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Season 1

  • S01E01 Between Water and Wolves

    • July 19, 2015

    Resourcefulness is key to survival in Port Protection and for 56-year resident Sam that means making the most of what he’s got. He sets out to extend the wear of his boots using mink oil — but first he must find and trap the minks.

  • S01E02 The Axeman Cometh

    • July 26, 2015

    Winter’s end is approaching and the change of season brings new opportunities while closing the door on others.

  • S01E03 Out of Luck

    • August 2, 2015

    The residents of Port Protection deal with the forces of nature, yet again. Curly decides to support the community and take on pesky beavers.

  • S01E04 Dead Standing

    • August 9, 2015

    Spring has come to Port Protection and with it a host of chores and opportunities. Mary Miller takes advantage of bear season and heads into the nearby woods to hunt her first black bear. Gary Muehlberger sets out to trap a beaver in the hopes of teaching Port Protection’s newest resident, Amanda Makar, how to skin and treat it for its fur. And Hans and Timbi Porter overcome their recent surgeries and hike up a nearby mountain for firewood to an astonishing patch of land known as “the blow down.”

  • S01E05 The Widow Maker

    • August 16, 2015

    The spring season progresses and the residents of Port Protection encounter tasks and challenges. When Curly tries to be a good neighbor by helping his friend Jiggy with a rotten tree that threatens to fall on his house, he finds his experience and determination tested. Mary passes the torch of knowledge to Amanda, teaching her the finer points of how to hunt and track game, to provide her with the tools to survive on her own. Sam readies the fire patrol boat, staging a fire drill with other community members, which involves setting a real fire.

  • S01E06 Tree vs Truck

    • August 23, 2015

  • S01E07 Broken Lines

    • August 30, 2015

  • S01E08 The Devil's Club

    • September 6, 2015

  • S01E09 Predator Protection

    • September 13, 2015

  • S01E10 Looking For Blood

    • September 20, 2015

Season 2

  • S02E01 Dark Days Coming

    • April 18, 2016

    With winter almost upon them, the residents of Port Protection are busy using the remaining days of good weather and daylight to stock their freezers and complete crucial chores.

  • S02E02 First Kill

    • April 25, 2016

    For the residents of Port Protection, a transition from fall to winter means not only a change in weather but also a change in priorities.

  • S02E03 Legends In The Woods

    • May 2, 2016

    Mary and Curly head out on a duck hunt that tests their limits. Sam hunts for a Sitka black-tailed deer with one of his oldest hunting partners.

  • S02E04 Rough Waters

    • May 9, 2016

    As winter moves in on Port Protection, residents take advantage of some rare mild weather to increase their chances of survival throughout the season.

  • S02E05 The Odyssey

    • May 23, 2016

    In order to survive the menacing winter months, residents scramble to gather any remaining necessities.

  • S02E06 The Long Road

    • May 30, 2016

    The dark days of winter have come to Port Protection, but that hasn’t stopped its residents from continuing their pursuit of a more sustainable life.

  • S02E07 Shell-Shocked

    • June 6, 2016

    The residents continue making repairs around town during a mild winter.

  • S02E08 Collapse

    • June 13, 2016

    The residents deal with unpredictable weather in Port Protection as the winter subsides.

  • S02E09 Tiny Terrors

    • June 20, 2016

    Hans and Timbi need help building their greenhouse; Sam experiments with handmade octopus pots for fishing; Gary searches for river trout inland; and Curly rids Mary's property of an uninvited mink.

  • S02E10 The End of the End

    • June 27, 2016

    Community improvement projects are worked on by the residents of Port Protection.

Season 3

  • S03E01 Family Matters

    • March 12, 2017

    The Season 3 premiere demonstrates how the community of Port Protection depends on each other to survive.

  • S03E02 Backwoods Fix

    • March 12, 2017

    Backwoods ingenuity comes in handy in the repair of some broken-down equipment.

  • S03E03 Hunter's Paradise

    • March 19, 2017

    The wild can be a hunter's paradise for those willing to make the effort.

  • S03E04 Knock on Wood

    • March 26, 2017

    The importance of acquiring Alaskan wood in the small town of Port Protection is examined.

  • S03E05 Ocean's Bounty

    • April 2, 2017

    For those willing to brave the ocean's hazards, the waters off the coast of Alaska will prove rewarding.

  • S03E06 Trapped

    • March 1, 2018

    The village of Port Protection is home to both wild characters and wild animals. Both play an integral role in what it means to live and survive in Port Protection. From marten to mink, animals provide food, shelter and clothing. This compilation will include how traps are made and for what purpose. Gary traps marten, Sam voyages for mink, and Curly ‘The Woodsman’ Leech attempts to trap a varmint eating away the foundation of Mary’s home. Each capture fills a different need for those who live in the vast wilds of Port Protection.

  • S03E07 If You Build It

    • March 8, 2018

Season 4

  • S04E01 Mr. Fix It

    • January 8, 2019

    Sam Carlson is Port Protection’s Mr. Fix It. Sam has not only built a life in the bush, but has thrived in engineering ways to save power, catch and store fish for the long winters, and most importantly. help the other residents in the area.

  • S04E02 The Woodsman

    • January 15, 2019

  • S04E03 The Sourdough

    • January 22, 2019

    Gary Muehlberger is Port Protection's resident Sourdough.

  • S04E04 The Newcomer

    • January 29, 2019

  • S04E05 The City Girl

    • February 5, 2019

    Mary Miller left the city life to become a Port Protection native. Away from her children, Mary takes the Alaskan wild head on.