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"Dirty Rotten Survival" is an outdoor adventure trek seasoned with a dash of grit, "man-genuity," and a whole lot of MacGyver'ing. National Geographic Channel challenged a survival savant, an engineer-inventor and a construction guru to hit the road and test their mettle by competing in location-inspired outdoor challenges across several states using a different, limited set of tools in each episode.
Home builder and jack-of-all trades Johnny Littlefield is taking survival expert Dave Canterbury and engineer and former military colonel Dick Strawbridge on a 25-mile hike through the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts. Starting at the oldest hardware store in America, the guys have five minutes to grab whatever tools they can for their trek. Once they're geared up, they set off along an unmarked, un-trailed wilderness where they have to rely on their skills, improvised tool kits and grit to get them up, over and down everything from steep cliffs to winding rivers.
Dave takes the guys to the swampiest state in America — Louisiana — to see if they have the skills to get an old jeep through 50 miles of its largest swamp, the Atchafalaya Basin. They begin their adventure at a southern Louisiana mud park, where Dave has arranged to pick up an iconic World War II-era Jeep Willys that the guys will use in their attempt to traverse the swamp. With no food, only one canteen of water a piece and just a small swamp survival kit each, the guys venture into the swamplands to see if they have the skills to get the 1947 jeep — and themselves — through a 50-mile course in one piece.
Dave challenges Johnny and Dick to go car-camping in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Canterbury-style. Starting at a junkyard, they each select a vehicle to drive through the logging roads, staying at three different campsites over three nights and ending at the northernmost tip of Lake Superior. Using only their cars and a few demolition tools, the guys must take whatever they can find from their vehicles to use as camping resources for each night on the road.
Johnny, Dick, and Dave head to central Nevada to conquer the most daunting desert stretch of the Old Pony Express route, and to make their epic trek even more challenging, they're doing it on bicycles they cobble together themselves.
The guys head deep into Washington's Olympic Peninsula to build an old-school logging camp, using only tools and resources from the surrounding area.
Dick, Johnny and Dave head to the heart of Texas to hunt and trap hogs in the center of an overrun hog population, using only handmade weapons.
The guys go to Ohio for a taste of what life was like on the original Western frontier.
The guys go to Oregon for a mid-1800s- style gold prospecting adventure.
John Littlefield(JOHN LITTLEFIELD)
Dick Strawbridge(DICK STRAWBRIDGE)
Dave Canterbury(DAVE CANTERBURY)
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