Dave faces Dual Survival debacle head-on in YouTube video

Dave Canterbury has finally addressed the ongoing Dual Survival hosting controversy, facing his fans and asking for forgiveness in a new YouTube video.

Dave Canterbury has finally addressed the public turmoil swirling around his disappearance from the popular Discovery Channel series Dual Survival.

Many people have speculated as to whether or not Dave lied on his resume, i.e. did he embellish his experience? Discovery Channel has never formally addressed the issue, which has done nothing but fuel the fires of online chats and message boards. And, many fans have angrily expressed their disappointment in the one-time reality star, others indicating hurt feelings and sadness over the situation—at least, the situation as it has been rumored to be to this point.

“I did,” Dave says honestly in a YouTube video posted on January 3, 2013, regarding whether or not he embellished some points on his resume. “I didn’t do it to hurt anyone,” he explains, “I didn’t do it to make things difficult for anyone in my family. I actually did it to, number one, better my family,” he says, “and, number two, to be able to bring the skills that I teach to a mass audience.”

Upon applying to be a part of the show and sending the resume to the Discovery Channel, Dave says that he thought it wasn’t a big deal. “There was nothing sinister in my plan,” he explains. “I was naïve to television, naïve to the entertainment industry, naïve to the way things work, and I just thought, ‘no harm, no foul.’”

Yes Harm, Yes Foul

Dave says emphatically that, yes, “Absolutely,” he regrets the embellishment. But, he goes on to add that he is not perfect—none of us are—and that he has “tried to live past it and live through it as best I can. In my school of thought, you don’t go backwards, you only go forward.”

In going forward, Dave has drawn heavily on his Christian beliefs to see him through the darker days. “I have asked forgiveness from God, from Jesus, I have asked forgiveness from my family, and now I’m asking forgiveness from my subscribers and from my friends.”

Dave Emphasizes Real-Life Experience

Fans are now wondering just how much actual outdoors/survivalist experience Dave actually has, but he indicates that he has been working in harsh, outdoors situations, on and off, since he left the military in 1988. “The reason I started the Pathfinder School to begin with was to help pass on some of the things that I have learned, and to learn along the way with the people on YouTube. That is why my motto has always been, ‘Let’s learn together,’” indicating that he learns from his YouTube subscribers every day.

It is clear that Dave is learning from his mistakes regarding the Dual Survival debacle, and is, hopefully, taking what he has learned with him as he goes forward and is putting it all into practice. Closing the video, he states, “I will strive every day for the rest of my life to be a better man, a better Christian.” Additionally, he thanks God and again apologizes for any wrongdoings he has done, and for any hurts he has caused along the way during this more-than-trying time.

Will Fans Forgive?

Many fans have been harsh, but others have been understanding of Dave's situation. Perhaps we should all ask ourselves at least one question: Who among us HASN’T embellished a resume at some point? If not for a formal work resume, shined ourselves up to make a better impression for some other important aspect of our lives? Perhaps, if we really think about his words, we will be better able to understand and maybe even forgive.

Just a thought.

Dual Survival airs on Tuesday nights on the Discovery Channel at 9/8c.

UPDATED: Did Cody, Joe turn trust-building corner in Hawaii?

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Comments

Submitted by JS (not verified) on
It is a shame, but Dave's admission stems from Dave backing himself into a corner. Dave was fired by Discovery in September of 2011 for lying about numerous things, (proved by Dave's own 2008 bio). Dave said nothing. Lundin announced that there would be a season three in April of 2012 on FB. Dave responded (the same day) with a FB post that "he" had chosen to leave the show for family and business reasons, another lie. Lundin and Discovery announced the premiere of season three was january first. Dave makes his video two days later. Any honor for someone coming to the table about wrong doings should be reserved for those who come to the table before the lies are known for more than a year. Worse, Dave does not have 20 years of experience as he claimed in the post. His own 2008 bio stated that he worked full time in an auto factory, one year before getting a tv show. What a shame to come clean with some lies, only to reenforce others.

Submitted by Adam Rose (not verified) on
Wow!! The Hippocratic bull shit coming out peoples mouths. I have been blinded to just how cold this world really is and now I see the light! Dave Canterbury is a survival expert in my opinion and he proved it when he stood toe to toe with Cody "Bet he's regretting Dave being gone now" Lundin and replaced him with that psycho they have on their now. Way to go Discovery how can you just put all the blame on him when you should be the responsible party involved and run your own background check on both the stars of the show before filming two seasons. I wish Cody the best Discovery not so much!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Right on Bros. Who hasn .t puffed. The most real survival guy is Les from Canada. Didn t Mythbusters change or tone down their own intro. Dave aint a redneck. He s a good old boy.

