For families moving entirely off-grid, the learning curve is steep. To save their homesteads, they call in survival experts to prepare them for the worst.
The Raneys turn the cameras on themselves as they shelter on their Alaskan homestead. Marty tracks the predators of a moose kill found near their cabin.
The Raneys are faced with the daunting task of overhauling a faulty electrical system and building the first hydro-electric wheel on the Little Susitna River.
With just three days to preserve the legacy of a fourth-generation Alaskan homesteading family, the Raneys must fix an earthquake-ravaged foundation.
The Raneys have travelled all over America saving homesteaders on the verge of failing. They reflect and get updates from some of the self-sufficient owners.
The intense winter has frozen the water supply on the homestead, forcing Marty to hunt for a new water source. In Hawaii, Matt and Katie are harvesting cacao.
The Raneys attempt to save a single mother and her daughter from a rampant moose, Marty builds a bridge across a creek and Matt teaches predator deterrent techniques.
The Raneys pass on essential skills to the next generation. And, they check in via video with homesteaders who built a house with 30,000 rubber tyres.
After a devastating earthquake, Marty saves a log cabin from crumbling to the ground while Misty replaces a collapsed greenhouse and Matt constructs a new building.
The Raneys help a family struggling to survive in their home made of 30,000 tire bales. They are battling intruding pests, flooding, and unstable walls.
In Alaska, Marty rescues his property from a deluge of snow runoff. In Hawaii, Matt builds a human-sized slingshot to bring down invasive trees.
The Raneys continue rescuing a tire bale home in Ohio. The clock is ticking as they work to provide fresh water, strengthen walls, and jumpstart an indoor garden.
Marty embarks on a dangerous self-shot mission to carve a road up 300-ft cliffs. And, Misty enlists her family to build a predator-proof coop for the chickens.
Spring arrives and the family self-shoots preparation for the epic expansion of their homestead. Misty plots a huge greenhouse to feed three generations.
The Raneys help an Oregon couple with a toxic salt water well. Marty builds a massive catchment pond and Matt works on a solar still to de-contaminate the water.
Marty must move a failing cabin onto a flood-proof foundation while Matt teaches an ill mother how to face her fear of invasive hogs.
The Raneys tackle a treehouse cabin on the verge of collapse in Missouri. Misty constructs a greenhouse out of scavenged windows, and Matt builds a workshop.
In Northern California, the Raneys give a masterclass on rebuilding from scratch when they help a family whose homestead was destroyed in a devastating wildfire.
A family in Idaho suffers from a cabin on the verge of collapse and predator threat to 100 chickens. The Raneys set about making it liveable.
A daughter pleads for help from the Raneys to rescue her mother and stepfather whose failing homestead in Arizona faces deadly monsoon floods and a menacing cougar.
In the Smoky Mountains, the Raneys visit a homestead on the brink of collapse. They race to establish a viable homestead before the next big storm.
The Raneys put their ingenuity to the test on a homestead in Hawaii that was destroyed by lava. They need to find a way of protecting it from future eruptions.