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Surviving disaster is a television show that is designed to give the audience a visual representation of the worst-case scenario events that one is likely to encounter such as a mall shooting or a hurricane or a hijacking or being lost at sea or in earthquake or a pandemic etc. this show takes five individuals, not counting the host, who is a former Navy seal and demonstrates practical easy to understand survival skills that anyone can learn with a little practice and ingenuity.

Skills such as how to filter water so that it is drinkable during the aftermath of an earthquake or hurricane or fire the show also demonstrates things like first aid and basic triage of injuries such as a broken leg or bullet wound, as well as how to make things that will aid in survival such as signal flares or radio codes, etc. this show is set up with dramatizations of each event so that the audience will receive a real-world scenario visual aid. As to how these procedures will look when put into practical action as well as what the eventual outcome of the procedure being discussed is going to look like. Whether that is, fixing me dislocated knee for one of your compatriots were incapacitating a terrorist or even landing a Boeing 747 jumbo jet after a hijacking attempt.

The program also demonstrates both positive and negative outcomes of each scenario, meaning that if the person is able to follow the steps recommended by the experts. And what will happen if they are not. It is important to note that this show is in no way a substitute for practical first-hand experience in the survival techniques is intended for entertainment purposes only and to give the viewer a cursory glimpse at just how to go about surviving a given scenario the program is designed mostly for entertainment purposes. But the techniques represented in the show do work, if properly executed. This however does not mean that an individual should attempt any procedures they see while viewing this program without proper supervision of a trained expert.

Anyone that has ever wondered what would I do, if this were to happen is sure to be intrigued by this show as it does demonstrate. Even though it is highly dramatized what real-world survival looks like and what individuals like Navy SEALs and Army Rangers go through on a regular basis.

Surviving Disaster is a Documentary & Biography series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on September 1, 2009. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.5.

Surviving Disaster is available for streaming on the Spike TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Surviving Disaster on demand at Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV, iTunes online.

Spike TV
1 Season, 10 Episodes
September 1, 2009
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Cade Courtley
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Surviving Disaster Full Episode Guide

  • The world is under attack from terrorists with deadly nerve gas and a global pandemic that kills millions. Navy SEAL Cade Courtley will show you how to escape from a gas attack, create an isolation room, and defend your house against dangerous looters.

  • A massive earthquake hits the largest fault line in the middle of the country and reduces entire cities to rubble. Navy SEAL Cade Courtley shows you how to survive the shake, escape if you get buried in debris, and how to save your home from a giant gas explosion.

  • A nuclear bomb has been detonated on American soil. Navy SEAL Cade Courtley shows you what to do in the first...

  • A highly trained terrorist cell takes over a crowded mall in a military style siege. Navy SEAL Cade Courtley shows you how to survive a firefight...

  • Can you survive the fury of an ocean storm?

  • A day on the slopes turns disastrous when a deadly avalanche hits. Using the latest survival methods and...

  • Cade Courtley overcomes hurricane conditions, detailing what it's like traveling over flooded streets, crosses a fast moving river and takes shelter inside an abandoned house.

  • Cade Courtley makes his way through a burning building as he shows how to escape how to navigate through flaming corridors, how to break through walls and repel to safely when all the escape routes are blocked.

  • Navy SEAL Cade Courtley shows how to turn everyday objects into improvised weapons, how to subdue suicidal hijackers and how to learn to fly and land a commercial airliner, as he simulates a terrorist takeover of an aircraft.

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