Alaska: The Last Frontier - Episode Guide

Season 1

Before the Freeze

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Dec 29, 2011

Before the Freeze

A hunting trip becomes a necessity after a bear kills two cattle on the homestead in the opener of the series following the Kilcher family in a remote community outside of Homer, Alaska.

Fueling the Fire

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Jan 5, 2012

Fueling the Fire

The first storm of winter approaches as the family races to finish preparing for the next eight months; Atz herds cattle across flooded glacial rivers.

Snow, Cold and Darkness

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Jan 12, 2012

Snow, Cold and Darkness

Early winter storms catch the homestead unprepared; Otto's wife and their youngest son search for a newborn calf and its mother in a snowstorm while Otto builds a shelter for the herd.

Season 2

Dead of Winter

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Oct 2, 2012

Dead of Winter

Atz Lee and Jane go ice fishing; Otto and Atz set out to help a fellow homesteader.

Spring Has Sprung

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Oct 9, 2012

Spring Has Sprung

Eivin builds a chicken house; Jane fishes for king salmon; and Atz Lee hunts black bear.

Cattle Drive

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Oct 16, 2012

Cattle Drive

Otto and Eivin search for a missing calf; Atz Lee and Jane build a greenhouse.

Range Riding

Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Oct 23, 2012

Range Riding

Atz protects Otto's cattle herd from a bear and a wolf; Otto and his family race to harvest their hay crop.

The River Wild

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Oct 30, 2012

The River Wild

The Kilchers construct a cattle fence and rebuild a cabin.

Something's Fishy

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Nov 6, 2012

Something's Fishy

The Kilchers fish for salmon, halibut and trout.

Legend of "Terrible Island"

Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Nov 13, 2012

Legend of "Terrible Island"

Atz Lee and Eivin hunt deer; Otto uses black powder to remove a tree stump; and Eve helps Charlotte deal with a bee problem.

Fall Feast

Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: Nov 20, 2012

Fall Feast

Otto's herd is threatened by a predator; Atz Lee and Jane catch and smoke salmon; and Eivin prepares Thanksgiving dinner with a samurai sword.

Poopscicle

Episode: 2x12 | Airdate: May 26, 2013

Poopscicle

Eivin takes Eve deer hunting; Atz and his sons gather trees.

Eve's Hunting Dilemma

Episode: 2x13 | Airdate: Jun 2, 2013

Eve's Hunting Dilemma

Otto treats an injured colt; Atz and Atz Lee snare rabbits.

Fall Flurry

Episode: 2x14 | Airdate: Jun 9, 2013

Fall Flurry

The Kilchers bottle raspberry mead and sort their root cellar in preparation for winter.

Family Ties

Episode: 2x15 | Airdate: Jun 16, 2013

Family Ties

Otto and Atz discuss their parenting style.

Season 3

Cabin Fever

Episode: 3x01 | Airdate: Oct 6, 2013

Cabin Fever

Otto cares for an orphaned calf in the Season 3 premiere. Meanwhile, Eivin and Atz Lee hunt small game.

Father-Son Ingenuity

Episode: 3x02 | Airdate: Oct 13, 2013

Father-Son Ingenuity

Atz and his sons build a bridge across a river; Atz Lee and Jane construct a smokehouse.

Spring Has Sprung

Episode: 3x03 | Airdate: Oct 20, 2013

Spring Has Sprung

Atz hunts black bears; Otto tends to two premature calves.

Spring Delicacy

Episode: 3x04 | Airdate: Oct 27, 2013

Spring Delicacy

Atz Lee and Jane hunt octopus; Otto struggles to keep a newborn calf alive.

Parlors and Poop Chutes

Episode: 3x05 | Airdate: Nov 3, 2013

Parlors and Poop Chutes

Atz and Atz Lee hunt bear; Otto builds Charlotte a milking parlor.

Outhouses, Cow Bras and Bears, Oh My!

Episode: 3x06 | Airdate: Nov 10, 2013

Outhouses, Cow Bras and Bears, Oh My!

The Kilchers set out to take full advantage of 22 hours of sunlight, with Atz tracking down the predators killing the herd, while Otto comes up with a creative solution for a cow with an udder problem. Elsewhere, Eivin builds an outhouse, and something startles Atz Lee and Jane as they fish for salmon.

Hunt in the Clouds

Episode: 3x07 | Airdate: Nov 17, 2013

Hunt in the Clouds

A wasp infestation destroys Eivin and Eve's bee hive; Atz, Atz Lee and Jane hunt for wild goat; and Otto and Charlotte protect their hay crop.

