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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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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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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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Otto and Eivin fight to douse a raging coal seam fire on Kilcher beach; Atz Sr. attempts the most unconventional bear hunt of his life; Jane and Charlotte take a girl's day adventure clamming.
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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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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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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 Charlotte defend against the homestead's first predator attacks; Atz Lee and Jane travel to Lake Louise to catch massive lake trout; Atz Sr. renovates his new floating homestead; Eve takes on more work as Eivin recovers from a broken rib.
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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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Otto and Charlotte travel to Switzerland to see where the Kilcher family started and learn old building techniques; Atz Sr, Atz Lee, and Jane honor late friend John Coila; Eivin, Eve, and their kids keep the homestead running.
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Otto and Charlotte fight to round up their cattle; Atz Lee and Jane come to a decision about his cabin; Eivin and Eve take the new boat on a maiden fishing journey; Shane and Kelli brace for unexpected news about her health.
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The Kilchers look to the future as winter looms; Atz Sr passes on vital survival knowledge; Atz Lee embarks on a risky solo hunt to a remote and dangerous island; Eivin builds the ideal boat for his young family's adventures on the water.
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Otto pays for his hernia surgery and ends up with gold fever; Jane and Eivin search a remote island for enough deer to last the winter; Atz Lee faces down old fears and reaches new heights as he races the freeze in order to complete his cabin.
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Frigid temperatures sweep into southern Alaska and the Kilchers need to get jobs done before the freeze.
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Eve finds herself alone and within close range of a buck during her return to hunting; Jane and Atz Sr. seek out elk for their first ever one-on-one hunt; Otto races a snowstorm while rounding up his cattle.
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Eve butchers chickens with her children to teach them about the circle of life; Eivin builds a shelter for his trusty horse to protect it from the freeze; Atz Lee and Jane warm up their remote cabin; Atz Sr. goes on a solo hunt.
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For the first time ever, the Kilchers film themselves; Eivin and Eve take their children on an adventure to go crabbing; Atz Lee and Jane prepare Shane's cabin for his recovery; Atz Senior helps a fellow veteran with a big build; Otto buries a pet.
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The Kilchers scramble to complete big projects before winter; Otto buries a giant water tank to solve the water shortage issues; Atz Lee and Atz Sr. search for black bear; Eivin builds a survival motorcycle outfitted with weapons.
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A behind-the-camera glimpse at homesteaders, survivalists, and intense animal moments; never-before-seen footage.

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