Alaskan Bush People - Episode Guide

Season 1

Raised Wild

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: May 6, 2014

After being pushed off of their land, the unique Brown family of nine travels deep into the Alaskan bush to build a small shack where they all sleep. The Browns have lived their whole lives in the wild & may go 6 months without seeing an outsider.

Human Wolf Pack

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: May 13, 2014

The Brown brothers are forced to step up when building a one room cabin for the family. During some down time, the wolf pack of five goes into a small bush town to hunt for potential mates. It's the 1st time they've been in public together in months.

Blindsided

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: May 20, 2014

As the Browns race to finish their cabin, temperatures plummet and an illness hits the family. Their ability to survive the winter rests on the brothers as they race to get essential supplies and complete the home. Then, the unexpected strikes.

Fight or Flight

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: May 27, 2014

A confrontation on the Browns property shuts down production and forces them to make a big decision.

The Wild Life

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Jun 15, 2014

After facing unparalleled obstacles, the Browns reflect on their past year of living in the Alaskan Bush while providing surprise revelations about the family's lifestyle.

Season 2

A Very Bush Christmas

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Dec 19, 2014

The born-and-raised-wild Brown family reveals their unique Christmas traditions out in the Alaskan bush. They also reflect on the past year as well as what's on the horizon for the family.

Breaking Free

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Jan 2, 2015

The Browns are ready to return to the wild after being stuck in Ketchikan. They secured a raw piece of Alaskan wilderness and are eager to settle into it before winter hits. But a series of emergencies threaten to keep them trapped in modern society.

Return to the Wild

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Jan 9, 2015

The Brown family is determined to make it to their new piece of land in the wild, which is populated by bears and covered in 150 foot widow makers. After barely avoiding disaster on the seas, the Browns reach out to an old friend for help.

Welcome to Browntown

Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Jan 16, 2015

The Browns set up their unique home site comprised of a small log shack for the boys, and an outhouse and shower for the girls. But the boys skills appear rusty. They must prove to Billy that they still have what it takes to make it in the bush.

Birdy Get Your Gun

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Jan 23, 2015

As the family begins looking for food in the woods, they quickly realize that there's stiff competition - bears. With supplies running low, Birdy steps up and goes hunting on the bears' turf to provide for the clan.

Pile It On

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Jan 30, 2015

The Browns start building their home on their remote land in Alaska. They have to float the foundation pilings to their land and suffer a setback when a big storm hits. Oldest brother Matt creates a new home for himself.

On the Prowl

Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Feb 6, 2015

Billy strikes a barter for windows for their new home. Matt & Noah check the local junkyard for additional materials. While grabbing lunch in town, the boys meet some local girls & invite them back to their property for a unique style of bush dating.

Home Alone

Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: Feb 13, 2015

After discovering rogue bears near their homesite, the Browns beef up their defenses. Billy falls seriously ill and is forced to seek medical help. The kids are left to fend for themselves and build a large raft to help move lumber.

Now or Never

Episode: 2x09 | Airdate: Feb 20, 2015

As the Browns struggle to get the walls and roof of their house built, winter arrives. While working through the snow, a series of setbacks threatens to derail all they've worked hard to achieve.

Season 3

Wild Times

Episode: 3x01 | Airdate: May 22, 2015

The Brown family takes a look back at their life in the wild and provides new insight into the most memorable and extreme moments while living in the bush. From fishing by hand to living among bears, no challenge is too big for the Browns.

A Wolfpack Divided

Episode: 3x02 | Airdate: May 29, 2015

The Brown family is ready to move into their new home when Ami requires immediate medical attention and must travel to a big city for surgery. Meanwhile, the pressure is on the boys to find a wood-burning stove so the family can stay warm in winter.

Rise of Browntown

Episode: 3x03 | Airdate: Jun 5, 2015

The Browns move into their new home and look toward the future. After living in the same house as the family for 32 years, Matt creates his own one-of-a-kind home. Ami enlists the help of an Alaskan matchmaker to find mates for her five grown boys.

Divide and Conquer

Episode: 3x04 | Airdate: Jun 12, 2015

Nearing the end of hunting season, Matt and Bam must bring back meat for the family while the other Brown kids venture into new territory in search of egg-laying chickens. 27-year-old Bear goes out on his first official date ever.

