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Homestead Rescue

All Episodes 2017 - 2020

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  • 2018-01-08T03:00:00Zs at 2018-01-08T03:00:00Z on Discovery
  • 2016-06-18T02:00:00Z
  • 45 mins
  • 1 day, 13 hours, 48 mins (52 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Reality
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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.
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60 episodes

Special 1 Bear Bait

  • 2017-10-29T02:00:00Z — 45 mins

While the Raneys are building their family homestead in the untamed Alaskan wilderness, a bear encounter sends them predator proofing. After using every ounce of off-grid ingenuity to secure their own homestead, they rush to help a family in need.

Special 2 Off Grid: The Raney Way

  • 2017-11-19T03:00:00Z — 45 mins

In this special episode, the Raneys hang out in a cabin, answer some viewer questions and tell the story of Marty and Matt's epic adventure.

Special 3 Hardcore Homesteading

  • 2018-12-28T03:00:00Z — 45 mins

Embarking on a new season of saving homesteads in peril, the Raneys look back on some of their most ingenious builds, unpacking their techniques and examining the off-grid financial savings before revealing the all-time fan-favorite build.

Special 4 Shaky Ground

  • 2019-12-27T03:00:00Z — 45 mins

With just three days to preserve the legacy of a fourth generation Alaskan homesteading family, the Raneys must fix an earthquake-ravaged foundation and revive a dormant garden before hitting the lower 48 for another year of incredible rescues.

Special 5 Savage Wilderness

  • 2020-01-03T03:00:00Z — 45 mins

The Raneys explore their most epic rescues, counting down to the five most hostile and dangerous states that present the most grueling challenges for new homesteaders.

In the Smoky Mountains, the Reathifords were ravaged by storms that caused crippling power outages that the Raneys solved with a water wheel. Now the homesteaders revisit the rescue and update on how their off-grid dream has progressed since.

Special 7 Revisited Rescue: The Shields

  • 2020-01-21T03:00:00Z — 45 mins

In Wisconsin, the Raneys responded to the Shields/Roou homestead on the verge of being washed out by devastating storm run off. Now more than a year later, the homesteaders revisit the rescue and update on how their off-grid dream has progressed.

1x01 Abandoned and Alone

  • Series Premiere

    2016-06-18T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

In Montana, the Raney's help Beth and Mike Ettinger who live in an abandoned ghost town where many previous homesteaders failed. Survival is a battle on this homestead that is stalked by a mountain lion and void of any livestock, water or food.

1x02 Under Siege

  • 2016-06-25T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

The Raney's attempt to help the Zabec family in Virginia. With pigs destroying the homestead, predators killing livestock, and a huge oak threatening their cabin, the Raney's must convince them that their free-range dream is killing their homestead.

1x03 Trust or Die

  • 2016-07-09T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

The Deeters are dog-mushers with a homestead on the edge of disaster. Bears dine on the dog food and the forest around them is a deadly tinder box. The Raneys must push them to make drastic changes, but discover the Deeters don't trust outsiders.

1x04 Nevada Thirst

  • 2016-07-16T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

In the Nevada desert, the Kondors homestead has turned to dust. The Raney's discover rattler infested trailers, searing heat and sand storms but when Marty finds the Kondors have no water, he gambles all to save the dying homestead.

1x05 Winter's Fury

  • 2016-07-23T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

Marty, Matt & Misty Raney help the Russell family struggling on a failing homestead in the forests of Pennsylvania. During the biggest storm of the century, the family faces a food shortage with no hunting skills and a cabin on the brink of collapse.

1x06 Bearanoia

  • 2016-07-30T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

The Raney's rush to a failing homestead in Colorado where they find husband Don makes a 40 mile mountain commute each day, leaving his wife alone, terrified to leave the house because it's surrounded by bears and mountain lions.

2x01 Wolves at the Door

  • Season Premiere

    2017-06-15T02:00:00Z — 41 mins

Poisoned well water and a mystery predator plague an Arizona homestead. After the family dog is killed, the Raneys must act quick to stop the couple from becoming the next victims.

2x02 Honey I Torched The Homestead

  • 2017-06-23T02:00:00Z — 41 mins

Fire is a constant threat for this Oregon homestead. Livestock should be meat, but here they are family pets. The Raneys must teach a hungry family to work together before its too late.

2x03 Trapped

  • 2017-06-30T02:00:00Z — 41 mins

An isolated road becomes a death trap when a medical emergency strikes a secluded homestead. The Raneys face their first ever failed rescue.

2x04 Homestead of Horrors

  • 2017-07-07T02:00:00Z — 41 mins

A nightmare in North Carolina. A couple that is terrified to hunt and a ramshackle home with exposed wires in the shower and chickens in the living room. The Raneys have never seen a homestead like this.

2x05 Grizzly Bait

  • 2017-07-14T02:00:00Z — 41 mins

Arctic Temperatures and a hungry grizzly wreak havoc on a struggling homestead. The Raneys leap to action with huge builds including a blacksmith shop, but tragedy strikes.

