Life Below Zero

Life Below Zero

As winter closes in, the quest for sustenance becomes essential as four Alaskans fight to stay ahead of the season.

Episode Guide

  • Life Below Zero - Bloodlines (Season 9 Episode 110)
    Season 9 Episode 110:


    The Hailstone family must depend on each other to survive the Alaskan tundra.

  • Life Below Zero - The Intruder (Season 9 Episode 15)
    Season 9 Episode 15:

    The Intruder

  • Life Below Zero - To Catch a King (Season 9 Episode 14)
    Season 9 Episode 14:

    To Catch a King

    The thawed waterways of summer allow Alaskans to harvest key resources for their survival.

  • Life Below Zero - Cold Comfort (Season 9 Episode 13)
    Season 9 Episode 13:

    Cold Comfort

  • Life Below Zero - Facing Fears (Season 9 Episode 12)
    Season 9 Episode 12:

    Facing Fears

    As the Arctic thaws, Alaskans must seize the endless daylight to prepare for winter.

  • Life Below Zero - New Territory (Season 9 Episode 11)
    Season 9 Episode 11:

    New Territory

  • Life Below Zero - Homecoming (Season 9 Episode 10)
    Season 9 Episode 10:


    As the ice and snow melt across the Arctic, Alaskans take advantage of the warm season.

  • Life Below Zero - Total Meltdown (Season 9 Episode 9)
    Season 9 Episode 9:

    Total Meltdown

  • Life Below Zero - False Start (Season 9 Episode 8)
    Season 9 Episode 8:

    False Start

    In the final days of winter, Alaskans use their time to prepare for what lies ahead.

  • Life Below Zero - Shelter From the Storm (Season 9 Episode 7)
    Season 9 Episode 7:

    Shelter From the Storm

    Alaskans learn new survival skills as winter loses its grip on the Arctic landscape.

  • Life Below Zero - Winter's Grip (Season 9 Episode 6)
    Season 9 Episode 6:

    Winter's Grip

    At the apex of winter, a lack of snowfall in the Arctic makes basic tasks more difficult.

  • Life Below Zero - Arctic Super Moon (Season 9 Episode 5)
    Season 9 Episode 5:

    Arctic Super Moon

    Alaskans scurry to find precious resources in a constantly changing winter landscape.

  • Life Below Zero - Burn the Midnight Oil (Season 9 Episode 4)
    Season 9 Episode 4:

    Burn the Midnight Oil

    In the midst of dark winter, Alaskans burn the midnight oil to complete necessary tasks.

  • Life Below Zero - The 11th Hour (Season 9 Episode 3)
    Season 9 Episode 3:

    The 11th Hour

    Alaskans struggle to survive the brief, cold and dark days as winter overtakes the land.

  • Life Below Zero - Howl of the Wild (Season 9 Episode 2)
    Season 9 Episode 2:

    Howl of the Wild

    Alaskans race to secure resources and ready their camps for the coming dark winter.

  • Life Below Zero - Unfamiliar Territory (Season 9 Episode 1)
    Season 9 Episode 1:

    Unfamiliar Territory

    To prepare for a dark and cold winter, Alaskans must harvest necessary resources in unfamiliar territories.

  • Life Below Zero - Queens of the North (Season 9)
    Season 9:

    Queens of the North

    On Alaska's merciless tundra, fearless women survive and thrive.

  • Life Below Zero - Tools of the Trade (Season 8 Episode 89)
    Season 8 Episode 89:

    Tools of the Trade

    Building a life that can endure the Arctic can only be done with the tools of the trade.

  • Life Below Zero - Seasons of Change (Season 8 Episode 11)
    Season 8 Episode 11:

    Seasons of Change

    To survive a year in the Arctic, Alaskans must adapt to the ever-changing seasons.

  • Life Below Zero - Renegades of the Arctic (Season 8 Episode 10)
    Season 8 Episode 10:

    Renegades of the Arctic

  • Life Below Zero - Andy Bassich (Season 8 Episode 9)
    Season 8 Episode 9:

    Andy Bassich

    Andy Bassich lives an independent life with his sled dogs in the remote Alaskan wilderness.

