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When bears, wolves and foxes are your only neighbors, life can be pretty lonely. Add minus-60-degree days and a constant battle for the most basic necessities, and you have the daily challenges of people who live in remote corners of Alaska. This series takes viewers deep into an Alaskan winter to meet tough, resilient residents as they try to stay one step ahead of storms and man-eating beasts to survive the season. The closest neighbor to Sue Aikens is more than 300 miles away. Eric Salitan subsists solely on what he hunts and forages. Chip and Agnes Hailstone catch fish for currency in bartering for supplies, and Andy and Kate Bassich use their pack of sled dogs for transportation. Also highlighted is a time of year not always part of what viewers see in Alaska: spring! Ice is breaking, animals are waking, and residents face new tests before deep cold returns.

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Alaskans must seize the last days of warmth to hunt and fish along the water's edge.
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With the freeze drawing near, the need for Alaskans to prepare for winter is hastened.
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With summer waning, Alaskans must prepare their bodies and minds for what lies ahead.
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As the Arctic thaws, Alaskans must seize the endless daylight to prepare for winter.
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Daylight for 24-hours in the spring allows Alaskans to work nonstop to prepare for winter.
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As the ice and snow melt across the Arctic, Alaskans take advantage of the warm season.
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Alaskans travel the flowing rivers to hunt for fresh food and gather supplies.
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The thawed waterways of summer allow Alaskans to harvest key resources for their survival.
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The powerful bond between man and dog is crucial for survival in the Alaskan wild.
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Alaskans living in remote wilderness face the daily challenge of getting enough food to survive.
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A select few people choose to live alone in the unforgiving Alaskan wilderness.
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Fire and ice play important roles in the Arctic tundra.
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Living in the Alaskan wilderness is the ultimate lesson in survival.
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In freezing temperatures, Alaskans must build and maintain shelter to survive.
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Living in the remote Alaskan wilderness demands constant innovation.
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On Alaska's merciless tundra, fearless women survive and thrive.
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In this enhanced episode, long summer days provide optimal conditions for Alaskans to prepare their bodies and minds for the coming winter.
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The Hailstone family must depend on each other to survive the Alaskan tundra.
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Alaska is a land of extremes where a diverse terrain presents unique challenges.
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Waterways provide Alaskans with resources and food but can also be dangerous.
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In the Arctic, Alaskans fight to secure the bare necessities in order to live and thrive.

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