2x06 Off Grid: The Raney Way

  • 2017-07-20T02:00:00Z — 41 mins

The Raneys try to access 40 acres of wilderness to build a new homestead.

3x01 The Bears and the Bees

  • Season Premiere

    2017-11-16T03:00:00Z — 41 mins

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.

3x02 When Cows Attack

  • 2017-11-23T03:00:00Z — 41 mins

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.

3x03 The Hill of Death

  • 2017-11-30T03:00:00Z — 41 mins

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.

3x04 Methane Meltdown

  • 2017-12-07T03:00:00Z — 41 mins

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.

3x05 Ozark Mountain Misery

  • 2017-12-14T03:00:00Z — 41 mins

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.

3x06 Drowning

  • 2017-12-21T03:00:00Z — 41 mins

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.

3x07 Storm Shelter Showdown

  • 2017-12-28T03:00:00Z — 84 mins

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.

3x08 Storm Shelter Showdown

  • 2017-12-29T03:00:00Z — 42 mins

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.

4x01 Poisoned

  • Season Premiere

    2019-01-03T03:00:00Z — 41 mins

Toxic land plagues this Kentucky homestead, so the Raneys must build the Rains family a hillside garden, turn a cave into a goat fortress, and find uncontaminated water deep underground.

4x02 High And Dry

  • 2019-01-10T03:00:00Z — 40 mins

Stranded on a cliff in their RV, amputee Jeff Tatsch and wife Carol need a livable home, water, and a place to grow food, so the Raneys build an entire cabin from scratch on solid ground and harness a source of water from a natural spring.

4x03 Shock and Awe

  • 2019-01-17T03:00:00Z — 41 mins

Marty embarks on an ambitious, off-grid hydropower system after Tennessee storms obliterate the Reathifords' power source; Matt creates a meat smoker, but a surprise accident leads to a construction site injury for one of the Raneys.

4x04 Fire & Ice

  • 2019-01-24T03:00:00Z — 41 mins

The Raneys create their first-ever self-automated homestead in the fierce Alaskan wilderness to function while firefighters Kim and Casey Boespflug are away on duty.

4x05 Flood, Sweat & Tears (Part 1)

  • 2019-01-31T03:00:00Z — 41 mins

A dangerous request from the Smith family in a Missouri flood zone forces the Raneys into the homestead challenge of their lives as they build a dam and plan an entire cabin move; to save the family's business, Matt embarks on a knife shop remodel.

4x06 Flood, Sweat & Tears (Part 2)

  • 2019-02-07T03:00:00Z — 41 mins

The Raneys must move an entire cabin into the flood zone as Marty's dam is put to the test. A surprise arrival of chicks means Misty needs a clever upgrade for a ravaged chicken coop. And Matt crafts a knife blade in the Smiths' newly improved foundry.

4x07 Killzone

  • 2019-02-14T03:00:00Z — 41 mins

Marty helps Oregon homesteaders April and Mike Kondash build a barn, Misty creates her first-ever subterranean garden, and Matt finds a humane approach to a mysterious predator threat.

4x08 Fury & Fire

  • 2019-02-21T03:00:00Z — 41 mins

Threatened by an approaching wildfire, Stuart & Toni Rinker need a quick solution to their failing Idaho homestead. The Raneys plan to fire-proof the Rinkers' cabin and build a firebreak, but will Stuart's opposition jeopardize success and their lives?


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5x01 Line Of Fire

  • Season Premiere

    2019-06-13T02:00:00Z — 40 mins

A homestead in serious danger of a raging California wildfire prompts Marty to clear cut surrounding trees and create an evacuation ark for the Grants' livestock while Matt devises a unique layer of fire protection to save the home from destruction.

5x02 Wisconsin Washout

  • 2019-06-20T02:00:00Z — 41 mins

Marty takes on a risky first-time build - a huge diverter trench to deflect the torrents of storm water devastating the homestead of musician Lou and his wife Stacey. But with a huge storm forecast, no one can predict if this rescue will succeed.

5x03 High Country Bear Lair

  • 2019-06-27T02:00:00Z — 45 mins

Shocked to find a bear den near the Counter family's Colorado homestead, the Raneys build an old school root cellar and innovative greenhouse and attempt to inspire two off-grid reluctant teenage sisters to help bring their father's dream to life.

5x04 Life or Death in Michigan

  • 2019-09-23T02:00:00Z — 45 mins

A day in, Marty is hit with a bombshell the old well he's come to fix has already claimed its first victim. To set the Dagues on a path to self-sufficiency, the Raneys try to deliver a long-term water source, protein supply, and sustainable power.

5x05 Quake on the Forty

  • 2019-09-30T02:00:00Z — 45 mins

The Raneys return to Alaska to discover their own homestead in utter disrepair. Beetle kill has destroyed their only access, so they race to build a steel tram before the deep freeze sets in. But can it withstand the force of a 7.2 earthquake?

