26 October 2014

Cody Lundin Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

Cody Lundin Announces Dual Survival Changes

Prescott, June 13,2012 – As this has already been publicly confirmed, Dave Canterbury is no longer a part of Dual Survival. This fact has been true since September of 2011.

I have faced many questions regarding this change and much has been said on the Internet as well. Any inquiries regarding this matter should be directed to Discovery Channel. However, since I have no doubt that the questions will continue, and I have an ethical and professional responsibility to do so, I am making the following statement.

The goal of the survival instructor is to keep people alive. To accomplish this goal, honesty, integrity, trust and competence must come first. These core values cannot be compromised or people’s lives are needlessly put at risk. In a profession where human lives are at stake, dishonesty about ones background and experience is an inexcusable breach of trust.

I have dedicated my life to this profession. It is my passion and livelihood and I have spent the past 23 years developing expertise in it. I hold the responsibility of being a survival skills instructor as sacred. It is incumbent upon all of us in this field to insist that the highest standards of honesty, integrity and honor are maintained at all times.

For all of the aforementioned reasons, I am proud to work with my new Dual Survival partner as we take the show to even greater levels. This is my final statement on the matter at this time. To my fans and to those who have offered support during this very challenging time, I offer my greatest gratitude and thanks.

Cody Lundin

By Cody Lundin 2012 All Rights Reserved

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  • Waco Glenn
    2 February 2013 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    Cody, I think you should pair up with a big fat moron who knows absolutely nothing about survival and can barely tie his shoes. Where can I send my resume?

  • Tony Bandito
    1 February 2013 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Wow there are really people mad that Dav is no longer on the show, not only did he do what he did in order to get booted from the show, but his “Army experience as a Sergeant” means barely anything when it comes to survival because he was AN MP (military police)… anyone remotely involved with any armed forces would know that military police are as qualified to teach survival as a boyscout…

    …THE BOTTOM LINE IS HE VIOLATED HIS CONTRACT WITH THE SHOW, CODY DIDN’T FIRE HIM THE SHOW DID AND THEY WERE WELL JUSTIFIED IN DOING SO…

  • Darren
    21 January 2013 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    Personally, I think the show has done for me, a few things for which it was intended. It got me to think, which led to research. I began to see the world from a different perspective. It got me to actually try some primitive fire making methods for that “just in case scenerio.” I’ve learned it’s tricky and gruelling under the best of circcumstances. The more I have learned, the more I’m realizing how unprepared I really am. However, at least I am making an effort to change that, even by the smallest percentage. The show is meant to be entertainment yes, but it also has inspired me. I think in the grander scheme, that’s what it’s about.

  • Jamie
    8 January 2013 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Glad you are sticking with the show Cody. I always loves how you always continued to be you…People tease you about your feet, but it’s just one example of you not compromising you, and I love that. I always teased my friends that if I was paired with one of you, it would be you, not Dave…cause you’d be less likely to kill me out of sheer frustration…Keep Surviving!!

  • joe
    8 January 2013 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    I liked the show with dave and im sure ill like it without him. I am not sure what happened. But. The show goes on.

  • Halls
    5 January 2013 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Has everyone forgotten this is just TV? These reality shows are not “real.” Yes, they are very informative and informational but as someone has already stated, you have to have lost your mind if you think they eat/sleep/live this way until “rescued.”

    As soon as the sun goes down and the cameras are gone who knows what they do. They could pop a tent or they could also get whisked off to the nearest bed and breakfast.

    Regardless, my point is Dave made this a great show. He was the down to earth one. Hes the one most people can relate to. He was a “real guy.”

    Now on to the new guy. Can you please make him stop posing for the camera? He did it twice in the first episode when killing things. So far, I don’t like him but I’ll give the show a few more episodes before I make my final decision.

