Surviving Disaster

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  • TV-14
  • 2009
  • 1 Season
  • 8.4  (215)

Surviving Disaster was a documentary-style show on Spike TV that aired in 2009. Hosted by Cade Courtley, a former Navy SEAL, the show focused on teaching viewers how to survive various disasters and emergencies, ranging from natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes, to man-made disasters like home invasions and terrorist attacks.

Each episode of Surviving Disaster was split into two parts: the first half featured interviews with survivors or experts in the given emergency field, while the second half simulated a disaster scenario in which Courtley demonstrated how to survive and escape. The show's aim was to educate viewers on how to avoid danger, prepare for emergencies and make the right decisions when faced with life-threatening situations.

Courtley's background as a Navy SEAL made him an ideal host for the show, and he brought an authoritative and calm presence to the screen. He guided viewers through different scenarios, explaining how to assess situations and react accordingly. The show's emphasis on practical solutions and technique was a departure from other survival shows that often relied on sensationalism and drama.

Surviving Disaster covered a wide range of situations, each episode offering a new challenge. In the first episode, "Pandemic", Courtley tackled the subject of a worldwide flu outbreak, demonstrating how to avoid infection and what to do if you or a loved one became sick. The episode featured interviews with doctors and health officials, who offered practical advice on preparing for such an event.

In another episode, "Tsunami", Courtley demonstrated how to survive a massive wave, both on land and in the water. The episode featured harrowing accounts from survivors of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, who shared their stories and offered insight into how to prepare for an unexpected tsunami.

One of the most intense episodes of Surviving Disaster was "Home Invasion", which simulated a break-in and hostage scenario. Courtley showed viewers how to protect their homes and families, offering tips on how to secure doors and windows, and what to do if someone breaks in. The episode was an eye-opener for many viewers, who hadn't considered the possibility of a home invasion and were grateful for the information provided.

Other episodes of Surviving Disaster focused on topics such as wildfire, nuclear attack, and plane crashes. Each episode offered a unique perspective on how to survive and thrive in high-stress situations.

While some may find the show's emphasis on worst-case scenarios frightening, the reality is that emergencies do happen, and it's important to be prepared. Surviving Disaster provided valuable information on how to think quickly and respond appropriately during a crisis. Courtley emphasized the importance of preparation and stressed that taking the appropriate steps ahead of time could mean the difference between life and death.

In conclusion, Surviving Disaster was an educational and informative show that offered practical solutions to life-threatening situations. Cade Courtley's expertise and calm demeanor made him an excellent host, and the show's emphasis on practical techniques made it stand out from other survival shows. While the show hasn't been on the air for several years, its lessons remain relevant and valuable today.

Surviving Disaster is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on September 1, 2009.

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10. Pandemic
December 10, 2009
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.
9. Earthquake
December 2, 2009
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.
Nuclear Attack
8. Nuclear Attack
October 20, 2009
A nuclear bomb has been detonated on American soil. Navy SEAL Cade Courtley shows you what to do in the first...
Mall Shooting
7. Mall Shooting
October 13, 2009
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...
Lost at Sea
6. Lost at Sea
October 6, 2009
Can you survive the fury of an ocean storm?
5. Avalanche
September 29, 2009
A day on the slopes turns disastrous when a deadly avalanche hits. Using the latest survival methods and...
Home Invasion
4. Home Invasion
September 22, 2009
When violent criminals break into your home, Navy SEAL Cade Courtley shows you how to fight back if escape is not an option. Learn how to get out of hand restraints and devise a plan for escape.
3. Hurricane
September 15, 2009
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.
2. Fire
September 8, 2009
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.
1. HiJack
September 1, 2009
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.
Where to Watch Surviving Disaster
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 and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 1, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (215)