Bloodlines

Episode: 3x05 | Airdate: Jun 19, 2015

Ami is forced to confront her past and the life she left behind years ago, while the Brown boys work a tough demolition job to salvage goods to complete their new home.

A Big Gamble

Episode: 3x06 | Airdate: Jun 26, 2015

After Billy is offered a deal on one-of-a-kind boat, the Brown family is faced with a life-changing decision. Meanwhile, youngest brother Noah kindles a new relationship in town.

Rocky Seas

Episode: 3x07 | Airdate: Jul 3, 2015

After discovering rogue bears near their homesite, the Browns beef up their defenses. Billy falls seriously ill and is forced to seek medical help. The kids are left to fend for themselves and build a large raft to help move lumber.

Sink or Swim

Episode: 3x08 | Airdate: Jul 17, 2015

A snow storm puts the Brown's first hauling job in peril, and a crucial deal threatens the freedom of the wolfpack. Meanwhile, Noah contemplates marriage as he introduces Christi to the family.

Never Give Up

Episode: 3x09 | Airdate: Jul 24, 2015

Everything is on the line when the Browns get their first official job for the hauling business. But when serious issues arise with their boat the Integrity, the future of the family and their way of life is threatened.

Lost Footage

Episode: 3x10 | Airdate: Jul 31, 2015

Never before seen footage from season two is revealed and the Brown family discusses the challenges of documenting their lives in one of the most remote areas in Alaska.

The Wild Year

Episode: 3x11 | Airdate: Aug 7, 2015

The Brown family looks back on the last year. From their time in Ketchikan until the present, they reflect upon their crazy journey and respond to burning questions viewers have about events that have happened over the course of the season.

Season 4

Endless Summer

Episode: 4x01 | Airdate: Nov 4, 2015

Never before seen footage is unveiled as the Brown family of nine gets ready for their first summer on their land. Exclusive sneak peeks of the upcoming season are also featured.

Block and Tackle

Episode: 4x02 | Airdate: Nov 11, 2015

The Brown family of nine makes the most of the long days during the short Alaskan summer. They hatch a plan to deal with a lumber shortage but then a sudden injury threatens to split the family apart.

Shots Fired

Episode: 4x03 | Airdate: Nov 18, 2015

In the wake of Ami's injury, the Browns have to work even harder to stay on track with winter prep. Birdie, Gabe and Bear set off to climb the alpine in search of deer. Bear steps up as hunt leader and his skills are immediately put to the test.

Rock, Paper, Skipper

Episode: 4x04 | Airdate: Nov 25, 2015

When an emergency brings Browntown to a halt, Billy makes an unexpected choice that will forever change the lives of the entire wolf pack. Matt steps up to take his role as eldest Brown brother more seriously.

Ballad of Billy Brown

Episode: 4x05 | Airdate: Dec 2, 2015

In honor of Billy's birthday, the family sets up a series of surprises and celebrations. A visit from old childhood friends inspires Billy, Ami and the rest of the wolf pack to reflect back on a lifetime of stories and adventures in the wild.

Dock-u-drama

Episode: 4x06 | Airdate: Dec 9, 2015

Matt, Bam, Bear, and Gabe head out on their first-ever hauling job without father and it's anything but smooth sailing. Back in Browntown, Bird, Rain, and Noah do their best to keep their homestead stable.

Dead in the Water

Episode: 4x07 | Airdate: Dec 16, 2015

Matt, Bam, Gabe, and Bear just want to get home, but engine trouble cripples the Integrity. In Browntown, the rest of the family continues to prep for winter while competing with their bear neighbors.

Alarmed & Dangerous

Episode: 4x08 | Airdate: Dec 30, 2015

With hope of redeeming themselves after their disastrous first hauling job, the four eldest Brown brothers prepare for a second solo mission. Then, two very different visitors show up in Browntown.

Bush Heart

Episode: 4x09 | Airdate: Jan 6, 2016

Matt, Bam, Bear, and Gabe feel the strain of making deliveries in harsh conditions. Meanwhile, circumstances back in Browntown force a decision that will change the lives of the wolf pack forever.

Paradise Lost

Episode: 4x10 | Airdate: Jan 6, 2016

This special features a look back at the Brown's first summer on Chichagof Island. When the dream of putting down roots and building up Browntown is derailed by a relentless series of calamities, the wolfpack is forced to make unexpected choices.

