The Best Episodes of Alaska: The Last Frontier
Following the Kilchers provides a look into life off the grid, where going without running water and electricity and having limited contact with the outside world is part of the daily routine. While capturing the spirit of pioneer living is never easy, Alaska: The Last Frontier transports you to a place where day-to-day life is truly different from what we know.
#1 - When Cows Attack
Season 6 - Episode 10
The guys reclaim lumber for Shane's cabin; Jewel saddles up again to help a neighbor; Eve makes a gruesome discovery; and Atz Lee and Jane find signs of an aggressive bear.
#2 - Parlors and Poop Chutes
Season 3 - Episode 5
Eivin and pregnant Eve decide to finally add running water to their home, but Eivin hits more than water during the installation. Otto builds Charlotte a milking parlor but takes a faceful of fuel in the process. Atz and Atz Lee head out to hunt bear.
#3 - Of Moose and Men
Season 3 - Episode 10
Atz and Atz Lee swim their horses across a chilly lake to get to bull moose hunting grounds. Bad weather and feeling under the weather won't deter them from the prize. Eivin hunts clams while Eve collects wild mushrooms. Otto and Charlotte bury a friend.
#4 - Spring Delicacy
Season 3 - Episode 4
Atz Lee and Jane climb reefs to hunt for octopus. Jane must face her fear of heights or be trapped by the tide. Otto struggles to keep a newborn calf alive during the annual spring cattle drive. Eve gives Eivin news that will change the homestead forever.
#5 - Circle of Life
Season 3 - Episode 15
Atz Lee and Eivin take a bushplane and brave bears on a remote island to hunt deer. Charlotte scrambles to save a cow that went down during birthing. A very pregnant Eve struggles with the chores while Eivin is away. Atz cleans his chimney Kilcher style.
#6 - Marital Maintenance
Season 3 - Episode 13
With winter on their doorstep., the Kilchers race to finish their summer projects. Otto's enormous new project strains his marital bliss. Atz's horse strands him on the range. Eivin works some chicken magic. Atz Lee teaches Jane to fell a tree.
#7 - Winter is Coming
Season 6 - Episode 14
Frigid temperatures sweep into southern Alaska. The Kilchers need to get jobs done before the freeze. Otto and Eivin salvage the shores of Kachemak Bay, Atz Lee pushes to put a roof on his cabin before snowfall. Charlotte and Jane run into a predator.
#8 - A Prickly Situation
Season 3 - Episode 9
A persistent porcupine nails several of the Kilchers' too-curious animals with quills. Taking them out is a painful and sometimes dangerous procedure. Atz and his family carefully jack up and move an old abandoned cabin. Eve finds her garden decimated.
#9 - Spring Has Sprung
Season 3 - Episode 3
Springtime on the homestead; Atz and the family goes on a black bear hunt; Atz, Sr.'s confidence wavers; Otto gives CPR to calves; Eve plants the family garden.
#10 - Outhouses, Cow Bras and Bears, Oh My!
Season 3 - Episode 6
Midsummer: the Kilchers scramble to make the most of 22 hrs of sunlight. Atz tracks down predators killing the herd. Otto gets creative to help a cow with an udder problem. Eivin builds an outhouse. Atz Lee and Jane are startled while fishing for salmon.
#11 - Homestead for the Holidays
Season 3 - Episode 11
Homestead holidays bring gifts of kindness: Otto decides to give his "Wacky Yak" to a friend, but the gift rejects the idea of being given. Atz Lee gathers lumps of coal--for the nice--as his gift. Atz deals with cows on ice to bring a friend's herd home.
#12 - Homesteading for the Holidays
Season 6 - Episode 12
The Kilchers create homemade gifts for their loved ones; Otto has an explosive gift for Charlotte; Jane builds a musical present for Atz Lee; Eivin constructs a dual-use vehicle.
#13 - Thanksgiving
Season 3 - Episode 8
Thanksgiving on the homestead. The Kilchers come together to enjoy the fruits of their year-long labor and share each dish's story. From turkey and pumpkin pie to Yule's famous nettlebread and Homesteader pie, nothing comes easy when making this feast.
#14 - Snowy Roundup
Season 4 - Episode 17
At the head of the bay, Atz Sr. has wild game in his sights. Otto & Charlotte face disaster as the tides overpower the herd on the 30-mile journey to the homestead. Atz Lee & Jane tackle a long-overdue task to secure their cabin for the winter.
#15 - The Great Kilcher Quake
Season 6 - Episode 1
A massive earthquake hits southern Alaska; the Kilcher family scrambles to recover and works to reopen vital access roads; Atz Lee races toward his dream of a new remote homestead to aid in recovery, creating waves with his wife, Jane.
#16 - Father-Son Ingenuity
Season 3 - Episode 2
Family projects: Before the spring thaw floods the area, Atz Sr and his 3 sons build a bridge across a river using chainsaws and fallen logs. Otto and Eivin create two amphibious crafts from their ATVs. Meanwhile, Atz Lee and Jane build a new smokehouse.
#17 - Kilchergiving
Season 6 - Episode 7
The Kilchers gather for Thanksgiving dinner at the old family barn and show thanks to friends and family that helped out in the past year.
#18 - The Monster Catch
Season 6 - Episode 9
The Kilchers attack their biggest jobs ever. The men salvage lumber for Shane's cabin. Singer Jewel and son, Kase return to the homestead. Jane trolls for the biggest fish of her life.
#19 - Hunting Season
Season 6 - Episode 16
The Kilchers look to the future as winter looms; Atz Sr passes on vital survival knowledge; Atz Lee embarks on a risky solo hunt to a remote and dangerous island; Eivin builds the ideal boat for his young family's adventures on the water.
#20 - Hunt in the Clouds
Season 3 - Episode 7
Atz Sr, Atz Lee and Jane travel to the highest peaks to hunt for wild goat. A wasp infestation destroys Eivin and Eve’s bee hive and summer honey harvest. Otto and Charlotte get creative to protect what's left of their hay crop so it will last the winter.
#21 - Cabin Fever
Season 3 - Episode 1
After 8 months of winter, the Kilchers have cabin fever. Eivin and Atz Lee get caught overnight in the backcountry hunting an Alaskan delicacy. Otto uses ingenuity to get an orphan calf to connect with an unwilling mother. And there's much to do with poo.
#22 - Dead Of Winter
Season 2 - Episode 1
The extended Kilcher family struggle to get through a record-breaking harsh winter. Desperate for food, Atz Lee and Jane venture into the brutal elements in search of food, hoping that ice fishing and hunting will supply their needs. Patriarchs Otto and Atz embark on a dangerous mission to bring aid to a fellow homesteader.
#23 - One Man Short
Season 6 - Episode 6
With Otto recovering from surgery, Levi heads to Alaska to lead the annual spring cattle drive with Eivin; Otto's unwillingness to step aside puts him in danger.
#24 - The Prodigal Daughter Returns
Season 6 - Episode 8
Otto puts his recovery at risk to help save a paralyzed cow; Jane and Atz Lee put their differences aside to prepare for winter; Atz Senior prepares for a very special visitor: his daughter and singer-songwriter, Jewel.
#25 - Predators and Prey
Season 3 - Episode 12
Grizzly bears, wolves, and coyotes remind the Kilchers that the humans aren't always the apex predator on the homestead, but threats to the Kilcher's food supplies and livelihood also come in many other shapes and sizes and from unexpected places.