A solar dehydrator is built by Tony and Amelia to help dry out their store of deer meat. Elsewhere, Matt leaves his pit house, Thorn works to preserve hog meat while Colbert assists a friend with a coyote problem.
Tony and Amelia's slash-and-burn project gets out of control; Derik's mules escape from the corral; Thorn finds a creative use for roadkill; Tobias' water source dries up; and Colbert tries to finish his cabin despite his injury.
Tobias suffers from lack of protein and is thwarted in attempts to catch a rabbit; Thorn's daughter visits and together they make crawdad traps; Derik uses his blacksmith skills to strike a deal for transporting his stubborn mules; Tony and Amelia, overrun with rabbits, may be forced to kill them for food.
A motorcycle spooks Derik's mule, scuttling his plan to gather water from a distant spring; Tony and Amelia hunt turkey; Tobias struggles to find water on his 80-mile hike to new campgrounds; and Colbert plans to meet a friend he hasn't seen since he "re-wilded."
Tobias journeys through the Arizona Desert hoping to survive on what he can carry on his back; Colbert tracks an elusive feral hog; Thorn visits an area known for hunting beaver; Derik finally hits the road with deadly risks along the way.
Colbert is running out of time to capture enough pelts for trading over the course of the year; Thorn constructs a small fishing vessel known as "coracle"; Tony and Amelia make sycamore syrup to use in bartering; and Tobias begins an 80-mile journey north to establish a new base camp.