Submitted by TheArkofGod (not verified) on
Les starves for 7 days and then gets rescued by the show....the guy wouldn't make it because he can't get food....the dude is garbage....

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Dave you put on a good show and I would watch you and Cody hitting the bush again. You guys put out good info. It beats going to the artic and jumping into the first river you see.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Let's see here now. The whole concept of the show was Dave and Cody taking the places of two people who were put into a situation where they needed to learn to survive using what nature has made available to them. So, one of these people is going barefoot to a place where there is snow? Where's the integrity in that? 1). No one with any intelligence would knowingly do that. 2). Now you are putting yourself and your partner in danger because of it. Dave had to constantly slow down or put himself in a dangerous situation to help Cody out because he was barefoot. I learned more about survival from Dave than I did from Cody on this show. This new guy has no personality and is too gun-ho about everything. Did you see the way he looked around after he killed the pig? What did he think he was? A lion who just made a kill and was looking around in case another lion was going to take his pig? What about the rattlesnake kill? Bring back Dave!!!

Submitted by Adam Rose (not verified) on
Does the new guy not remind you of Ben Stiller in the movie Tropical Thunder? LMAO

Submitted by JD (not verified) on
Just watched the new DS episode. Where did they find this new guy, Joe?? I swear he tried to sell me a used car a few months ago. It was unanimous, no one in the house could stand his whining, know-it-all comments, and that goofy look on his face. Cody seems to look a little bewildered with his comments and there does not appear to be any chemistry between the two. How 'bout giving Dave a second chance and bring him back? If not, Les Stroud will be the only "Survivor" show I'll be watching.

Submitted by LD (not verified) on
Actually the new guy reminds me of Mancow.. LOL Seriously though... Dave BS'd his way into something that would benefit his family. I've done it... you've done it... if you haven't yet I'm sure you're thinking of doing it... and it was NOT because he isn't qualified or expert in the subject matter. It was to get past the politics and "red tape" so he could get in the door and deliver his expertise. I have BS'd my way into a job knowing that I was more than capable of doing the job (and better than some snot nose fresh out of college wet behind the ears youngin) without the college degree... I knew I could give them more than their money's worth. This is exactly what Dave does... he's the best of the best with or without the fancy resume' ... He gave Discovery MORE than their money's worth... Drinking your own piss doesn't impress me Mancow... cut your arm open to simulate an injury and teach how to care for that wound, Now THAT is dedication and expertise. Give me Dave... or get the hell off my damn television with this new CRAP of a show. I don't want to pay for sub par programming... and this because of politics and red tape BS. If Dave were negligent somehow then fine... but if he delivered then discovery should support him. If anything, get rid of the hair braided barefoot hippy stuff.

Submitted by kela (not verified) on
Dave I would love to be stuck with u any where.... No matter what u r an epic survivalist and should be proud of what u have accomplished..... u not only proved u r a accomplished talented but such a gentleman.God bless u and thank u for those epic episodes.... Xo

Submitted by kela (not verified) on
PS. I much rather watch Dave then Cody.... Cody seems like a bitch... Always complaining ..thinks he knows everythin... When really Dave took the reins and helped Cody survive ... Where's the respect?

Submitted by MichealM (not verified) on
I say who cares because anyone who watched the show knows he was good at what he does. I liked him way more than the new guy and my only disappointment is in the discovery channel. If someone lies on their resume and then does a great job why not let them continue to do it.

Submitted by Rebecca (not verified) on
I am not sure WHAT he embellished, but his survival skills shown in the show were good ones. Even when they had to learn some new things one their own showed us not to give up, should we be in that certain situation. I like Joe Teti so far, but will miss Dave and Cody's interactions. I sit in my comfortable family room watching this show, hoping I never have to use ANY of these skills, but you never know. Thanks, Dave, for the knowledge you shared. Good luck and God bless!

Submitted by staffer (not verified) on
I've read the posts. I'm shocked that people seem to value honestly so little, especially in a profession where people can live or die, survival training. A sad statement . Both showed skills on the show, but the only people that would know competency in survival skills is another survival professional. I know several of these people and all can see that Dave is clearly a new comer to the field. There is nothing wrong with that, but why lie about it...again? Sadder still that people openly trust a person who has repeatedly lied for fame and money. The gene pool at work i guess.

