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The breathtaking beauty of Alaska sometimes hides the fact its winters can be incredibly harsh, especially for those who live in the state's outlying areas. "Alaska: The Last Frontier" perfectly illustrates this reality, as the series profiles life for the Kilcher family in the isolated community of Homer. For four generations the Kilchers have lived off what their 600-acre homestead has provided, but cultivating that living is never easy. Led by patriarch Atz Kilcher and his brother Otto, the family spends the short summer and fall gardening, hunting and fishing for food, gathering supplies from the land and preparing their animals for the winter. Viewers, who may or may not have a fancy phone by their side while watching on their big-screen high-def TV, also see the Kilchers living off the grid, where running water and electricity aren't daily staples, nor is contact with the outside world. Atz, by the way, is the father of music superstar Jewel.

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With the Constructor dead in the water, it's up to Otto and his crew of family and friends to save the invaluable boat for future use; Eivin takes novice hunter Levi on a last-chance hunt to Shuyak Island to stockpile deer meat for winter.
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Otto and August radio Eivin for rescue after facing an emergency at sea; Atz Sr. must choose between living on the Yuletide and returning to the family homestead; Atz Lee puts Jane's homesteading skills to the test with a wilderness scavenger hunt.
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A behind-the-camera glimpse at homesteaders, survivalists, and intense animal moments; never-before-seen footage.
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Atz Lee and Atz Sr. take Jane on an epic hunt on horseback in the foothills; Eivin builds a one-of-a-kind motorized cart for Findlay; Otto, Charlotte and August race to repair a fence breach after their cattle escape.
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The Kilchers mobilize a major sea/land effort to help finish Grady's Perl Island cabin build, under threat of the approaching remnants of a typhoon; Charlotte and August build a cat patio to keep their house cats from killing the local animals.
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Animals play a critical role in survival on the homestead, from dangerous predators to hardworking livestock to elusive prey, each has an undeniable effect on the Kilchers' day-to-day life.
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The fall cattle roundup takes an electrifying turn when a horse gets tangled in electric wire; Eivin and Levi go on a rock-climbing expedition to secure access to a valuable, new hunting ground; Atz Sr. takes Bonnie on an epic hunting date.
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Otto and Levi bring wind power to the remote cabin; Atz Lee and Jane help homesteader Mike re-purpose a city house into a cabin; Tela gets help from the Kilchers as she struggles to fix her dry spring; August moves back home on his 21st birthday.
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With spring on the way, the Kilchers team up to prepare the homestead for the upcoming summer season, and they look back on the most pivotal moments from last year, with fresh insight and never-before-seen footage.
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This Christmas, it's the first-ever Couples Secret Santa; the Kilchers film themselves crafting inventive homemade gifts.
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In the harsh Alaskan wilderness, it's impossible to thrive alone; the Kilchers look back on key moments when the family and their fellow homesteaders depended on each other for survival.
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Eivin takes son Findlay on his first ever, coming-of-age hunt; Atz Lee and Jane venture far out into the wilderness to fish for elusive pike; Atz Sr. upgrades the Yuletide for the impending cold.
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Singer Jewel Kilcher throws her son, Kase, a coming-of-age celebration on the Yuletide; Atz Lee battles worsening weather to help Grady build a homestead on Perl Island; Otto constructs a drawbridge between his cabin and his new man cave.
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Atz Lee journeys to Perl Island to build a homestead for a friend; tempers flare as Otto, Eivin and Levi work to move an old workshop cabin to Otto's property; Tela constructs a fence for a surprise horse for her children.
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Otto creates a calf caboose for his spring cattle drive at the Head of the Bay; Atz Lee and Jane bring sustainable power to their remote cabin; Atz Sr. builds a smoker to preserve the meat from his epic hunt; Levi renovates his childhood cabin.
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Jane Kilcher relays her five rules that have helped take her from homestead to greenhorn.
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Atz Lee and Jane rush to aid a fellow homesteader; Atz Sr. searches for a remote spot to anchor his floating homestead; Otto, Eivin and Levi rebuild a homestead hot tub; Charlotte takes extreme measures to protect her herd from predators.
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Otto and his son Eivin's hunt for Ptarmigan ends in disaster; Atz Lee and Jane tour Jane's past and travel to remote Adak Island in search of Caribou; Atz Sr.'s pioneer spirit leads him to an abandoned barge.
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The family members speak candidly about life in the Alaskan wild, which is a perpetual cycle of fails and fixes; for every great solve that goes horribly wrong, another is genius, and uniquely Kilcher.
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The Kilcher family takes Thanksgiving to Atz Sr.'s floating homestead, the Yuletide; steeped in family tradition, each person brings something special to share, from homestead dishes to the dinner table itself.
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Atz Lee builds a bridge and encounters a predator in the back country; Otto's hay season nearly comes to a halt when a broken tractor forces him to get creative; Eivin, Eve and Bonnie journey to Atz Sr.'s floating homestead to bring him crops.

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