"Live Free or Die" explores one of America’s most remote subcultures, following five people who have left the modern world behind to live in backwoods and swamps where they hunt their own food, build their own shelters, and survive only on what they can produce with their own two hands and sharp intuition.
Thorn works on developing his homestead; Derik retrieves his working mules; Colbert faces rising waters around his home.
Colbert is running out of time to capture enough pelts for trading over the course of the year; Thorn constructs a small fishing vessel known as "coracle"; Tony and Amelia make sycamore syrup to use in bartering; and Tobias begins an 80-mile journey north to establish a new base camp.
Tobias journeys through the Arizona Desert hoping to survive on what he can carry on his back; Colbert tracks an elusive feral hog; Thorn visits an area known for hunting beaver; Derik finally hits the road with deadly risks along the way.
Thorn and Matt go on hunts for food to survive, while Colbert, Tony and Amelia deal with issues, good and bad, at their homesteads.
Homesteaders Tony and Amelia live a rustic existence in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Their stubborn track of land provides many challenges.