Live Free Or Die
Call of The Wild+
In the cold swamps of Georgia, Colbert is facing several months of bitter winter ahead of him. He realizes his window for getting meat is quickly closing and a winter struggling for protein would be excruciating, especially for the aging frontiersman. In a remote spot in southern Utah, Matt returns home to his pit house to discover the land has changed. He needs to check his resources and assess if hell have enough to survive through the colder, less fruitful months. He has to move quickly to assess if a reliable source of water remains; if not, he might need to consider relocating before the weather turns. In the Blue Ridge after years of back...
The Hunt Is On+
There are only a few days left of deer hunting season in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, and homesteaders Tony and Amelia need meat to get them through the cold winter. But Tony has never been deer hunting before and doesn't have the luxury of time to hone his methods. Tony is thrown right in to the hunt, and the pressure is on. In the woods of northern Georgia, Thorn has spent much of the winter preparing his school bus as a home for him and his new partner, Delia, to live in, but now they are running low on food. Deer season is almost over, and Delia is depending on him to bring home meat. Thorn must rise to the challenge, or they...
The Tough Get Going+
"It's trapping season and frontiersman Colbert must get to work. Selling beaver pelts in town will provide him with the bulk of the money to pay the taxes on his land and purchase small items that he cannot get from the swamp. Hunter-gatherer Matt tries hunting rabbits with his new homemade bow and arrow. If he cannot get a source of protein to store for the winter he will need to leave in search of a new shelter. Homesteaders Tony and Amelia set out to boil salt from seawater to prepare the deer meat from Tony's successful hunt, but an approaching storm may thwart their plans-and their food storage. They must battle the weather and the clock...
Race Against Time+
Homesteaders Tony and Amelia begin construction on a solar dehydrator to preserve their abundance of deer meat. With its design existing solely in Tony's mind, the pair must skillfully piece together various recycled and repurposed materials to build the apparatus in such a way that it capitalizes on all the solar energy it can. Lack of nearby resources forces hunter-gatherer Matt to leave his trusted pit house in search of greener pastures. Making his way south, Matt scours the terrain for signs of a new lush and fertile land to call home. Woodsman Thorn transports his fresh hog meat across state lines to his new home back in Georgia, only to...
To The Bone+
After abandoning his former home due to lack of resources, hunter-gatherer Matt journeys to the lower elevation canyons of southern Utah to find a new area to call home. He's hopeful this land will have the necessary resources he needs to survive the cold months. Winter has finally come, so Matt must work quickly to build a permanent shelter and protect himself from the elements. He sets deadfall traps, hoping to replenish the energy he loses from building by eating a packrat or squirrel. Will this area be able to provide for Matt or will the hunter-gatherer be back on the market for a place to call home? As their homestead continues to flourish,...
Frontiersman Colbert sets up a trotline to catch fish while he works on his cabin. With spring quickly approaching, time is critical to get his cabin built before the mosquitoes arrive. While having Delia by his side has many advantages, it also means that woodsman Thorn needs to secure twice as many resources to survive. He struggles to find a balance between finding more meat in the dwindling trapping season, and winterizing his and Delia's bus for the cold. Hunter-gatherer Matt has settled into a new canyon full of diverse plant life. However, despite the lush landscape, protein sources appear scarce and Matt must assess whether this new location...
Bring It Home+
Thorn goes on a nutria hunt hoping to provide protein that Delia and he need to survive, Tony and Amelia take a big step in their homesteading journey and attempt to sell goods at market in town, Colbert is in the midst of a natural disaster as rising waters put his new cabin construction at risk, and Matt goes on a turkey hunt in the canyons he now calls home.
Woodsman Thorn takes Delia on her very first hunt to capture a bird to in an attempt to meld together the wild and domestic sides of his life, homesteaders Tony and Amelia struggle to maintain unruly and destructive pigs, hunter-gatherer Matt invites old friends over for a turkey roast, and frontiersman Colbert enlists the help of two friends to help him finish his cabin in time for spring.
Colbert begins the work to rebuild the cabin. Thorn works hard to transform his camp into a forest homestead. Derik attempts to bring his mules back home but is thrown from the saddle.
Force of Nature+
Frontiersman Colbert sets out on a season's end trapping frenzy, while Thorn builds a boat to go on a beaver hunt. Tony and Amelia tap trees for syrup and Derik attempts to tame his unruly mules.
Tobias sets off on a dangerous quest through the Arizona Desert, while Colbert is on the trail of an elusive wild hog. Thorn arrives in an area known for its beaver hunting.
Tony and Amelia lock and load for their first turkey shoot. Tobias struggles to find water out in the desert and Colbert has a fresh pair of hands help with his swamp cabin.
Out For Blood+
Colbert tries to escape the plague of mosquitos while Thorn stalks an elusive turkey. Tony and Amelia try to stop their chickens from destroying the garden and Tobias races to find food before the sun sets.
Sting Like a Bee+
Tony and Amelia race to save their bees while Thorn tries to control a massive bonfire. Colbert finishes a critical step of his new cabin and Tobias builds a shelter to protect him from the harsh desert.
Blacksmith Derik must be resourceful in order to get his mules home. Thorn attempts to trap crayfish while desert nomad Tobias is desperate for protein. Tony and Amelia deal with an overabundance of rabbits.