Thanksgiving

Episode: 3x08 | Airdate: Nov 24, 2013

Thanksgiving

The Kilchers celebrate Thanksgiving.

A Prickly Situation

Episode: 3x09 | Airdate: Dec 1, 2013

A Prickly Situation

A persistent porcupine injures several of the Kilchers' animals. Elsewhere, Atz and his family move an old cabin, and Eve's garden is plundered.

Of Moose and Men

Episode: 3x10 | Airdate: Dec 15, 2013

Of Moose and Men

Eivin searches for clams; Eve collects wild mushrooms; and Otto and Charlotte bury a friend.

Homestead for the Holidays

Episode: 3x11 | Airdate: Dec 22, 2013

Homestead for the Holidays

Otto decides to give his "Wacky Yak" to a friend; Atz Lee gathers lumps of coal; Atz helps to bring a friend's herd of cows home.

Predators and Prey

Episode: 3x12 | Airdate: Dec 29, 2013

Predators and Prey

A look at various threats to the Kilchers' food supplies and livelihood.

Marital Maintenance

Episode: 3x13 | Airdate: Jan 5, 2014

Marital Maintenance

Atz's horse strands him on the range; Atz Lee teaches Jane to fell a tree.

Call of the Wild

Episode: 3x14 | Airdate: Jan 12, 2014

Call of the Wild

Otto and Eivin bond during a duck hunt; Atz and Atz Lee repair a bridge; and Jane goes fishing.

Circle of Life

Episode: 3x15 | Airdate: Jan 19, 2014

Circle of Life

Atz Lee and Eivin hunt deer on a remote island; Charlotte scrambles to save a cow; Eve struggles with chores while Eivin is away; and Atz cleans his chimney.

Baby Kilcher Arrives

Episode: 3x16 | Airdate: Jan 26, 2014

Baby Kilcher Arrives

Jane faces wicked weather during a cattle drive with Otto; Eivin and Eve's baby is born.

Extreme Seasons

Episode: 3x17 | Airdate: Jan 26, 2014

Extreme Seasons

Spotlighting seasonal activities of the Kilcher family.

Season 4

A Mild Winter

Episode: 4x01 | Airdate: Oct 5, 2014

A Mild Winter

Charlotte and Jane search for a missing newborn calf.

Moving Toward the Future

Episode: 4x02 | Airdate: Oct 12, 2014

Moving Toward the Future

Atz, Bonnie, Atz Lee and Shane struggle to move a bridge.

Spring Forward

Episode: 4x03 | Airdate: Oct 19, 2014

Spring Forward

Grizzlies pose a threat to Atz, Bonnie and Shane.

On the Move

Episode: 4x04 | Airdate: Oct 26, 2014

On the Move

Tensions rise as Otto struggles to maintain control of a novice crew.

Loaded for Bear

Episode: 4x05 | Airdate: Nov 2, 2014

Loaded for Bear

Atz Lee and Jane have a run-in with a grizzly bear.

Greener Pastures

Episode: 4x06 | Airdate: Nov 9, 2014

Greener Pastures

Atz Lee and Jane fish for salmon; Otto and Eivin work to contain their unruly cattle herd.

Waste Not, Want Not

Episode: 4x07 | Airdate: Nov 16, 2014

Waste Not, Want Not

A sterile cow is harvested; Atz's range-riding skills are tested.

Journey to Perl Island

Episode: 4x10 | Airdate: Dec 14, 2014

Journey to Perl Island

A cabin is transported to an uninhabited island.

Christmas Kaboom!

Episode: 4x11 | Airdate: Dec 21, 2014

Christmas Kaboom!

The Kilchers celebrate Christmas by making gifts for each other.

The Ties that Bind

Episode: 4x12 | Airdate: Dec 28, 2014

The Ties that Bind

The Kilcher couples work together to ensure the homestead's survival.

Claims, Cans and Cabins

Episode: 4x13 | Airdate: Jan 4, 2015

Claims, Cans and Cabins

Otto, Eivin and August stake a claim on steel; Shane and Kelli break ground on their cabin; and Atz, Bonnie, Atz Lee and Jane stockpile salmon.

A Hunt Above the Clouds

Episode: 4x14 | Airdate: Jan 11, 2015

A Hunt Above the Clouds

Atz and Bonnie battle the sea; Otto, Charlotte and August face off with brown bears.