  • Don King
    5 January 2013 at 10:52 am - Reply

    I like the new guy on the show and will continue to watch.I just hope we won’t have to endure more homosexual overtones from you Cody. Crying over one drop of water is really hilarious.Thanking a dead animal for their meat is beyond words.Dave is not there to tell you so I will.Everyone knows that these shows are rigged.How big of a environmental footprint does your show have.Just a little dose of reality. Those guys on Gold Rush couldn’t survive without the support from the show either.It’s still good entertainment anyway ,so I’m hoping for a good season.Hope your not too offended.

  • BuelahMan
    2 January 2013 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    I watched the new show and it was good. Joe is definitely the real deal (altho I enjoyed Dave’s shows much more). To me, tho, Cody is/was my favorite of the three.

    What I hate about this is the seeming military worship that goes along with the change. Seeing all the gun work, target practice, etc has almost nothing to do with survival in the wilderness.

    If our country wasn’t run by war mongers and murdering liars at the top, he would never have been to Afghanistan to begin with.

    Don’t turn this great show into just another war-worshiping propaganda outlet. We already have plenty of those.

  • Gary Kamauf
    2 January 2013 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Cody’s statement about honesty and integrity is very interesting. I guess showing fake scenes, such as lowering Cody down the mountain using a parachute when in actual reality safety harnesses are used, does not violate honesty! If Cody and the Discovery Channel are so worried about honesty and integrity then stop showing fake dangerous scenes. Oh wait, that might hurt the ratings!

  • Tyrell
    2 January 2013 at 11:58 am - Reply

    I just wonder if Discovery trashed the episodes they already had in the can once they realized this information. My guess is they did not and if I am right I am offended by Cody and Discovery trying to sound like they are so high and mighty. The bottom line is that people only care about money (hence the reruns that are still on the television)!

  • Cooper
    2 January 2013 at 8:21 am - Reply

    Cody is the reason that dual survival is so fun to watch. I believe the skills that Dave exaggerated had more to do with mountaineering than survival. I wouldn’t want an amatuer belaying my ropes either. Men who have passed military survival training are a dime a dozen. Dave was an interesting personality, but if he didn’t understand that he was putting Cody at risk by lying about his experience then he deserved to be fired.

    • hiwaydominator
      2 January 2013 at 6:59 pm - Reply

      To cooper….’A dime a dozen’? What a douchebag. Apparently you only test your survival skills by watching tv. I agree Dave should have been honest when applying for the show. But I am glad he spiced his experience up a bit. Watching him was entertaining. Which is why I watch tv. Wanna learn survival? Get off your butts and go into the woods. The show will probably turn into Jersey Shore now.

  • Rob Taylor
    2 January 2013 at 2:22 am - Reply

    I’m a big Dave fan (still am) but Cody Lundin runs a business and his business is about trust. I don’t know anything about the situation but I do know that in a business where reputation is everything you might have to distance yourself from people you like if they do, or are perceived to have done, something wrong. I worked in afterschool programs and with troubled teens for many years and I’ve seen good people let go because they were in NA (but several years sober) or kissed a kids boo boo but in that industry there are just things that don’t fly. Same in the “bushcraft/survival” industry I’m sure.

    I also think that a man has to stand up for his principles and everyone should respect when someone does even if if you end up on the opposite side. Cody strikes me as a man who takes integrity seriously and I commend him for that even though I prefer Dave to that guy who I just watch drink his pee like a perverted howler monkey.

    • Tonya
      2 January 2013 at 10:08 am - Reply

      I agree with you: Integrity is everything, and not just in this industry. I think that more people need to learn the true value of integrity. Cody, thank you for standing by your beliefs, even though I’m sure it wasn’t easy.

      I’m sure Dave Canterbury is a good guy, and does seem to have some experience, but if you apply for a job (especially if it is one where you are responsible for another person’s life or well-being), you have to expect repercussions if you lie about your qualifications. Especially if that job is on national television, you have to know that any embellishments or flat-out lies about your experience or past will turn up like a bad penny eventually.

