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The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch  

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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 even 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 the excitement of 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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The Last Alaskans is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Bob Harte, Edna Korth, Ray Lewis
The Last Alaskans (Animal Planet, 2015) is an American reality television series. Four families living in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska struggle and thrive in the untouched ...more
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The Wheel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
JeanDuhamel added Kat Dellinger, Shon Joyner, Adam Kimble
The Wheel (Discovery Channel, 2017) is an American reality survival competition television series. Six people are left in various ecozones with minimal supplies to survive for 60 days alone and ...more
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Alaska: The Last Frontier is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Alaska: The Last Frontier is an American reality cable television series on the Discovery Channel. Season 4 is currently being broadcast. The show documents an extended family at their homestead ...more
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Doomsday Preppers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Michael Izquierdo, Paul Range, Brent Royal II
Doomsday Preppers is an American reality television series that airs on the National Geographic Channel. The program profiles various survivalists, or "preppers", who are preparing to ...more
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Wild Food is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Wild Food Documentary is a documentary television series hosted by Ray Mears. The series airs on the BBC in United Kingdom, it is also shown on Discovery Channel in the United States, Canada, ...more
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Out Of The Wild: Venezuela is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
vxenon67 added
Out of the Wild: Venezuela (Discovery Channel, 2011) is the third season of the American Out Of The Wild reality survival television series. The third season saw a relocation of the series to ...more
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Yukon Men is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Yukon Men is an unscripted American cable television series aired on the Discovery Channel. It is produced by Paper Route Productions and has premiered on August 24, 2012. The series details the ...more
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Hanna is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman
Hanna (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the 2011 film of the same name. The story follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl, Hanna (Esme ...more
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Mantracker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Mantracker is a Canadian reality television series created by Ihor Macijiwsky and produced by Bonterra Productions. It premiered in Canada in April 2006 on the Outdoor Life Network. In the ...more
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You vs. Wild is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Bear Grylls
You vs. Wild (Netflix, 2019) is an American choose-your-own-adventure television series. Viewers follow along with Bear Grylls on adventures around the world and will be able to choose Grylls’ ...more
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I Shouldn't Be Alive is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Sebastian Knapp, Eric Meyers, Tom McKay
I Shouldn't Be Alive is a documentary television series that airs on multiple networks in the United States, Canada, the U.K., the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, India, Iran, Pakistan, ...more
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Expedition Robinson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Emma Andersson, Anders Lundin, Robert Aschberg
Expedition Robinson is a Swedish reality television program in which contestants are put into survival situations, and a voting process eliminates one person each episode until a winner is ...more
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Running Wild with Bear Grylls is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Running Wild with Bear Grylls is a survival skills reality television series starring Bear Grylls. In each episode, Grylls brings a different celebrity along on his adventures. Celebrities such ...more
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Lone Target is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
johnmiller980 added Lone Target with Joel Lambert Joel Lambert
With only what he can carry on his back, former navy SEAL Joel Lambert is pitted against some of the world's most elite military tracking units in treacherous terrain as he attempts to evade ...more
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Law of the Jungle is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Melissa Richardson added Law of the Jungle
Law of the Jungle is a South Korean reality-documentary show on SBS. It was first aired on October 21, 2011. This show is a hybrid of reality-variety television, natural documentaries, and human ...more
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Danger! 50,000 Volts! is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Survival TV Shows You Need to Watch
Nick Frost, Bruce Parry, Annti Antikainen
Danger! 50,000 Volts! is a 2002 British television programme written and presented by Nick Frost, which presented viewers with various life-threatening scenarios and suggested ways out of these ...more