Dave Canterbury is the first cast member of the reality survival series, Dual Survival. When plans were drawn for Dual Survival, the producers wanted to pair up a wildlife expert with a former military man. For this, the producers would seemingly run chemistry tests. But Cody Lundin and Dave Canterbury shared amazing chemistry both on-screen and off the cameras. The laid back wild-life expert and the watchful military veteran, the pair attracted fans from around the world. The pair laid the groundwork for the series, which came in handy years down the line. In this article, we will take a closer look at what little is known about Dave Canterbury.
Lying in his resume:
Similar to his predecessor Joseph Teti, Dave Canterbury lied on his resume. Both Joseph and Dave chose to lie about their military training, but unlike Joseph, Dave admitted that he lied to the producers. On his resume, Dave mentioned that he was a sniper in the army. This was just one of Dave’s claims which were proven to be false. While the man had some record of serving from the Army from 1981-87, most of his facts turned out to be lies. His record shows that Dave served as a Sergent in the 984th Military Police Company, and 260th Military Police Company.
After leaving the series, Dave revealed on YouTube, “Did I embellish some of the things on my resume? I did. I didn’t do it to hurt anyone. I didn’t do it to make things difficult for anyone in my family. I actually did it too, number one, better my family.”
Fired from the series Dual Survival:
Dave and Cody were the very first survivalist and military combo. So when news got out that Dave had lied on his resume, the producers decide to fire Dave from the series. After all, the entire series was built on trust. The whole idea of pairing up was to have someone to watch your back at all times. But after Dave’s lie was caught, the producers caught on fire and fired him from the series. Dave appeared in a total of two seasons: 1 and 2. But the showrunners made no progress in hiring, as his predecessor Joseph Tite was also believed to have lied about his military training.
Personal Life: Dave is a married man
On the outside, Dave seems a man to enjoy lone time in some remote wilderness of nature. Contrasting to his professional traits Dave shares a home and enjoys a blissful marriage with a wife of many years. He is married to Iris Canterbury. The couple tied the knot in 2002 and since have been together. Dave is said to have two children with his wife.
Dave Canterbury was born on the 19th of September 1963. He joined the US Army in 1981 and stayed in service till 1987. After his time at the army, Dave started working as a survival expert and an instructor. Over the years, Dave has worked on a reptile farm, then as a commercial fisherman and diver in Florida.
Dave has also written a couple of books focusing on the survival aspect. His first book was the Bushcraft 101 in 2014 Bushcraft 101 in 2014, which made it into the New York Times Best Sellers List. He went onto release two more books entitled, Survivability for the Common Man (2011), and Advanced Bushcraft (2015).
Apart from his life as a survival expert, Dave is also one of the instructors at the Pathfinder School in southeast Ohio. He imparts years of experience and knowledge in the form of survival techniques. Dave calls them the “5 Cs of Survivability”. He also has a YouTube channel where he puts up regular videos relating to survival.