      Cody, we love your show. We think you are an outstanding person, and role-model for living smart with Mother Earth. We hope your new season goes well, and that you and your new partner stay safe. I do have to say though, we watched the first episode of the new season last night, and we aren’t crazy about the new guy. I wonder if his background has been checked out, as he seems kind of ignorant of some basic survival rules. Have a great New Year!!

  • Paul
    1 January 2013 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    I agree with Heather 100%. The show is about showing survival skills to save people’s lives. While I disagree with lying about anything, what I want to know is did Dave have the knowledge to accomplish the goal of the show….to pass on knowledge to save lives in a survival situation. It appears to me that Dave had the knowledge. There were disclaimers on the show stating “situations are presented to Dave and Cody to display survival techniques”…or something close to that, so I’m not sure how much in danger lives are actually put while knowing there is some level of danger involved. If Dave had the knowledge and ability to display solid and true survival skills, I don’t care if he was taking out the trash at McDonald’s in his prior career. With that said, I wish the show continued success and I will watch. My hope is that the person you have chosen to replace Dave has the same knowledge and ability with survival skills. If not, you are doing everyone a disservice.

  • Jason
    1 January 2013 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    Not the same without Dave. I for one am not concerned with his past, only his current offering. He did very well on the show. I am watching Mars on Earth and the new dude is a grouchy combative discord causing individual. I was going to use another word but decided not to. Bring Dave back. Your ratings are going to plummet.. Just changed the channel.

  • Jack Kilmon
    1 January 2013 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    I liked Dave and so did Cody, probably still does, but Cody is hurt. A fool can see that. Dave had skills that made a good show and exaggerating military accomplishment wasn’t necessary. The show will go on and Dave will move on to something else and we all should wish him well. Cody is right, however. Honesty is essential for survival. Dave’s fans need not take it out on Cody. Continue watching DS and learn. I will.

  • Heather
    1 January 2013 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Sorry to see Dave leaving. He shouldn’t have lied about his past, but that doesn’t change how good he was on the show. Dave knew his stuff, and you don’t have to be a bush hippy to learn how to survival in the wild. Hope the new guy is interesting and doesn’t just agree with everything you say. That would be really boring.

  • Kirk Gillespie
    31 December 2012 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Can’t wait until Season 3. Been watching reruns for months!!! Best show on earth. Cody, don’t be a hypocrit man, you talk about Dave’s experience and having integrety, but really, how many boats have you built like the one in Hippo Island??? Don’t be THAT GUY! Grow up and get over it.

  • Kirk Gillespie
    31 December 2012 at 8:49 am - Reply

    I just don’t see it that way. You can’t say after watching two seasons of this show that Dave didn’t save Cody’s butt several times, even though Cody is just as qualified. Cody seems to have this notion that you have to live what you do, and quite frankly, nobody does that. That doesn’t make him any more likely surive than somoene like Dave or several other folks, who don’t possess the same skill set. I thought the dynamic between Cody and Dave, good or bad, was what makes this show so great. Moreover, we all know this is a T.V show not real life, and these guys are not going to put themselves in life-threatening situations. In fact, I think it’s very interesting the show very rarely shows them waking up the next morning in hostile, cold environments. They’re lkiley pulling a bear grylls, and sleeping in a tent after demonstrating a specific way to make a shelter. He needs just get over his personal feelings towards Dave and move on.

  • Jim
    29 December 2012 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Love the show and the calm, methodical mindset Mr. Lundin brings with it. Dave might have been a good guy but Cody is the real deal. Peoples lives are at stake in all situations “Dual Survival”. Sadly, paul, your in the outspoken minority and people like Canterbury need called on their BS. It could have costed both of them their lives. Please see the bigger picture.

