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The Kilcher family struggle to get through a record-breaking harsh winter; patriarchs Otto and Atz embark on a dangerous mission to bring aid to a fellow homesteader; Atz Lee and Jane, desperate for food, venture onto thin ice to try fishing.
Otto and Charlotte travel to Switzerland to see where the Kilcher family started and learn old building techniques; Atz Sr., Atz Lee and Jane honor late friend John Coila; Eivin, Eve and their kids keep the homestead running.
For generations, Yule Kilcher's legacy has survived on perseverance and commitment of his family and a community of fellow homesteaders. However, a new generation of young homesteaders must raise up and carry the torch in order for that dream to continue.
Eve finds herself alone with a buck while hunting; Jane and Atz Sr. hunt elk; Otto races a snowstorm while rounding up his cattle; Otto and Charlotte travel to Switzerland to see where the Kilcher family started and learn old building techniques.
The Kilchers scramble to complete the last big projects before winter. Otto buries a giant water tank to solve water shortage issues. Atz Lee and Atz Senior trek in search of a black bear. Eivin builds a survival motorcycle outfitted with weapons.
Eve butchers chickens with her children to teach them about the circle of life; Eivin builds a shelter for his trusty horse to protect it from the freeze; Atz Lee and Jane warm up their remote cabin; and Atz Sr. goes on a solo hunt in the remote Alaskan wild.
Atz Lee and Atz Senior go on a trek in search of black bears. Eivin builds a survival motorcycle. Eivin and Eve take their kids on an adventure to go crabbing. Atz Senior helps a fellow veteran with a build.
Otto and August make a risky attempt to acquire a massive machine; Charlotte, Eivin and Eve race against the tide to rescue a weak cow; and Atz Lee and Jane go kayak fishing, but reel in more than they bargained for.
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 are back and kick off a complete homestead overhaul. Blindsided by a snowstorm, the family uses every piece of heavy machinery in their arsenal to ensure the survival of future generations.