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In leg eight of Ultimate Survival Alaska, the teams trek through dense alder thickets, fjord the roaring Coal Creek and scale a 600-foot rock fall to reach the extraction landing zone at Twin Falls. This leg, Grady and Jared are facing a new challenge. Team Military is down a man and an important asset after…

Winter weather has pummeled the U.S. this season, from record-low temperatures to paralyzing winter storms. But ice may be the most dangerous of winter conditions, estimated to kill 400-500 motorists each year. When ice freezes on the cold asphalt, it’s nearly invisible to the driver, forming a slick death trap that’s the #1 killer on…

Spoiler Alert! If you want to watch this episode and not ruin the surprise, stop reading now! In Sandgate, Vermont, Paulie DiMeo and Pat “Tuffy” Bakaitis, co-owners of the Cabin Kings are Building Wild for a retired 70-year-old equine veterinarian. Paulie says they are building a cabin in the sweet old man’s backyard. However, 1,000…

If a tree is stolen in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Animal poaching isn’t the only theft of resources that criminals inflict on nature. Tree poaching, the illegal harvesting of trees in private farms, state parks and protected woods, is less publicized but equally destructive…

Bubble wrap: one of man’s most useful inventions. From keeping your packages safe on their travels to providing hours of popping entertainment, the plastic sheeting was invented in 1957 by two entrepreneurs attempting to create a 3-D plastic wallpaper. But can bubble wrap protect a human from a 13-foot free fall? Tonight, Duck Quacks Don’t Echo…

Hollywood car chases and explosions – you can’t have one without the other. In every epic action-movie chase, a car (or eight) will probably burst into flames. So how do the special effects pros pull off these huge stunts? On an all-new None of the Above, which takes science to the streets to solve real-life conundrums, host Tim…

What would you do if you saw a giant boulder tumbling towards your house? In a real-life Do Or Die scenario, two enormous boulders dislodged from a cliff in Northern Italy, flattening one barn and stopping at the doorstep of a second house. On Nov. 29, a total of 4,000 cubic meters of rock fell…

Spoiler Alert! If you want to watch this episode and not ruin the surprise, stop reading now! In Dover, Vermont, Paulie DiMeo and Pat “Tuffy” Bakaitis, co-owners of the Cabin Kings are Building Wild and crafting a rustic Italian getaway for the Cangiano family. Of course with every build there are issues, and this one…

For Mick Dodge, living off the grid comes easy. However, for some of his other woodland friends, the outside world comes crashing in uninvited. On tonight’s new episode Passing The Torch, Mick helps his student and friend Will of Stone find a new place to live. Will is in the process of transitioning to an…

Warning: SPOILER ALERT. If you haven’t watched this episode, stop reading now! On leg seven of Ultimate Survival Alaska, the teams begin their trek off the toe of the barrier glacier. With only four legs remaining, Military and Mountaineers are tied with two wins, Endurance trailing with a single win.  First the teams will cross…

If you’re a driver in 48 of America’s 50 states, you pump your own gas. But for the other two states, Oregon and New Jersey, an attendant fills your tank. The two states passed laws in the 1940s and ’50s prohibiting citizens from filling their own tanks, which lawmakers viewed as a dangerous fire hazard.…

Spoiler Alert! If you want to watch this episode and not ruin the surprise, stop reading now! In Fayville, Vermont on 1,100 acres of spectacular, but brutal, terrain Paulie DiMeo and Pat “Tuffy” Bakaitis, co-owners of the Cabin Kings are Building Wild, for an ex-Navy SEAL and his best friend. Paulie wants to give these…

Warning: SPOILER ALERT. If you haven’t watched this episode, stop reading now! Traversing the treacherous Hayes Glacier, the Ultimate Survival Alaska teams are faced with dangerous cliff faces, crevasses, and moulins on their way to dense forest, and then ultimately the extraction landing zone at Red Salmon Lake 30 miles away. Endurance is riding high…

Spoiler Alert! If you want to watch this episode without getting the lowdown on what happened, stop reading now! In Jackson, New York, Paulie DiMeo and Pat “Tuffy” Bakaitis, co-owners of  the Cabin Kings are Building Wild, constructing a cabin for farmer Mike Carney and eleven life-long friends who hunt together every year. They call…

Living in the wild, Mick Dodge has conditioned his body to live on little food. But now, it’s been almost a week since he had a real meal. Tonight on all all-new episode of The Legend of Mick Dodge, Mick sets out to find the sustenance he needs – and in the wilderness, nothing is…

Designer Paul DiMeo @Paul_DiMeo became known for building the impossible over nine seasons on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Now he’s ready for perhaps the most rugged construction show ever — using extreme architectural engineering to create incredible, perhaps improbable, wilderness cabin retreats on America’s last frontiers. Premiering tonight at 9 p.m., National Geographic Channel goes…

Warning SPOILER ALERT! If you have not watched this episode, read no further. In the wet and wild fifth leg of Ultimate Survival Alaska, the teams land in the Skewntna River Valley, to race down 50 miles of turbulent rivers and navigate a particularly treacherous section known as “Hell’s Gate.” If they make it through,…

WARNING SPOILERS! If you haven’t watched episode four, stop reading now! In the fourth leg of Ultimate Survival Alaska, everyone is still smarting from the loss of The Woodsmen, reminded that anything could happen. The three remaining teams are determined to stay safe and in the race, but the Alaskan landscape has other plans for…

Tonight, the Ultimate Survival: Alaska crews go ‘Over the Falls’, taking on a watery gauntlet of 70-foot waterfalls and dangerous open seas.  However, the treachery of Alaska’s terrain extends further than just its waters. Get to know the dangers of the Last Frontier, from hidden crevasses to 98% of America’s brown bear population, with our handy…

Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t watched the second episode and of Ultimate Survival Alaska, read no further! Spoilers ahead…   This week the teams of Ultimate Survival Alaska are dropped straight into the heart of bear country. Chichagof Island is 2,050 square miles of rugged terrain, 742 miles of coastline and chock full of roving…

Tonight, Big Bad Wood‘s season of felling trees, wrangling unruly crewmates and fighting for clients in suburban Boston concludes. On the season finale, the four Boston tree companies face challenges that could permanently alter their businesses. Owner Jay Malouf surprises Specialized Rigging and Tree Care greenhorn Ted with a formidable task: taking down his first…

Finished your holiday shopping early? Need a break from all the Christmas movies? We’ve got you covered with a day-long Diggers marathon, featuring all-new episodes that follow the adventures of treasure hunters KG and Ringy. The two metal detecting buffs “King George” Wyant and Tim “The Ringmaster” Saylor take their hobby seriously, traveling the country looking…

Military, Woodsmen, Mountaineers and Endurance: the four teams on Ultimate Survival: Alaska are equally matched and eager to win. Tonight, the teams set off on the Alaska Panhandle from Chichagof Island. Their routes will take them through the dangerous heart of bear country, home to more brown bears per square mile than any other place on earth. After winning…

130 years: the amount of time the exquisite cathedral of La Sagrada Familia has been under construction. Conceptualized by the brilliant Catalan modernist Antoni Gaudi, the Barcelona cathedral boasts his trademark unorthodox design, one that continues to challenge contemporary architects today. Heralded as one of the world’s most striking buildings, La Sagrada Familia is famous…

Gold-diggers, take note. Tonight, two new episodes of Meltdown follow the fiercely competitive world of urban treasure hunting. These precious metals experts employ unorthodox methods of gold prospecting to scrape up profits from junkyards, pawn shops and city streets, hoping to recover metal treasures and melt them down for cash. But the craziest stunt of the…