  • paul
    29 December 2012 at 6:20 am - Reply

    You are a true friend Cody;

    Regardless of whether Dave did or did not represent himself correctly was it neccessary to trash him between the lines. It seems that you; the little mystic man has no loyalty to anyone or aything that does not line your pocket. I am proud to say that a number of us who enjoyed the show for the camaraderie see you for what you are and will not be tuning in again. I would rather watch Survivorman and I hate that show

    • Jeremy
      1 January 2013 at 8:09 pm - Reply

      Are you serious? People like you are the ones who make this society a clusterf**k. I liked Dave and all too, but you don’t go around falsifying information. The people that say “Oh, well, EVERYBODY does it…” are the ones that should simply shut their mouths and change their attitudes because condoning it just ruins things for the decent people who really deserve them. It also leads to other, possibly more damaging and despicable, things. So congratulations for adding to the sludge of society.

      Sorry for the rant on your site, Cody. One of the many pet peeves of mine is seeing somebody state a belief based on higher values and then get unjustly belittled for it. Keep up the good work on the show and be safe.

  • Brandon
    14 October 2012 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Hey Cody!

    You are a great role model, and you teach some very inspiring things.

    The best thing I have learned from you would have to be:

    Patience is virtue. Virtue is prosperity.

    Best of Luck,

    Brandon.

  • Stefan
    14 October 2012 at 4:04 am - Reply

    Hi Cody,

    Thanks for your explanation.
    Ive seen all shows and both you and dave showed great ‘ Experience’ and ‘Know-how’
    In survival techniques. You do not mention these wordings in your explanation though.

    To be honest i believe that this is what counts most for the viewers of your show, they want to learn survival techniques and the show needs to be exciting as well. They dont care if one of you guys have been baking patatoes or climbing the mount everest In the past as long as the information flow is going on and the show is. Exciting to watch.

    Take care ‘brother’

    Gr,
    Stefan

  • Kurt
    11 September 2012 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Just heard of this as I prefer reading your books over watching TV, a big thumbs up for a classy way to handle this, if you want I would be happy to take Daves place as an amateur survivalist.

  • Karen Dugan
    31 August 2012 at 8:14 am - Reply

    August 31, 2012
    Thank you for your intergity and honesty Cody.
    In a world where this is lacking, your words put a fresh face on the changes with your wonderful and valued show. My husband and I are looking forward to season 3….just because “your” in it.
    Your efforts and Dave’s previously, are saving peoples lives…regardless of
    “how” yhour skills were obtained. We honor “both” efforts.
    Be safe out there in Season Three….our “mother” will protect and sustain you.

  • Philip
    10 August 2012 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Great show. Even if he didn’t have the experience he sure did a good job on the show.

  • Steven Link
    8 August 2012 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Mr. Lundin,

    My son and I have become “addicted” to Dual Survival. We are both looking forward to future episodes of your show.

    Safe travels and Godspeed.

    S. Link

  • Rocky Thompson
    5 August 2012 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Dear Cody.I,ve been doing alot of survival things to teach people how to survive when they get lost.Here in New England.We get alot of hikers and hunters i would love to work with you to help people around here. Please if you ever come to my area hit me up. thanks Rocky

  • John Balad Jr
    1 August 2012 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Hey Cody, love the show man! Sorry ’bout Dave but i am happy that the show will continue. Can’t wait for season 3. Best wishes.

  • Dean Parassidis
    29 July 2012 at 3:43 am - Reply

    Cody my wife and I can’t wait until season 3
    to air,we wish you all the best and please stay
    safe.

  • Dan
    20 July 2012 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    I really like the work you do and I am sorry to hear that Mr Canterbury did what he did. I am looking forward to more Dual Survival with a new host. It is my favorite survival show out there, and as a person just getting into camping, I am glad it is a resource that is so entertaining.

    Best of Luck,

    Dan

  • Levi
    19 July 2012 at 1:39 am - Reply

    Thoroughly looking forward to the new series, Cody! Wishing you the best on your adventures!