Naked and Afraid XL
From Tuesday 9 July at 20:00
In one of the most difficult group survival challenges on the planet, 12 elite survivalists take on the brutal conditions of the South China Sea in the hope of lasting 40 days on land and on sea. They must decide if they are stronger together or split into smaller groups, and with varied skills and personalities, will their differences divide them? To succeed they'll need to master the environment, push the limits of human endurance, and survive each other in one of the most remote areas on earth. And, two all-star survivalists take on an even more extreme challenge of 60 days, beginning in the jungles of the Philippines.
Masters of Disaster
From Thursday 18 July at 21:00
These days, pretty much everyone is heavily dependent on modern technology. From mobile phones to food processors, every aspect of day-to-day life is catered for with a high-tech gadget that most of us take for granted. But, in the event of Doomsday, what would happen if all this technology we rely upon is gone? A group of innovative engineers and workmen in Chattanooga, Tennesse, led by mechanic and survivalist Beau Boruff are not taking any chances. In this series, these guys source vintage pieces, restore them to full working order and sell them to grateful Doomsday preppers, hopefully making a tidy profit in the process.
Building Off The Grid
From Saturday 6 July at 17:15
For some, the idea of living in an unspoilt wilderness 'off the grid', stripped of the trappings of modern life, is a wonderful dream. But building in these places where access to contemporary materials is limited and without a support network can be much more difficult. This series follows plucky people across the USA who are inspired to build in the middle of nowhere and escape the pressures of living in a city. In Ohio, two brothers rush to build a high-end vacation home in only four months in the middle of a cattle ranch. And, in the Appalachian Mountains, a man wants to surprise his wife with an eco-friendly holiday home far from the crowds. Will they be able to cope with the unpredictable elements of Mother Nature in pursuit of building their dream, unplugged from the modern world?
Guardians Of The Glades
From Wednesday 24 July at 21:00
For people born poor and without many options like Dusty Crum, life can be hard. But if there's a will there's a way, and he learned from his father how to make do with what they had and to make a lot from a little. When a business opportunity came his way to hunt invasive snakes in the Everglades, he took it with both hands. In this entertaining series, Dusty and his ragtag band of hunters do battle with these slithering monsters in bug-infested, alligator-ridden swamps. They may not have professional training or much in the way of equipment, but they make up for that with courage and determination!