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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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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 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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The Raneys return to Alaska to discover their own homestead is in utter disrepair; beetle kill has destroyed their only access, so they race to build a steel tram before the deep freeze sets in, but it may not be able to withstand a 7.2 earthquake.
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The Raney's help the Zabec family in Virginia, where pigs are destroying the homestead, predators are killing livestock, and a huge oak is threatening their cabin.
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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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Marty is hit with a bombshell; the old well he's come to fix has already claimed its first victim; to set the Dagues on a path to self-sufficiency, the Raneys try to deliver a long-term water source, protein supply and sustainable power.
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In Alaska, Marty races to rescue his property from a deluge of snow runoff; in Hawaii, Matt builds a human-sized slingshot to bring down invasive trees.
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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 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 intense winter has frozen the water supply on the homestead, forcing Marty to hunt for a new water source In Hawaii, Matt and his wife Katie self-film a lesson in Cacao harvesting on her family's plantation.
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The Raney family turn cameras on themselves as they shelter in place on their Alaskan homestead; a moose kill is discovered dangerously close to their cabin, and Marty attempts to track the predators.
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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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The Raneys arrive in Ohio to find the Broadhead family struggling to survive in their home made of 30,000 tire bales; battling pests, flooding and unstable walls, the Raneys have their hands full in one of their most challenging rescues yet.
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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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The Raneys help an Oregon homestead trapped at the bottom of a 100 foot cliff that separates them from four acres of land that they need for food and livestock; Marty takes a risk forming a road up a bedrock cliff to a forest with mountain lions.
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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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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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The Raneys help the Russells, who are struggling on a failing homestead in the forests of Pennsylvania; the family faces a food shortage, with no hunting skills, and a cabin on the brink of collapse.

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