The family arrived in the wilderness mountains of Alaska on a plane that lands on a nearby lake to their run down cabin. This cabin was a far cry different than what they were used to and we get to enjoy the struggles that ensue that they face after showing up. Living the dream of going to the wilderness isn't without it's perils, and the wilderness family has their resolve tested as they face these obstacles wondering what they are doing there in the first place.
They arrive in the spring time and eventually make the place their homes. We watch as they go through trials and tribulations becoming more at home in this hard to inhabit location in the middle of nowhere. As the winter looms the family has to make a decision to stay or not through the winter. The plane that brings them supplies won't be able to come for most of the winter, and the radio they have sometimes won't work, so they have to make their decision.
We watch as they come to their decision and see the near tragedy and life and death adventures that ensue. The perils of the wild country are nothing to joke about, and at this point many of us viewers are glad we are safe in the cities. Yet, the family just gets stronger after all the trails and the initiation of sorts just makes them feel like they have finally found their true home and calling for life.
This is a movie you'll watch over and over, I would recommend it to anyone.