  • Life Below Zero - Higher Ground (Season 8 Episode 8)
    Season 8 Episode 8:

    Higher Ground

    As the thaw draws to a close, Alaskans maximize their final days of sunlight in the Arctic.

  • Life Below Zero - Midnight Sun (Season 8 Episode 7)
    Season 8 Episode 7:

    Midnight Sun

    Alaskans must ensure they are prepared to withstand the extreme cold that lies ahead.

  • Life Below Zero - The Slow Grind (Season 8 Episode 6)
    Season 8 Episode 6:

    The Slow Grind

    As the summer begins to fade, Alaskans must take advantage of the long days to prepare for the long freeze that lies ahead.

  • Life Below Zero - Against the Tide (Season 8 Episode 5)
    Season 8 Episode 5:

    Against the Tide

    Alaskans race to gather resources while battling challenges from unpredictable weather.

  • Life Below Zero - Head Above Water (Season 8 Episode 4)
    Season 8 Episode 4:

    Head Above Water

    As the rivers melt, Alaskans try to stay ahead of the changing landscape.

  • Life Below Zero - River of Rage (Season 8 Episode 3)
    Season 8 Episode 3:

    River of Rage

    Alaskans face tremendous obstacles with the spring breakup in full swing.

  • Life Below Zero - Blindsided (Season 8 Episode 2)
    Season 8 Episode 2:


    As the snow melts and the ice on the waterways breaks up, the Arctic becomes a land of opportunity; the Hailstones hunt; Sue Aikens reopens her greenhouse; Glenn Villeneuve returns home.

  • Life Below Zero - Confrontation (Season 8 Episode 1)
    Season 8 Episode 1:


    With seasons changing in the Arctic, Alaskans hunt before the spring breakup fully arrives.

  • Life Below Zero - Codes of Survival (Season 7 Episode 70)
    Season 7 Episode 70:

    Codes of Survival

    When faced with the harshest terrain on earth, the only way to survive is by following the law of the land.

  • Life Below Zero - Glenn Villeneuve (Season 7 Episode 15)
    Season 7 Episode 15:

    Glenn Villeneuve

    Sixty-five miles above the Arctic Circle, in the sparse Brooks Range, Glenn Villeneuve has given up nearly all modern conveniences to carve out a life of freedom in the wild.

  • Life Below Zero - No Shortcuts (Season 7 Episode 14)
    Season 7 Episode 14:

    No Shortcuts

    As winter comes to a close, there are no shortcuts for Alaskans as they wrap up the season.

  • Life Below Zero - The Hailstones (Season 7 Episode 13)
    Season 7 Episode 13:

    The Hailstones

    Chip and Agnes Hailstone struggle to live in the Arctic and survive as a family with their children.

  • Life Below Zero - Loaded (Season 7 Episode 12)
    Season 7 Episode 12:


    As winter winds down, Alaskans encounter roadblocks in their struggle for survival.

  • Life Below Zero - Sue Aikens (Season 7 Episode 11)
    Season 7 Episode 11:

    Sue Aikens

    Sue Aikens chooses to carve out a life of perilous isolation in the remote Arctic tundra, overcoming constant challenges to thrive at Kavik River Camp.

  • Life Below Zero - Winter Kill (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    Winter Kill

    In anticipation of the coming spring, Alaskans pursue scarce resources.

  • Life Below Zero - Trapped and Hunted (Season 7 Episode 9)
    Season 7 Episode 9:

    Trapped and Hunted

    Alaskans trap and hunt for essential food and fur to survive the dark winter.

  • Life Below Zero - No Boundaries (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:

    No Boundaries

    Alaskans must travel far and wide to obtain resources vital for survival in the dead of winter.

  • Life Below Zero - Ghosts of Winter (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    Ghosts of Winter

    The looming winter forces Alaskans to tackle obstacles to ensure a prosperous winter.

  • Life Below Zero - Shakedown (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:


    Alaskans struggle to get through the everyday grind as a long, dark winter looms ahead.

  • Life Below Zero - Breaking Through (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    Breaking Through

    Alaskans need to adapt and shift their plans due to unpredictable winter weather.

