Cody Lundin Biography
Cody Lundin is an American professional survival instructor born on 15th March 1967 in Yavapai County,Arizona, US. He is the founder, director and lead survivor instructor at the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Prescott, Arizona. He is a former co-host of Dual Survival, a reality TV series on Discovery Channel.
He has also been featured in dozens of national and international media sources. They include The History Channel, The Today Show, Dateline NBC, CBS News, USA Today, The New York Times, Newsweek, The Donny and Marie Show and CBC Radio One in Canada.
He was born as an only child of a military family. He spent his early childhood moving around with no formal base to call home. They finally settled in Laramie, Wyoming. There, he attended junior high and high school. He lived on the streets, in a commune, in the backyards of friends after graduating from high school. While he attended college in Prescott, Arizona,he lived in a brush shelter. He attended Prescott College and got a B.A. in Depth Psychology and Holistic Health.
He is a best selling author of two books about survival and preparedness: 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive and When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need to Survive When Disaster Strikes. He has also provided a prologue for Steve Hart’s Citizen Survivor’s Handbook. It is a parody of British wartime advocacy. It centres on the significance of psychological tolerance in times of crisis.
He hosted the Discovery Channel show, Lost in the Wild in 2004.
From 2010 until 2014, he was a co-host of the television series Dual Survival. He demonstrated various survival skills on the show while wearing shorts in all weather and going barefoot. He announced on his Facebook page on February 17, 2014 and on his website that he had been fired from the series. He stated that it was due to differences of opinion on matters of safety.
Cody Lundin Age
Cody was born on 15th March 1967 in Arizona, U.S. (51 years as of 2018)
Cody Lundin Family
He was born as an only child of a military family. He spent his early childhood moving around with no formal base to call home. They finally settled in Laramie, Wyoming.
Cody Lundin Married|Wife|Girlfriend
He has lived the better part of his life more than half of his life in the wilderness and seclusion. The intelligent survival expert has never revealed much about his life and affairs. There’s no report on his marital status.
Cody Lundin School
He founded Aboriginal Living Skills School,LLC in 1991. He founded it with an initial investment of less than $10. It offers skills in bushcraft, integrity in outdoor survival, primitive living skills and urban preparedness.
ALSS specializes in:
- Primitive Living Skills / Bushcrafting
- Modern Outdoor Survival Skills
- Urban, Suburban and Rural Preparedness
- Disaster Mitigation, Training and Survival
- Sustainable Design, Building and Living Systems
- Media Production / Consulting / Location Scouting
- Its field courses are taught in the wilderness.
It is under a US Forest Service Permit allowing for optimum realism and authenticity. Restricted enrollment ensures you customized instruction and maximum adventure.
Cody Lundin Survival Courses
Most of the skills courses involve short, cross-country hikes to pre-historic base camps. The Skills Course focus is to experience hands-on aspects of pre-historic and modern technology within a wonderful, wilderness classroom setting. They involve basic overnight camping with some modern gear.
Packed with the same hands-on fun, lecture and demonstration as the Skills Courses, Adventure Courses are more physical mental and emotional involving. The experiences include increased time in the field, longer cross-country hikes, minimal modern gear and the facts of hunting and gathering for your dinner.
A sample of various courses ALSS has offered over the years:
Out Go The Lights: Preparing Your Home For Greater Self-Reliance.
Surviving In Style: How to make and use a Survival Kit.
Sounds Fishy: Stone-Age Fishing Skills Sure
Abo-Art: Natural Crafting From The Native Environment.
The Desert Deluxe: Primitive And Modern Desert Survival And Living Skills.
Brain Tan Buckskin: Transform a deer or elk hide into soft, beautiful, functional leather!
Cody Lundin Books
He is a best selling author of two books about survival and preparedness: 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive and When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need to Survive When Disaster Strikes.
He has consulted for or been featured in the following,
- National Geographics’ Ultimate Adventure Sourcebook. By Paul Mcmenamin, National Geographic, 2000.
- Aboman’s Guide to Wilderness Schools and Primitive Events. By Joseph A. Bigley, Gibbs Smith Publishers, 2000.
- The Rough Guide to Travel Survival. By Doug Lansky, Rough Guides Publishing, 2005.
- 52 Great Weekend Escapes in Arizona. By Ray Bangs, Northland Publishing, 2002.
