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'Mud, Sweat and Beards': What does a week look like for Donny and Ray in the Louisiana swamp?

Every minute in the wild is a challenge, as the two navigate their way to safety to survive
Ray Livingston and Donny Dust in 'Mud, Sweat and Beards' (@donnydust/Instagram)
Ray Livingston and Donny Dust in 'Mud, Sweat and Beards' (@donnydust/Instagram)

If you are an adrenaline junkie who loves watching adventure-filled, daredevil reality shows, 'Mud, Sweat and Beards' is the way to go. Tune in on April 4 to watch the madness unfold!

The reality series on USA Network follows two survivalists and best friends, Ray Livingston and Donny Dust, as they challenge themselves and experience the wilds, as they try to live off the land.


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The dream team's first spot is The Bayou, in Louisiana. This swamp is literally acres of just thick, green forests, and the duo are surrounded by the deadliest of reptiles, rodents, and other wild animals. 

While staying hydrated and keeping healthy are their top priorities, it is equally important to adapt to the swamp's climatic conditions as well. The Bayou was experiencing turbulent tropical weather conditions during their 10-day stay, so the men primarily focused on just hunting for ample food on time. 

Dust is pretty knowledgeable about what reptiles they can get a hold of, and the nutrition the meat provides. He also, surprisingly, adds classy touches to their meals in the wilderness. Ray, who has a sharp eye, takes the lead to wade through tough waters to kill fish and even set up traps in the hopes of locusts or other insects stumbling into his contraptions and soon into their mouths!

It's also fun to see the men stick to their choice of weapons, their perspectives, and ideologies about the vast experiences as survivalists. While Donny makes all of his weapons from wood and any other possible sharp material he can lay his hands on, Ray comes fully prepared with bows and arrows. He also says he'd rather carry a lighter if he can rather than make a fire from scratch with stones like Donny does. 

'Mud, Sweat and Beards' premieres on April 4, 2022, 11 pm ET/PT, only on USA Network