In the harsh Alaskan wilderness, it's impossible to thrive alone. In this episode, the Kilchers look back on key moments where the family and their fellow homesteaders depended on each other for survival the most.
The extended Kilcher family struggle to get through a record-breaking harsh winter. Desperate for food, Atz Lee and Jane venture into the brutal elements in search of food, hoping that ice fishing and hunting will supply their needs. Patriarchs Otto and Atz embark on a dangerous mission to bring aid to a fellow homesteader.
Spring finally arrives on the homestead. Atz Lee enlists his father, Atz, on an early spring black bear hunt, hoping to redeem his failed hunt last fall. Meanwhile, Atz Lee's wife, Jane, endures the open seas alone while fishing for king salmon. Eivin mills lumber and takes on the first build of the season, a large chicken coop to maintain their crucial food source, while also helping his wife, Eve, find a rogue cannibal hen.
The challenges of living on the remote and rugged Kilcher homestead are sometimes unforgiving. Life in this raw, untamed wilderness means keeping family close and firearms closer. This episode uses existing footage from previous shows, with the last few minutes devoted to previewing the rest of Season 5.
The cycle of life on the homestead is continuous. Otto & Charlotte attempt to resuscitate a stillborn calf while Eve learns that taking life during a hunt isn't easy. The Kilchers say goodbye to Bruce Willard as Eivin & Eve welcome new life with Findlay
The Kilchers find themselves unprepared for winter's arrival. Led by Otto & Charlotte, the family's cattle trek a cold & deadly path. Shane risks losing a year's progress on his unfinished cabin, while the family embarks in two massive hunts.
Otto receives a terrifying house call, and the prognosis is grim. Atz Lee’s return to the Hunter’s Cabin is rudely interrupted, and he turns to a veteran homesteader for help. The Kilchers join forces to protect Shane’s cabin from winter’s fury.
For the Kilcher family, life in Alaska is a series of epic adventures. Whether it’s a high altitude hunt, a perilous journey to work, or risking it all to help a neighbor in need, nothing they do is for the faint of heart.
A massive earthquake hits southern Alaska; the Kilcher family scrambles to recover and works to reopen vital access roads; Atz Lee races toward his dream of a new remote homestead to aid in recovery, creating waves with his wife, Jane.
Jane, Otto and Charlotte mend the damages to their hay barn; Atz Lee and Atz Sr. collect lumber for building their new homestead; Bonnie builds a new greenhouse.
The Kilchers rush to make headway on time sensitive projects; Otto, Charlotte, and Eivin travel to rescue a family relic; the first fishing trip of the year leaves Eve and Jane lost at sea.
The rush to complete projects intensifies as Otto's surgery looms; the herd's food supply is threatened; Atz Lee and Jane reunite after a month apart.
After years of procrastination, Otto goes under the knife; Jane must take care of the farm and deliver her first calf alone; Eivin and Atz Lee scout the Head of the Bay, but their findings won't ease Otto's concerns.
With Otto recovering from surgery, Levi heads to Alaska to lead the annual spring cattle drive with Eivin; Otto's unwillingness to step aside puts him in danger.
The Kilchers gather for Thanksgiving dinner at the old family barn and show thanks to friends and family that helped out in the past year.
Otto puts his recovery at risk to help save a paralyzed cow; Jane and Atz Lee put their differences aside to prepare for winter; Atz Senior prepares for a very special visitor: his daughter and singer-songwriter, Jewel.
The Kilchers attack their biggest jobs ever. The men salvage lumber for Shane's cabin. Singer Jewel and son, Kase return to the homestead. Jane trolls for the biggest fish of her life.
The guys reclaim lumber for Shane's cabin; Jewel saddles up again to help a neighbor; Eve makes a gruesome discovery; and Atz Lee and Jane find signs of an aggressive bear.
In a dangerous homestead first, Otto flies a massive greenhouse to a new location using a helicopter. Eve takes on the role of provider and learns a new skill to feed her family, while Atz Lee risks his recovery to continue his cabin build alone.
The Kilchers create homemade gifts for their loved ones; Otto has an explosive gift for Charlotte; Jane builds a musical present for Atz Lee; Eivin constructs a dual-use vehicle.
For the Kilcher family, life in Alaska means facing danger at every turn. This special episode features behind-the-scenes interviews and the Kilchers reveal how they survive in the untamed Alaskan wild.
Fall brings big changes to the homestead. Tensions flare between Otto and August in their last mission before August leaves for college. Atz Lee, Sr., and Jane work on Atz Lee's new cabin, but Jane still has doubts. Eivin builds a special surprise.
