The Best Episodes of Alaska: The Last Frontier

Last Updated: Jun 23, 2019

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.

Do or Die

#1 - Do or Die

Season 5 - Episode 16

The Kilchers find themselves unprepared for winter's arrival. Led by Otto & Charlotte, the family's cattle trek a cold & deadly path. Shane risks losing a year's progress on his unfinished cabin, while the family embarks in two massive hunts.

star 8.50
14 votes
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A Yuletide Thanksgiving

#2 - A Yuletide Thanksgiving

Season 8 - Episode 7

The Kilcher Family celebrates Thanksgiving at Atz Sr.'s floating homestead.

star 8.16
69 votes
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Earning Seven

#3 - Earning Seven

Season 8 - Episode 9

Singer Jewel Kilcher throws her son Kase a coming-of-age celebration on the Yuletide. Atz Lee battles worsening weather to help Grady build a homestead on Perl Island. Otto constructs a drawbridge between his cabin and his new man cave.

star 8.00
68 votes
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Calling All Kilchers

#4 - Calling All Kilchers

Season 8 - Episode 10

The Kilchers mobilize a major sea/land effort to help finish Grady's Perl Island cabin build, under threat of the approaching remnants of a typhoon; Charlotte and August build a cat patio to keep their house cats from killing the local animals.

star 7.99
67 votes
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Parlors and Poop Chutes

#5 - 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.

star 7.95
88 votes
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A Bridge and a Bear

#6 - A Bridge and a Bear

Season 8 - Episode 6

Atz Lee builds a bridge and encounters a predator in the backcountry. Otto's hay season nearly comes to a halt when a broken tractor forces him to get creative.

star 7.95
60 votes
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When Cows Attack

#7 - 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.

star 7.93
177 votes
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Coming of Age

#8 - Coming of Age

Season 8 - Episode 11

Eivin takes son Findlay on his first ever, coming of age hunt. Atz Lee and Jane venture far out into the wilderness to fish for elusive pike. Atz Sr. upgrades the Yuletide for the impending cold.

star 7.92
64 votes
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Range Danger

#9 - Range Danger

Season 8 - Episode 5

Otto creates a calf caboose for his spring cattle drive at the head of the bay; Atz Lee and Jane bring sustainable power to their remote cabin; Atz Sr. builds a smoker to preserve the meat from his epic hunt; and Levi renovates his childhood cabin.

star 7.91
78 votes
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Spring Delicacy

#10 - 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.

star 7.90
89 votes
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Homestead Innovations

#11 - Homestead Innovations

Season 2 - Episode 10

For the Kilchers, necessity truly is the mother of invention and recycling takes on a whole new level - from bone yard scavengers and make-do parts to tasty roadkill suppers. And it's not just the Kilcher men who have to be tough and resourceful.

star 7.89
80 votes
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Roll Yuletide Roll

#12 - Roll Yuletide Roll

Season 8 - Episode 3

Atz Lee and Jane rush to aid of a fellow homesteader; Atz Sr. searches for a remote spot to anchor his floating homestead; Otto, Eivin and Levi rebuild a homestead hot tub; and Charlotte takes extreme measures to protect her herd from predators.

star 7.88
98 votes
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Wind and A Prayer

#13 - Wind and A Prayer

Season 8 - Episode 14

Otto and Levi bring wind power to the remote cabin. Atz Lee and Jane help homesteader Mike repurpose an old city house into a cabin. Tela gets help from the Kilchers as she struggles to fix her dry spring. August moves back home on his 21st birthday.

star 7.86
76 votes
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5000 Mile Hunt

#14 - 5000 Mile Hunt

Season 7 - Episode 15

Eve finds herself alone with a buck while hunting; Jane and Atz Sr. hunt elk; Otto races a snowstorm while rounding up his cattle; Otto and Charlotte travel to Switzerland to see where the Kilcher family started and learn old building techniques.

star 7.85
96 votes
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Hill Country Hunt

#15 - Hill Country Hunt

Season 8 - Episode 13

Atz Lee and Atz Sr. take Jane on an epic hunt on horseback in the foothills. Eivin builds a one-of-a-kind motorized cart for Findlay. Otto, Charlotte, and August race to repair a fence breach after their cattle escape.

star 7.85
73 votes
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Outhouses, Cow Bras and Bears, Oh My!

#16 - 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.

star 7.84
88 votes
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Till the Cows Come Home

#17 - Till the Cows Come Home

Season 2 - Episode 11

MIDSEASON PREMIERE: Late fall. Half the herd returns early from the summer grazing grounds so the Kilchers drive the rest home across icy rivers. The family rushes to finish other winter prep work but still makes time for a beach-scavenged gourmet picnic.

star 7.83
72 votes
Baby Kilcher Arrives

#18 - Baby Kilcher Arrives

Season 3 - Episode 16

The Kilchers work on last-minute projects before winter comes; Jane faces weather and quicksand on her first cattle drive; Eivin and Eve introduce a new Kilcher.

star 7.82
82 votes
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Fall Flurry

#19 - Fall Flurry

Season 2 - Episode 14

The Kilchers race through the last few days of fall before winter finally hits, prepping the hunter and cattleman cabins, winterizing the bee hive, sorting the root cellar, bottling the raspberry mead, and creating a new field with an excavator and barge.

star 7.81
81 votes
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Circle of Life

#20 - 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.

star 7.81
70 votes
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Of Moose and Men

#21 - 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.

star 7.80
82 votes
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Thanksgiving

#22 - 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.

star 7.80
81 votes
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Life According To Otto

#23 - Life According To Otto

Season 2 - Episode 9

Cattleman Otto Kilcher sees life a little differently. Some people think he's crazy, but he'll tell you it's just his willingness to accept whatever life brings him. Otto's sense of humor is infectious and his ingenuity inspires family and neighbor alike.

star 7.80
83 votes
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The Day of Triumph & Tragedy

#24 - The Day of Triumph & Tragedy

Season 7 - Episode 11

The Kilchers try to pick up the historic Octagon building and move it to safety and to finish Shane's multi-year cabin build before winter once again stops them cold.

star 7.79
141 votes
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Winter is Coming

#25 - 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.

star 7.78
188 votes
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