Is anyone else hyped for the new season of Dual Survival? Discovery has started posting teasers online and one of them is a doozy. It shows Cody Lundine sterilizing his little Mora fixed blade in a fire and then handing it to Dave Cantebury who proceeds to stab his arm and drag it across his flesh, opening up a would maybe 4″ across. If that was not enough, he starts pulling apart the sides of the wound so that it bleeds as much as possible. Around the wound goes moss and in the wound goes black powder from a rifle round. The video cuts away as Cody prepares to ignite the powder, intending to cauterize the wound.

I have mixed thoughts on the demonstration. On one hand, it is an effective way of showing how you can treat a bleeding wound with materials on hand. On the other, Dave Cantebury slices open his arm on purpose. Hopefully that part does not need further explanation. I have to give Dave some props for the guts to do something like that, but as someone taking one of his survival courses next month, I am hoping that my course proves far less adventurous.