Great show. It teaches lots of useful survival skills and the host is very down to earth and doesn't do crazy bravado stuff. (No Man vs. Wild; 'you can suffer a heart-attack by falling into freezing cold water. Now watch me as I do what I just told you not to by jumping in a hole through the ice, possibly giving myself a heart-attack!' *Rolls eyes*)
The DVD is great if you like to watch the show repeatedly like I do; Survivorman has a very soothing voice and I've found that, once I've seen an episode at least half a dozen times, its something that can help lull me to sleep when I'm having trouble conking out by myself. It should be noted though that, unlike all DVDs of series that I've ever owned, there is no option to play all the episodes straight through on a disc. I poked around at my PS2's DVD menu and found that it has a 'program' function that allows me to circumvent this problem and a repeat function (this allows me to run the disc all night if I wish to.) So, if your DVD player has similar functions, you should be able to get around that potential hurdle too.
It should also be noted that, oddly, this DVD set also has no subtitles/captions function on the disc. (I was also not able to get captions through my 'ancient' CRT TV's caption function.) If you've seen the episodes over and over like I have (on a streaming service like Netflix that has a captions option on this show) and only have a slight hearing problem (I usually use the subtitles/captions to catch words/phrases I couldn't quite hear) then it shouldn't be a problem. But if your watching it fresh/NEED the captions to get the dialogue, then you're probably going to have to look elsewhere to see this series.
Also of note is that this set comes with a nice surprise; a bonus DVD of Survivorman teaching about urban disaster survival. It covers several scenarios based on Hurricane Katrina; being trapped in a flooded home, high up in an office building, and in a stalled and flooding car. Has good info on what you can use/make with the stuff around you when your totally unprepared. (Note that this disc also has no captions.)
Bottom line: its a really good DVD set. Its a quality show with good information. It has a useful bonus DVD. However, it oddly lacks a 'play all' function programed right on the DVD and has no subtitles/captions. It's a great buy (as long as the two things mentioned above don't affect you) if you're a fan or if you like shows that teach about wilderness survival.