- Arizona Outdoor Survival and Safety Guide By Marty Campbell, World Publishing Corporation, 1999.
- Oddly Enough, The Book of Odd Facts By Russ Miller, Caliber Press, 1998.
Cody Lundin 98.6 Degrees
Ten years before the publication of 98.6 Degrees in 2003, Cody had been thinking about writing a book about outdoor survival skills. He wanted to do something a bit different in the survival book genre and focus upon the issues facing the wide majority of present outdoor enthusiasts. Stating why many of them came home dead.
Cody Lundin Net Worth
The renowned survival instructor has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million dollars.
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Cody is 87 kg heavy
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Students on our Desert Drifter course, the "toughest" course we offer at my Aboriginal Living Skills School. Limited gear and limited resources in remote wilderness demand attention to detail, perseverance, altruism and cooperation. Such has been the "code" to staying alive in a tribe for thousands of years. Stay safe! Cody
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Cody Lundin accusses the producers of Dual Survival of editing footage to falsely portray him in the final episode as mentally unstable.
Updated: 9th March 2018
Discovery Communications may be moving its headquarters from Maryland to New York, but it can’t escape a defamation case being adjudicated in Arizona federal court. On Thursday, the owner of cable networks like TLC, Animal Planet and Discovery Channel found out that a reality TV star’s contract can’t bar a defamation lawsuit when intentional harms occur. In a summary judgment ruling, the judge rejects Discovery’s proposition that there exists a special exception for reality shows and documentaries.
The plaintiff in the case is Cody Lundin, who was one of the original co-hosts on Discovery Channel’s Dual Survival. That series about survival experts in challenging environments has become fodder for all sorts of interesting defamation decisions. For example, last July, another judge ruled that Discovery wasn’t responsible for the social media posts of Joseph Teti, a survivalist featured on seasons three through six of the program.
In Lundin’s lawsuit, he alleges that Teti made threats of violence against him, Dual Survival crew members and Discovery executives. Lundin says Discovery wouldn’t address his concerns about Teti and instead terminated him as lead co-host of the show. He then accuses Discovery of purposely manipulating “behind the scenes” footage from previous episodes of the series to create the false impression to viewers in his final episode that he was mentally impaired and thus responsible for leaving the show.
Discovery, in response to the lawsuit, did what many reality television producers do when confronted with a claim from a castmember. The defendant pointed to the waiver that Lundin signed. Given that the show was about survivalists in dangerous situations, it makes sense that Lundin’s “Talent Agreement” included a section titled “Assumption of Risk,” which relinquished any claims for personal injury.
Under Maryland law, applied because that’s what the Talent Agreement specified, exculpatory clauses are generally valid, but courts in the state have concluded that parties aren’t permitted to excuse liability for intentional harms or for extreme forms of negligence.
Discovery conceded as much, according to a decision from U.S. District Court Judge Roslyn Silver, but nevertheless argued for a reality television exception. The company’s lawyers cited cases from other jurisdictions including a defamation action in New York (Klapper v. Graziano) involving a participant’s statement about a “plastic surgery nightmare” on the show, Mob Wives.
But Silver concludes that in the Mob Wives case, the holding was limited.
“The appellate court agreed the exculpatory clause barred the suit,” notes Silver. “In reaching that conclusion, the appellate court made clear exculpatory clauses apply only to claims involving negligence… [T]he court seemed to believe that had the plaintiff’s claim actually involved intentional conduct, the exculpatory clause would not apply.”
“Based on the appellate decision in Klapper, it does not appear there is any special exception similar to what Defendants propose,” Silver adds. “None of the other cases Defendants cite provide any basis to question that conclusion. In fact, the other decisions do not appear to grapple with the application of exculpatory clauses to intentional torts at all. Because there is no special rule to apply in the reality TV context, the exculpatory clause does not bar Lundin’s claims and Defendants’ motion for summary judgment will be denied.”
Often, denial of a defendant’s summary judgment motion primes the way for a trial, but in this instance, there’s a bit of a quirk. When Lundin filed his complaint, his attorney selected “no” when stating whether Lundin was seeking a jury trial. Nevertheless, the complaint sought punitive damages “in an amount to be determined by a jury.”
As such, Silver decides that Lundin has disclaimed a demand for a jury trial on all but the issue of punitive damages. She rejects Lundin’s arguments why he should be entitled to more.
Source: Hollywood Reporter