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The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'

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There are so many wild episodes of Naked and Afraid that keep you on the edge of your seat, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "The Jungle Curse" the best, or is "Breaking Borneo" your favorite episode of Naked and Afraid? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Naked and Afraid are, let's rank every Naked and Afraid episode from best to worst.

Naked and Afraid is an American survival reality show that chronicles the lives of two survivalists, one man and one woman, as they are given the task of surviving a stay in the wilderness without any clothing or tools except for one helpful item. Naked and Afraid premiered on Discovery Channel on June 23rd, 2013. The series has received positive reviews and has a spin-off in Naked and Afraid XL, however there have been questions rasied into the authenticity of the show's reality as presented.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Naked and Afraid, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be tough to put one Naked and Afraid episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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  • 1
    In Too Deep is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'
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    In Too Deep

    March 22, 2020

    Season11

    Episode Number17

    On the edge of the Bermuda Triangle, an Army veteran dive master and a Cajun boat captain take on relentless thunderstorms and battle dehydration as they try navigate more than 20 miles of open ocean in the ultimate test of sink or swim.

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    Stomping Grounds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'
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    Stomping Grounds

    March 24, 2019

    Season10

    Episode Number4

    Elite survivalists Matt Wright and Gary Golding are tested by deadly spitting cobras and territorial elephants in an African killing zone. But Matt and Gary aren't alone each must protect a novice survivalist from the threats surrounding them.

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    Twinning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'
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    Twinning

    February 23, 2020

    Season11

    Episode Number9

    In an unprecedented Naked and Afraid challenge, identical twin sisters Amber and Serena, as well as brothers Warren and Thomas, are dropped in the African savannah; they take on rhinos, hyenas and a territorial leopard stalking their camp.

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    Frozen and Afraid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'
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    Frozen and Afraid

    March 3, 2019

    Season10

    Episode Number1

    Dropped onto a frozen Alaskan glacier, survivalists Laura Zerra and Steven Hall scramble to stave off frostbite and hypothermia; 7,000 miles south, two new survivalists take on a sun-scorched Brazilian island with anaconda and stingrays.

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    Worlds Collide is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'
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    Worlds Collide

    May 21, 2017

    Season7

    Episode Number12

    Former military man, Chance is paired with an optimistic naturalist, Melissa, in the Amazon Jungle. Humidity, violent storms, caiman, and red-bellied piranha are just some of the threats they face, and if they make it to Day 21 they're in for a big twist.

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    Stalked on the Savannah: Part  is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'
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    Stalked on the Savannah: Part 1

    June 23, 2019

    Season10

    Episode Number13

    In a punishing Brazilian savannah, survivalists Wes and Jesse deal with searing heat as well as paralyzing wasps, aggressive bees, and poisonous rattlesnakes. But a territorial jaguar family circling their shelter may cost them the 21-day challenge.

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    Stalked on the Savannah: Part  is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'
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    Stalked on the Savannah: Part 2

    June 30, 2019

    Season10

    Episode Number14

    In sun-scorched Brazil, survivalists Wes and Jesse try to complete their 21-day challenge, but a jaguar crossing into their camp puts them on high alert. Starvation forces Jesse to attack a beehive in search of honey and the entire colony retaliates.

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  • 8
    Beware the Bayou is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'
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    Beware the Bayou

    July 28, 2013

    Season1

    Episode Number6

    Billy Berger and Ky Furneaux are dropped in it up to their necks as they have to survive 21 days in the Louisiana swamp. They are washed out of their shelter by storms and have to tackle deadly snakes at every moment while avoiding the hungry alligators.

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  • 9
    Don't Let the Jungle Bugs Bite is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'
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    Don't Let the Jungle Bugs Bite

    May 12, 2019

    Season10

    Episode Number10

    Avoiding dangers of a rushing river, two survivalists brave a vast cave system in the Colombian rainforest. Trying to survive 21 days, the jungle tests them with threats like venomous fer-de-lance snakes, piranhas, and biting insects everywhere.

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  • 10
    Man vs. Amazon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'
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    Man vs. Amazon

    March 16, 2014

    Season2

    Episode Number1

    Two survivalists journey to the most hostile environment on the planet to take on the Amazon without modern conveniences or clothing. Battling piranhas, jaguars and mosquitoes, can they survive the unsurvivable?

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    Jungle Love is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'
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    Jungle Love

    July 20, 2013

    Season3

    Episode Number4

    Two survivalists are challenged to survive the Nicaraguan rain forest. Battling freezing nights, severe dehydration, and each other, can polar opposites work together to survive 21 days when one is vegetarian and the other's a meat eater?

