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.
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