Submitted by staffer2 (not verified) on
U have no idea what ur talking about..openly trust? U earn trust.by watching Dave I grew trust him in survival situation.. intergity is something that comes from within and Dave has proved that......and any true survivalist know that in order to survive u need integrity and intention. He's a true survivalist trying to do good for his family and I respect him more for doing so

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I have been involved in television production for over 25 years. I've been in front of the camera as on-air talent, behind the camera in production, acted as legal counsel for talent, and as a sponsor of a TV show. I can honestly say that there is very little honesty in the television business, especially reality TV. This show's producers took advantage of Dave's skills for two seasons and then they wanted to make a change. Yes, Dave fudged his resume to get the gig. But, I'll bet that had nothing to do with why they wanted him out.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
did you watch different shows than I did???? Did I miss something...What about the intergrity of Cody who never passes up a dig at his partner of two years. He is acting like a scorned woman.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I can' t believe you mention tv and trust in same paragraph dude. Discovery channel is the biggest frauds ever. They are the ones that got busted when big bad bear Grylls was camping in a hotel; they are the biggest fn liars on tv and they and you have the nerve to chastise Mr. Canterbury.....wtf. Dave is a pretty smart dude with a tone of knowledge in more skills than you will ever know. Just watch his YT vodeos he has been sharing for free since 2008 if you want to learn survival skills, hunting, trapping, archery, guns, fishing, shelters, throwing a tomahawk, sharpening knives and axes, making arrows and bows, blacksmithing....I could go on forever about Daves skills. What does the philosophical candy ass bush hippy know besides making a fire and spouting off gay poetry. I liked Dave on the show because he challenged Cody. In his side interviews he always refered to him as a bush hippy that needed to put frickin shoes on. Dave brought pigs, gators and snakes to the camp while Cody gathered plants an picked berries from an elephants ass....what a bitch. The show will suffer without Dave. However, good for Dave, he is back where he should be....back in the woods making yt videos of real survival skills.

Submitted by Smokin Joe (not verified) on
What kind of survival professional would knowingly put himself in danger by going barefoot in freezing cold and snow? Is that what you call competent? I suppose you never embellished anything on your resume either. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Not aware of any controversy re Dave's participation in Dual Survival, I was looking forward to new episodes. Seeing new partner Joe had me puzzled until now. My feelings on the matter are as follows: It doesn't really matter what was said in the resume. What matters is that Dave and Cody worked very well together and were respectful of each others abilities in various survival situations. While they did not always agree on some things, it seemed they always managed to work things out in a fairly congenial manner. No heavy arguing bouts, no talking over the other, and no raised voices. This was a very pleasant change from the usual "reality" shows, and was, overall, a "feel good" show. Dave's replacement is aggressive, overbearing and obviously feels he knows a lot more about everything than Cody, and the two do get into a head butting mode - more often than should be happening. Joe seems to have very little respect for Cody's field experience. This is very annoying, as is his personality. This interesting and entertaining (and educational) show does not need constant personal conflict, which is unpleasant and annoying. I feel that Dave and Cody were a fine combination, and would very much like to see them together again. From what I've seen so far of the new season, there is much to be desired - or deleted - to make it once again a really enjoyable viewing experience.To whom do I write to express these opinions - preferably a high mucky-muck who cares about the input of viewers of this show?

LOL ... never heard that one ... :) Cannot make you any guarantees, of course, but Discovery reps DO check out Huliq frequently, and I do know that some of them keep an eye on the comments ... so, there is a better-than-average chance your comment(s) will be read. Beyond that, the Discovery Channel Facebook pages (the main Discovery Channel page and the Dual Survival: Discovery Channel pages) are good places to post, as is Twitter (but, of course, gotta keep it short). Yes, they DO read that stuff. :)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Hi, Mechele - Many thanks for the info - will see what can be done. I appreciate your taking the time to send it. Best wishes, ET p.s. "high mucky-mucks" was inherited from my Dad, a military man... 'nuff said?

And, you're welcome; I appreciate your (and everyone) taking time to comment, as well; love to hear what people have to say ... lots of great ideas and points-of-view out there!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Besides the guy lit his arm on fire with black powder for crying out loud, that dedication! Bring Dave back!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Besides the guy lit his arm on fire with black powder for crying out loud, thats dedication! Bring Dave back!

Submitted by One Bear (not verified) on
give him his own show. I always thought Cody was unreal. Dave provided the stability and realism the show needed.

Submitted by Poker (not verified) on
It could be called "Canterbury Tales " !!! :)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
The article above well describes that Dave was a much better fit than Joe on Duel Survival. I watched the show last night and agree that the "new guy" is definitely aggressive, overbearing and annoying to watch. A "know it all kind of guy" who needs to listen first and learn from the experience that Cody has to offer. Joe will never make it and neither will Duel Survival!! Dave made a mistake, but very minor, when it comes to his REAL survival skills.