  • Life Below Zero - Deadly Tracks (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    Deadly Tracks

    Alaskans scramble to secure their livelihoods as the freeze begins; Sue Aikens returns to Kavik find a dangerous predator lurking just outside of camp.

  • Life Below Zero - Falling Apart (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Falling Apart

    As winter nears, Alaskans' preparations for the freeze begin to fall apart; the Hailstones fear they may have missed their chance to hunt caribou and stockpile meat for the winter.

  • Life Below Zero - Pride and Power (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    Pride and Power

    Alaskans work to prepare for the upcoming brutal weather; Chip constructs a mobile tent frame.

  • Life Below Zero - On the Edge (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    On the Edge

    Winter bears down on Alaskans, who make last-minute preparations for the return of the freeze.

  • Life Below Zero - Land of Extremes (Season 6 Episode 61)
    Season 6 Episode 61:

    Land of Extremes

    Those who dwell in the diverse Alaskan landscape face intense challenges unique to the nature of their remote region.

  • Life Below Zero - Lost in the Wild (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Lost in the Wild

    Alaskans get a brief respite from winter's fury with the end of the thaw.

  • Life Below Zero - Under the Gun (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Under the Gun

    As summer comes to an end, Alaskans make one last push to prepare for the brutal winter ahead.

  • Life Below Zero - Divide and Conquer (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Divide and Conquer

    Alaskans have to divide and conquer to stockpile resources for the long winter ahead.

  • Life Below Zero - Predator Control (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Predator Control

    Alaskans move into high gear to stock up for the winter months.

  • Life Below Zero - Red Flag (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Red Flag

    Sue gets sidelined by technical issues; the Hailstones buckle down in the face of mother nature; Jessie and Glen find food and resources.

  • Life Below Zero - Running on Empty (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Running on Empty

    In Alaska, preparation is key, when winter is around the corner.

  • Life Below Zero - The Bottom Line (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    The Bottom Line

    Summer's onslaught of hunting and fishing prospects leads to hard work and unforeseen challenges.

  • Life Below Zero - The Resurrection (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    The Resurrection

    As winter becomes spring, Alaskans take advantage of the Thaw's longer days and warming temperatures.

  • Life Below Zero - Aftermath (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:


    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; Sue heads into town to get a diagnosis on her injury.

  • Life Below Zero - The Crash (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    The Crash

    As winter begins to fade and signs of spring appear, Alaskans must start to store supplies for the upcoming months.

  • Life Below Zero - Bent and Broken (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Bent and Broken

    Andy makes snares; Erik and Martha cut into their last moose quarter; Chip and Agnus hunt caribou; Sue clears the plane runway for her snow machine delivery.

  • Life Below Zero - No Easy Out (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    No Easy Out

    Chip and Agnes head to Kiwalik River for hunting and fishing; Sue fabricates snowshoes to scout the tundra; Andy fights through frigid temperatures to replenish his resources; Erik and Martha set fur traps.

  • Life Below Zero - Emergency Cache (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Emergency Cache

    The Hailstones hide emergency supplies along their hunting and trapping routes; Sue's connection with the outside world hangs in the balance; Erik falls while gathering firewood.

  • Life Below Zero - Alone in the Dark (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Alone in the Dark

    Dark winter brings new challenges in sub-zero temperatures; Andy maintains snow-covered trails; Sue fixes her generator; the Hailstones build a new teepee; Erik takes his wife hunting.

  • Life Below Zero - Darkness Falls (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Darkness Falls

    A hundred days without sunlight approach; Glenn needs to retrieve more wood for heat; Andy and Kate rescue a bear cub; the Hailstones gather resources for themselves and their neighbors; Sue has a long list to complete.

  • Life Below Zero - Ice Highway (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Ice Highway

    Chip builds a freight sled for winter travel; Sue is forced to brave a dangerous road to get home after a blizzard strands her in Fairbanks; Andy and Kate get their sled dogs ready for winter; Glenn tries to harvest meat for the winter.