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  • 12
    Bite Club is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'
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    Bite Club

    March 31, 2019

    Season10

    Episode Number5

    A survivor of rattlesnake, shark and bear attacks teams with Brooke, an elite hunter and wife of N&A veteran Matt Wright. Together they take on lions and hyena in a vicious African feeding ground where the environment quickly puts their skills to the test

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  • 13
    Category 5 Survival is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'
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    Category 5 Survival

    March 11, 2018

    Season9

    Episode Number1

    A category five Hurricane blasts through the camp of Amal, an Iraqi war refugee now living in Iowa and her partner, Duke. In addition to the hurricane, the pair also endure venomous spiders, insects, and nocturnal predators in the swamps of Florida.

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  • 14
    For Better or for a Lot Worse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'
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    For Better or for a Lot Worse

    May 5, 2019

    Season10

    Episode Number9

    The first couple to ever take on the 21-day challenge tests themselves and their relationship as they take on the relentless Guyana jungle. They must work together to battle jaguars, anacondas, caiman, and more than two-million species of insects.

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    Two Tarzans, One Jane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'
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    Two Tarzans, One Jane

    March 8, 2020

    Season11

    Episode Number15

    When a third survivalist is added to the mix, romantic complications make surviving the Colombian jungle's poisonous dart frogs and deadly jaguars much more complicated. Feeling left out, a survivalist's emotional breakdown puts his challenge at risk.

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    Alligator Alley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'
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    Alligator Alley

    April `19, 2015

    Season4

    Episode Number1

    One Army mom and one Marine are shipped out to the sweltering swamps of the Florida Everglades where they will put their military survival training to the test, facing 8-foot alligators, venomous water moccasins, and bloodthirsty mosquitoes.

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    Swamp Queen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'
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    Swamp Queen

    March 25, 2018

    Season9

    Episode Number3

    In the snake-filled Mississippi swamps, Gabrielle, a former fan survivalist takes on the full 21-day challenge. Gabrielle and Brian are faced with deadly snakes, unrelenting mosquitos, nocturnal predators and a relentless week-long thunderstorm.

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    Shaken and Very Stirred is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'
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    Shaken and Very Stirred

    April 12, 2020

    Season11

    Episode Number21

    A powerful earthquake in the Philippine jungle rattles a thrill-seeking chef and a competitive hockey mom, but the territorial monkeys, rainstorms, lack of food, and dehydration lead to a disastrous face-first fall.

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    King of the Forest is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'
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    King of the Forest

    March 13, 2016

    Season6

    Episode Number1

    A self-proclaimed 'King of the forest' and a skilled endurance athlete take on the Alabama backwoods. They secure shelter and fire on Day 1, but once hunger kicks in it pushes one of them to do something we've never seen on Naked and Afraid before.

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    Curse of the Swamp: Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'
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    Curse of the Swamp: Part 2

    May 7, 2017

    Season7

    Episode Number10

    Our protagonists continue to battle mosquito's, gators, snakes and scary nights in the voodoo swamps of the Louisiana bayou.

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    Lord of the Rats is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'
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    Lord of the Rats

    May 31, 2015

    Season4

    Episode Number6

    A workaholic mom and a loner are challenged to survive three weeks in Thailand. Competing with monkeys and rats for food, it's a daily struggle not only to survive, but to understand each other. Will they be able to come together as a team?

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    Naked Gets Weird is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'
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    Naked Gets Weird

    March 2, 2019

    Season10

    Episode Number1

    Surviving 21 days Naked in the wilderness leads to weird and awkward moments. From bizarre pre-challenge prep and mortifying naked intros, to night-time cuddling gone wrong and learning wildlife bathroom routines the hard way, Naked and Afraid gets weird.

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    Thieves in the Night is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'
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    Thieves in the Night

    April 15, 2018

    Season9

    Episode Number6

    One survivalist falls into a roaring fire after weeks of depleted energy due to no food. With just days to go, the pair makes a daring plan for how to survive...but will it cost them the challenge?

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    Little Person, Big Challenge is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'
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    Little Person, Big Challenge

    March 1, 2020

    Season11

    Episode Number13

    Underestimated his whole life, a survivalist with dwarfism tries to prove himself in the Amazon but struggles against predators and his partner.

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    Loaded for Bear is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid'
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    Loaded for Bear

    May 6, 2018

    Season9

    Episode Number9

    Surrounded by aggressive and territorial black bears day and night, two survivalists must compete against the apex predators for resources in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

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