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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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aired 28 days ago
The community of Port Protection depends on each other to survive like a family.
aired 28 days ago
The waters off the coast of Alaska provide for those willing to brave their hazards.
aired 28 days ago
The acquisition of Alaskan wood defines who lives and dies in the small town of Port Protection.
aired 29 days ago
The Alaskan wild offers game for those in Port Protection willing to make the hunt.
aired 29 days ago
Relying on backwoods ingenuity when equipment breaks down in the remote landscape of the Alaskan wild.
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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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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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Sam Carlson is Port Protection's Mr. Fix It.
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Mary Miller leaves city life behind to become a Port Protection native.
aired 170 days ago
Winter has arrived and with it a scramble to gather any remaining necessities.
aired 170 days ago
Residents take advantage of warm winter weather to complete essential chores.
aired 170 days ago
Residents take advantage of rare weather and work to increase their chances of survival as winter approaches.
aired 170 days ago
Residents take care of essential builds and chores as spring arrives at Port Protection.
aired 170 days ago
The residents of Port Protection work together to make improvements in their community.
aired 171 days ago
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.
aired 171 days ago
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.
aired 171 days ago
The coming of winter means not only a change in weather, but also a change in priorities for the residents of Port Protection.
aired 171 days ago
The residents of Port Protection deal with tasks and challenges as the spring season progresses.
aired 171 days ago
Winter is fast approaching, and the residents of Port Protection use the remaining days of good weather and daylight to stock their freezers and complete crucial chores.
aired 177 days ago
Winter has arrived, but residents continue to push their limits and expand their means.

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