Expert homesteader, Marty Raney, along with his daughter Misty and son Matt, give struggling families a second chance at surviving off-the-grid. The stakes are high, but the Raney family is determined to prepare these families for nature’s worst and set them up for success.
Poisoned well water and a mystery predator plague an Arizona homestead. After the family dog is killed, the Raneys must act quick to stop the couple from becoming the next victims.
Fire is a constant threat for this Oregon homestead. Livestock should be meat, but here they are family pets. The Raneys must teach a hungry family to work together before its too late.
An isolated road becomes a death trap when a medical emergency strikes a secluded homestead. The Raneys face their first ever failed rescue.
A nightmare in North Carolina. A couple that is terrified to hunt and a ramshackle home with exposed wires in the shower and chickens in the living room. The Raneys have never seen a homestead like this.
While the Raneys are building their family homestead in the untamed Alaskan wilderness, a bear encounter sends them predator proofing. After using every ounce of off-grid ingenuity to secure their own homestead, they rush to help a family in need.
The Raneys find a bee-keeper with hives attracting bears and a homestead too unsanitary for a child to visit. Marty builds a bathhouse and bush-engineers a windmill water pump, but violent winds threaten to derail his mission to reunite a family.
The Raneys must rescue an Arizona family under siege from livestock-eating coyotes & hungry cattle! While Marty and Matt try to build a massive livestock "fort" from three 40 foot storage containers, Misty must find a way to grow crops in the desert.
The Raneys must save an Oregon homestead trapped at the bottom of a 100 foot cliff separating them from four acres of land they need for food and livestock. Marty risks all forming a road up a bedrock cliff to a forest crawling with mountain lions.
The Raneys face a first: a homestead completely abandoned by a couple now stranded in an Ohio suburb. Hope lies solely in firing up a rusted old gas well and converting natural gas into light, heat, and power to shock this homestead back to life.
The Raney family goes to the Ozarks, where Marty spent his childhood homesteading and discover a malnourished couple and a moldy cabin that's making them sick. Massive electric storms hit, but the homestead must be built before Mother Nature wins.
Toxic land plagues this Kentucky homestead, so the Raneys must build the Rains family a hillside garden, turn a cave into a goat fortress, and find uncontaminated water deep underground.
Stranded on a cliff in their RV, amputee Jeff Tatsch and wife Carol need a livable home, water, and a place to grow food, so the Raneys build an entire cabin from scratch on solid ground and harness a source of water from a natural spring.
Marty embarks on an ambitious, off-grid hydropower system after Tennessee storms obliterate the Reathifords' power source; Matt creates a meat smoker, but a surprise accident leads to a construction site injury for one of the Raneys.
The Raneys create their first-ever self-automated homestead in the fierce Alaskan wilderness to function while firefighters Kim and Casey Boespflug are away on duty.
A dangerous request from the Smith family in a Missouri flood zone forces the Raneys into the homestead challenge of their lives as they build a dam and plan an entire cabin move; to save the family's business, Matt embarks on a knife shop remodel.
The Raneys must move an entire cabin into the flood zone as Marty's dam is put to the test. A surprise arrival of chicks means Misty needs a clever upgrade for a ravaged chicken coop. And Matt crafts a knife blade in the Smiths' newly improved foundry.
Marty helps Oregon homesteaders April and Mike Kondash build a barn, Misty creates her first-ever subterranean garden, and Matt finds a humane approach to a mysterious predator threat.
A homestead in serious danger of a raging California wildfire prompts Marty to clear cut surrounding trees and create an evacuation ark for the Grants' livestock while Matt devises a unique layer of fire protection to save the home from destruction.
Marty takes on a risky first-time build - a huge diverter trench to deflect the torrents of storm water devastating the homestead of musician Lou and his wife Stacey. But with a huge storm forecast, no one can predict if this rescue will succeed.
Shocked to find a bear den near the Counter family's Colorado homestead, the Raneys build an old school root cellar and innovative greenhouse and attempt to inspire two off-grid reluctant teenage sisters to help bring their father's dream to life.