As Mother Nature becomes more erratic, survival in Alaska has never been more uncertain. The Hailstones fight to keep their native traditions alive as their family expands. Sue Aikens creates new tools to survive in the brutal, ever-changing tundra, and battles her aging mind and body in the process.
In remote Alaska live the hardy characters who make their homes in one of the toughest areas of the world. In this season we follow their lives through the summer thaw as they race against the clock to prepare for the next dark winter freeze.
An early winter strikes across Alaska, with temperatures plummeting and snow closing in. Each one of our characters must pursue their last chance to gather, hunt, fish, and build before the land freezes around them. As dark winter arrives, these bush dwellers fight to prepare for months of extreme isolation where they must rely only on themselves to survive.
Preparations for the brutal Alaskan winter dominate life for those who live there. It takes a special kind of mental and physical strength to cope with the extreme test of isolation and unending work needed to survive Alaska's long months of winter, living miles from the nearest road in this merciless territory.