With winter on its way, Alaskans battle the clock to stockpile everything for their survival. Sue Aikens' livelihood is threatened by a summer storm that prevents delivery of fuel. Andy and Kate Bassich find themselves struggling after salmon fishing has been closed to secure enough food before the river freezes over. In a last effort to harvest meat for winter, the Hailstones teach their daughters native hunting methods and stalk flightless male ducks. Glenn Villeneuve protects his camp from unwelcome guests. Without access to tools, he uses his bare hands to build a new refrigeration unit.