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.
With winter almost upon them, the residents of Port Protection are busy using the remaining days of good weather and daylight to stock their freezers and complete crucial chores.
For the residents of Port Protection, a transition from fall to winter means not only a change in weather but also a change in priorities.
Mary and Curly head out on a duck hunt that tests their limits. Sam hunts for a Sitka black-tailed deer with one of his oldest hunting partners.
As winter moves in on Port Protection, residents take advantage of some rare mild weather to increase their chances of survival throughout the season.
In order to survive the menacing winter months, residents scramble to gather any remaining necessities.
The dark days of winter have come to Port Protection, but that hasn’t stopped its residents from continuing their pursuit of a more sustainable life.
The residents deal with unpredictable weather in Port Protection as the winter subsides.
Hans and Timbi need help building their greenhouse; Sam experiments with handmade octopus pots for fishing; Gary searches for river trout inland; and Curly rids Mary's property of an uninvited mink.
Community improvement projects are worked on by the residents of Port Protection.
One resident copes with health issues that could send her back to civilization, the rest of the town works to make improvements in their community.
The Season 3 premiere demonstrates how the community of Port Protection depends on each other to survive.
Backwoods ingenuity comes in handy in the repair of some broken-down equipment.
The wild can be a hunter's paradise for those willing to make the effort.
The importance of acquiring Alaskan wood in the small town of Port Protection is examined.
For those willing to brave the ocean's hazards, the waters off the coast of Alaska will prove rewarding.