Dual Survival coming back for Season Three, but no Dave

Cody will be back as one half of Dual Survival, but who will be his partner in Season Three?

Discovery Channel announced in a press release earlier this year that the popular Dual Survival would be returning for a third season. However, the announcement was exceptionally vague:

The Odd Couple of the Survival! DUAL SURVIVAL takes two survivalists into the most forbidding terrains in the world where they must overcome all obstacles in order to survive using intuitive tactics and finely tuned skills. Finding food, water and shelter are nothing compare their toughest challenge of all: getting along with one another.

Of course, those who follow the show would expect that the return would include barefoot minimalist and primitive living expert Cody Lundin and Army-trained scout, hunter and sniper Dave Canterbury. However, as indicated on Lundin’s Aboriginal Living Skills School Facebook page, Cody has been paired with a yet-unannounced new partner. Answering questions fans have had, Lundin indicated that who his new partner will be has been a frequent one, and had this to say:

Discovery will announce him as they see fit, however, it is a person who has not been on TV before. He has a pedigree in Special Operations, (20 years) and is an expert in unconventional warfare. Discovery has vetted him, I have vetted him, and I have looked through his credentials, a folder one inch thick with diplomas, awards, schools, etc.... bad Mo Fo who has done great service for our country.

Lundin also said that there are 13 scheduled episodes for Season Three, and that he does not know when the new season will begin to air, but that, “rumors are early winter. I'll keep everyone posted.”

It is hard to imagine a new pairing for Dual Survival that could be as interesting as Cody, the “barefoot hippie” and Dave, the “hillbilly.” Part of the thing that made the show so interesting was watching Cody and Dave, such complete opposites, build a trust and a friendship; that will no doubt be missed.

Stay tuned.

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

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Comments

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
sure will miss the big hillbilly and his skills,cody seems like he can get along with anyone he's paired with and is a great survivalist himself so the show will still work out

Submitted by GW (not verified) on
If I may quote your article, "Army-trained scout, hunter and sniper Dave Canterbury," is the reason Canterbury is no longer there. He was neither a scout nor sniper. He lied about his military background, which is why he was fired. He had also claimed to be Ranger, Air Assault and Airborne. He was none of these. It is honorable to serve in any capacity, but not to lie about what you did.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
What is your source for this information?

Submitted by GW (not verified) on
His actual military records. He did not just lie about being a Ranger, he lied about being Airborne, Air Assault and an Army Sniper. His records are available at the POW Network. Do a search for David Canterbury.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
If you dont know what in the hell you are talking about dont post anything. I looked up Dave Canterbury on POW Network and they show no results for his military record. He didnt lie about being an army sniper, he was trained for two weeks as a sniper but didnt finish the course. Along withmany other things was trained on but didint finish.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
i think a great pick would be Les from survivorman,doing survivorman alone was just too much work for him and i think he and cody would get along pretty good together,i'd stay away from military types they just arent going to mesh well with a hippie

Submitted by Sessh22 (not verified) on
Apparently, the only thing Canterbury lied about was being Ranger qualified as he has no such qualification or training.

Submitted by Claybird (not verified) on
I really don't care if Dave lied about some of his training or not. Dave and Cody worked great as a team, both of them were very knowledgable about what to do if I fact you were stranded out in the wild. I'm very disappointed that Dave is no longer part of the cast. Hopefully the ratings will reflect this as well. Good luck to Dave and Cody even though they are going in separate directions.

Submitted by GW (not verified) on
"I really don't care if Dave lied about some of his training or not." And, therein lies the problem. No one cares about integrity anymore.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Even if Dave lied his survival skills were effective. Perfect opposite of Cody yet they always found a compromise. Dave had a go get em attitude and as the series went on it showed he was one tough dude.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I don't know about the lieing aspects of Dave's military experience, but I can assure if I was in a situation of survival I would take Dave's knowledge as the person I would want to be with to survive in the real big bad world mega times over the hippie's process.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I don't know about the lieing aspects of Dave's military experience, but I can assure if I was in a situation of survival I would take Dave's knowledge as the person I would want to be with to survive in the real big bad world mega times over the hippie's process.

Submitted by JohnY (not verified) on
Dave lying about anything is only speculation that was apparently hinted to but never confirmed. However, I will say... I've watched the show, every episode. Dave is a man's man with a vast amount of survival knowledge. I've seen him boldly scale cliffs, catch and kill (poisonous) snakes, hunt wild bore and kill an alligator. If he told me he lied about his survival experience/skills, I might not believe him! He's one tough dude.

