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Season 5

39 :05x01 - Beyond Survival

Alaskans living in remote corners of the Arctic fight to build a prosperous life in one of the most inhospitable places on earth. Through the brutal and unforgiving seasons, they have staked their claim and are determined to carve out a life of relative comfort in the wilds of Alaska.

Source: National Geographic Channel

40 :05x02 - Ready or Not

Fall season in the Arctic means the final preparation is in full swing for the long winter months ahead. In Kavik, Sue sets off on a quest for food to survive the coming freeze. In Eagle, Andy and Kate race to get their fish wheel turning before the chum salmon run hits. With their annual caribou hunt on the horizon, the Hailstones build a cache to store their meat for the season. And in Chandalar, Glenn sets out on the most critical hunt of his year as he hopes to harvest a moose that will yield nearly six months’ worth of meat.

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41 :05x03 - Armed for Winter

With winter around the corner, Alaskans prepare themselves for the onslaught. In Noorvik, the Hailstone family goes caribou hunting to put up meat for the winter. In Kavik, a bear poses a threat to clients at Sue’s camp. In Eagle, Andy repairs the fish wheel to protect the dogs’ food supply. And in Chandalar, Glenn must haul a felled moose over land and water to get it back to the safety of his camp.

Source: National Geographic Channel

42 :05x04 - Out of Control

With seasons changing and the transition from fall to winter, Alaskans are preparing for the winter months. In Eagle, Andy hunts for elusive moose, as he and Kate need to replenish their red meat supply for the coming winter. In Kavik, Sue seals up camp and heads to Fairbanks for a foot procedure. With Tiktaalik — a local word for burbot — in season, the Hailstones teach their daughters to ice fish on the river. And in Chandalar, Glenn repairs his cabin before the harsh winter hits.

Source: National Geographic Channel

43 :05x05 - The Unknown

As temperatures grow colder, the Alaskans continue to prepare for the winter months. In Fairbanks, Sue Aikens travels 150 miles on an icy road to investigate a tip that squatters are on her property in central Alaska. In Eagle, Andy must take his dogs to gather more firewood for the winter, but collecting resources is stalled when his sled begins to fall apart at the seams. In Noorvik, Chip and Agnes Hailstone brave the thin ice to harvest whitefish for food and trade. And in Chandalar, Glenn chases after a pack of wolves in hopes of harvesting leftover caribou meat.

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44 :05x06 - Ice Highway

With dark winter just around the corner, Alaskans continue preparing for the winter months.

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45 :05x07 - Darkness Falls

A hundred days without sunlight is coming closer.

46 :05x08 - Alone in the Dark

With dark winter in full swing, Alaskans face new challenges in sub-zero temperatures.

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47 :05x09 - Emergency Cache

Adventurers blaze a trail across Alaska in the midst of winter.

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48 :05x10 - No Easy Out

In the dead of winter, it’s a fight for Alaskans to complete any and every task.

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49 :05x11 - Bent and Broken

As winter nears its end, new obstacles arise throughout Alaska.

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50 :05x12 - The Crash

As winter fades and signs of spring emerge, Alaskans begin to store supplies for the coming spring months.

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51 :05x13 - Aftermath

Spring is on the horizon, and the Alaskans prepare for the coming months as winter ends. Sue Aikens’ snow machine crash leaves her with an uncertain future, and she heads into town to get a diagnosis on her injury.

Source: National Geographic Channel
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Action | Drama | Family
Status: Returning Series
Network: National Geographic Channel ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: May 19, 2013
Episode Order: 13
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