Why Was Cody Lundin Fired From ‘Dual Survival’ After ‘Fight’ With Joe Teti?

Cody Lundin
"Dual Survival" star Cody Lundin was fired. Discovery Channel

Cody Lundin took to Facebook in February to reveal that he had been fired from the Discovery Channel's “Dual Survival.” Lundin reportedly disagreed with a survival decision that his partner, Joe Teti, wanted to make, and they apparently got into a heated argument over it while in the middle of a harsh survival situation.

Lundin and Teti brought two different types of survival techniques to the show. If you're not familiar with “Dual Survival,” you still may know Lundin as “the guy who doesn’t wear any shoes.” Lundin never wore footwear for the show, except in extreme cold, and would resort to wearing some type of socks. Though Lundin, who specializes in aboriginal living skills, and Teti, who is a former Marine and Special Forces soldier, would bicker at times, they had not gotten into a full-on argument, until Season 4.

Season 4 promises to show viewers how to endure and hopefully conquer some of the most challenging survival situations. Lundin and Teti might be able to survive the wild, but their partnership apparently wasn’t able to endure Season 4. The specific reason why Lundin was fired isn't currently known, but he took to his Facebook page on Feb. 17 to address viewers and fans about his mid-season departure.

His full statement has been posted below:

Dear Campers,

Unfortunately, I have been fired by Discovery Channel for differences over safety and health concerns on the show and will no longer be a part of Dual Survival. 

Although I’ll miss elements of the show, what I’ll miss the most are my fans and the opportunity to teach - on a global level – life saving skills, indigenous culture, and values of integrity and respect toward our natural world. 

I have received numerous letters from viewers. Many are from kids, or their parents or grandparents, describing in detail how the show has changed their lives. It has brought families together, inspired kids to go outdoors, and motivated moms and dads around the world to take that family camping trip, many for the first time. If I can use a TV show to encourage people to turn off TV and turn on nature, I have done my job. 

Thank you all very much for your support over the years. Be safe and prepared, and maybe I’ll train with you in the woods some day!

Stay classy, Cody Lundin

His contentious last episode of “Dual Survival” is slated to air on the Discovery Channel Wednesday 9/8c. Tune in to presumably find out why Lundin is no longer a part of the show.

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