Season 5

Browntown or Bust

Episode: 5x01 | Airdate: Apr 29, 2016

As the Browns return home from the Lower 48, we look back on what they miss the most about Alaska. And in never before seen footage we get a glimpse of what it takes to make the series, along with exclusive sneak peeks of the exciting new season.

The Wolf Pack Returns

Episode: 5x02 | Airdate: May 6, 2016

A happy homecoming for the Brown family means hard work is ahead to get Browntown back on track. Time away came at a cost and prospects are lean without a working skiff. A highly risky haul with an all or nothing offer may be the only solution.

Driving Miss Rainy

Episode: 5x03 | Airdate: May 13, 2016

While youngest Brown brother Noah stays behind to continue repairs to Browntown, the other 8 members of the wolfpack take on their riskiest haul ever in hopes of securing the skiff they desperately need. Failure will have far reaching consequences.

Winter Watch

Episode: 5x04 | Airdate: May 20, 2016

Patriarch Billy sees an opportunity to tie up loose ends, fortify his connection with the bush, and keep the wolf pack close with a family visit to the winter watch of Excursion Inlet. Along the way a failing anchor changes everything.

Growing the Wolfpack

Episode: 5x05 | Airdate: May 27, 2016

The family of nine takes advantage of an early spring to make progress on unfinished business. But a visitor from Billy's distant past brings potential to undermine the future of Browntown and what means to be a member of the wolf pack.

Surviving the Lower 48

Episode: 5x06 | Airdate: Jun 3, 2016

In this lost episode, to save the wolf pack from going stir crazy during Billy's medical treatment, the family heeds the call of the wild and goes on an adventure even further into the lower 48.

High Tide Housing

Episode: 5x07 | Airdate: Jun 10, 2016

An unexpected visit from the mayor of the nearby island of Hoonah may forever change the face of Browntown. And the family must rally around strong man Gabe when the opportunity to realize a life-long dream comes with serious risks.

Shots in the Dark

Episode: 5x08 | Airdate: Jun 17, 2016

The wolfpack is on high alert after mysterious shots were fired causing property damage on the shores of Browntown. The strength of the family is tested as the Browns struggle to finish a salvage job shorthanded.

Judgement Day

Episode: 5x09 | Airdate: Jun 24, 2016

The Browns are busy making the most of the beginning of spring by hunting and building improvements to Browntown. But in just 72 hours, the family will be forced to leave the bush for an unknown fate in the Alaskan city of Juneau.

Released to the Wild

Episode: 5x10 | Airdate: Jul 8, 2016

After thirty long days in Juneau, the Brown family reunites and plans a trip to rediscover their love of the bush. But an issue plaguing one of the children puts the sanctity of the wolfpack in jeopardy.

Back in Browntown

Episode: 5x11 | Airdate: Jul 15, 2016

In anticipation of reuniting with one member, the family finally returns to Browntown to reclaim the bush. But as spring brings life to the forest, the Browns struggle with the principals that make them a Wolfpack.

Browns Down South

Episode: 5x12 | Airdate: Jul 22, 2016

In this special episode, a deeper look into the Brown's time spent down south. And in never before seen footage brothers Bear and Bam commemorate their time in the Lower 48 in an extreme way.

Made in the Wild

Episode: 5x13 | Airdate: Jul 29, 2016

A look behind the lens at the countless hours spent to bring bush life to the lower 48 and how Brown luck influences what makes it to air.

Season 6

All That Matters

Episode: 6x01 | Airdate: Jan 4, 2017

A storm overtakes Chichagof island and threatens the safety of the Brown Family as they set out on a journey to bring home a new addition to Browntown, while oldest brother Matt returns home for a fresh start.

Bear With Us

Episode: 6x02 | Airdate: Jan 11, 2017

The Browns decide they need to protect the newest member of the family from the excessive amount of bears now looking for food on the Island. Meanwhile Matt is in a race for his life as he tries to return home through obstacles of life and death.

Browntown Boom

Episode: 6x03 | Airdate: Jan 18, 2017

Billy's dreams of self sustainability are put to the test as the Browns embark on the beginning of their biggest project to date, while Matt and Bam decide to help the expansion of Browntown with a different venture on their own.