Submitted by Shawn Myers (not verified) on
I also hope that episode 3 will show poor ratings, because they cutting off there nose to spite there face. God bless Dave!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I think guys like Mykel Hawke are of no problem to work together with Cody. Not every militairy guy is a bully. Both Cody and Dave could pick on eachother. I wouldn't say that one was dominating the other.Though Cody might claim to be in the house hold wives asks Haha. But that's more poking fun than anything else. Dave just was more into hunting ,and Cody more into gathering.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
that is an awesome idea why didn't they think of it. oh yeah not enough drama for them.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
dual survivor is my fav.thing to watch.but Dave and Cody also make the show what it is.with out Dave its not going to be as good no matter who is in his place iam really bummed out hearing he is done. its like wanting a p.b.and j. sandwich and you have know bread. the p.b.and j.is good but it would be so much better with bread.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
So uh, all they're going to give us is some vague crap about dishonesty? No details? If it's a factor in letting him go I'd like some details. Otherwise it's just slander in my eyes. I was watching Dave on Youtube before Discovery even created the show. The guy knows his stuff. Seriously, even if it came out that he was never in the military at all, does that make any difference in the skills and knowledge he brings to the show? Even if he did exaggerate some details or whatever, does it really matter? Discovery contacted him, not the other way around. They recognized the skills without knowing a damn thing about his past, and it was apparently good enough for 2 seasons. Cutting him in season 3 just seems cheap. Hopefully he's better off for it. Dual Survival was one of the only shows I watched on Discovery, and it was solely for Dave Canterbury. Cody Lundin wouldn't have lasted through half of the scenarios on the show without Dave there to carry him. And no matter who they bring in to 'replace' him, nobody will ever fill Dave's shoes. I won't be watching Season 3. Discovery can rot in hell. Anyone that wants to see more Dave, check out his Youtube channel, many hours of very good unfiltered content there.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
He was fired in Sept. of 2011 after taking a lot of heat for making those false claims, Discovery Channel decided to fire him. Aside from making lavish claims that he was a Ranger and all that jazz, he also claimed to have had 20 years of survival experience. Turned out also to not be true. The firing pushed back Season 3 for about 6-8 months. Recently Cody Lundin released a statement on his website on the matter, which says volumes. “As has already been publicly confirmed, Dave Canterbury is no longer a part of Dual Survival. This fact has been true since September of 2011. I have faced many questions regarding this change and much has been said on the internet as well. Any inquiries regarding this matter should be directed to Discovery Channel. However, since I have no doubt that the questions will continue, and I have an ethical and professional responsibility to do so, I am making the following statement. 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 values 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. I have dedicated my life to this profession. It is my passion and livelihood and I have spent the past 23 years developing expertise in it. I hold the responsibility of being a survival skills instructor as sacred. It is incumbent upon all of us in this field to insist that the highest standards of honesty, integrity and honor are maintained at all times. For all of the aforementioned reasons, I am proud to work with my new Dual Survival partner as we take the show to even greater levels. This is my final statement on the matter at this time. To my fans and to those who have offered support during this very challenging time, I offer my greatest gratitude and thanks. Cody Lundin”

Submitted by DavidK (not verified) on
It is a shame - no doubt. However he has high survival skills and low integrity, to lie so blatantly about his background. I would have let him go also. The show was built to have a military survivalist and a hippie. The Discovery channel needs to have integrity, whihc they did and they did the right thing.

Submitted by Jef Desperado (not verified) on
A pair of big nuts, dramatizing everything. With no educative value.

Submitted by Negrodamus (not verified) on
Im sorry but all TV including NEWS is nothing more than entertainment... Integrity has nothing to do it. Remember when food network fired Robert Irvine from Dinner impossible because he lied? The shows ratings tanked when Michael Symon took over, so he then gave a half-ass apology and Got the show back on track and started Restaurant Impossible. Same thing is going to happen here.. The shareholders won't let the former goldmine go away like it did over a lie.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Integrity has everything to do with it. If he was fired because fans just didn't like Dave, then THAT would be an entertainment issue. There's a huge difference between a cooking show, and a survival show ... you make a mistake in the kitchen, ok the food's too spicy and you can't eat it ... you make a mistake in a jungle, you're probably injured or risking death. I loved Dave; he was interesting, funny, and he seemed to know his stuff. But I'm also watching the show sitting on my couch eating a burrito; my life isn't in his hands. If you're in a survival situation and you're thirsty, hungry, exhausted, and lacking sleep, I can easily see someone not wanting to deal with the potential doubt of "Can this guy really do what he just told me he's going to do, or is he BS'ing me, like I caught him doing before?" Why take that risk, when it's your life that's potentially going to be impacted. I'm sure the show will end up just fine. The first episode of season 3 looks great. As much as I'll miss Dave (and hope that he continues to find success where ever he ends up), I don't see changing up the cast significantly impacting the show's success.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I see your point but your point falls apart after year 3, if there was that potential it would have arisen by year three. Shawn