Call of the Cattleman

Episode: 4x15 | Airdate: Jan 18, 2015

Call of the Cattleman

Atz Lee winterizes a cabin; a fallen friend is remembered.

Fall Bear Fall

Episode: 4x16 | Airdate: Jan 25, 2015

Fall Bear Fall

Precious cargo is transported by Otto and Charlotte; Atz and Bonnie encounter a black bear while searching for berries.

Snowy Roundup

Episode: 4x17 | Airdate: Feb 8, 2015

Snowy Roundup

Atz hunts wild game; Otto and Charlotte face disaster as tides overpower their herd.

Will Winter Come?

Episode: 4x18 | Airdate: Feb 15, 2015

Will Winter Come?

Final winter preparations are made the Kilchers.

Hardcore Homesteading

Episode: 4x19 | Airdate: Feb 22, 2015

Hardcore Homesteading

Eve gains access to running water thanks to Eivin.

The Super Bull Special

Episode: 4x20 | Airdate: Mar 1, 2015

The Super Bull Special

Otto transports a new bull to the head of the bay.

Season 5

Big Changes

Episode: 5x01 | Airdate: Oct 4, 2015

Big Changes

The Kilchers confront the realities of the changing Alaskan climate; and Atz Lee enlists Atz Sr., Otto, Eivin, Bonnie and Jane to help with his dream to build an all-new and remote homestead.

Blood, Sweat & Beers

Episode: 5x02 | Airdate: Oct 11, 2015

Blood, Sweat & Beers

The Kilchers team up to tame the land after a winter of record-setting warm temperatures. As Otto & Eivin tackle turning raw wilderness into a source of food for generations to come, Atz Sr. battles the elements and a menace at the head of the bay.

Fear and Floating

Episode: 5x03 | Airdate: Oct 18, 2015

Fear and Floating

Spring arrives on the homestead. Included: Atz and Atz Lee attempt to tame wild stallions at the head of the bay; at the same time, Otto, Eivin, Charlotte and Jane must innovate to protect their calves and overcome threats to their herd.

Calling All Bears

Episode: 5x04 | Airdate: Oct 25, 2015

Calling All Bears

With the arrival of spring, the homestead needs work; Atz Sr. hunts to restock dwindling food supplies; Otto, Charlotte and August try to protect livestock; Atz Lee develops a new foothold.

Mobility, Mo' Problems

Episode: 5x05 | Airdate: Nov 1, 2015

Mobility, Mo' Problems

The Kilchers brace for summer on the homestead; Atz Lee takes a crash course in wilderness survival; Jane fights for food; Otto and Eivin try to build a sauna.

One Small Flush for Man

Episode: 5x06 | Airdate: Nov 8, 2015

One Small Flush for Man

As spring draws to a close, Otto and August dig into a monumental plumbing project. Included: Eivin attempts to help, but loses control of his truck; Atz Sr. searches for two predators threatening the Kilcher property; Atz Lee and Jane give Shane a hand with his cabin.

Homestead Hardships

Episode: 5x07 | Airdate: Nov 15, 2015

Homestead Hardships

Living on the remote and rugged homestead poses challenges for the Kilcher family, and members are forced to stick together.

Olden Days, Olden Ways

Episode: 5x08 | Airdate: Nov 22, 2015

Olden Days, Olden Ways

The Kilchers pay tribute to the family's patriarch and matriarch, Yule and Ruth, by preparing a feast using strictly old-fashioned methods.

No Rain, Big Pain

Episode: 5x09 | Airdate: Nov 29, 2015

No Rain, Big Pain

The Kilcher's cattle is threatened by the hot summer; Atz Lee learns how to tame the frontier; Jane faces a bear; Shane and Kelli make progress on their cabin.

The Fall

Episode: 5x10 | Airdate: Dec 6, 2015

The Fall

The Kilchers prepare for winter; Eivin faces treacherous peaks to fill his freezer; Otto helps Shane build the cabin; catastrophe strikes for Atz Lee.

Hard Road Home

Episode: 5x11 | Airdate: Dec 13, 2015

Hard Road Home

Otto and Charlotte set out on an urgent rescue mission; Atz Sr., Eivin, Shane and Nikos come together to help Atz Lee.