Dead in the Water

Episode: 6x04 | Airdate: Jan 25, 2017

The Browns face turbulent weather as they try to accomplish a haul to Port Alexander at the very edge of Southeast Alaska and the open ocean. The Integrity shows it's age as problems arise and the Browns are left stranded in the middle of the water.

One Brown Down

Episode: 6x05 | Airdate: Feb 1, 2017

The Browns cross open water and face insurmountable odds as they search for the final pieces to accomplish their off the grid dream. Noah misses his girl, while Bam surprises Billy and Ami with an announcement.

All Falls Down

Episode: 6x06 | Airdate: Feb 8, 2017

The hopes for the wind turbine are threatened when Bear and Gabe make a miscalculation. Noah and Rhain reunite and move their relationship further along. Matt takes on a project to up Browntown's ability to store food supplies.

Field of Dreams

Episode: 6x07 | Airdate: Feb 15, 2017

Billy bites off more than they can chew for a last minute barter as the family tries to secure their stores for winter. A rogue bear is playing havoc with Browntown and a nearby logging camp.

Wind and a Prayer

Episode: 6x08 | Airdate: Feb 22, 2017

The Browns try to close a deal to help restore their dream of a wind turbine, but simultaneously get thrown a curveball when Browntown runs out of gas, forcing them to get creative. Meanwhile, Noah gets some bad news from his girl.

Season 7

Faith & Family

Episode: 7x01 | Airdate: Jun 21, 2017

The displaced Brown's struggle through a devastating transition while Ami undergoes testing due to recent health concerns. Meanwhile, Browntown is under the care of a lone protector, as Noah braves the dangers of the wilderness.

The Long Road

Episode: 7x02 | Airdate: Jun 28, 2017

A major diagnosis shakes the Brown family, and forces them toward a decision that could reshape their lifelong journey. While medical analysis continues for Ami in the lower 48, oldest son Matt attempts to get back to normal as he reunites with Noah.

Strength in Numbers

Episode: 7x03 | Airdate: Jul 5, 2017

The Browns continue to deal with the devastating medical news they've received about Ami. The family comes together hoping to hear good news soon.

Unanchored

Episode: 7x04 | Airdate: Jul 12, 2017

As the Brown family awaits Ami's treatment options, this lost episode shows the wolfpack's ability to endure through hardships in every environment. Adrift on the shores of the Alaskan wilderness, the wolf pack rediscovers their need for adventure.

Weight of the Wolfpack

Episode: 7x05 | Airdate: Jul 19, 2017

As Ami awaits treatment options, the kids prepare to join Matt in Alaska to begin packing up Browntown. However, after an accidental explosion that leaves Matt injured, Bear, Rain and Bird must begin the difficult work on the homestead short-handed.

Bush Code

Episode: 7x06 | Airdate: Aug 9, 2017

The Brown children face a critical decision as they part ways with the family's Alaskan homestead, while Ami braces for her upcoming cancer treatments in California, the wolf pack finds new ways to keep spirits high.

A New Chapter

Episode: 7x07 | Airdate: Aug 16, 2017

As Ami prepares to undergo treatment for lung cancer, siblings Bear, Bird and Rain work to give the family's homestead back to the bush. The entire wolfpack looks to the future and finds strenght in the hopefor a new place to call Browntown.

Blazing a New Trail

Episode: 7x08 | Airdate: Aug 23, 2017

As the Brown family adapts after closing their dream homestead, they charge toward a new beginning with the skills and knowledge they've aquired over 35 years in the Alaskan wilderness.

Season 8

Back To The Bush

Episode: 8x01 | Airdate: Aug 19, 2018

After their boat sank, the Browns are stuck in the big city and desperate to get home to the bush.

Breaking Ground

Episode: 8x02 | Airdate: Aug 26, 2018

The Browns begin an ambitious barn build, the key to Billy's grand vision. Noah returns reuniting the entire wolfpack for the first time since Alaska.

Head Above Water

Episode: 8x03 | Airdate: Sep 2, 2018

Disaster strikes as floods plague the region, and the Brown's must balance the fate of their new community with the success of their homestead.

Call to Duty

Episode: 8x04 | Airdate: Sep 9, 2018

Noah invents an ingenious device to rid their homesite of moles, while barn construction goes full bore at the ranch.

