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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 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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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 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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In order to rescue a homestead at risk of igniting the next big wildfire, the Raneys must overhaul Kevin Tubbs' faulty electrical system and build the first hydro-electric wheel on the Little Susitna River to make the homestead safe for his children.
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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 seek to save a woman and her daughter from rampaging moose and help them secure a source of food; Marty builds a bridge across a creek; Matt teaches predator deterrent techniques; Misty builds a snow-proof greenhouse.
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The Raneys answer an SOS from a family displaced by their failing homestead; Marty must move a cabin onto a flood-proof foundation, Matt teaches an ill mother how to face her fear of invasive hogs and Misty crafts a rice patty garden in a flood zone.
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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 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 assist an Oregon homestead where fire is a constant threat and livestock are family pets instead of meat.
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Arctic temperatures and a hungry grizzly wreak havoc on a struggling homestead; the Ranys pursue huge builds, including a blacksmith shop.
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A couple terrified to hunt and a ramshackle home with exposed wires in the shower and chickens in the living room.
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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 try to restore a couple's failed homestead in Ohio; Marty attempts to repair an old gas well.
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In Hawaii, the Raneys attempt to save two homesteaders whose dream homestead is in a flash-flood zone; as the weather closes in, they try to save the property from 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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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 explore their most epic rescues, counting down to the five most hostile and dangerous states that present the most grueling challenges for new homesteaders.
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In Alaska, the Raneys turn a homestead on the verge of going up in flames into a golden opportunity; they race to Louisiana to protect a family under threat of vicious storms, black mold and feral hogs.
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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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