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Five individuals leave their mainstream lives behind to face the challenges of life in the wild.

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aired 43 days ago
Thorn builds a root cellar to prevent another bear ambush; a falling rafter nearly derails Colbert'ss effort to finish his cabin roof; Tony and Amelia create a pulley system to keep their garden alive; Derick invents a water filter system.
aired 43 days ago
The primitives befriend animals to make life a little better in the wild; Derik reunites with his mules; Thorn builds a goat pen; Tony and Amelia hope raising chickens will provide them with nourishment and a source of income.
aired 43 days ago
Thorn spear-hunts frogs; Colbert sets out to kill a deer before winter comes; Tony and Amelia boil seawater to get the salt they need to preserve fresh meat; Matt goes turkey hunting.
aired 43 days ago
Desert nomad Tobias walks miles to find a new source of water; Thorn builds a boat to go beaver hunting; when Colbert's canoe springs a leak he has to build a new one from forest materials.
aired 43 days ago
Frontiersman Colbert puts his nephew to work in the wild; Amelia's father teaches his homesteader daughter and son-in-law how to turkey hunt; woodsman Thorn shows his daughter how to use a bow and arrow.
aired 43 days ago
Gabriel takes part in a Native American rain prayer drum circle; Thorn concocts a medicinal remedy from plants; Colbert attends a Mountain Man Rendezvous so he can sell pelts for a bit of cash; Tony uses a pig carcass to make a necklace for Amelia.
aired 43 days ago
Primitive skills are tested as new challenges arise.
aired 44 days ago
Tobias is desperate to find water; Colbert goes fishing; Thorn hunts frogs.
aired 44 days ago
Colbert, Tony and Amelia upgrade their transportation; Thorn patches a leak; Tobias goes fishing.
aired 1,206 days ago
Tobias and Thorn hunt small game; Derik, Tony and Amelia prepare bartering items.
aired 1,213 days ago
Tony and Amelia tend to their bees; Thorn and Tobias make changes at camp.
aired 1,234 days ago
Tobias and Thorn seek sustenance; Colbert, Tony and Amelia make changes.
aired 1,241 days ago
Tobias' trek turns desperate; Tony and Amelia embark on their first turkey hunt.
aired 1,241 days ago
Colbert and Thorn track elusive prey; Tobias and Derik begin perilous journeys.
aired 1,248 days ago
Thorn devises an unorthodox way to reach beaver territory; Derik faces a long journey.
aired 1,248 days ago
Self-proclaimed primitives face challenges and find opportunities in the spring season.

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