The Tipping Point+
Colbert's 20-year-old canoe has sprung its final leak and Thorn must tackle his leaking roof. Tony and Amelia have their hearts set on a truck - but sticking to their recycle philosophy, not just any old truck will do.
Hell Or High Water+
An unexpected storm forces Colbert to abandon a fishing expedition and a roof repair turns into a test of Derik's mules. Thorn goes on a bullfrog hunt in the dead of night and Tobias's water source is vanishing.
Slash And Burn+
Tony and Amelia's slash-and-burn project gets out of control and Derik's troublesome mules escape the corral. Thorn gets crafty with road kill, Tobias's water source dries up, and Colbert must work through an injury to finish his cabin.
Man V. Beast+
The modern-day-pioneers of Live Free or Die go back in time and embracing primitive living skills, freeing themselves from the chains of technology. In this episode, the primitives take on forest friends to make life in the wild a little better. Derik reunites with his mules, Thorn has to build a goat pen, and Tony and Amelia hope raising chickens will provide them with nourishment and a source of income.
Wisdom of The Wild+
In this episode of Live Free or Die, life in the wild requires tapping into ancient traditions. Gabriel takes part in a Native American rain prayer drum circle. Thorn concocts a medicinal remedy from plants. Colbert attends a Mountain Man Rendezvous so he can sell pelts for a bit of cash. And Tony uses a pig carcass to make a necklace for Amelia.
Eating The Wild+
The modern-day-pioneers of Live Free or Die must hunt, gather, and trap to get their next meal. Woodsman Thorn spear hunts frogs. Frontiersman Colbert sets out to kill a deer before winter comes. Homesteaders Tony and Amelia boil seawater to get the salt they need to preserve fresh meat. And hunter-gatherer Matt goes turkey hunting.
Flesh And Blood+
Relationships are put to the test when modern-day pioneers host family members who have left behind the comforts of their plugged-in lives to give life in the wild a try. Frontiersman Colbert puts his nephew to work in the wild. Amelias dad teaches his homesteader daughter and son-in-law how to turkey hunt. And woodsman Thorn shows his daughter how to use a bow and arrow.
Branch By Branch+
Modern-day pioneers living a rugged lifestyle in unforgiving terrain use primitive tools to take on construction projects. Woodsman Thorn builds a root cellar to prevent another bear ambush. A falling rafter nearly derails frontiersman Colberts effort to finish his cabin roof. Homesteaders Tony and Amelia create a pulley system to keep their garden alive. And blacksmith Derick invents a water filter system.
Try And Try Again+
The challenges of living in the wild hit particularly hard, forcing the modern-day pioneers to change plans in order to survive the whims of nature. Desert Nomad Tobias walks miles to find a new source of water when his water dries up. Woodsman Thorn builds a boat to go beaver hunting but his search for protein threatens to leave him empty-handed. When Frontiersman Colberts canoe springs a leak he has to build a new one from forest materials. And Homesteaders Tony and Amelias efforts to earn some cash and raise hogs are derailed.
The Bears And The Bees+
Spring continues in the swamps and woodlands as wildlife plays a bigger role in the lives of these survivalists. In California, the search for meat continues as Gabriel hunts turkey. This mission is more successful than his previous hunts and Gabriel comes home with a fresh kill. In North Carolina, Tony and Amelia tend to the bees on their property, trying different methods of catching swarms and getting the bees into hives. Meanwhile Thorn tracks down food that he believes was taken from his camp by a bear. He then performs a ritual to align his spirit with the bears. In Georgia, Colbert continues to teach Christopher and put him to work. But...
With summer coming, the changing landscape and new critters begin to have an effect on daily life in the backwoods and swamps. In the mountains of Appalachia, Tony and Amelia get another bloody surprise from Amelias father Marc and make a worthwhile trade with their friend, Justin. Nearby, Thorn helps out Natalie around her house. While Natalie busies herself with a goat slaughter, Thorn dives headfirst into turkey hunting season. Down in Georgia, Colbert is engaged in a hunt of his own, tracking wild hog through the swamp. In California, Gabriel decides to leave the land where he has been living to meet his mentor, Tautacho.
Down The Rabbit Hole+
From a rabbit hutch to a new home, new projects abound in the wild. In the swamps of Georgia, Colbert is faced with a serious challenge: transporting the materials for his new home up the river. After constructing an elaborate pulley system, he is met by family members who have come to help him rebuild. Northward in North Carolina, Thorn decides to create a primitive water catchment system that he and his daughter, Briar, can use for daily chores. And nearby, Tony and Amelia barter with a friend for some new rabbits. And over in California, Gabriel continues his journey towards the ocean, managing to catch a pack rat on the way.
Homecomings and new beginnings cause the primitives to reflect on how their lives have changed and whats still to come. In North Carolina, Tony and Amelia celebrate an anniversary while admiring the bounty of their garden and the hard work it represents. But they soon get a visit from Thorn, who leaves Briar with them while he goes off to find medicine for his daughters illness. In Georgia, Colberts family is in the swamp helping him start the foundation of his new cabin. They spend quality time together, picking up woodsmanship tips from the endlessly knowledgeable Colbert. And in California, Gabe finally makes his way home to his fiancée Luna,...
Live Free or Die: Builds and Bees, 1+