The freeze and thaw periods are the two most deadly times of the year on Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories in Canada. This series follows a handful of survivalists as they hunt for food, drill for water, trade for necessities and protect their turf. It's a lawless frozen lake of ultra-libertarians forced together during brutal winters. Choosing another kind of lifestyle, these rebels - families, couples and singles - have said goodbye to living life the conventional way on land and taken to floating homes and houseboats... Since they don't live on land, they don't pay taxes, and, therefore, no one polices them. The very things that we take for granted - from opening the front door to walking your pet to shopping for groceries and supplies - are incredibly difficult to navigate. As one rebel says, "It's not man you have to worry about; it's woman - Mother Nature.