Submitted by TheArkofGod (not verified) on
I say get rid of Cody and put Dave in with Joe and let them bang heads...........or someone like Joe.........I am sick to death of Cody and his hippy bs....I watched the show because of Dave....I forgive him 1000% and want him to get a second chance

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
The article above well describes that Dave was a much better fit than Joe on Duel Survival. I watched the show last night and agree that the "new guy" is definitely aggressive, overbearing and annoying to watch. A "know it all kind of guy" who needs to listen first and learn from the experience that Cody has to offer. Joe will never make it and neither will Duel Survival!! Dave made a mistake, but very minor, when it comes to his REAL survival skills.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
The show is just not as good without Dave. This new guy is annoying as hell.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
The show is just not as good without Dave. This new guy is annoying as hell.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
The article above well describes that Dave was a much better fit than Joe on Duel Survival. I watched the show last night and agree that the "new guy" is definitely aggressive, overbearing and annoying to watch. A "know it all kind of guy" who needs to listen first and learn from the experience that Cody has to offer. Joe will never make it and neither will Duel Survival!! Dave made a mistake, but very minor, when it comes to his REAL survival skills.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
The article above well describes that Dave was a much better fit than Joe on Duel Survival. I watched the show last night and agree that the "new guy" is definitely aggressive, overbearing and annoying to watch. A "know it all kind of guy" who needs to listen first and learn from the experience that Cody has to offer. Joe will never make it and neither will Duel Survival!! Dave made a mistake, but very minor, when it comes to his REAL survival skills.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
The article above well describes that Dave was a much better fit than Joe on Duel Survival. I watched the show last night and agree that the "new guy" is definitely aggressive, overbearing and annoying to watch. A "know it all kind of guy" who needs to listen first and learn from the experience that Cody has to offer. Joe will never make it and neither will Duel Survival!! Dave made a mistake, but very minor, when it comes to his REAL survival skills.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
The article above well describes that Dave was a much better fit than Joe on Duel Survival. I watched the show last night and agree that the "new guy" is definitely aggressive, overbearing and annoying to watch. A "know it all kind of guy" who needs to listen first and learn from the experience that Cody has to offer. Joe will never make it and neither will Duel Survival!! Dave made a mistake, but very minor, when it comes to his REAL survival skills.

Submitted by geosmdavic (not verified) on
Dave you are an awesome guy who taught me a lot. You made me laugh when I needed it most. You and Cody both made an great team. When I watched you guys I learned something every week. I watch this new episode twice and I didnt see one tad bit of information that was helpful. I think Cody wanted to smack him around and I saw him show his butt when he " killed a pig" and I could not tell if he was acting or lying about acting either way he should have been fired on the spot if they are going to try to feed us that mess and tell us it's surviving ...Cody if you are reading this you are a man of honor, at least from what I've read about you I can tell you are. This show has helped me in ways you have no idea. You remind me a lot of my grandfather. He was a great man who went everywhere. The first time I watched the show it was like he was speaking to me through you. I know I got off the point there for a sec but Cody you need to get back to teaching us on dual survival .. Dave was a great teacher also . I learned a lot from Dave .. But this guy... Nothing ,he's not a teacher. ... Maybe you guys should do a show with someone who is not an expert (a diffent person each week) and you lead them back to rescue and you teach them along the way of real life things that happened to people and you can teach us how to get out of it.... That would be a cool show... I would love to be your first guest survivor!!!! Something to think about Cody...

Submitted by Paddy (not verified) on
1. It's a TV show. No one but the people making it will know what is real and what is edited for television. 2. The new guy was obviously chosen by the show because of his similarities to Dave's personality. 3. They've only aired the special and one episode. Give it a little time before you come down too harsh on the new guy. 4. The reason him lying is important is because, based on his reported background, people will take these survival tips as gospel. If your lawyer cheated on his bar exam, you would be suspect of his ability to defend you in court. 5. By Dave's admission, he lied because A. It would better his family (i.e. he would get paid a lot of money) and B. He would be able to pass on his knowledge to the world (i.e. he wouldn't have been hired otherwise). So, he is fine with doing anything for money, and he believes that he is more informed than people with better qualifications than his own.

Submitted by Ron I (not verified) on
Dave should have his own survival show called "The Common Man Survivor". Dave was great in Dual Survival and should have his own show. I would watch it instead of Cody and Joe any day.

There were some rumblings about a show for Dave on the Outdoor Channel for awhile, but then they quieted down; I don't know if there is anything official or current either way on something such as that.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
You will be very missed. While I watched the show, well lets just say I won't be watching the show now. I have NEVER liked Cody. He acts as a, know it all. And he clearly didn't. I watched the show cause of you Dave. And I think everyone at some point in their life has embellished their resume. And if they say no, well I won't believe them. I will sure miss seeing you on the tellie, But good luck in everything you do. An XXXXXXXX Dual Survial Fan.

