Last night on Live Free or Die, life in the wild continues as the primitives face unexpected personal challenges while trying to stay equipped with the essentials to survive as winter comes to a close. In the swamps of Georgia, frontiersman Colbert’s hunting season is winding down, but since he relies on his catches for income, the pressure is on. Luckily, he catches a raccoon in the woods near his house. The season is going to end well, it seems, but when he returns home with his catch, Colbert is faced with a tragedy with unimaginable consequences.
In Appalachia, Tony and Amelia are keeping busy around their hillside property. Since they depend on rain for all their drinking water needs, they decide to build a water filter out of bamboo taken from a grove in Asheville and bio-char that they make themselves.
Nearby, Thorn finds himself with an eye infection and a fever as temperatures on the ridge stay low and part of his hut breaks off, exposing him to the elements. After trying a few natural medicinal remedies, his condition improves in time for his daughter’s visit to the woods.
Over in the mountains of California, Gabriel prepares for a boar hunt with the help of his friend Justin by forging a spear. Wild boars, which can weigh several hundred pounds, pose grave danger to hunters. Under cover of night, they head into strawberry fields where boars have been destroying farmers’ crops and soon encounter a large predator.
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