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Discovery Channel's Alaska: The Last Frontier follows the Kilcher family. The family, relatives of the famed singer Jewel, struggle to survive off of the grid in Alaska's unforgiving wilderness, just like past generations of their family have done. The show highlights just how hard living in Alaska is for individuals striving to be as self sufficient as possible.

Alaska: The Last Frontier is set on the Kilcher family's 600 acres of property located just out side of Homer, Alaska. The first of the family to settle the homestead was Yule Kilcher and his wife Ruth, around 80 years ago. Yule has since passed on, but his way of life is continued on and celebrated by the next two generations, Otto Kilcher and his brother Atz (Jewel's father) and Otto's two sons Atz Lee and Eivin. The family is helped along in their quest to thrive and survive in Alaska by their significant others as well. The other people living in the Kilcher household include Otto's wife Charlotte, Atz's girlfriend Bonnie Dupree, Atz Lee's wife Jane and Eivin's wife Eve, all of whom share a deep love for the land and a need to feel connected to nature and one another.

The Kilcher's face many struggles in their every day lives that individuals in the lower 48 never have to deal with. One of the family's main struggles is to make sure that they have enough food to support everyone through the harsh winter months. The family achieves this goal by hunting for bear, fishing the many streams in the area and also raising cattle. In addition, the family has also built a greenhouse in order to take better advantage of the short growing season that is available to those living in Alaska.

Each spring and summer is a struggle for the Kilcher's as they try to get enough wood to heat their homes and enough food to fill their bellies for the long winter that awaits them every year. Despite all their trials though, the Kilcher's couldn't imagine making their homes anywhere else.

Tuesday 9:00 PM et/pt on Discovery Channel
7 Seasons, 108 Episodes
December 29, 2011
Action & Adventure, Family
7.9/10
Cast: Bray Poor, Atz Kilcher, Bonnie Kilcher, Charlotte Kilcher
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Alaska: The Last Frontier Full Episode Guide

  • The family shows off new upgrades to the homestead to give thanks to their home and family.

  • Atz Lee and Charlotte rush to save the life of a stuck cow before it's too late; a father-son shrimping trip turns deadly when Otto and his sons must outrun a colossal caving glacier; Eve and Jane fish for salmon for their family.

  • Otto and Jane's mission to relocate a herd of wild buffalo on Kodiak Island continues; Atz Sr. ventures into the untamed Alaskan back country to hunt spring black bear; Atz Lee and Nikos test their firearm skills using a custom made gun range.

  • The Kilchers join forces to conquer big projects; tensions flare when Otto and Jane journey to Kodiak Island to rescue a herd of wild buffalo; Eivin and Eve tackle an urgent roof repair; Atz Sr. and Atz Lee help Shane on his long overdue cabin build.

  • Otto and Elvin race to ready the barge to move wild buffalo; Jane and Charlotte lead the Kilchers' first-ever, all-female cattle drive; Atz Sr. and Atz Lee protect a homestead relic.

  • A chimney fire threatens to destroy Otto's cabin; Elvin and Eve burn dangerous brush piles which threaten their family; Atz Lee and Jane embark on an ice-fishing mission and end up on thin ice.

  • The family bands together on a massive mission to rescue a tractor, but Otto faces pressure to get it going before the ice road melts; Otto puts his safety on the line when the family pitches in to build tracks across the frozen river.

  • The Kilchers kick off a complete homestead overhaul; blindsided by a massive snowstorm, the family uses every piece of heavy machinery in their arsenal to ensure the survival of future generations.

  • The Kilchers answer the audience's most pressing questions about the ups and downs of life on the homestead over the last six years; a sneak peek of what to expect in the next season.

  • The Kilcher guys share the priority of communication between fathers and sons, especially in the wake of danger.

  • Otto and Charlotte struggle to gather their cattle; Atz Lee and Jane come to a conclusion about his cabin; Eivin and Eve take the new boat on a maiden fishing trip; Shane and Kelli prepare themselves for unexpected news about her health.

  • The Kilchers prepare for the future as winter lurks around the corner; Atz Sr passes on crutial survival wisdom; Atz Lee sets out on a risky solo hunt to a remote and hazardous island; Eivin constructs the perfect boat for his young family's excursions on the water.

  • Otto pays for his hernia operation and winds up with gold fever; Jane and Eivin look for a remote island for enough deer to make it through the winter; Atz Lee pulls down old fears and reaches new peeks as he races the freeze in order to finish his cabin.

  • Fierce weather sweeps into southern Alaska. The Kilchers must get jobs finished before the freeze.

  • Fall welcomes big adjustments to the homestead. Conflict rises between Otto and August in their last quest before August goes away college. Atz Lee, Sr., and Jane labor on Atz Lee's new cabin, but Jane continues to have doubts. Eivin puts together a special surprise.

  • The Kilchers make homemade gifts for their loved ones; Otto has an explosive present for Charlotte; Jane crafts a musical present for Atz Lee; Eivin puts together a dual-use vehicle.

  • Otto moves a huge greenhouse to a new area using a helicopter; Eve takes on the task of provider and finds a new skill to feed her family; Atz Lee risks his recovery to carry on with his cabin build by himself.

  • Jewel comes back to the homestead with her son and rides out to help a neighbor. Meanwhile, the Kilcher boys try to salvage Shane's cabin; and Atz Lee and Jane examine clues of a bear.

  • Otto puts his recovery in jeopardy to help rescue a paralyzed cow; Jane and Atz Lee place their differences aside to get ready for winter; Atz Senior prepares for a very significant visitor: his daughter and singer-songwriter, Jewel.

  • The Kilchers come together for a Thanksgiving feast at the old family barn and give thanks to friends and family that came to their aid in the past year.

  • With Otto recovering from an operation, Levi travels to Alaska to head the yearly spring cattle drive with Eivin; Otto's unwillingness to step down puts him in danger.

  • After years of putting it off, Otto goes under the knife; Jane must handle the farm and deliver her first calf by herself; Eivin and Atz Lee investigate the Head of the Bay, but their findings won't calm Otto's concerns.

  • The Kilchers hurry to make headway on time sensitive activities; Otto, Charlotte, and Eivin go on a journey to save a family relic; the first fishing outing of the year leaves Eve and Jane lost at sea.

  • Mother Nature moves forward with her onslaught on the Kilcher homestead; Otto, Charlotte, Jane, Bonnie and August rush to save a hay barn; Atz Lee and Sr. start constructing Atz Lee's new cabin.

  • Mother Nature continues to wreak havoc on the Kilcher homestead. Otto, Charlotte, Jane, Bonnie, and August scramble to save a hay barn.

  • Southern Alaska is struck by an earthquake and the Kilcher's battle to clear access to their roads. Elsewhere, Atz Lee parts with his family to repair his new homestead.

  • Otto gives a behind-the-scenes tour of the homestead; Atz Senior confronts a giant brown bear and her cubs before he and his son Nikos must take down a killer wolf.

  • For the Kilcher family, life in Alaska means facing danger at every turn. This special episode features behind-the-scenes interviews and the Kilchers reveal how they survive in the untamed Alaskan wild. 

  • Summer ends and Eivin and Eve share a behind-the-scenes look at their life on the homestead; Atz Lee and Jane fish for halibut; Atz and Otto fish for enough Alaskan salmon to fill their freezer.

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Alaska: The Last Frontier Video Clips & Extras

Gross Side of the Homestead Clip (02:56) Covered Wagon Honeymoon Suite Clip (02:16) Picking Apples On an Alaskan Homestead Clip (01:37) Eve Kilcher Goes Into Labor Clip (01:12)