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Mountain MenMountain Men
History, 2012 Running | Drama, Adventure, Western, Wildlife | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.7/5

From the rugged Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to the seven-month-long winters on the Yaak River in Montana to the frigid northern range of Alaska, the country is full of some very unforgiving terrain. Watch as these men face off against mudslides, falling trees, ravaging weather and even hungry animals, to make sure they obtain the food and supplies they will need to make it through the brutal winter months ahead.


Alaskan Bush PeopleAlaskan Bush People
Discovery, 2014 On Hiatus | Adventure, How To/Do It Yourself, Wildlife, Reality
Rating: 4.1/5

Join the Brown family, living off the grid in Alaska's rugged wilderness. Naturalist Billy Brown and his wife Ami teach their seven children to thrive in the wild. Follow the family's daily challenges and adventures as they hunt, fish, and build their own homes. Discover the beauty and danger of living in the Alaskan bush.


Life Below ZeroLife Below Zero
Nat Geo, 2013 Running | Drama, Action, Adventure, Wildlife | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.7/5

This show follows six people as they battle for the most basic necessities in the state with the lowest population density in the United States. Living at the ends of the world's loneliest roads and subsisting off the rugged Alaskan bush, they battle whiteout snow storms, man-eating carnivores, questionable frozen terrain, and limited resources through a long and bitter winter.


Homestead RescueHomestead Rescue
Discovery, 2016 Running | Reality
Rating: 4.9/5

In the last decade, two million Americans have attempted to leave behind civilization in favor of life off-the-grid - but most have failed. For the hundreds of families who decide to become homesteaders, the learning curve is a steep one. Now comes "Homestead Rescue". Struggling homesteaders across the country are turning expert homesteader Marty Raney-along with his daughter Misty Raney, a farmer, and son Matt Raney, a hunter and fisherman-to teach them the necessary skills to survive the wilderness. The stakes are high, but the Raney family is determined to prepare these families for nature's worst and set them up for success. Each family faces the ultimate decision: will they tough out their first year or pack up and return to civilization?


The ColonyThe Colony
Discovery, 2009 Cancelled/Ended | Family, Educational, Reality
Rating: 1.5/5

This show exhibits a controlled experiment that makes us think how we would survive in the midst of a catastrophe. It tries to see exactly what we would need to survive and rebuild society under the worst circumstances.


Life Below Zero: Next GenerationLife Below Zero: Next Generation
Nat Geo, 2020 Running | Reality, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.8/5

In Life Below Zero: Next Generation, the all-new cast members have tried contemporary life and rejected it in favor of a life of freedom in the brutal Alaskan wilderness. They speak to the growing dissatisfaction the current generation has with technologies, which is ubiquitous in modern life. The crew will capture the cast members as they rush to prepare for and survive the frozen months of winter to the spring thaw.


Port ProtectionPort Protection
Nat Geo, 2015 Running | Adventure, Reality | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.9/5

Port Protection is home to the few who have left behind normal society and chosen a different life in a remote Alaskan community, where survival of the individuals and community cannot sustain without the other. The stakes are high. The land is rugged and unforgiving and the seas which surround Port Protection are cold and merciless. With risk comes a reward more profound than mere survival: a world of beauty and freedom with the security of community and without the constraints of bureaucracy. In Port Protection there are no clear roads to survival, inhabitants must carve one themselves.


Homestead Rescue: Raney RanchHomestead Rescue: Raney Ranch
Discovery, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Family, Adventure, Reality
Rating: 5/5

For years the Raney family has helped novice homesteaders around the country save their homesteads from brink of failure and helped to bring their dreams of living off the grid to life. Now, inspired by years' worth of rescues, Marty Raney will attempt his greatest rescue of all - his very own 40-acre homestead. In an all new series, HOMESTEAD RESCUE: RANEY RANCH, the Raneys take on the most ambitious project the family has ever attempted, to build a multi-generational homestead.


Edge of AlaskaEdge of Alaska
Discovery, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Family, Lifestyle, Reality | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

This series follows frontier life in an "Old West" town in eastern Alaska. A town at the end of America, where young men go to prove themselves, and old outlaws go to die; home to wolf hunters, gold miners, gun smiths, backwoods survivalists - people willing to risk their lives to live truly free.


Building Off the GridBuilding Off the Grid
DIY Network, 2014 Running | Housing/Building, Reality, Documentary
Rating: 4.3/5

What do you do if you don't trust the world around you? You build a new one. That's the motto of Michael Reynolds, Architect and visionary that created the Earthship. Earthships are houses that are completely self-sufficient and totally off the grid with no electricity or water bills - ever. Michael Reynolds and his team of builders along with 50 interns, who have given up their lives to be part of this project, have just four weeks to build a house in Big Sky, Montana for Earthship enthusiast Jeff Saad. Michael and his crew battle nature and time to try and complete this amazing house.


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