The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch

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List Criteria: TV shows about survival skills and living in the wilderness only.

These are the best survival TV shows voted on by fans like you. If you're ever stuck in a desert or jungle, these shows may just help you survive for a little bit longer. It is a hot genre now, with many new survival shows airing each year. Naturally, there is much debate on which one is best. Are you a fan of Bear Grylls, or do you think he is nothing compared to Les Stroud?

This list has a variety of survival TV shows, like Dual Survival, Naked and Afraid, and Survivorman. Maybe there are event some survival shows on Netflix for you to watch 90 episodes of in a row! From survival reality shows to new survival shows that are soon to be your favorites, there are plenty of TV series to watch if you're into wilderness survival shows and outdoor survival in general. 

What is the best survival skills show of all time? What are the greatest survival skills shows starring survivalists out in the world, taking on Mother Nature? Cast your votes for the best survivalist and surviving shows today!
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    Les Stroud

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    Alone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch

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    Alone Russ McCarroll, Zachary Behr

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    Dual Survival with E.J. and Je... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch

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    E.J. Snyder, Jeff Zausch Survival superstars on Discovery’s NAKED AND AFRAID and NAKED AND AFRAID XL, Jeff and EJ have proven their expertise when it comes to outlasting tough, rugged scenarios. From fending off packs of

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    Mykel Hawke Pierce, Ruth England

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    Marooned With Ed Stafford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch

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    Marooned With Ed Stafford Ed Stafford Adventurer and survivalist Ed Stafford returns to complete his challenge and this time he visits Thailand, Rwanda and Arizona where he will live stranded, for 10 days with nothing but his video

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    Michael Brown, Amanda Kaye, E.J. Snyder

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    Dude, You're Screwed is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch

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    Dude, You're Screwed Tom Tomahawk Moore, Terry Schappert

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    Lost Survivors is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch

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    Lost Survivors Ruth England, Mykel Hawke Pierce

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    Ray Mears' Bushcraft is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch


    Ray Mears' Bushcraft Ray Mears

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    Bear Grylls, Will Ferrell, Jake Gyllenhaal

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    Survival with Ray Mears is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch


    Survival with Ray Mears Ray Mears

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    Extreme Survival is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch


    Extreme Survival Ray Mears

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    Ray Mears' World of Survival is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch


    Ray Mears' World of Survival Ray Mears

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    Ray Mears' Northern Wilderness is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch


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    Les Stroud

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    The Island with Bear Grylls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch

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    The Island with Bear Grylls Bear Grylls

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    Ray Mears Goes Walkabout is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch


    Ray Mears Goes Walkabout Ray Mears

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    Wild Britain with Ray Mears is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch


    Wild Britain with Ray Mears Ray Mears

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    Fat Guys in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch

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    Fat Guys in the Woods Creek Stewart

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    Men Women Wild is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch

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    Men Women Wild Men Women Wild  is a six-episode series that follows three survivalist couples as they spend three weeks living off the land in harsh terrain.The couples featured in the new series include a

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    Dirty Rotten Survival is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch

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    Dirty Rotten Survival

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    Alone in the Wild is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch

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    Alone in the Wild

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    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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    Lone Target with Joel Lambert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch

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    Lone Target with Joel Lambert Joel Lambert, ex-Navy SEAL against the world's most elite military and law enforcement tracking teams in new series LONE TARGET. With only what he can carry on his back, Joel will play an extreme

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    Nick Frost^! Bruce Parry^! Annti Antikainen

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