Bird and the Bees

Episode: 8x05 | Airdate: Sep 16, 2018

Ami prepares for a critical doctor check-up, but Billy has concerns about progress on the homestead while they're away. A rogue bear destroys Bam's new beehives forcing the kids to rebuild the hive and save the bees before it's too late.

Episode 7

Episode: 8x07 | Airdate: Sep 30, 2018

Specials

Return to the Bush

Episode: S04 Special | Airdate: Jan 3, 2016

The Browns try to find their way back to the bush after their boat is sunk.

Back to the Bush - Lost Footage

Episode: S04 Special | Airdate: Jan 22, 2016

Unaired footage from the second season; members of the Brown family discuss the challenges of documenting their lives.

The Book of Noah

Episode: S05 Special | Airdate: Jun 1, 2016

An episode all about Noah; interviews and facts on the Alaskan bush renaissance man.

The Book of Billy

Episode: S05 Special | Airdate: Jun 15, 2016

Insider info and interviews with Brown family patriarch Billy.

The Book of Ami

Episode: S05 Special | Airdate: Aug 19, 2016

Book of Ami interviews and insider information all about Ami: the tough, warm-hearted matriarch of the Brown family.

The Book of Matt

Episode: S05 Special | Airdate: Aug 19, 2016

Book of Matt interviews and insider information all about eldest brother Matt.

A Browntown Christmas

Episode: S06 Special | Airdate: Dec 7, 2016

In years past, Christmas was a time to reconnect with extended family, but this holiday they're staying in Browntown and bringing old traditions into their new home, as they build and acquire food and materials that they need for the perfect holiday.

Browntown Bound

Episode: S06 Special | Airdate: Dec 28, 2016

At the end of one of the toughest years the Brown family has experienced in the wilderness of Alaska, grit and perseverance provide the only path to survival.

Grit and Perseverance

Episode: S06 Special | Airdate: Dec 30, 2016

The Brown family reaches the end of one of the toughest years in the wilderness of Alaska.

Harsh Wilderness

Episode: S06 Special | Airdate: Mar 1, 2017

If you think living off the land in seclusion seems peaceful, think again. Having a well-functioning homestead takes massive amounts of ngenuity and hard work, something The Browns have worked tirelessly to achieve.

Forever Browntown

Episode: S06 Special | Airdate: Mar 8, 2017

As the modern world encroaches on Southeast Alaska, the Browns fight to prove that the bush way of life is worth saving.

One for All

Episode: S07 Special | Airdate: Jun 14, 2017

The Browns continue to work hard and tirelessly to gather food, secure resources and build everything from scratch in their pursuit of a self-sustaining town and being more isolated and independent than ever before.

From the Ground Up

Episode: S07 Special | Airdate: Jun 16, 2017

The Brown family continues to work hard to build everything from scratch in their pursuit of a self-sustaining town.

Off the Grid: A New Trail Part 1

Episode: S07 Special | Airdate: Sep 8, 2017

The Browns prepare for the journey to their new home in Colorado and reflect on their life in the Alaskan bush.

Alaskan Grit: The Trouble With Bears

Episode: S07 Special | Airdate: Sep 11, 2017

The Browns must use some Alaskan ingenuity to keep some unwanted predatory visitors away from Browntown; featuring bonus footage, facts and insider info.

Alaskan Grit: Bad News, Bears

Episode: S07 Special | Airdate: Sep 11, 2017

Billy must share a devastating diagnosis that will forever change the family; featuring bonus footage, facts and insider info.

Alaskan Grit: Hunkering Down

Episode: S07 Special | Airdate: Sep 18, 2017

After time apart the wolf pack is together again and ready to get Browntown prepared for the winter; bonus footage, facts and insider info.

Alaskan Grit: The Big Haul

Episode: S07 Special | Airdate: Sep 18, 2017

The Browns need a big haul to keep the family afloat, and it will be the riskiest one yet. Including bonus footage, facts and insider info.

Forging a New Future

Episode: S07 Special | Airdate: Sep 21, 2017

As Ami prepares to undergo treatment for lung cancer, siblings Bear, Bird and Rain work to give the family's homestead back to the bush; the entire wolfpack must forge a new beginning using the skills they acquired in the Alaskan wilderness.