6x01 Crisis Calls

  • Season Premiere

    2020-01-03T03:00:00Z — 45 mins

In Alaska, the Raneys turn a homestead on the verge of going up in flames into a golden opportunity. Later they race to Louisiana to protect a family under threat of vicious storms, black mold and feral hogs.

6x02 Moose Mayhem

  • 2020-01-10T03:00:00Z — 45 mins

To save a single mom and her daughter from rampaging moose and secure a source of food, Marty builds a bridge across a murky creek to access more property, Matt teaches predator deterrent techniques, and Misty builds a snow-proof greenhouse.

6x03 House of 30,000 Tires

  • 2020-01-17T03:00:00Z — 45 mins

The Raneys arrive in Ohio to find the Broadhead family struggling to survive in their home made of 30,000 tire bales. Battling intruding pests, flooding, and unstable walls, the Raneys have their hands full in one of their most challenging rescues.

6x04 Cobbers Nightmare

  • 2020-01-24T03:00:00Z — 45 mins

The Raneys continue rescuing the Broadhead's tire bale homestead in Central Ohio; the clock is ticking as Marty, Misty, and Matt work to provide fresh water, strengthen walls and jumpstart an indoor garden.

6x05 Quake Shattered

  • 2020-01-31T03:00:00Z — 45 mins

After a devastating earthquake, Marty saves the Hartleys' log cabin from crumbling to the ground while Misty replaces a collapsed greenhouse and Matt constructs a brand new building for the family to start a diesel engine repair shop.

6x06 Troubled Water

  • 2020-02-07T03:00:00Z — 45 mins

The Raneys help an Oregon couple with a toxic salt water well who are desperate for a viable water source. Marty needs clay to build a massive catchment pond and Matt must build a large scale solar still to de-contaminate the water.

6x07 Treehouse of Terror

  • 2020-02-14T03:00:00Z — 45 mins

The Raneys tackle a treehouse cabin on the verge of collapse in Missouri. Marty works to overhaul the entire base of the cabin, Misty constructs a greenhouse out of scavenged windows, and Matt builds a workshop for the Oglesbys' leather goods business.

6x08 Idaho Death Trap

  • 2020-02-21T03:00:00Z — 45 mins

The Jackson family in Idaho suffers from a cabin on the verge of collapse and predator threat from 100 chickens. The Raneys use all new ingenuity to make the cabin livable, protect the flock and create a valuable income source.

6x09 Burned Out

  • 2020-02-28T03:00:00Z — 45 mins

In Northern California, the Raneys give a masterclass on rebuilding from scratch when they come to the aid of the Olson-Wilcox family whose homestead was completely destroyed in a devastating wildfire.

6x10 Arizona Washout

  • 2020-03-06T03:00:00Z — 45 mins

In a first-ever Homestead intervention, a daughter pleads for help from the Raneys to rescue her mother and step-father whose failing homestead in Arizona sits in the crosshairs of deadly monsoon floods and a menacing cougar.

6x11 Smoky Mountain Fury

  • 2020-03-13T02:00:00Z — 45 mins

In the Smoky Mountains, the Raneys visit a wind-ravaged homestead on the brink of total collapse; the Raneys race to shore up key structures and establish a viable homestead business before the next big storm.

6x12 Volcano's Edge

  • 2020-03-20T02:00:00Z — 45 mins

The Raneys put their ingenuity to the test on a homestead in Hawaii that was destroyed by 20-foot thick lava flow. First they must bring life back to the property, then figure out how to make the structures mobile in case of another eruption.

6x13 Homesteads Revisited

  • 2020-03-27T02:00:00Z — 45 mins

The Raneys have traversed America saving homesteaders on the verge of failing. Now, the Raneys reflect on fan-favorite visits and watch self-shot updates from the most resilient of these homesteaders.

7x01 Home Sweet Homestead: Safer at Home-stead

  • Season Premiere

    2020-08-21T02:00:00Z — 45 mins

The Raney family turns cameras on themselves as they shelter in place on their Alaskan homestead. When a moose kill is discovered dangerously close to their cabin, Marty attempts to track the predators.

The intense winter has frozen the water supply on the homestead, forcing Marty to hunt for a new water source In Hawaii, Matt and his wife Katie self-film a lesson in Cacao harvesting on her family's plantation.

The Raneys kick off an annual tradition on the Alaskan homestead with a project that passes along essential skills to the next generation. The Raneys check in via video with homesteaders who built a house with 30,000 rubber tires.

In Alaska, Marty races to rescue his property from a deluge of snow runoff. In Hawaii, Matt builds a human-sized slingshot to bring down invasive trees. The Raneys check-in with homesteaders rebuilding after devastating wildfires.

Marty embarks on a dangerous self-shot mission to carve a road up 300-foot cliffs. With their chickens growing, Misty enlists her family to build a predator-proof coop from scratch.

Spring arrives and the family self-shoots preparation for the epic expansion of their homestead. Misty plots a supersized greenhouse to feed three generations, while Matt and Marty acquire the family's first ever sawmill.

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