Frigid temperatures sweep into southern Alaska. The Kilchers need to get jobs done before the freeze. Otto and Eivin salvage the shores of Kachemak Bay, Atz Lee pushes to put a roof on his cabin before snowfall. Charlotte and Jane run into a predator.
Otto pays for his hernia surgery and ends up with gold fever; Jane and Eivin search a remote island for enough deer to last the winter; Atz Lee faces down old fears and reaches new heights as he races the freeze in order to complete his cabin.
The Kilchers look to the future as winter looms; Atz Sr passes on vital survival knowledge; Atz Lee embarks on a risky solo hunt to a remote and dangerous island; Eivin builds the ideal boat for his young family's adventures on the water.
Otto and Charlotte fight to round up their cattle; Atz Lee and Jane come to a decision about his cabin; Eivin and Eve take the new boat on a maiden fishing journey; Shane and Kelli brace for unexpected news about her health.
In this special episode, the Kilchers answer the audience's most pressing questions about the ups and downs of life on the homestead over the last six years. They also share a sneak peek of what to expect in this exciting upcoming season.
The Kilchers kick off a complete homestead overhaul; blindsided by a massive snowstorm, the family uses every piece of heavy machinery in their arsenal to ensure the survival of future generations.
The family bands together on a massive mission to rescue a tractor, but Otto faces pressure to get it going before the ice road melts; Otto puts his safety on the line when the family pitches in to build tracks across the frozen river.
Otto is forced to the edge after a chimney fire threatens to destroy his cabin; Eivin and Eve burn up dangerous brush piles threatening their family; Atz Lee and Jane embark on a dangerous ice fishing mission and end up on thin ice.
Otto and Eivin race to get the barge ready for its most ambitious mission yet- moving wild buffalo; Jane and Charlotte are put to the test as they lead the Kilchers' first ever all female cattle drive; Atz Sr. and Atz Lee protect a homestead relic.
The Kilchers join forces to conquer big projects; tensions flare when Otto and Jane journey to Kodiak Island to rescue a herd of wild buffalo; Eivin and Eve tackle an urgent roof repair; Atz Sr. and Atz Lee help Shane on his long overdue cabin build.
Otto and Jane's mission to relocate a herd of wild buffalo on Kodiak Island continues; Atz Sr. ventures into the untamed Alaskan back country to hunt spring black bear; Atz Lee and Nikos test their firearm skills using a custom made gun range.
Atz Lee and Charlotte rush to save the life of a stuck cow before it's too late; a father-son shrimping trip turns deadly when Otto and his sons must outrun a colossal caving glacier; Eve and Jane fish for salmon for their family.
The family shows off new upgrades to the homestead to give thanks to their home and family.
Otto and August make a risky attempt to acquire a massive machine; Charlotte, Eivin, and Eve race against the tide to rescue a weak cow; Atz Lee and Jane go kayak fishing.
Jewel returns to the homestead for son Kase's first cattle drive; Shane faces an uncertain future with his home; Otto and Eivin fight to save the Kilchers' prized Octagon cabin from destruction.
The Kilcher family pays tribute to some of their exceptional homesteader friends, including kilt-wearing mountain man Turkey Joe and gold-mining surgeon Doc Sayer, by discussing their captivating stories and how they became part of the family's life.
The Kilchers try to pick up the historic Octagon building and move it to safety and to finish Shane's multi-year cabin build before winter once again stops them cold.
Christmas has the Kilchers playing secret Santa; Atz Lee makes art with fire, Eivin tries to avoid blowing himself up, Atz Sr. jams out with a shovel and Jane wraps coal for someone special; after his injury, Shane spends Christmas in the hospital.
For 80 years, the Kilchers have relied on an arsenal of equipment, machines, and weapons, vital to there family's survival in Alaska. Today these incredible and dangerous tools of the homestead are the only things keeping it from falling apart.
Atz Lee and Atz Sr. trek in search of black bear; Eivin builds a survival motorcycle; the Kilchers film themselves for the first time; Eivin and Eve take their kids crabbing; Atz Senior helps a fellow veteran with a big build. (82-minute episode)
Eve butchers chickens with her children to teach them about the circle of life; Eivin builds a shelter for his trusty horse to protect it from the freeze; Atz Lee and Jane warm up their remote cabin; Atz Sr. goes on a solo hunt.
The Kilchers reveal the stinkiest, filthiest, muddiest and bloodiest jobs on the homestead.
Eve finds herself alone with a buck while hunting; Jane and Atz Sr. hunt elk; Otto races a snowstorm while rounding up his cattle; Otto and Charlotte travel to Switzerland to see where the Kilcher family started and learn old building techniques.
