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The producers of National Geographic Channel's hit series "Life Below Zero" are behind "Port Protection," which profiles individuals trying to survive way above the Lower 48. Surrounded by the North Pacific, Port Protection is a remote community tucked into the northwest corner of Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. The approximately 100 residents who call the rugged, unforgiving land home push the limits of survival, living an isolated and risky existence of self-reliance with no roads, government or law enforcement. However, they think the risk is worth the profound reward: a world of beauty with the security of community without the constraints of bureaucracy.

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When Gary makes a supply trip to Wrangell, Alaska, Hans and Timbi ask him to bring back some precious cargo the entire community is counting on.
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Residents take care of essential builds and chores as spring arrives at Port Protection.
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Searching for a natural remedy for Hans' aches and pains; trying to pull a tree from the forest; a camping trip into the wilderness to hunt bear.
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Using borrowed equipment to catch halibut; returning to some old hunting grounds; building a vertical access wind turbine out of junk and scrap metal.
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The waters off the coast of Alaska provide for those willing to brave their hazards.
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To survive on a remote island in Alaska, the men and women of Port Protection need to depend on one another.
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The men and women of Port Protection must master the art of sustainability in order to survive on a remote island in Alaska.
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The Alaskan wild offers game for those in Port Protection willing to make the hunt.
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It's construction time for the remote community as it builds greenhouses and boardwalks capable of surviving Alaska's unforgiving conditions.
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Animals are the key to survival in Port Protection, Alaska, as community members trap octopus, mink and beavers to provide food, shelter and clothing.
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In a land where survival depends on the natural resource of wood, the town of Port Protection, Alaska, is lucky to have Curt Leach, a man with the skill to cut down trees without issue.
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Amanda Makar is Port Protection's designated newcomer.
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Gary Muehlberger is Port Protection's resident Sourdough.
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Sam Carlson is Port Protection's Mr. Fix It.
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The arrival of Spring in Port Protection means there is much work that has to be done, despite erratic bursts of rain, sleet and snow.
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The residents of Port Protection deal with tasks and challenges as the spring season progresses.
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Spring brings a host of chores and opportunities to Port Protection.
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Residents deal with the forces of nature once again; Curly takes on pesky beavers in an effort to support the community.
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As winter's end approaches, the change of season means new opportunities open up while closing the door on others.
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A 56-year resident, Sam, makes the most of what he has; in order to extend the wear of his boots using mink oil, he must first find and trap the minks.
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The community of Port Protection depends on each other to survive like a family.

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