A Very Kilcher Christmas

Episode: 5x12 | Airdate: Dec 20, 2015

A Very Kilcher Christmas

The Kilchers celebrate Christmas by creating homemade gifts for their loved ones. Included: Otto's explosive present takes Charlotte by surprise; Jane has something musical in mind for Atz Lee; and Eivin constructs a dual-use vehicle for Eve and Findlay.

Cycle of Life

Episode: 5x13 | Airdate: Dec 27, 2015

Cycle of Life

Otto and Charlotte try to resuscitate a stillborn calf; Eve learns that hunting is difficult; the Kilchers say goodbye to Bruce; Eivin and Eve welcome new life.

Recovery Road

Episode: 5x14 | Airdate: Jan 3, 2016

Recovery Road

Atz Lee confronts the reality of recovery; Eivin and Jane search for massive halibut; Eve and Otto rush to complete the fall harvest.

New Beginnings

Episode: 5x15 | Airdate: Jan 10, 2016

New Beginnings

Sparks fly between Otto and Charlotte while they build a staircase; Eiven and Eve welcome the newest member of the family.

Do or Die

Episode: 5x16 | Airdate: Jan 17, 2016

Do or Die

The Kilchers are unprepared for the arrival of winter; Otto and Charlotte guide the cattle; Shane risks losing a year's progress on the cabin.

The Last Straw

Episode: 5x17 | Airdate: Jan 24, 2016

The Last Straw

Otto receives a terrifying house call; Atz Lee's return to the hunter's cabin is interrupted; the Kilchers join forces to protect Shane's cabin.

Surviving the Seasons

Episode: 5x18 | Airdate: Jan 24, 2016

Surviving the Seasons

Atz Lee and Jane brave subzero temperatures to search for fish; the Kilcher men mount a mission to the head of the bay; Eivin and Atz Lee are pushed to their limits.

The Lost Episode

Episode: 5x19 | Airdate: Feb 14, 2016

The Lost Episode

Atz Lee plans a surprise ceremony to renew his vows with Jane at the head of the bay; the other Kilchers struggle to prepare for the event.

Truth Be Told

Episode: 5x20 | Airdate: Feb 21, 2016

The most memorable moments of the show with previously unseen footage; viewer questions are answered.

Season 6

The Great Kilcher Quake

Episode: 6x01 | Airdate: Oct 16, 2016

The Great Kilcher Quake

Southern Alaska is hit by an earthquake and the Kilcher's fight to open access to their roads. Elsewhere, Atz Lee leaves his family to mend his new homestead.

Shattered Shelter

Episode: 6x02 | Airdate: Oct 16, 2016

Shattered Shelter

Mother Nature continues her onslaught on the Kilcher homestead; Otto, Charlotte, Jane, Bonnie and August scramble to save a hay barn; Atz Lee and Sr. begin building Atz Lee's new cabin.

Stranded

Episode: 6x03 | Airdate: Oct 23, 2016

Stranded

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.

Killer Repairs

Episode: 6x04 | Airdate: Oct 30, 2016

Killer Repairs

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.

Under the Knife

Episode: 6x05 | Airdate: Nov 6, 2016

Under the Knife

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.

One Man Short

Episode: 6x06 | Airdate: Nov 13, 2016

One Man Short

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.

Kilchergiving

Episode: 6x07 | Airdate: Nov 20, 2016

Kilchergiving

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.

The Prodigal Daughter Returns

Episode: 6x08 | Airdate: Nov 27, 2016

The Prodigal Daughter Returns

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 Monster Catch / When Cows Attack

Episode: 6x09 | Airdate: Dec 4, 2016

The Monster Catch / When Cows Attack

The Monster Catch - Singer Jewel returns to the homestead with her son and rides out to assist a neighbor; the Kilcher men work to save Shane's cabin; Atz Lee and Jane investigate signs of a bear.

When Cows Attack - The Kilchers attack the biggest jobs in this mega episode! The men reclaim lumber for Shane's cabin. Jewel saddles up and rides again to help a neighbor. Eve makes a gruesome discovery. Atz Lee and Jane encounter signs of an aggressive bear.

Chopper Rescue

Episode: 6x10 | Airdate: Dec 11, 2016

Chopper Rescue

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; Atz Lee risks his recovery to continue his cabin build alone.

Homesteading for the Holidays

Episode: 6x11 | Airdate: Dec 18, 2016

Homesteading for the Holidays

The Kilchers celebrate Christmas with a one of a kind gift exchange, using their ingenuity to make homemade gifts.

Bracing for Change

Episode: 6x12 | Airdate: Jan 1, 2017

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.