Submitted by JohnY (not verified) on
Here's the deal... The "SHOW" for 2 years was funny, entertaining, educational or simply put, awesome. Now they find out Dave lied about his background to get a shoe in.(?) (until very recently Dave's original bio was still on the Discovery site) They could have said, "we have a great duo here, let's say nothing and keep it going or write it into the script". Cody: I would trust Dave on this one, but the knucklehead actually doesn't have any experience in this area. Dave: You could learn this skill on you_ tube Cody, if you had a computer, but at least I wear shoes! Viewers: LOL But instead of the "SHOW" they want to say "INTEGRITY" and "WHAT THE SHOW WAS SUPPOSED TO BE". If the “SHOW” wasn't supposed to be awesome in the first place then let me say this.... You lead/teach by example. And teaching students to wear shorts and go barefoot into harsh and freezing environments is not good "INTEGRITY" at all. If it's strictly about teaching "INTEGRITY" of survival skills then I would rather watch Ray Mears, who teaches sound bushcraft from top to bottom. So either make up with Dave or quit acting like a fool and and dress properly for the seriously dangerous environments you're in. Respectfully and will still love watching the show, JohnY

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
You've got some weird logic ... let's look at what you're saying in practice: "Here Cody, eat these berries, I'm pretty sure they're not poisonous. I think I read about them on the internet." Or "One sec, I'll get a fire started ... oh, you don't happen to have a laptop and a WiFi connection, do you? I just wanted to check out a YouTube video real quick." Honestly, if I start hearing that, I'm probably thinking I may be better off going solo. It's fine if you disagree with me, but I wouldn't eat food from the wild given to me by someone who is only knowledgeable via YouTube tutorials. And let's face it, employers typically do not do a double check on someone's resume after the person's hired, unless there is an issue; usually revolving around "How can this guy not know this?" We've only see a condensed, edited hour-long episodes of what took them days to shoot. Perhaps the producers expected more from Dave, and it just was never delivered ... who knows? End of the day, the show is a "survival" show, not a "what kind of goofy stuff can we get two guys in the woods to do for the sake of entertainment" show. Cody's a likable person, and Joe seems like a pretty solid dude ... honestly, they could probably replace either of those guys with a number of folks. However it plays out, I'll still watch. Hell, I'd still watch even if they did the same dual survivor thing at locations they already visited. I just find it interesting to see how smart people work in those kinds of situations. And please, don't take the above as a dig on Dave; I like him. He just didn't work out for whatever reason. The show goes on. Hopefully Dave can get his own little show going, and I'd happily watch both.

Submitted by JohnY (not verified) on
TiJack@ass, I was giving a made up example for humor of how they could have kept Dave and the great Dual going and handled their problems internally. Your not being able to see that is "weird logic". I'm sure I've heard it said on this show and many others, "if you're not 100% sure of what it is, don't touch it". And getting a passing grade in survival school won't make anyone immune to mistakes. Ray Mears once told a story where an instructor mistook a poisonous plant for an edible one. Both he and his students ate it. I can't remember if they survived. Dual Survival is a big business "show" for entertainment just like any other with a large cast and crew. If it wasn't entertaining it wouldn't exists. Why do you think they had Dave cut his arm open and light on fire with gun powder? And where in the world would any sane person go into subfreezing conditions wearing shorts and no shoes to teach survival skills? Anyone with zero knowledge of bushcraft would know better than that. At the end of the day, each episode is pretty much entirely scripted, including the props, for your viewing pleasure.... -JohnY

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
New guy's attitude is terrible, Love Cody but won't b watching this season

Submitted by samuel rose (not verified) on
I watched Dave's you tube video and want him to know that I still admire him and respect him . That took courage Dave. God bless you my friend. You will be missed. In Christ - Sam

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Dave and Cody had a chemistry tht projected on the screen. They developed a respect and friendship that was acknowledged by the viewers. SO the guy made up a few things. I am sure you have in your HOLiER than tho life time. You just screwed yourselves by eliminating a magic part of the team. Good luck Dave and Cody. Joe get a job.

Submitted by rick (not verified) on
lundy should have been let go. will not watch the show any more. lundy is an arrogant pig. he is a weird person i would not associate with. he is a danger running around barefoot.

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