The largest wildfire in Alaskan history torches the land surrounding Tanana and threatens to devour the village. With state resources spread thin, the villagers must band together to battle the blaze or risk losing everything.
After Alaska’s largest wildfire ravages Tanana, the villagers must adapt their subsistence lifestyles to a new even harsher reality. Two young homesteaders embark upon a dangerous journey in the hopes of starting a new life on the Cosna.
After the devastating fire, villagers must modify traditional techniques if they are to survive the winter. A young couple arrives at their remote homestead to discover a life more challenging than they ever imagined.
Rebuilding after the fire set everyone back. Charlie needs all his native wisdom to supply his family this winter. Pat Moore gambles big, trading a prize sled dog for a handful of goats. Stan needs James’ lumber to help rebuild his cabin.
With a brutal winter taking hold, Chris and Jessi struggle to stay warm. In Rampart, Charlie digs deep into his bag of tricks. Stan and Joey build a monster truck to help rebuild Tozi cabin.
Realities of a harsh winter set in. Charlie and James rush to save a home that slid into a creek. Pat’s last hope for meat is in jeopardy. Racing to rebuild the survival cabin means going where no man has gone before.
Winter is here. The reality of the "dark days" takes hold. Chris and Jessi struggle for each meal and need a new strategy. Putting the village first, Charlie falls behind on his own preparations. For Pat, it’s time to find out if his gamble will pay off.
As the dark days descend, villagers scramble to make final preparations. Desperate for meat, the Morses come nose to nose with a bear. Stan makes a mad dash for his winter home on the Tozi. Charlie Wright answers an emergency call from a village elder.