Winter is Coming

Episode: 6x13 | Airdate: Jan 8, 2017

Frigid temperatures sweep into southern Alaska and the Kilchers need to get jobs done before the freeze.

Gold Rush

Episode: 6x14 | Airdate: Jan 15, 2017

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.

Hunting Season

Episode: 6x15 | Airdate: Jan 22, 2017

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.

Decision Time

Episode: 6x16 | Airdate: Jan 29, 2017

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.

Blood is Thicker than Winter

Episode: 6x17 | Airdate: Feb 12, 2017

The Kilchers face daily conflicts from Mother Nature and one another as they survive in the Alaskan wilderness; unseen footage and fan questions.

Like Father, Like Son

Episode: 6x18 | Airdate: Feb 19, 2017

The Kilcher men share the importance of communication between fathers and sons, especially in the face of danger.

Season 7

The Day the Homestead Almost Died

Episode: 7x01 | Airdate: Oct 1, 2017

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 Day the Ice Road Shattered

Episode: 7x02 | Airdate: Oct 8, 2017

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.

The Day the Homestead Caught Fire

Episode: 7x03 | Airdate: Oct 15, 2017

The Day the Homestead Caught Fire

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.

The Day the Cattle Swam

Episode: 7x04 | Airdate: Oct 22, 2017

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 Day Jewel Returned

Episode: 7x10 | Airdate: Dec 3, 2017

Jewel returns to the homestead for son Kase's first cattle drive. Shane faces an uncertain future with his home. And Otto and Eivin fight to save the Kilchers' prized Octagon cabin from destruction.

The Day of Triumph & Tragedy

Episode: 7x11 | Airdate: Dec 10, 2017

The Kilchers take on some of the biggest jobs in homestead history as one team tries to pick up the historic Octagon building and move it to safety while another strives to finish Shane's multi-year cabin build before winter once again stops them cold.

The Day Santa Came to the Homestead

Episode: 7x12 | Airdate: Dec 17, 2017

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.

Hunting on Land and Sea

Episode: 7x13 | Airdate: Jan 7, 2018

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.

Hunting Season Begins

Episode: 7x14 | Airdate: Jan 14, 2018

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.

5000 Mile Hunt

Episode: 7x15 | Airdate: Jan 21, 2018

5000 Mile Hunt

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.

Homesteading: The Next Generation

Episode: 7x16 | Airdate: Jan 28, 2018

For generations, Yule Kilcher's legacy has survived on perseverance and commitment of his family and a community of fellow homesteaders. Now, in order for that dream to continue, a new generation of young homesteaders must raise up and carry the torch.

Season 8

TBA

Episode: 8x01 | Airdate: Oct 7, 2018

Specials

Mother's Day Special

Episode: S04 Special | Airdate: May 11, 2014

The Kilchers celebrate the women in their lives, including new mother Eve; Atz and Otto remember their mother.

Father's Day Special

Episode: S04 Special | Airdate: Jun 15, 2014

The Kilchers celebrate the men in the family and share stories about their legacy.

Kilchers Revealed: Before the Freeze

Episode: S03 Special | Airdate: Aug 26, 2014

S01E01 with additional clips and interviews. With another brutal winter approaching, and bears having killed two of the family's cattle, they are forced to pin all of their hopes of surviving the winter on one last hunting trip.

Kilchers Revealed: Fueling the Fire

Episode: S03 Special | Airdate: Sep 2, 2014

S01E02 with additional clips and interviews. The first storm of winter approaches as the family races to finish preparing for the next eight months; Atz herds cattle across flooded glacial rivers.

Kilchers Revealed: Snow, Cold and Darkness

Episode: S03 Special | Airdate: Sep 9, 2014

S01E03 with additional clips and interviews. The early winter storms have left the entire homestead unprepared. A desperate search for a newborn calf and its mother forces Otto's wife and their youngest son into a night snowstorm while Otto is away building shelter for his herd.

Only on the Homestead

Episode: S04 Special | Airdate: Oct 15, 2014

Life on the Kilcher homestead is full of surprises. From fashioning a support bra for a milk cow to maintaining one-of-a-kind outhouses to fending off relentless attacks from a pesky porcupine, the family shares what could happen only on the homestead!

Thanksgiving

Episode: S05 Special | Airdate: Nov 9, 2015

The Kilchers celebrate Thanksgiving on the homestead, and share stories of the dishes they will be enjoying.

