In the last decade, two million Americans have attempted to leave behind civilization in favor of life off-the-grid - but most have failed. For the hundreds of families who decide to become homesteaders, the learning curve is a steep one. On Homestead Rescue, struggling homesteaders across the country are turning expert homesteader Marty Raney - along with his daughter Misty Raney, a farmer, and son Matt Raney, a hunter and fisherman - to teach them the necessary skills to survive the wilderness. The stakes are high, but the Raney family is determined to prepare these families for nature's worst and set them up for success. Each family faces the ultimate decision: will they tough out their first year or pack up and return to civilization?
Below are clips from episodes I helped produce by overseeing and managing build elements, from construction crew to materials. From securing local construction crews, renting earth movers and other equipment, tracking the build budget, and assisting in finding local resources and getting needed permits.
*Additional clips and full episodes can be found on the Discovery Channel website and on the HSR Facebook page*