IMDB Rating: 8.6 Original Air Date: 2013-05-19 Views: 4397
IMDB Link: Click Here Plot: "ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER" introduces viewers to the Kilcher family and their isolated community outside Homer, Alaska. The Kilchers, lead by patriarch Atz Kilcher, have cultivated and lived on their homestead for generations. These men and women of the wild live off the land, spending the limited months of summer and fall gardening, hunting and fishing for food, gathering supplies from the land and preparing their animals' safety in preparation for surviving the harsh Alaskan winters. Most live completely off the grid, with no running water and no electricity - and are proud of it.
After 8 months of winter, the Kilchers have cabin fever. Eivin and Atz Lee get caught overnight in the backcountry hunting an Alaskan delicacy. Otto uses ingenuity to get an orphan calf to connect with an unwilling mother. And there\\\'s much to do with poo.
Otto pulls porcupine quills out of a colt\'s face. With Eivin\'s legal quota met, it\'s up to Eve to bring home more deer meat from their hunting trip, but she\'s conflicted about the kill. Atz and Atz Lee snare rabbits; Jane gets a lesson in rabbit skinning.
Eivin and pregnant Eve decide to finally add running water to their home, but Eivin hits more than water during the installation. Otto builds Charlotte a milking parlor but takes a faceful of fuel in the process. Atz and Atz Lee head out to hunt bear
Midsummer: the Kilchers scramble to make the most of 22 hrs of sunlight. Atz tracks down predators killing the herd. Otto gets creative to help a cow with an udder problem. Eivin builds an outhouse. Atz Lee and Jane are startled while fishing for salmon.
Losing ten minutes of sunlight daily, the Kilchers continue winter prep. Atz and children hunt wild goat while Otto protects a failing hay supply. Eivin fends off a wasp invasion that endangers his honey bees.
Thanksgiving on the homestead. The Kilchers come together to enjoy the fruits of their year-long labor and share each dish\'s story. From turkey and pumpkin pie to Yule\'s famous nettlebread and Homesteader pie, nothing comes easy when making this feast.
A persistent porcupine nails several of the Kilchers\' too-curious animals with quills. Taking them out is a painful and sometimes dangerous procedure. Atz and his family carefully jack up and move an old abandoned cabin. Eve finds her garden decimated.
Atz and Atz Lee swim their horses across a chilly lake to get to bull moose hunting grounds. Bad weather and feeling under the weather won\'t deter them from the prize. Eivin hunts clams while Eve collects wild mushrooms. Otto and Charlotte bury a friend.
Grizzly bears, wolves, and coyotes remind the Kilchers that the humans aren\'t always the apex predator on the homestead, but threats to the Kilcher\'s food supplies and livelihood also come in many other shapes and sizes and from unexpected places.
With winter on their doorstep, the Kilchers race to finish their summer projects. Otto\'s enormous new project strains his marital bliss. Atz\'s horse strands him on the range. Eivin works some chicken magic. Atz Lee teaches Jane to fell a tree.
Otto and Eivin use a duck hunt for some last minute father-son time before Eivin becomes a dad himself. Atz and Atz Lee\'s father-son bonding time is less fun; they\'re repairing the new bridge. Jane has her own adventure: fishing--and shooting--halibut.
Fall is over. The Kilchers take care of last minute projects before the winter freeze--and the baby-- arrive. Jane faces wicked weather and quicksand while on her very first cattle drive with Otto. Eivin and Eve introduce the newest Kilcher to the world.