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Homestead Rescue

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Idyllic in nature, the concept of living a scaled-down, simpler, off-the-grid life has gained popularity in recent years, but the initial results for many budding homesteaders have been disappointing. The learning curve is steep, especially in the most dangerous and isolated locations across the country. Many families are not equipped with the skills, experience or knowledge of how to grow food, find water, harness power or deal with the threat of predators. In "Homestead Rescue," craftsman and survival expert Marty Raney -- joined by daughter Misty, a farmer, and son Matt, a hunter and fisherman -- attempt to teach these families the essential skills on how to survive -- and thrive -- in the wilderness. Because sustaining a homestead through hunting, fishing, gardening, building upkeep, security, and problem solving is a full-time job. At the conclusion of each episode, the rookie survivalists decide to either tough out their first year or pack up and return to civilization.

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A homestead is in serious danger from a raging California wildfire prompting Marty to clear-cut surrounding trees and create an evacuation ark for livestock; Matt devises a unique layer of fire protection to save the home from destruction.
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Stranded on a cliff in their RV, Jeff Tatsch, an amputee, and his wife, Carol, need a livable home, water and a place to grow food, so the Raneys build an entire cabin from scratch on solid ground and harness a source of water from a natural spring.
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Threatened by an approaching wildfire, Stuart and Toni Rinker need a quick solution for their failing Idaho homestead; the Raneys plan to fireproof the Rinkers' cabin and build a firebreak, but Stuart objects.
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Marty helps Oregon homesteaders April and Mike Kondash build a barn; Misty creates her first-ever subterranean garden; Matt finds a humane approach to a mysterious predator threat.
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A hungry bear scratching the walls, disease carrying ticks, no food to eat, no power and 60 massive oaks looming over a flimsy cabin in tornado alley present the Raneys with their greatest challenges yet.
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A hungry bear scratching the walls, disease carrying ticks, no food to eat, no power and 60 massive oaks looming over a flimsy cabin in tornado alley present the Raneys with their greatest challenges yet.
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The Raney family arrives at a homestead threatened by heat, coyotes and even cows; Marty attempts to protect livestock with a massive build.
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The Raneys try to restore a couple's failed homestead in Ohio; Marty attempts to repair an old gas well.
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The Raney family goes to the Ozarks and discovers a malnourished couple and a moldy cabin that's making them sick; massive electric storms threaten the build.
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The Raney family arrives at a homestead with a bee-obsessed owner that is unintentionally attracting bears with his hives; Marty bush-engineers a windmill to pump water to a new bathhouse.
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The Raneys must move an entire cabin into the flood zone as Marty's dam is put to the test; a surprise arrival of chicks means Misty needs a clever upgrade for a ravaged chicken coop; Matt crafts a knife blade in the Smiths' newly improved foundry.
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A dangerous request from the Smith family in a Missouri flood zone forces the Raneys into the homestead challenge of their lives as they build a dam and plan an entire cabin move; to save the family's business, Matt embarks on a knife shop remodel.
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The Raneys assist an Oregon homestead where fire is a constant threat and livestock are family pets instead of meat.
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The Raneys help the Johnson family who have no drinking water or food sources; their dogs have been killed by a mystery predator and worry they are next.
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The Raneys assist two Montana homesteaders who face being trapped on their property; when a medical emergency strikes, the Raneys face their first ever failed rescue.
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The Raneys create their first-ever self-automated homestead in the fierce Alaskan wilderness to function while firefighters Kim and Casey Boespflug are away on duty.
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Toxic land plagues a Kentucky homestead, so the Raneys must build the Rains family a hillside garden, turn a cave into a goat fortress and find uncontaminated water deep underground.
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Marty embarks on an ambitious, off-grid hydropower system after Tennessee storms obliterate the Reathifords' power source; Matt creates a meat smoker, but a surprise accident leads to a construction site injury for one of the Raneys.
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Shocked to find a bear den near the Counter family's Colorado homestead, the Raneys build an old-school root cellar and an innovative greenhouse; they attempt to inspire two teenage sisters to help bring their father's dream to life.
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Marty takes on a risky first-time build -- a huge diverter trench to deflect the torrents of storm water devastating the homestead of musician Lou and his girlfriend, Stacy; with a huge storm forecast, no one can predict if this rescue will succeed.
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Embarking on a new season of saving homesteads in peril, the Raneys look back on some of their most ingenious builds; they unpack their techniques, examine off-grid financial savings and reveal the all-time, fan-favorite build.

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