Submitted by DannD (not verified) on
Just watched the first two episodes of season 3. Gotta say I was disappointed. Cody seemed uncomfortable with his new partner and I use the term partner loosely. Regarding Canterbury, Let me say as a 25+ year military veteran you are not going to find everything in a man's official record so I can give a pass on some things but I'm sure you are already aware of that. I was dismayed to find that so many of his claims were hogwash however and I too would have let him go. Your new guy strikes me as a show off, not sure how he got along with his team members if he acted like that around them. Most of the guys I served with were much more low key about themselves and boasting was a sure sign of a wannabe more than anything else. At this point I just don't like him, maybe it's the jitters being in front of a camera I don't know, I'll watch a couple more and hope for some growth. The pig killing scene was so Hollywood it was laughable, he pulls his knife and looks at it???? Really, taking your eyes off your opponent, target, whatever REALLY? And then after the kill? (was it really dead or just stunned you gotta be sure baby because the guy closest to you is most likely the one to kill you) he flips his head around like he looking for more bad guys to jump him, really REALLY? So ridiculous, if you are really surviving you would focus on that animal to be sure it is down and dead, dead, dead. If he had any experience with wild pigs he would know how dangerous they can be and how they can seem dead only to rise again and wreck havoc to anything nearby. Seriously that was bad, can't believe you put that in the can. Tell Cody if he has to bitch slap him that I've got his back.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Obviously - the POINT of the show is an "Odd Couple" - of REAL SERIOUS people --- obviously Dave fails since the channel went to GREAT pains to point out the new guy has been vetted - by all....

Submitted by RayP (not verified) on
I have to say that I agree 100% with what you said. I have never hunted pigs but I have hunted alot of different game and that is the number one rule you never take your eyes off what you are hunting until you know with out a doubt itis dead...That scene was so Bogus..

Submitted by DannD (not verified) on
Allrightythen, watched this weeks show (#3) Ranger Joe still acting like a SF wannabe rather than the real thing. What was that crap about being "done with this place" he hadn't done a bit a recon on the area as far as I could tell, he had no plan of action other than to BOOGEY OUTTA DERE at high speed and moving with a purpose....hooohah....really stupid. Cody was great when he brought up operational planning and thankfully Joe cooled his jets somewhat after that. Still not seeing what the producers must've seen. The diamond back slayer really needs to fine tune his game, obviously he has no experience as a herpatologist, I was better trained and equipped for rattlesnake catching as a teenager and yes I did it as a teen and without the drama or strange knife flourish of Ranger Joe, also my snakes were generally transported alive to a more remote location and released, but then I wasn't in survival mode.

Submitted by DannD (not verified) on
Allrightythen, watched this weeks show (#3) Ranger Joe still acting like a SF wannabe rather than the real thing. What was that crap about being "done with this place" he hadn't done a bit a recon on the area as far as I could tell, he had no plan of action other than to BOOGEY OUTTA DERE at high speed and moving with a purpose....hooohah....really stupid. Cody was great when he brought up operational planning and thankfully Joe cooled his jets somewhat after that. Still not seeing what the producers must've seen. The diamond back slayer really needs to fine tune his game, obviously he has no experience as a herpatologist, I was better trained and equipped for rattlesnake catching as a teenager and yes I did it as a teen and without the drama or strange knife flourish of Ranger Joe, also my snakes were generally transported alive to a more remote location and released, but then I wasn't in survival mode.

Submitted by van treat II (not verified) on
how good of a background check did they do on the new guy ? Because, he seems like a real jerk and does'nt seem to know near as much as dave. Dave hope you have good luck in what ever you do now. we will miss you !

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
All i can say that with the new guy the show doesnt seem to make it realistic for an average joe.. i mean come on.. lets repel!! I think dave and cody was more realistic for the average joe than cody and the new guy.. yes he was special forces and yatayata but hes harder to connect with. im sorry id rather have dave by my side than the new guy.. at least i know my average joe butt isnt going to be put in a situation that if i was with some other normal person i wasnt going to be dropped on my head...

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Very disappointed in the new season! Way too harsh. Watching the new guy kill stuff is like watching Ted Nugent run around killing with glee. What a turnoff. Miss Dave and the relationship between Cody and Dave. All this new guy wants to do is prove how tough he is. Feel like I'm back in high school.

Submitted by BostonSteve (not verified) on
Dave is like the conservative manly man providing solutions to problems and saving the day, while Cody is the liberal little bitch, always whining and complaining, never taking a risk and never having a real solution.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
So Discovery replaced Dave because he lied? I call b.s. There is no honesty in or integrity in 90% of Discovery's scripted and staged "reality" shows so it would be pretty hypocritical to let a guy go because he exaggerated on his resume when everything they produce is extremely exaggerated or just plain fake. If I were to guess I would say that Cody wanted to be the "man" (even though he acts like the woman) and Dave's resume was a convenient way of showing him the door.

