Deep in the remote interior of Alaska, 200 kilometres from the nearest city, stands Tanana, a town on the brink of civilisation. Since its founding, the only way in or out was by boat or plane, but all of that is about to change. After barely surviving wildfires that scorched half a million acres of sacred land, the remote village of Tanana is now contending with a manmade threat. A new road connects the village to the outside world for the first time, bringing unwanted competition for the area’s natural resources. With wildlife scarce and outsiders invading their territory, Charlie Wright and James Roberts team up on a moose hunt in hopes of increasing their odds. This season Courtney Moore takes it upon herself to bring home much needed meat to provide for her family. Stan Zuray puts his Yukon engineering to the ultimate test when the town’s local water spring runs dry, and as trapping season nears, villagers rush to establish their trap lines before outsiders move in to challenge their claim.
About Life in Tanana
Just 100 kilometres from the Arctic Circle lies a town on the edge of civilization: Tanana, Alaska. This frozen village of 200 people is part of an unknown America where men hunt and trap to survive, subsisting like modern day cavemen.
Hypothermia and starvation are a constant menace, and at these extreme temperatures, animals stay deep in their burrows or take shelter in the far hills. It’s an epic struggle to find the meat and fur vital to the town’s survival. As prey gets scarce, predators get desperate for food, and can set their sights on the hunters themselves, or worse, unsuspecting villagers.
Each changing season brings new struggles, new threats and new dangers, and to keep their way of life alive, a small band of men risk their lives to put food on the table.