With the freeze quickly approaching, the race to prepare has Alaskans on edge. Sue Aiken calls on a World War II vehicle, the Nodwell, to safeguard her camp from nearby predators. With limited resources, Glenn Villeneuve must trek over rugged, thawing terrain to secure a spring food supply. Chip and Agnes Hailstone are 85 miles away from home on their seasonal fishing trip on the Kiwalik River teaching their two youngest daughters the fishing skills. Andy and Kate Bassich venture 30 miles down the Yukon in search of materials for an upcoming project, a masonry heater for their home.