post written on February 18th, Joe Teti says that he is still on the show, and that Season 4 of Dual Survival will premiere in April. He also says that the "information you are getting about Cody was not supposed to be released in the fashion it was."

So, the plot thickens. It will be very interesting to see who appears on the new season with Teti, and if there's a change to the classic Dual Survival format (i.e. will it become more sensational and "Bear Gryllish"?). Either way, the loss of Cody Lundin is a huge blow to fans of the show. Not only did he bring something unique, he also brought a respected and established survival background which educated legions of viewers on appropriate survival techniques (Cody studied under Mors Kochanski, need I say more?).

We wish Cody the best of luck in his future endeavors, and hope that his talents will appear on TV again in the near future.

April 10th 2014 UPDATE- Dual Survival: Season 4 promo shows HUGE conflict between Cody Lundin and Joe Teti

May 6th 2014 UPDATE: Cody Lundin says he is dissapointed in the Discovery Channel, says Matt Graham from "Dude Your Screwed" is replacing him 

May 20th 2014 UPDATE: Discovery's latest promo video points to this Wednesday's episode as explaining the firing of Cody Lundin. In the video, Cody says "I lost my cool."

May 21st 2014 UPDATE: Former 'Man Woman Wild' star Mykel Hawke speaks out about the firing of Cody Lundin

May 22nd 2014 UPDATE: Cody Lundin says Discovery Channel defamed his character, says legal action is under way

June 11th 2014 UPDATE- Cody Lundin accuses Discovery of doctoring footage, criticizes Matt Graham

About the author

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 @ (without spaces)

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