Yule Kilcher's legacy has survived on perseverance and the commitment of his family and a community of fellow homesteaders, but in order for that dream to continue, a new generation of young homesteaders must rise up and carry the torch.
For eighty years, the Kilcher family has flourished in the deep Alaskan wilderness, but with chronic damage to the homestead, the family legacy is jeopardized, and the Kilchers embark on their greatest challenge yet: a complete homestead overhaul. Will the Kilchers be able to reconstruct and ensure the homestead's survival, or will their way of life come to an end?
Otto and Charlotte defend against the homestead's first predator attacks; Atz Lee and Jane travel to Lake Louise to catch massive lake trout; Atz Sr. renovates his new floating homestead; and Eve takes on more work as Eivin recovers from a broken rib.
Atz Lee and Jane rush to aid of a fellow homesteader; Atz Sr. searches for a remote spot to anchor his floating homestead; Otto, Eivin and Levi rebuild a homestead hot tub; and Charlotte takes extreme measures to protect her herd from predators.
Otto and Eivin fight to douse a raging coal seam fire on Kilcher beach; Atz Sr. attempts the most unconventional bear hunt of his life; and Jane and Charlotte take a girl's day adventure clamming.
Otto creates a calf caboose for his spring cattle drive at the head of the bay; Atz Lee and Jane bring sustainable power to their remote cabin; Atz Sr. builds a smoker to preserve the meat from his epic hunt; and Levi renovates his childhood cabin.
Atz Lee builds a bridge and encounters a predator in the backcountry. Otto's hay season nearly comes to a halt when a broken tractor forces him to get creative.
The Kilcher Family celebrates Thanksgiving at Atz Sr.'s floating homestead.
Atz Lee journeys to Perl Island to build a homestead for a friend. Tempers flare as Otto, Eivin, and Levi work to move an old workshop cabin to Otto's property. Tela constructs a fence for a surprise horse for her children.
Singer Jewel Kilcher throws her son Kase a coming-of-age celebration on the Yuletide. Atz Lee battles worsening weather to help Grady build a homestead on Perl Island. Otto constructs a drawbridge between his cabin and his new man cave.
The Kilchers mobilize a major sea/land effort to help finish Grady's Perl Island cabin build, under threat of the approaching remnants of a typhoon; Charlotte and August build a cat patio to keep their house cats from killing the local animals.
Eivin takes son Findlay on his first ever, coming of age hunt. Atz Lee and Jane venture far out into the wilderness to fish for elusive pike. Atz Sr. upgrades the Yuletide for the impending cold.
This Christmas, it's the first-ever Couples Secret Santa. And this year, the Kilchers film themselves making inventive homemade gifts.
Atz Lee and Atz Sr. take Jane on an epic hunt on horseback in the foothills. Eivin builds a one-of-a-kind motorized cart for Findlay. Otto, Charlotte, and August race to repair a fence breach after their cattle escape.
Otto and Levi bring wind power to the remote cabin. Atz Lee and Jane help homesteader Mike repurpose an old city house into a cabin. Tela gets help from the Kilchers as she struggles to fix her dry spring. August moves back home on his 21st birthday.
Otto and August radio Eivin for rescue after facing an emergency at sea; Atz Sr. must choose between living on the Yuletide and returning to the family homestead; Atz Lee puts Jane's homesteading skills to the test with a wilderness scavenger hunt.
With the Constructor dead in the water, it's up to Otto and his crew of family and friends to save the invaluable boat for future use; Eivin takes novice hunter Levi on a last-chance hunt to Shuyak Island to stockpile deer meat for winter.
With winter coming to a close, the Kilchers spring into action preparing the homestead. Eivin and August struggle to resupply the head of the bay. Jane and Eve embark on a ptarmigan hunt. Atz Sr. and Atz Lee build a weather station on Perl Island.
Otto looks into the condition of his barge after the winter, Even and Eivin lear land using explosives.
In preparation for the spring cattle drive, Atz Lee, Otto and August survey the homestead for signs of bears and employ surveillance to track their movements; Eivin and Eve take the kids on a kelp-harvesting expedition; Atz Sr. goes bear hunting.
While collecting coal on the beach after a storm, Eivin and Eve find a capsized boat and begin looking for survivors; Otto, Charlotte and August build a shelter for their calves; Jane brings the family together with a new spring tradition.
With predators stalking the homestead, the need for safe grazing land is greater than ever; Atz Sr. and Atz Lee head to Perl Island to begin plans for a new pasture; Otto and Eivin set to work transporting a small herd to the island by boat.
