Live Free Or Die
Live Free Or Die: Tony & Amelia, 1+
Homesteaders Tony and Amelia live a rustic existence in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Their stubborn track of land provides many challenges, but these two persevere with their unique bond and grit.
Live Free Or Die: Thorn, 1+
Woodsman Thorn lives a primitive existence in the mountains of North Carolina. After a rainy season floods his shelter, he looks to build a more permanent structure. The struggle to build using only handmade tools, while also maintaining enough food to survive, proves a constant struggle.
Live Free Or Die: Colbert, 1+
Frontiersman Colbert lives a rustic existence in the swamps of Georgia. After a devastating fire leaves him homeless, he looks to rebuild despite the odds. He'll rely on longtime friends and good old-fashioned grit and know-how to make a new life in the place he calls home
Call of The Wild+
Colbert is preparing for several months of bitter winter ahead of him. Matt returns to his pit house in southern Utah to assess his resources. Thorn adjust to his new life with his partner.
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+
Tony and Amelia begin construction on a solar dehydrator to preserve their deer meat. Matt leaves his pit house due to lack of resources. Colbert heads to his friends' quail plantation to help with their coyote problem.
To The Bone+
Matt works quickly to build a shelter and hopes his deadfall traps catch squirrel. Colbert travels to sell his pelts at top dollar so he can pay his property taxes. Tony and Amelia build a hot tub.
Colbert sets up a trotline to catch fish and builds a cabin to fight off mosquitoes. Matt settles into a new canyon full of diverse plant life, but protein is scarce. Tony and Amelia begin building a windmill for electricity.
Bring It Home+
Thorn goes on a hunt hoping to provide protein that Delia and he need to survive. Tony and Amelia attempt to sell goods at market in town. Colbert faces rising waters that put his new cabin construction at risk.
Tony and Amelia struggle to maintain unruly pigs. Matt invites old friends over for a turkey roast, and 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.
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.
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.
Gabriel takes part in a Native American rain prayer drum circle. Thorn concocts a medicinal remedy from plants. Colbert attends a Mountain Man Rendezvous and Tony uses a pig carcass to make a necklace for Amelia.
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.
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.
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.
Frontiersman Colbert puts his nephew to work in the wild. Amelia's dad teaches his daughter and son-in-law how to turkey hunt. Woodsman Thorn shows his daughter how to use a bow and arrow.
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.
Woodsman Thorn builds a root cellar to prevent another bear ambush. A falling rafter nearly derails Colberts effort to finish his cabin roof. Blacksmith Derick invents a water filter system.
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.
Tobias walks miles to find a new source of water. Woodsman Thorn builds a boat to go beaver hunting. When Frontiersman Colberts canoe springs a leak he has to build a new one from forest materials.
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.
Rise of The Wild+
Episode 101 of The Primitives dives straight into the world of wild living as six individuals tough out winter in America's backwoods and swamps. Everyone is in search of food, but the winter weather is making the hunt difficult for some. In the Blue Ridge Mountains, primitive woodsman Thorn struggles to find even a trace of wildlife to turn into a meal. Meanwhile, close by, homesteaders Tony and Amelia battle the cold in their small cabin, making use of any meat they can get their hands on. Down in a river-swamp in southern Georgia, modern frontiersman Colbert shows his expertise when he catches something big near his river-swamp home. And across...
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.
Trial By Fire+
In this episode, life in the wild continues as the primitives face unexpected personal challenges while trying to stay equipped with the essentials to survive as winter comes to a close. In the swamps of Georgia, frontiersman Colbert's hunting season is winding down, but not before he catches a raccoon in the woods near his house. The season is going to end well, it seems, but when he returns home with his catch, Colbert is faced with a tragedy with unimaginable consequences. In Appalachia, Tony and Amelia decide to build a water filter to process their drinking water. Nearby, Thorn finds himself with an eye infection and a fever after being exposed...
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.
Blood, Sweat and Tears+
A harsh winter is finally ending, but the search for food remains tough. Tony and Amelia clear space for a new coop.
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.
Do or Die+
Thorn's camp has a new addition: a goat, which will furnish protein-rich milk. Colbert, still smarting from losses in the fire, sets new traps.
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.
Butchers and Builders+
Colbert faces the threat of a major flood and attempts to build a tree house to keep him safe from the rising waters.
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.
Rough and Rugged+
Colbert wraps up the trapping season on a high note, catching one last beaver and sending his pelts to the North American Fur Auction.
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+
Gabriel hunts turkey and Tony and Amelia tend to their bees. Thorn tracks down food taken by a bear and Colbert continues to teach Christopher how to become a woodsman.
With summer coming, the changing landscape and new critters begin to have an effect on daily life in the backwoods and swamps. Thorn dives into turkey hunting season and Colbert tracks a wild hog.
Down the Rabbit Hole+
Colbert faces a challenge: transporting the materials for his new home up the river. Thorn builds a primitive water catchment system. Tony and Amelia barter for some rabbits and Gabriel continues his journey toward the ocean.
Tony and Amelia celebrate an anniversary which is interrupted with a visit from Thorn. Colbert's family is in the swamp helping him start the foundation of the new cabin. Gabe makes his way home to his fiancée.
Live Free or Die: Builds and Bees, 1+