  • Life Below Zero - The Unknown (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    The Unknown

    Sue travels 150 miles to investigate squatters on her property; Andy's sled begins to fall apart while collecting firewood; Chip and Agnes brave thin ice to harvest whitefish.

  • Life Below Zero - Out of Control (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Out of Control

    Alaskans prepare for the winter months; Andy hunts moose; Sue heads to Fairbanks for a foot procedure; the hailstones teach their daughters to ice fish; Glenn repairs his cabin.

  • Life Below Zero - Armed For Winter (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Armed For Winter

    Alaskans prepare themselves for winter; hunting caribou; a bear poses a threat; repairing a fish wheel; hauling a felled moose.

  • Life Below Zero - Ready or Not (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Ready or Not

    Preparation for winter is in full swing as the fall season reaches the Arctic; Sue searches for food; Andy and Kate race to get their fish wheel turning; the Hailstones build a cache for storing meat before their annual caribou hunt.

  • Life Below Zero - Beyond Survival (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Beyond Survival

    Remote Alaskans fight to survive some of the most inhospitable conditions to find relative comfort in the wilds of Alaska.

  • Life Below Zero - End of Days (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    End of Days

    As the Alaskan winter approaches, time is limited to hunt enough caribou to last the harsh winter ahead.

  • Life Below Zero - Last Minute Push (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Last Minute Push

    Pressure is building with the last-minute push to prepare for winter.

  • Life Below Zero - Ticking Clock (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Ticking Clock

    Alaskans stockpile necessary supplies for the coming months with winter quickly approaching.

  • Life Below Zero - Sink or Swim (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Sink or Swim

    Alaskans are on edge, racing to prepare and stock up on food with the freeze quickly approaching.

  • Life Below Zero - The Harvest (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    The Harvest

    Unpredictable weather hits as summer draws near; Sue Aikens gathers food to prepare for winter, but when caribou are scarce she is forced to try her hand at fishing.

  • Life Below Zero - Opportunity Knocks (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Opportunity Knocks

    Two daughters are put to the test, hunting caribou to survive off the land; an ambitious project to reduce the strain of physical labor; a sense of urgency leads to a new tool; the costs of flying in produce.

  • Life Below Zero - The Waiting Game (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    The Waiting Game

    Life returns to Alaska, but the Arctic wilderness remains challenging.

  • Life Below Zero - Independent by Nature (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Independent by Nature

    Those living in the remote parts of Alaska fight to maintain an independent lifestyle through their self-reliant innovation and resourcefulness.

  • Life Below Zero - Dark Winter's End (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Dark Winter's End

    The end of the winter season is quickly approaching, giving Chip and Agnes Hailstone one last chance to harvest fat caribou.

  • Life Below Zero - The Howling (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    The Howling

    A snowstorm threatens Sue's camp; Chip and Agnes prepare to leave for their annual hunting trip.

  • Life Below Zero - Search and Rescue (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Search and Rescue

    Chip is planning to go caribou hunting with his son Jon, but Jon is late and the family becomes concerned.

  • Life Below Zero - Breaking Point (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Breaking Point

    Sue begins the 85-mile journey through the Alaskan tundra on her new all-terrain vehicle, back to her home in Kavik.

  • Life Below Zero - No Mercy (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    No Mercy

    Sue is locking down camp and heading to Deadhorse to pick up a new eight-wheel all-terrain vehicle.

  • Life Below Zero - Return to the Wild (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Return to the Wild

    Glenn returns to his remote camp after months away. With grizzlies active in the area, he doesn't know what to expect.

  • Life Below Zero - Thin Ice (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Thin Ice

    In Alaska, the unusually warm weather has resulted in a late freeze that is wreaking havoc.

  • Life Below Zero - Fire and Ice (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Fire and Ice

    Andy and Kate teach subsistence and survival skills; Cody Allen has ventured into the bush from Oregon to learn how to live off the land.

  • Life Below Zero - Calling the Wild (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Calling the Wild

    Trapped by ice, Andy and Kate must cut a new trail to the outside world; Erik struggles to make opportunities count.

