Cody Lundin

Cody Lundin [1][2] (born March 15, 1967) is a survival instructor at the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Prescott, Arizona, which he founded in 1991. There he teaches modern wilderness survival skills, primitive living skills, urban preparedness, and homesteading.[3][4][5] Lundin was also a former co-host of Discovery Channel's reality television series, Dual Survival.[6][6][7]

Cody Lundin
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Born (1967-03-15) March 15, 1967 (age 53)
OccupationSurvival instructor, TV personality, motivational speaker
Known forFormer co-host of Discovery Channel's Dual Survival

Lundin is an only child whose father was in the military.[7] He spent his early childhood moving around until finally settling in Laramie, Wyoming, where he attended junior high and high school.[7] After graduating from high school he lived on the streets, in a commune, in the backyards of friends, and then in a brush shelter while he attended college in Prescott, Arizona.[7] Lundin holds a B.A. in Depth Psychology and Holistic Health from Prescott College.[8]

Lundin is the author of two books on survival and preparedness: 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive and When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need to Survive When Disaster Strikes.[9] Lundin has also provided a foreword for Steve Hart's Citizen Survivor's Handbook, a parody of British wartime propaganda focusing on the importance of psychological endurance in times of crisis.

In 2004, Lundin hosted the Discovery Channel show, Lost in the Wild.[10]

Lundin was a co-host of the television series Dual Survival from 2010 until 2014.[6][10] On the show, Lundin demonstrated various survival skills while wearing shorts in all weather and going barefoot.[1] On February 17, 2014 Lundin announced on his Facebook page and on his website that he had been fired from the series due to differences of opinion on matters of safety.[11][12]

Lundin says that he lives off-the-grid in a self-designed, passive solar earth home in the high-desert wilderness of northern Arizona, collecting rainwater, composting waste, and paying nothing for utilities.[13][14]


  • Lundin, Cody (2003). 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive. Gibbs Smith. ISBN 1586852345.
  • Lundin, Cody (2007). When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes. Gibbs Smith. ISBN 978-1423601050.

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  1. ^ a b Stanley, John (June 10, 2010). "Discovery Channel's 'Dual Survival' show features Arizona expert". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2012-08-08.
  2. ^ "Meet Cody Lundin". Bushcraft & Survival Skills (50): 56.
  3. ^ "Ecosa Faculty Biographies: Cody Lundin". Ecosa Institute. Archived from the original on 2012-08-07. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
  4. ^ "Cody Lundin from Dual Survival shares adventures". Penn State Berks. Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
  5. ^ "Dual Survival Experts: Cody Lundin". Discovery Channel. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
  6. ^ a b c Dawn, Randee (June 10, 2010). "Odd couple battle elements in Dual Survival". Reuters. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
  7. ^ a b c d Newman, Eve (October 8, 2010). "Laramie grown wild: Taking survival to the extreme". Laramie Boomerang. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
  8. ^ "Cody Lundin". Ecosa Institute. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
  9. ^ "Bios: Cody Lundin". Discovery Channel. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  10. ^ a b Nellans, Joanna Dodder (May 9, 2010). "Local survival teacher gets Discovery Channel TV series". The Daily Courier (Arizona). Archived from the original on September 21, 2013. Retrieved 2012-08-08.
  11. ^ Lundin, Cody. "Dual Survival Update". Facebook. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  12. ^ Lundin, Cody. "Dual Survival Update". Cody Lundin Blog. Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  13. ^ Stanley, John (November 1, 2007). "Survival guide aimed at complacent urbanites". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
  14. ^ Lundin, Cody. "About Cody Lundin". Retrieved 2012-08-07.

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