The Best Episodes of Alaska: The Last Frontier

Last Updated: Nov 14, 2018

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 8.45
11 votes
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Roll Yuletide Roll

#2 - 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 8.08
61 votes
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When Cows Attack

#3 - 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 7.94
175 votes
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Parlors and Poop Chutes

#4 - 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 7.94
79 votes
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5000 Mile Hunt

#5 - 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 7.88
92 votes
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Homestead Innovations

#6 - 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 7.88
74 votes
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Baby Kilcher Arrives

#7 - 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 7.87
78 votes
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A Predator Strikes

#8 - 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.

star 7.87
62 votes
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Circle of Life

#9 - 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 7.85
68 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 7.84
80 votes
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Snowy Roundup

#11 - 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.

star 7.83
54 votes
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Till the Cows Come Home

#12 - 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 7.82
66 votes
The Day of Triumph & Tragedy

#13 - 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 7.80
135 votes
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Winter is Coming

#14 - 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 7.80
183 votes
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Outhouses, Cow Bras and Bears, Oh My!

#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.

star 7.80
79 votes
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Of Moose and Men

#16 - 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 7.79
75 votes
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Hunting on Land and Sea

#17 - Hunting on Land and Sea

Season 7 - Episode 13

Atz Lee and Atz Sr. trek in search of black bear; Eivin builds a survival motorcycle; the Kilchers film themselves for the first time; Eivin and Eve take their kids crabbing; Atz Senior helps a fellow veteran with a big build. (82-minute episode)

star 7.79
107 votes
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#18 - 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 7.78
73 votes
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Call of the Cattleman

#19 - Call of the Cattleman

Season 4 - Episode 15

The Kilchers, fellow homesteaders & cattlemen pay tribute to a fallen friend by driving over 100 cattle back home. Atz Lee winterizes the Hunters Cabin, preparing to move further off the homestead. Jane & Eve's halibut fishing trip ends with a bang.

star 7.78
59 votes
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Shattered Shelter

#20 - Shattered Shelter

Season 6 - Episode 2

Jane, Otto and Charlotte mend the damages to their hay barn; Atz Lee and Atz Sr. collect lumber for building their new homestead; Bonnie builds a new greenhouse.

star 7.78
181 votes
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The Beach Is Burning

#21 - The Beach Is Burning

Season 8 - Episode 4

Otto and Eivin fight to douse a raging coal seam fire on Kilcher beach; Atz Sr. attempts the most unconventional bear hunt of his life; and Jane and Charlotte take a girl's day adventure clamming.

star 7.76
46 votes
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Marital Maintenance

#22 - 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.

star 7.76
70 votes
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Homesteading for the Holidays

#23 - 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.

star 7.76
181 votes
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Fall Flurry

#24 - 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 7.76
74 votes
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The Day the Cattle Swam

#25 - The Day the Cattle Swam

Season 7 - Episode 4

Otto and Eivin race to get the barge ready for its most ambitious mission yet- moving wild buffalo; Jane and Charlotte are put to the test as they lead the Kilchers' first ever all female cattle drive; Atz Sr. and Atz Lee protect a homestead relic.

star 7.75
182 votes
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