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List Rules 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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Alone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
-1452337153690 added Alone Russ McCarroll, Zachary Behr

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Survivorman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
alfeyerabend added Survivorman Les Stroud

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johnmiller980 added Dual Survival with E.J. and Jeff 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 hungry hyenas to building ...

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austin97 added 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 equipment.  Ed is completely ...

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Man, Woman, Wild is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Man, Woman, Wild Mykel Hawke Pierce, Ruth England

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Naked and Afraid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
radams430 added Naked and Afraid 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
stiaan-van-huyssteen added Dude, You're Screwed Tom Tomahawk Moore, Terry Schappert

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Man vs. Wild is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Chris Abraham added Man vs. Wild Bear Grylls, Will Ferrell, Jake Gyllenhaal

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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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Lost Survivors is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
monique-marie added Lost Survivors Ruth England, Mykel Hawke Pierce

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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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The Island with Bear Grylls is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
derek-leggatt added The Island with Bear Grylls Bear Grylls

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Extreme Survival is listed (or ranked) 13 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) 14 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) 15 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Ray Mears' Northern Wilderness Ray Mears

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Survive This is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Survive This Les Stroud

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Fat Guys in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
jon-smiley added Fat Guys in the Woods Creek Stewart

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Ray Mears Goes Walkabout is listed (or ranked) 18 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) 19 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Wild Britain with Ray Mears Ray Mears

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Primal Survivor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
1488976189460 added Primal Survivor

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Dirty Rotten Survival is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Ken Scott added Dirty Rotten Survival

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johnmiller980 added 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 husband and wife, a ...

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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
Ken Scott added Alone in the Wild

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Wild Food is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch

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The Colony is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
AlexMcArthur added The Colony Thom Beers

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
aayushkhurana added The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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Out of the Wild: Alaska Experi... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
vxenon67 added Out of the Wild: Alaska Experiment

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Mantracker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch

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johnmiller980 added 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 version of hide-and-seek in ...

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Out Of The Wild: Venezuela is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch

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Danger! 50,000 Volts! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Danger! 50,000 Volts! Nick Frost^! Bruce Parry^! Annti Antikainen