Submitted by ken (not verified) on
I found the new show with joe upsetting to watch because joe is more of a trained killer ,moresoe bulling his way through nature in a destructive manner rather than respecting it at least dave was willing to compromise with cody and I think they did respect one another btw codys survival teqniqniques are superlative to the soldiers and joes skills are more appropriate for battle I was looking forward to the new guy but after watching I would rather watch cody and a hunter

Submitted by Fallnhorse (not verified) on
Just got done watching the new dual survival. Cody and Dave use to disagree but not be disagreeable. Joe and Cody show no respect for each other. If they were truly depending on each other to survive they would fail. I have learned nothing this season from this show, the old shows were informative. There is too much arguing and contempt, that this is not dual survival, it's 'Dual Circle Jerk". The chemistry is gone and mutual respect is gone. It's time to shut down the show. Elvis has left the building.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Boy was I wrong. I should have read all the facts before I open my big mouth. He did not puff. He lied several times and was apparently given a chance to retract. He is a jerk and so was I !

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Dave You are a survivalist you proved on YouTube. Hope to see you again.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I went to watch a repeat show of the new season and I kept looking at this other guy,and said that doesn't look like Dave where did Dave go?Then I heard his name being said Joe I'm thinking where in the hell did Dave go?So I look it up and just got done reading and I don't care what he said he is Damn Good at what he does or the show was having him Fake it the whole time it was on.Bring Dave Back I'm sorry I don't like the new guy,I will watch 1 more episode to give it chance.But if Dave wants to come back I think for his Fans as well as the show's if you want your ratings to stay on top you will bring Dave back.....

Submitted by Artco96 (not verified) on
Its just my thought here . My opinion so to speak, that what Dave Canterbury did was enlighten us with 2 great seasons of Dual Survival . Yes.. we can all throw stones and point fingers over his means to get a host job on his show.. but the bottom line is he showed us all he knows how to use his skills to survive and to use his ability to educate others survival techniques on one show after another . His survival skills in my mind were always as good as his Partner Cody Lundin’s . There were alot of shows where Dave's abilities shined . And there were shows where Cody proved to be better suited at what was being presented for a survival situation. Thats why It's known as dual survival . I don't and never will point a finger at Dave and say what he did to get on the show was wrong . I am human .. and have done my share of stupid things in the past too. But I've learned from those errors and mistakes .. and have worked harder to be a better man because of them . And I truly think Dave did what he did for his family . But has realized he used the wrong means to get there . And I believe he learned from those mistakes and is trying to be a better man because of them . I will miss seeing him on Dual Survivor . But you'll always be a survivor in my book Dave. No Matter what .

Submitted by Surfnet (not verified) on
New guy Joe STINKS! He has no Charisma, is obnoxious, and not very entertaining. He might be special forces but his TV persona is Special Ed. His personality stinks. I watched about five minutes of the new FUBAR show that I religiously tuned into and looked forward to and now can't stand it. So Dave embellished somewhat. BFD. Good luck with your ratings. This is one viewer that won't be watching anymore unless Dave comes back.. You had the perfect formula and then loused up the Mix with Jerky Turkey Joey Discovery.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Of course the show is artificial...never took it seriously. Entertainment. I liked the previous tandem better than what they have now. Now I just surf right past it...before I enjoyed the nature and the banter....now I can do without the wooden new guy.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Of course the show is artificial...never took it seriously. Entertainment. I liked the previous tandem better than what they have now. Now I just surf right past it...before I enjoyed the nature and the banter....now I can do without the wooden new guy.

Submitted by bg (not verified) on
I gave it a chance but will refuse to watch this new guy run around trying to prove himself by overacting and the way he is overly dramatic trying to kill an animal is ridiculous. Miss Dave.

Submitted by geosmdavic (not verified) on
He is not real.. When he ate the grub, it was fake.. The pig kill was fake.. Cause wild pig in snares go mad. Thanks god Cody shot him down about the whole I got shot in the leg thing in episode 2 ... It's about not getting hurt in the field you idiot.. Not who can take pain.. I laughed when Cody said he left his violen .. But in really this is not what I want to watch... I want to learn.. How to find water in the desert... How to make wicki ups.. That first shelter Cody made in season one episode one was way cool cause that stuff I have in my car.. So yes let's I would love for them to get back to teaching us how to make it.. Cause we are watching..but joe is not a techer..