Epic Adventures

Episode: S06 Special | Airdate: Oct 9, 2016

The Kilcher family has adventures in Alaska, from a a high altitude hunt, a perilous journey to work, and risking it all to help a neighbor in need.

Thanksgiving

Episode: S06 Special | Airdate: Nov 19, 2016

The Kilchers celebrate Thanksgiving on the homestead once again, and share stories of the dishes they will be enjoying in this 3-hour long special episode.

Jewel's Homecoming

Episode: S06 Special | Airdate: Jan 1, 2017

Atz Senior's daughter, singer-songwriter Jewel, and her son, Kase, visit the homestead; interviews with the Kilchers.

The Danger Zone

Episode: S06 Special | Airdate: Jan 1, 2017

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.

Homestead Secrets: One Year After the Fall

Episode: S06 Special | Airdate: Jan 22, 2017

One year after his traumatic near-death cliff fall, Atz Lee talks for the first time about the accident and his recovery; the family comes together in a massive effort to aid one of their own; Jane prepares for Atz Lee's homecoming.

Homestead Secrets: Otto's Boneyard

Episode: S06 Special | Airdate: Jan 29, 2017

Otto reveals the secrets of the boneyard; Atz Sr and Atz Lee hunt a black bear to restock their depleted food supplies; Eivin and his pregnant wife, Eve, find a natural underground spring and attempt to channel its water directly into their home.

Homestead Secrets: Atz Senior

Episode: S06 Special | Airdate: Feb 12, 2017

Otto struggles to maintain control of the annual Kilcher cattle drive; Eivin and Nikos risk it all to bring a homestead relic back to life; Atz Sr. tours the Head of the Bay and pays tribute to Bruce Willard.

Homestead Secrets: Eivin and Eve

Episode: S06 Special | Airdate: Feb 19, 2017

Summer ends and Eivin and Eve share a behind-the-scenes look at their life on the homestead; Atz Lee and Jane fish for halibut; Atz and Otto fish for enough Alaskan salmon to fill their freezer.

Homestead Secrets: Jane

Episode: S06 Special | Airdate: Feb 19, 2017

Jane offers a tour of her homestead as the family faces the impending winter; Atz Lee tries to gather enough wood for Winter; Otto and Atz try to get the Kilcher cattle back to the safety of the ranch before a ferocious storm.

Homestead Secrets: Otto's Tour

Episode: S06 Special | Airdate: Apr 21, 2017

Otto gives a behind-the-scenes tour of the homestead; Atz Senior confronts a giant brown bear and her cubs before he and his son Nikos must take down a killer wolf.

Backcountry Survival

Episode: S07 Special | Airdate: Sep 17, 2017

After years of procrastination, Otto goes under the knife; Atz Lee and Jane reunite after a month apart when he brings her to his new homestead; Levi comes to Alaska to lead the annual Spring cattle drive with Eivin.

To Live and Die in AK

Episode: S07 Special | Airdate: Sep 24, 2017

The Kilchers answer the audience's most pressing questions about the ups and downs of life on the homestead over the last six years; a sneak peek of what to expect in the next season.

Friends 'til the End

Episode: S07 Special | Airdate: Dec 3, 2017

The Kilchers pay tribute to their most unique and skilled homesteader friends. From kilt-wearing mountain man Turkey Joe to gold mining surgeon Doc Sayer, these are the fascinating characters who have stood by the Kilchers through thick and thin.

Big Machines, Bigger Risks

Episode: S07 Special | Airdate: Dec 17, 2017

For 80 years, the Kilchers have relied on an arsenal of equipment, machines, and weapons, vital to their family's survival in Alaska. Today, these incredible and dangerous tools of the homestead are the only things keeping it from falling apart.

A Very Kilcher Christmas

Episode: S07 Special | Airdate: Dec 24, 2017

‘Tis the season for the Kilchers to create homemade gifts for their significant others. Otto surprises Charlotte with an explosive gift, and Jane builds a musical present for Atz Lee.

Dirty Jobs

Episode: S07 Special | Airdate: Jan 14, 2018

The Kilchers reveal the stinkiest, filthiest, muddiest and bloodiest jobs on the homestead.

Home Alone

Episode: S07 Special | Airdate: Jan 18, 2018

The Kilchers film themselves for the first time. Eivin and Eve take their kids on an adventure to go crabbing. Atz Lee and Jane prepare Shane's cabin for his recovery.