When Jane and Charlotte get word of a sick calf at the Head of the Bay, they trek through bear country to protect their herd; three generations of Kilchers build a line shack on Perl Island; Otto has a surprise for Charlotte.
Things get explosive when the Kilchers expand a road on their homestead with detonation expert Desmond Duffy; Jane and Charlotte get stuck in the mud on a fishing trip; Atz Sr. and Bonnie brave the back country to salvage vital resources.
In the midst of Thanksgiving preparations, a baby seal needs help getting back to its family in time for dinner. Later, Eivin and August engineer a hay baler that will literally take a load off their backs.
The Kilchers navigate their newly blasted road for the first time, hauling a huge pole barn up the hill and across the homestead. Eivin and Atz Sr. get tangled in a mooring line as the tide comes in, pushing Eivin's boat towards the rocky beach.
A backcountry winter wonderland is threatened when unseasonably warm weather brings rain to the homestead. But the Kilchers won't let the storm ruin their Christmas plans, and they adapt to throw a holiday celebration for the entire family.
Eivin and Eve discover a tangle of nets endangering fish in a nearby river, and launch a risky clean-up operation. Charlotte and Otto rebuild their rotting deck, leaving Jane and Jewel to pitch in elsewhere. And Atz Sr. goes on a solo hunt for moose.
Honoring tradition and the ways of the past, the next generation of Kilcher men venture out on their first big game hunts. Later, the family rushes to complete unfinished projects before winter's arrival.
Otto unearths and restores a homestead relic once used by Yule Kilcher himself. Jane is dropped into the harsh and unforgiving Arctic Circle with only a rifle and a backpack in her first ever solo hunt.
Eivin guides August on his first-ever deer hunt, and Etienne goes on his first big game hunt. Plus, Atz Sr. and Otto attempt to reassemble a historic barn.
The Kilchers get busy on outdoor projects to prepare for the winter months. Atz Sr., Eivin and Nikos scavenge for lumber while Atz Lee and Etienne mill wood.
Eivin and Eve build an epic homestead-style treehouse. Atz Lee, Jane and Etienne stock their freezers with trout while Otto and August refurbish an old tractor.
Jane heads to the Arctic Circle hoping to bag a caribou before winter. Meanwhile, Otto, Eivin, Charlotte and August wrap up the season's final cattle drive.
As spring approaches, the Kilchers prepare for a potentially devastating wildfire season. But when Covid-19 threatens the homestead and crews are evacuated, the family must come together and adapt like never before.
An unprecedented new chapter kicks off on the homestead as the Kilchers film themselves coping with Alaska's stay-at-home order amid a growing pandemic. Resources must be stretched, homeschooling proves difficult and Atz Lee's PTSD resurfaces.
As supply chains in Alaska are disrupted, Jane and Eve focus on maximizing food supplies. The cattle drive is threatened by a runaway stallion, Eivin suffers a serious injury in his workshop and Atz Sr requires emergency surgery.
Kilcher road is threatened by a dangerous flood and Otto must repair the vital road before it’s washed away. Eve struggles to homeschool her kids, Jane and August score big on a deep-sea fishing trip and Atz Sr. recovers from his surgery.
While transporting calves to the Head of the Bay by boat, Otto, Charlotte and August are marooned. Still struggling with PTSD, Atz Lee works with his son Etienne to finish the insulation on his backcountry build and Jewel visits the homestead.
The Kilchers take advantage of the high summer's extra daylight to forge ahead. Atz Lee uses a helicopter to haul in vital equipment. Jane and Charlotte battle an angry nest of wasps, while Eivin fells trees and clears land for an upgraded chicken coop.
An earthquake strikes Homer, triggering a tsunami warning and evacuation. Eivin and Eve traverse treacherous mountain terrain on their first-ever goat hunt and Charlotte creates a special memorial for victims of COVID-19.
To protect the homestead from wildfires, Otto dynamites a reservoir; Charlotte goes fishing with Jane but finds it's not for her; after falling behind on the Fox Cabin, Atz Sr. enlists the help of his family to get back on track.
As fall approaches, the Kilchers kick into high gear; a large bull moose stalks the homestead and Eivin must keep his family safe; Atz Sr. hunts bear and nearly loses a horse; Otto begins the cleanup from an explosive wildfire prevention project.
The Fox Cabin nears completion; Atz Sr. unites seven Kilcher siblings to finish the interior of his legacy rebuild; Jane, August and Etienne embark on the final fishing trip of the year; Eivin suffers a devastating loss.
The Kilchers rush to prepare for the arrival of winter. Otto saves a friend's home from sinking into the bay. The stress of parenting during the pandemic pushes Eve to her breaking point and Atz Sr. stalks a menacing bear on the homestead.
