Cody Lundin

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Cody Lundin
Born(1967-03-15) March 15, 1967 (age 47)[1]
Other namesabodude
OccupationProfessional Survival Instructor
Known forCo-star of Discovery Channel's Dual Survival
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Cody Lundin
Born(1967-03-15) March 15, 1967 (age 47)[1]
Other namesabodude
OccupationProfessional Survival Instructor
Known forCo-star of Discovery Channel's Dual Survival

Cody Lundin [2] (born March 15, 1967)[1] is the founder, director, and lead instructor of the Aboriginal Living Skills School, LLC in Prescott, Arizona;[3][4] an adjunct instructor in outdoor survival, winter survival, primitive living, and urban preparedness at Yavapai College;[5][6][7] an adjunct faculty member at the Ecosa Institute;[8] and co-host of the television series Dual Survival.[9]

Early life and education[edit]

Lundin is an only child whose father was in the military.[10] He spent his early childhood moving around until finally settling in Laramie Wyoming where he attended junior high and high school.[10] After graduating from high school he lived on the streets, in a commune, in the backyards of friends and then in a brush shelter while he attended college in Prescott, Arizona.[10]

Lundin holds a B.A. in Depth Psychology and Holistic Health from Prescott College.[11]


Lundin founded the Aboriginal Living Skills School in 1991 in Prescott, Arizona, where he is a survival instructor, teaching modern wilderness survival skills, primitive living skills, urban preparedness, and homesteading.[8][12][13][13][14]

Lundin is the author of two best-selling books on 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.[14][15]

In 2004, Lundin hosted the Discovery Channel show Lost in the Wild.[16]

Dual Survival[edit]

Lundin has been a co-host of the television series Dual Survival since 2010.[9][16] On the show, Lundin demonstrates various survival skills while wearing shorts in all weather and going barefoot.[2] On February 17, 2014 Lundin announced on his Facebook page and on his website that he had been fired from Dual Survival due to differences of opinion on matters of safety.[17][18]

Honors and awards[edit]

In September 1999, Lundin was honored as the third person in history to appear on the cover of Backpacker magazine that featured a story about his survival school.[14][19]

Personal life[edit]

Lundin says that he lives off-the-grid in a self-designed, passive solar earth home in the high-desert wilderness of Northern Arizona, collecting rainwater, composting waste and pays nothing for utilities.[3][20] Lundin is known for not wearing shoes.[9][10]



  1. ^ a b McGivney, Annette (September 1999). "The Wisdom of Abo Dude". Retrieved 18 April 2014. "Despite his credentials and the fact that he's a successful entrepreneur, Lundin, 32, isn't your typical CEO." 
  2. ^ a b Stanley, John (June 10, 2010). "Discovery Channel's 'Dual Survival' show features Arizona expert". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  3. ^ a b Stanley, John (November 1, 2007). "Survival guide aimed at complacent urbanites". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  4. ^ "ABORIGINAL LIVING SKILLS SCHOOL LLC". Arizona Corporation Commission. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  5. ^ "YC Professor Draws Crowd at Performance Center". Yavapai College. August 27, 2010. Archived from the original on October 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Employee Details: Cody Lundin". Yavapai College. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  7. ^ Lundin, Cody. "ALSS School FAQ". Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Ecosa Faculty Biographies: Cody Lundin". Ecosa Institute. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  9. ^ a b c Dawn, Randee (June 10, 2010). "Odd couple battle elements in Dual Survival". Reuters. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  10. ^ a b c d Newman, Eve (October 8, 2010). "Laramie grown wild: Taking survival to the extreme". Laramie Boomerang. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  11. ^ "Cody Lundin". Ecosa Institute. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  12. ^ "Cody Lundin from Dual Survival shares adventures". Penn State Berks. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  13. ^ a b "Dual Survival Experts: Cody Lundin". Discovery Channel. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  14. ^ a b c "Prepare for 2012 - Learn to be More Self Reliant at the 2012 Survival Conference and Change Your Way of Living for the Better" (Press release). October 1, 2009. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  15. ^ "Bios: Cody Lundin". Discovery. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  16. ^ a b Nellans, Joanna Dodder (May 9, 2010). "Local survival teacher gets Discovery Channel TV series". The Daily Courier (Arizona). Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  17. ^ Lundin, Cody. "Dual Survival Update". Facebook. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  18. ^ Lundin, Cody. "Dual Survival Update". Cody Lundin Blog. Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  19. ^ McGivney, Annette (September 1999). "THE WISDOM OF ABO DUDE". Backpacker Magazine. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  20. ^ Lundin, Cody. "About Cody Lundin". Retrieved 2012-08-07. 

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