  • Life Below Zero - Dark Times Ahead (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Dark Times Ahead

    Chip and Agnes are ready to embark on an autumn moose hunt; Erik has ordered powerful new traps with the hopes of catching a valuable fox.

  • Life Below Zero - Deadly Grounds (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Deadly Grounds

    Erik Salitan hunts on Kodiak Island he has the opportunity to go after the elusive mountain goat, one of the most difficult hunts in Alaska.

  • Life Below Zero - Winter's Warning (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Winter's Warning

    Follow the struggles of four groups of Alaskans as they prepare for winter.

  • Life Below Zero - Through the Darkness (Season 3)
    Season 3:

    Through the Darkness

    Alaskans living in remote corners of the Arctic fight to survive the brutality of the seasons.

  • Life Below Zero - The Awakening (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    The Awakening

    Summer is arriving quickly in the remote Arctic of Alaska, and change is sure to come with it.

  • Life Below Zero - Long Road Home (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Long Road Home

    The lack of food in Chandalar forces Glenn to pack his things and embark on the long journey back to Fairbanks.

  • Life Below Zero - No Time To Lose (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    No Time To Lose

    Summer is winding down and everyone prepares for the upcoming winter.

  • Life Below Zero - Hungry Country (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Hungry Country

    Glenn is running perilously low on food; vicious mosquitos and fish that aren't taking the bait, make it a bigger hassle than expected.

  • Life Below Zero - The Mess of Success (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    The Mess of Success

    The Hailstone family embarks on a seal hunt before guests arrive at the Kavik River Camp; Andy and Kate struggle to build a greenhouse.

  • Life Below Zero - The Meltdown (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    The Meltdown

    During the summer months, Sue's camp in Kavik is generally busy, but the rapidly melting snow is encroaching on her runway.

  • Life Below Zero - Hunt or Be Hunted (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Hunt or Be Hunted

    The melting ice reveals new dangers and deadly threats for remote Alaskans.

  • Life Below Zero - Hell and High Water (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Hell and High Water

    Erik prepares for grizzly hunting season by renting out his property to fellow hunters and guides; spring is looking hopeful for the six survivors.

  • Life Below Zero - The Chase (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    The Chase

    Chip and Agnes try to hunt down a wolf whose fur they can use to barter for items that they need to survive.

  • Life Below Zero - Checkmate (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:


    Andy battles dangerous snowdrifts while driving over steep mountain roads; Chip and Agnes hone in on prey in their frozen hunting grounds.

  • Life Below Zero - Cold, Dark and Alone (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Cold, Dark and Alone

    Every day challenges can be life threatening or just plain bothersome.

  • Life Below Zero - There Be Monsters (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    There Be Monsters

    Kate and Andy collect lumber and celebrate Kate's birthday; Chip and Agnes hunt.

  • Life Below Zero - Blood, Sweat and Fear (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Blood, Sweat and Fear

    A fierce winter storm threatens Sue's fuel supply and Erik struggles to capture a thieving wolf.

  • Life Below Zero - Wolf at the Door (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Wolf at the Door

    Mechanical breakdowns and invading predators threaten the lives of six people as they try to survive the dark and cold winter in Alaska.

  • Life Below Zero - Winter's Edge (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Winter's Edge

    Six Alaskans living in the remote corners of the state are in a rush to prepare for the challenging months ahead.

  • Life Below Zero - Hunt, Barter and Steal (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Hunt, Barter and Steal

    Four Alaskans living in the remote bush must gather and manage scarce resources to ensure their survival.

  • Life Below Zero - End of the Road (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    End of the Road

    As winter closes in, the quest for sustenance becomes essential as four Alaskans fight to stay ahead of the season.

  • Life Below Zero - Blood in the Water (Episode 119)
    Episode 119:

    Blood in the Water

  • Life Below Zero - Hounds of the Arctic (Episode 113)
    Episode 113:

    Hounds of the Arctic

    The powerful bond between man and dog is crucial for survival in the Alaskan wild.

  • Life Below Zero - Primitive Ways (Episode 108)
    Episode 108:

    Primitive Ways

    Alaskans apply primitive knowledge and skill to build a life in the Arctic wilderness.