Atz Sr. reveals his Fox Cabin legacy build after months of backbreaking effort. As winter begins, Eivin scrambles to complete a vital project he'd fallen behind on. Jane and Atz Lee attempt to airlift a piano to their remote cabin before snowfall.
The Kilchers celebrate their females, including new mother Eve; Atz and Otto remember their mother.
The Kilchers celebrate the men in the family and share stories about their legacy.
Featuring all-new interviews & revealing stories! Meet the Kilcher family, who live on a 600-acre homestead in Alaska. With another brutal winter approaching, the Kilchers are forced to pin all of their hopes of surviving on one last hunting trip.
As the first storm pummels the homestead, Otto and Atz, Sr. lead cattle across flooded glacial rivers; Atz Lee and Jane must move an outhouse.
Featuring all-new interviews & revealing stories! A desperate search for a newborn calf forces Charlotte and August into a snowstorm. Eivin and Eve travel to Caribou Lake to go ice-fishing in chilling weather and must spend the night in the wilderness.
Atz Senior's daughter, singer-songwriter Jewel, and her son, Kase, visit the homestead; interviews with the Kilchers.
For the Kilchers, each day presents new conflicts from Mother Nature and one another. With unseen footage and fan questions, they show us how to survive the Alaskan wilderness and each other.
Every Kilcher man relies on the unique knowledge of his father. In this behind-the-scenes episode, the Kilcher men share the importance of communication between fathers and sons, especially in the face of danger.
With homesteaders and survivalists, take a first-hand look at the most intense, jaw-dropping and gut-wrenching animal moments ever caught on camera; and in never-before-seen footage, go behind the scenes with the daring camera crews who capture it all.
With Spring on the way, the Kilchers team up to prepare the homestead for the upcoming summer season, and they look back on the most pivotal moments from last year, with fresh insight and never-before-seen footage.
The family gets candid about their life in the Alaskan wild, which is a perpetual cycle of fails and fixes. And for every great solve that goes horribly wrong, another is genius, and uniquely Kilcher.
Jane Kilcher relays her five rules that have helped take her from homestead to greenhorn.
Animals play a critical role in survival on the homestead. From dangerous predators to hardworking livestock to elusive prey, each has an undeniable effect on the Kilchers' day-to-day life.
Since their arrival on the homestead, the Kilchers have relied on fast, decisive and out-of-the-box thinking to maintain their wild way of life; no matter how big, little or crazy the idea, a little homestead ingenuity always gets the job done.
After eight decades on the homestead, the Kilcher clan teach their survival skills
Traveling to parts both known and unknown is a part of the Kilcher lifestyle that goes all the way back to Yule and Ruth's time in Switzerland. Now, the family reveals how venturing off the homestead is still necessary for survival and adventure.
The Kilchers reveal the gnarliest, hairiest and downright dirtiest moments from their nine seasons on the homestead. And a "Behind the Blast" bonus scene depicts the family's most earth-shattering, havoc-filled explosion.
As the coronavirus spreads into Alaska and ATLF camera crews are sent home for safety, the Kilcher family self-documents the quarantine and how the CV-19 crisis is changing life on the homestead.
Otto scrambles after a chimney fire threatens his cabin. Later, Otto and August attempt to acquire a massive machine and Eivin takes Findlay on his first-ever coming-of-age hunt.
The Kilchers look back on the last decade of their lives homesteading in the Alaskan wilderness. From their first moments on camera to never-before-seen footage, the family relives 10 years of danger, adventure and ingenuity on the last frontier.
Winter is fast approaching so the Kilchers get to work preparing the homestead for the upcoming freeze. Otto's project strains his marriage while Atz Sr. scavenges for wood to warm a remote cabin. Meanwhile, Eivin builds a winter shelter for his horse.
As Thanksgiving approaches, the Kilchers prepare for a holiday feast. Eivin and Eve rescue a baby harbor seal on the beach and Charlotte and Otto contend with a beetle infestation on the homestead.
Sharing the homestead with both wild and working animals is at the core of the Kilcher lifestyle. The family reflects on moments of friendship, mishaps, heartaches and utter chaos with these animals -- as well as Alaska's deadliest predators.
The key to pioneering success is true mastery of wilderness cuisine. Finding food on the frontier is not just about survival, however -- it's an art form. The Kilchers share their most loved homestead recipes including a pie made entirely from bear parts.
Surviving and thriving in the Alaskan wilderness requires a keen understanding of earth, wind and fire. The Kilchers demonstrate their prowess of each and explain how the elements can either lead to success or cause devastation.