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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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Apex predators are on the prowl from Idaho to Colorado, scaring homesteaders and threatening their livestock; the Raneys rush to protect these families, their flocks and their livelihoods with their unique brand of wilderness ingenuity.
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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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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 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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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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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 dog-mushing Deeters own a homestead on the edge of disaster; the Raneys attempt to help, but discover the Deeters don't trust outsiders.
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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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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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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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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 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 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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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