Next Episode of Alaskan Bush People is
Season 8 / Episode 1 and airs on 25 August 2018 01:00
This spring, Animal Planet takes a journey deep into Alaska's bush, where naturalist and adventurer Billy Brown, along with his wife, Ami, and their seven children, chooses to live life on his own terms, connected to wild nature and bonded to each other. In the new series Alaskan Bush People, the family of nine strives to be self-sufficient against all odds- often shunning modern society to live off the wilderness and to walk where no man has ever walked before. After the tragic death of his parents and sister that left him orphaned at 16, Billy Brown vowed to live life on his own terms and create his own family to reclaim the love that he lost. With Ami by his side, Billy traveled the lower 48 states and eventually found home in the sprawling landscape of the last frontier, where they have spent most of the last 30 years raising their children. "Our family is doing what is natural for human beings to do. We survive on what we hunt, fish, trap and barter for," Brown says. "We explore, we wander, we live. If you think about it, it's the life we were meant to live."
The born-and-raised-wild Brown family reveals their unique Christmas traditions out in the Alaskan bush. They also reflect on the past year as well as what's on the horizon for the family.
The Browns are ready to return to the wild after being stuck in Ketchikan. They secured a raw piece of Alaskan wilderness and are eager to settle into it before winter hits. But a series of emergencies threaten to keep them trapped in modern society.
The Brown family is determined to make it to their new piece of land in the wild, which is populated by bears and covered in 150 foot widow makers. After barely avoiding disaster on the seas, the Browns reach out to an old friend for help.
The Browns set up their unique home site comprised of a small log shack for the boys, and an outhouse and shower for the girls. But the boys skills appear rusty. They must prove to Billy that they still have what it takes to make it in the bush.
As the family begins looking for food in the woods, they quickly realize that there's stiff competition - bears. With supplies running low, Birdy steps up and goes hunting on the bears' turf to provide for the clan.
The Browns start building their home on their remote land in Alaska. They have to float the foundation pilings to their land and suffer a setback when a big storm hits. Oldest brother Matt creates a new home for himself.
Billy strikes a barter for windows for their new home. Matt & Noah check the local junkyard for additional materials. While grabbing lunch in town, the boys meet some local girls & invite them back to their property for a unique style of bush dating.
After discovering rogue bears near their homesite, the Browns beef up their defenses. Billy falls seriously ill and is forced to seek medical help. The kids are left to fend for themselves and build a large raft to help move lumber.
As the Browns struggle to get the walls and roof of their house built, winter arrives. While working through the snow, a series of setbacks threatens to derail all they've worked hard to achieve.
The Browns move into their new home and look toward the future. After living in the same house as the family for 32 years, Matt creates his own one-of-a-kind tire house. Ami enlists the help of an Alaskan matchmaker to find mates for her five grown boys.
Matt and Bam must bring back meat for the family; the Brown children search for egg-laying chickens; Bear goes on his first official date.
Ami is forced to confront her past and the life she left behind years ago, while the Brown boys work a tough demolition job to salvage goods to complete their new home.
After Billy is offered a deal on one-of-a-kind boat, the Brown family is faced with a life-changing decision. Meanwhile, youngest brother Noah kindles a new relationship in town.
Billy and three of his sons travel home on their newly purchased boat; Matt and Noah work on an improvement.
A snow storm threatens the Browns' first hauling job; a deal threatens the wolfpack's freedom; Noah considers marriage.
The Browns get their first official job for the hauling business; serious issues arise with the boat; the future of the family is threatened.
Footage from Season 2; members of the Brown family discuss the challenges of documenting their lives in a remote area.
Bill Brown(Bill Brown)
Gabe Brown(Gabe Brown)
Noah Brown(Noah Brown)
Snowbird Brown(Snowbird Brown)
Ami Brown(Ami Brown)
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