In Montana, the Raney’s help Beth and Mike Ettinger who live in an abandoned ghost town where many previous homesteaders failed. Survival is a battle on this homestead that is stalked by a mountain lion and void of any livestock, water or food.
The Raney’s attempt to help the Zabec family in Virginia. With pigs destroying the homestead, predators killing livestock, and a huge oak threatening their cabin, the Raney’s must convince them that their free-range dream is killing their homestead.
The Deeters are dog-mushers with a homestead on the edge of disaster. Bears dine on the dog food and the forest around them is a deadly tinder box. The Raneys must push them to make drastic changes, but discover the Deeters don’t trust outsiders.
In the Nevada desert, the Kondors homestead has turned to dust. The Raney’s discover rattler infested trailers, searing heat and sand storms but when Marty finds the Kondors have no water, he gambles all to save the dying homestead.
In a race against the coming snow, the Raneys push beyond their limits to finish two cabins, harvest the garden and mount a hunting expedition. But when a risky project results in a devastating injury, the family is in danger of losing it all.
As Marty recovers from a bad fall, the Raneys scramble against the oncoming winter to finish cabin walls and build a staircase from an ancient family spruce. Matt leads a last-ditch moose hunt pivotal to keeping them stocked with meat through spring.
Marty commits the family to a quick mini-rescue in the community. Misty must complete her cabin roof without Maciah. And when Marty gives a cabin-warming gift to Mollee, he must figure out how to transport it to the Upper 20.
With the first winter storm just days away, the Raney clan rushes to seal in Misty's cabin as Matt embarks on a last-minute hunt. But tragedy strikes and a devastating cabin fire threatens to derail the Raneys' homestead dream.