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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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The Raneys have traversed America saving homesteaders on the verge of failing and look back on the homesteads they saved.
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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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In the Smoky Mountains, the Raneys visit a wind-ravaged homestead on the brink of total collapse; the Raneys race to shore up key structures and establish a viable homestead business before the next big storm.
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In a first ever Homestead intervention, a daughter pleads for help from the Raneys to rescue her mother and step-father whose failing homestead in Arizona sits in the crosshairs of deadly monsoon floods and a menacing cougar.
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The Raneys rush to a failing homestead in Colorado where husband Don makes a 40-mile mountain commute each day, leaving his wife alone and terrified to leave the house because of the surrounding bears and mountain lions.
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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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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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The Raneys put their ingenuity to the test on a homestead in Hawaii that was destroyed by 20-foot thick lava flow; first, they must bring life back to the property, then figure out how to make the structures mobile in case of another eruption.
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In Missouri, the Raneys tackle a tree-house cabin that is on the verge of collapsing; Marty works to overhaul the entire base of the cabin; Misty constructs a greenhouse out of scavenged windows.
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The Raneys continue rescuing the Broadhead's tire bale homestead in Central Ohio; the clock is ticking as Marty, Misty, and Matt work to provide fresh water, strengthen walls and jumpstart an indoor garden.
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In Northern California, the Raneys give a masterclass on rebuilding from scratch when they come to the aid of the Olson-Wilcox family whose homestead was completely destroyed in a devastating wildfire.
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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 Raneys help a couple with a toxic salt water well, making it impossible for them to maintain a food source or livestock; Marty needs clay to build a massive catchment pond; Matt must build a large-scale solar still to de-contaminate the water.
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The Jackson family in Idaho suffers from a cabin on the verge of collapse and predator threat from 100 chickens; the Raneys use all new ingenuity to make the cabin livable, protect the flock and create a valuable income source.
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In Montana, the Raney's help Beth and Mike Ettinger who live in an abandoned ghost town stalked by a mountain lion and void of any livestock, water or food.
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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 wife, Stacey; with a huge storm forecast, no one can predict if this rescue will succeed.
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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 Raneys help the Kondors in the Nevada desert, where the homestead suffers from rattler infested trailers, searing heat, sand storms and a lack of water.
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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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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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