Submitted by Larry (not verified) on
, Really hate to see Dave gone, ok so the guy told a little lie to make him self more appealing who hasn’t at some point in their lives. I used to love watching this show would even watch re-runs because it was better then anything else on TV. But Discovery has really screwed the pooch on this one, this new guy is horrible combative, annoying, know it all, self involved jerk, I have tried twice now to watch it and just can’t stomach the guy. Thanks Discovery for ruining a good show hope your share of viewers’ share plummets and sponsors run like the woods are on fire.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
To bad that he embellished his credentials! I loved Dave and Cody together. They had a true friendship and worked together in a realistic way. That what I loved about the show.. Dave will be successful in what ever he decides to do. I predict that the show will go under without Dave. He made the show. Seems like there's been a lot of TV personal that have done much worse then this and there still going on pretty strong. I know I wont be watching the show any more. Dave you will go far! Just you wait and see. You have more fans out there then you will ever know. Believe Dave, believe

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Once again, the Discovery Channel had a good thing & messed it up. After watching the Season 3 special & the first two episodes of Season 3 of Dual Survival, I now know what I guess I've always known. Dual Survival was a very good, informative & interesting show because of Dave Canterbury. Although Cody is knowledgeable & can at times be informative, he can also be a little on the boring side, something that Dave never was. People watched Dual Survival, for the most part, because of Dave. Although Cody did his part (or what he could do), it was almost always Dave's contribution that made their scenario a success. I'm sure that Joe Teti is also knowledgeable & I greatly appreciate his service to our country (& Dave's service also), but the show is about survival. Dave is an extremely knowledgeable survivalist with a military background. Joe is a highly trained military warrior with some survival training. I'm sorry, but I don't see this working out for the long term. Cody is a little too boring & Joe is a little too inexperienced as a survival specialist. I'll watch at least a couple more episodes, but the show would be much better with Dave on it. Cody has always come across in a way that he tends to talk down to the viewer. Like "listen to me, I know everything." I've only seen a little of Joe, but he's suggests that we should just do things like a special operator would do it. Unfortunately, very few of us are special operators. Dave always related to the viewer more closely & as an equal. He is definitely "the workin' man's survivalist". From what I've seen so far, my days are numbered as a Dual Survival fan. - To Dave, I would just like to say, Thank you for sharing your knowledge & for all the good you've done. This fan forgives you & hopes to see you on TV again soon.

Submitted by Archer (not verified) on
The main thing about this show that both my father and myself enjoyed was that it would show two different, but compatable methods of overcoming various survival situations that everyday normal people could draw from if they needed to. Both required SOME knowldge or skill in specific areas however. Cody's methods are more passive, minimalist, using as little effort and burning as few calories as possible to achieve a goal. He also displayed superior knowldge of building shelter, and in Dave's own words is 'The god of primative firestarting'. BUT, its very dangrous to eat any plant you find outdoors, or to use an herb you find in the ground if you dont know EXACTLY what it is. You cant just have an idea or basic grasp, you need to know EXACTLY what you are dealing with. Still, his skills in making a base camp/shelter/sleeping platform are very easy to follow and duplicate. Dave was the more assertive/agressive method taker, builder and designer. Yes he did have a seemingly basic need for 'four legged furry critters' but even then you need some basic knowldge of hunting and food preperation. You cant just cut an animal open and cook it to eat, you have to prepare it, clean it, etc. Dave showed how to find the edible meat from a number of easy to catch animals very common around the world. He also showed very simple, very basic, VERY effective techniques and 'tricks' a person can use to help survive. I mean really, before seeing this show, and Dave more specifically, I had no idea just how valuable shoelaces and paracord can be in an imergency situation, or how to make a functioning compass with only a sewing needle, piece of string and a piece of cloth (I believe they uses silk). Point is, they each showed techniques and skills that people with limited knowldge or experence could use to survive. Dave's wrangling of the gator not withstanding. Joe on the other hand, not so much. Since the pig killing seems to be everyones favorite topic to poke at I'll do the same. Show of hands. How many people here A. Carry a knife capable of doing that, and B. Actually have the guts to tackle and then kill an animal that size? With one or two notable exceptions, Dave showed how to capture/kill small, managable critters that at worst could give a nasty bite or scratch. Wild pigs on the other hand? They a *very* dangrous, and I wouldnt advise anyone to try killing one themselves. Lastly, as many others have pointed out, Dave and Cody disagreed often, but they still respected each other and they both would give at times to allow the other to have what they wanted...you know, compromise and cooperation. Joe however, just doesnt seem to be that good at working with others. I'm actually very surprised to hear everything they embelish about his military background because I have seen little evidence of its core. Yes he knows how to kill things, but isnt one of the main focus points of working in a military unit being able to work with others as a team? I see no teamwork here. Yes, Joe is trying to fill in a massive pair of empty boots, and is probably both trying to do so while finding his own place in the series. But that excuse doesnt cover outright ignoring or disrespecting another persons advice/skills.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Dave was fired from "Dual Survivor" for embellishing his resume (okay, let's be honest, who hasn't done that to some extent, even just a little). In a statement, Cody said "The goal of the survival instructor is to keep people alive. To accomplish this goal, honesty, integrity, trust and competence must come first. These core valves cannot be compromised or people's lives are needlessly put at risk. In a profession where human lives are at stake, dishonesty about ones background and experience is an inexcusable breach of trust." First of all Cody, tell us one instance where Dave did any of that during the show. His goal was to keep you and himself alive and show us how to do it. This he did, using those core values you stated. It was obvious to us, the viewer, that there definitely was trust between you two. However Cody, you are guilty of breaking those same core values while doing the show. You needlessly put yourself and Dave's lives at risk by wearing shorts and going barefoot in situations where no competent person would do so, like in below zero temperatures and snow. You would have us believe that in your scenario's, one of the lost hikers or stranded mountain climbers was doing so wearing shorts and going barefoot. Really? Dave may have broke those core values to get the job and only hurt himself and maybe you. This went on behind the scenes, I didn't know and didn't care. He never broke those core values to us. You however, broke those core values to us by needlessly putting your lives at risk and being incompetent (shorts and barefoot). If you truly hold the responsibility of being a survival skills instructor as sacred (as you have said), then you need to take a look at yourself and what you have done to us, the viewer. Dave was down to earth, a person whom most of us could relate to. He may have had some military training, but he didn't come off as so, unlike Joe, who is all military. Not many viewers can relate to him because of his style. If I had a choice whom I would want to be stranded with, it would be Dave. He was a teacher who took the time to explain what he was doing and why. Not so with GI Joe. I love the show, but am afraid you will lose this viewer unless changes (i.e. bringing back Dave) are made.

