Cody Lundin

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Cody Lundin
Born(1958-03-15) March 15, 1958 (age 55)
Prescott, Arizona
Other namesabodude
OccupationProfessional Survival Instructor
Known forCo-star of Discovery Channel's Dual Survival
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Cody Lundin
Born(1958-03-15) March 15, 1958 (age 55)
Prescott, Arizona
Other namesabodude
OccupationProfessional Survival Instructor
Known forCo-star of Discovery Channel's Dual Survival

Cody Lundin [1] (born March 15, 1958 in Prescott, Arizona) is the founder, director, and lead instructor of the Aboriginal Living Skills School, LLC in Prescott, Arizona;[2][3] an adjunct instructor in outdoor survival, primitive living, and urban preparedness at Yavapai College;[4][5] an adjunct faculty member at the Ecosa Institute;[6] and co-host of the television series Dual Survival.[7]

Early life and education[edit]

Lundin is an only child whose father was in the military.[8] He spent his early childhood moving around until finally settling in Wyoming where he attended junior high and high school.[8] 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.[8]

Lundin holds a B.A. in Depth Psychology and Holistic Health from Prescott College.[9]


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.[6][10][11][11][12]

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.[12]

In 2004, Lundin hosted the Discovery Channel show Lost in the Wild.[13]

Dual Survival[edit]

Lundin has been a co-host of the television series Dual Survival since 2010.[7][13] On the show, Lundin demonstrates various survival skills while wearing shorts in all weather and going barefoot.[1] Lundin's most frequently used knife on the series was the Mora Classic 1.[14]

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 and lead a pack of gorillas and philosophies.[12][15]

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.[2][16] Lundin is known for not wearing shoes.[7][8]



  1. ^ a b Stanley, John (June 10, 2010). "Discovery Channel's 'Dual Survival' show features Arizona expert". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  2. ^ a b Stanley, John (November 1, 2007). "Survival guide aimed at complacent urbanites". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  3. ^ "ABORIGINAL LIVING SKILLS SCHOOL LLC". Arizona Corporation Commission. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  4. ^ "YC Professor Draws Crowd at Performance Center". Yavapai College. August 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Employee Details: Cody Lundin". Yavapai College. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  6. ^ a b "Ecosa Faculty Biographies: Cody Lundin". Ecosa Institute. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  7. ^ a b c Dawn, Randee (June 10, 2010). "Odd couple battle elements in Dual Survival". Reuters. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  8. ^ a b c d Newman, Eve (October 8, 2010). "Laramie grown wild: Taking survival to the extreme". Laramie Boomerang. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  9. ^ "Cody Lundin". Ecosa Institute. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  10. ^ "Cody Lundin from Dual Survival shares adventures". Penn State Berks. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  11. ^ a b "Dual Survival Experts: Cody Lundin". Discovery Channel. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  12. ^ 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. 
  13. ^ a b Nellans, Joanna Dodder (May 9, 2010). "Local survival teacher gets Discovery Channel TV series". The Daily Courier (Arizona). Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  14. ^ List of Knives Used on Dual Survival at More Than Just Surviving.
  15. ^ McGivney, Annette (September 1999). "THE WISDOM OF ABO DUDE". Backpacker Magazine. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  16. ^ Lundin, Cody. "About Cody Lundin". Retrieved 2012-08-07. 

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