26. Remote Survival
This is another storyline where people are in difficult situations out in the middle of nowhere. They then have to depend upon their instincts to take over for their survival.
So this follows those individuals. You can see how it could be possible to survive in rural and dire situations.
27. Wild Food
This is actually a wildlife cooking show. Ray Mears travels the globe to go into natural habitats of natural cuisine.
Then he discovers cooking methods from the locals and shares how you can prepare food from the wild as well.
28. Ray Mears Goes Walkabout
In case you haven’t noticed by now, Ray Mears is a busy man who travels the globe. He wants to tell people how to survive no matter where they are at.
But he also shares other helpful tips as well about cooking food and studying predators. This show sticks with the same general theme, only it is filmed in Australia.
29. Fat Guys in the Woods
Creek Stewart is the host of this show. He chooses 3 regular (and chubby) guys to go into the woods with him for a week.
Then he takes these men and teaches them real survival skills from building fire, catching food, and finding water.
30. Ray Mears’ Bushcraft
Ray Mears continues on his journey to educate everyone about how to survive in the wild. He travels all over and puts himself in many different survival situations.
So through his different journeys, hopefully, people can learn many different ways to survive no matter what situation they find themselves in.
31. Ray Mears’ World of Survival
This is another television series of Ray Mears that people absolutely loved. That is why he went on to create some of his other survival TV shows because of this one’s popularity.
So again, Ray Mears travels the world to teach his viewers new survival skills, but he also learns a few new skills himself.
32. Lost Survivors
The same people that hosted “Man, Woman, Wild” are the stars of this show as well. It is basically the same storyline of them surviving with very minimal supplies.
However, this time, they are just blindly dropped into a scenario. Then they have to survive it.
This is another science-fiction television show that many may love. It is about a boy who is living in a time when only a decade ago a virus came through and wiped out anyone above the age of puberty.
Now, he is trying to find the safe haven his father once told him about so he can continue his survival.
34. Lone Target
Joel Lambert was a Navy Seal and is now starring in his own TV show where he has to evade being captured.
So an elite squad of military trained people has to track him down in a remote location. Joel uses survival skills and evasion techniques to make it to his pick-up point.
35. Bear Grylls: Escape from Hell
Bear Grylls interviews people that escaped real-life survival situations. Then he emulates their stories by going back into the wild and reliving it.
But he also shows the good choices the survivors made and also the bad choices they made and how you could avoid those mistakes.
36. Danger! 50,000 Volts
This show is actually supposed to be a spoof on many survival TV shows. In the show, though, they show viewers how you can avoid many survival situations.
So if you are looking for a survival show that is a little on the light-hearted side, then you might be interested in this one.
37. Bear Grylls: Mission Survive
Bear loves taking celebrities and breaking them out of their comfort zone. He also loves educating them on survival techniques.
Well, this show is no different. He takes 12 celebrities into the woods, and they have to survive a 12-day mission.
38. Hunting Chris Ryan
Chris Ryan gets dumped into an extreme survival situation. In the midst of this situation, he is also being hunted by a trained 4 man team.
So Chris must use his survival skills to survive, avoid capture, and make it to his rendezvous point on time.
39. Survivorman 10 Days
Les Stroud is a survivalist. He is the Survivorman. In this miniseries, he shows you how to survive on your own in the wilderness.
But he doesn’t just show you how to survive for an evening. Oh no. In this series, he shows you how to survive for 10 whole days.
40. 10,000 BC
This show is another one that shares many of the same basic traits as other survival TV shows. This one is mainly shown in Great Britain, though.
So you’ll have 8 British men placed in a campsite where they must survive for 8 weeks. The campsite is located in Bulgaria.
41. Storm Chasers
This is another excellent show that I love to watch. You have a group of scientists that go out into the world to chase down some of the deadliest storms.
Then when they find one, they put down the claws on their specially made vehicle to collect scientific data. It is a wild ride!
Survivor was probably one of the original survival TV shows where you win a prize if you can hack it for a certain length of time.
So this show definitely deserved a shout out, considering it set the stage for so many other survival TV shows to follow. They choose a different location for each season and leave people in a deserted place to survive.
43. Alaskan Bush People
This television show is another personal favorite of mine and my family. It chronicles a large, nomadic family who has spent their lives out in the bush.
Basically, they face many different trials, but they stick together and continue on towards building their dream ‘Brown Town.’
Well, you now have over 40 different options to choose for survival TV showa the next time you want to TV binge.
But wait, there’s more! Don’t miss out on our list of Survival Movies for even more fascinating survival experiences.