You have a great point; it is hard to imagine that someone in a "real life" scenario would be wearing shorts and no shoes in a snowstorm.

Submitted by jason wroten (not verified) on
Ok I watched dual survival almost religiously and this is what I took from both Cody and Dave. First off both would do very well to stab alive in a survival situation. I think both together would definitely survive until rescued. Both Cody and Dave had good survival techniques and applied them on the show for all of us to learn from. Second Dave no matter where he learned those skills learned them and shared them with us to better us it did him no good because Dave would survive whether he shared them with us or not if he was with cody. Third Cody knows ancient skills applied to his everyday life. Dave knew more modern day/ military techniques and applied them at least to us on the show. Now I believe that that was the intention of this show was to show us survival skills that have been here since our ancestors were here and to show us some skills that were tweeked from those ancient skills and some that had almost been completely forgotten period. Besides all that if you were suddenly to find yourself in a real survival situation, and I don't mean a weekend camping trip I mean a real survival situation, you better know some skills to help you survive or your NOT gonna make it. Now Cody I saw made fire. Made fire. He didn't have a lighter or a Flint n steel he made fire. Almost every episode he made fire with what he found while Dave went off and hunted. Dave's a good hunter but on the island he tried for over an hour to make fire with a bamboo friction technique. Cody came and did it in less that 30 mins. People making fire like that is difficult and has to be learned. Go try it see how long it takes you. They do not teach you that in the military. So Dave we understand ok. Cody has lived this in his everyday life or he would not be able to do it. Dave he's a good hunter but dude if you have no fire your eating it raw. If you don't have a way to make fire in a survival situation and you can't make fire you don't eat and you freeze. I saw Cody find water when if it was left up to Dave they would have dehydrated. I saw Dave make some good shelters and utilize military techniques but what if you have nothing at all when thrown into that situation. Lets say your in a plane crash its just you and your friend or family member in a two person plane. They die and you are left alone with nothing but your luggage. Did you pack a machete or a piston fire starter or a pocket saw? Probably not, who does, who today thinks like that? Well what do you do how do you get fire water shelter food? The same way Cody does. Yes Dave had some good survival skills but a bush man at best has survival skills. Cody is a survivalist. He lives it. Breathes it. Makes it. Does it. Dave is a bush man not a survivalist. My thought is if Dave was alone for three months in any wilderness without rescue he would probably die if he didn't have a lighter. As far as him lying on his resume that really has nothing to do with it because Cody as far as I know wasn't ever in the military and is a better survivalist than Dave.

Submitted by staffer2 (not verified) on
Cody did u write that? Haha Cody ur a joke....put sum shoes on !!

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