The Best Episodes of Alaska: The Last Frontier
Last Updated: Feb 8, 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.
#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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - Collision Course
Season 8 - Episode 16
Otto and August radio Eivin for rescue after facing an emergency at sea; Atz Sr. must choose between living on the Yuletide and returning to the family homestead; Atz Lee puts Jane's homesteading skills to the test with a wilderness scavenger hunt.
#22 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - A Predator Strikes
Season 8 - Episode 2
Otto and Charlotte defend against the homestead's first predator attacks; Atz Lee and Jane travel to Lake Louise to catch massive lake trout; Atz Sr. renovates his new floating homestead; and Eve takes on more work as Eivin recovers from a broken rib.