Expert homesteader, Marty Raney, along with his daughter Misty and son Matt, give struggling families a second chance at surviving off-the-grid. The stakes are high, but the Raney family is determined to prepare these families for nature’s worst and set them up for success.
The Raneys find a bee-keeper with hives attracting bears and a homestead too unsanitary for a child to visit. Marty builds a bathhouse and bush-engineers a windmill water pump, but violent winds threaten to derail his mission to reunite a family.
The Raneys must rescue an Arizona family under siege from livestock-eating coyotes & hungry cattle! While Marty and Matt try to build a massive livestock "fort" from three 40 foot storage containers, Misty must find a way to grow crops in the desert.
The Raneys must save an Oregon homestead trapped at the bottom of a 100 foot cliff separating them from four acres of land they need for food and livestock. Marty risks all forming a road up a bedrock cliff to a forest crawling with mountain lions.
The Raneys face a first: a homestead completely abandoned by a couple now stranded in an Ohio suburb. Hope lies solely in firing up a rusted old gas well and converting natural gas into light, heat, and power to shock this homestead back to life.
The Raney family goes to the Ozarks, where Marty spent his childhood homesteading and discover a malnourished couple and a moldy cabin that's making them sick. Massive electric storms hit, but the homestead must be built before Mother Nature wins.
The Raneys must save two Hawaiian homesteaders who built their dream homestead in the path of life-threatening flash floods. As the weather closes in, the Raneys must battle to save a homestead from drowning & also win the trust of the homesteaders.
A hungry bear scratching the walls, disease carrying ticks, no food to eat, no power to cry for help, and 60 massive oaks looming over a flimsy cabin in tornado alley. Is this Missouri homestead the Raneys greatest ever challenge? You bet it is.