Winter is Coming: Life Below Zero Season Two Premieres Tonight

It’s time to freeze. On the new season of Life Below Zero, the series’ Alaskans are in preparation mode in the weeks before winter arrives, fighting to stock enough food, fortify their buildings and gather the resources they need before they’re hit with months of darkness, isolation and bone-chilling cold.

For Sue Aikensthe challenges this winter are tougher than ever. Nine months out of the year, Sue is the only resident of her camp in Kavik, 197 miles north of the Arctic Circle. With only a family of foxes and a retired sled dog to keep her company, there’s no community to support her during the winter months – and no dialing 911 if anything goes wrong. From facing down bears that threaten her camp to navigating hundreds of miles of dark tundra, Sue’s characteristic toughness serves her well during the bitter winter.

Kicking off their winter preparations with an epic fish hunt to feed their sled dogs, Andy and Kate Bassich aren’t wasting any time in prepping for the cold. They’re even taking on an apprentice this winter in hopes of training a whole new generation of off-the-grid pioneers, utilizing an extra set of hands while exposing their newcomer to the harsh realities of Alaskan survival.

With a responsibility to feed their children and village elders Chip and Agnes Hailstone have a tough job ahead in preparing for the freeze. For the family, it’s finally time for their eldest children to step up and help. From scoping out new hunting grounds in time for their important annual moose hunt to repurposing everyday items into essential appliances and tools, the Hailstones’ no-waste mentality serves them well.

Wilderness guide and professional hunter Erik Salitan returns from guide season to his home in Wiseman, just in time for winter preps. An avid subsistence hunter, Erik’s winter mission is to track wolves for their fur, which he can utilize to purchase fuel, food and other winter necessities.

In a desperate race against Mother Nature, can the Alaskans secure all their preps before winter arrives? Don’t miss the LBZ season premiere tonight at 9P.


  1. elly in denver
    April 17, 2014, 8:38 pm

    its still all about andy!!

  2. kickshaw able
    April 17, 2014, 9:25 pm

    Replace the Hailstones!!!!!

  3. David
    April 17, 2014, 10:03 pm

    From the looks of it Andy did nt wash that gravel he used for his new foundation which means I bet I could hit it with a standard hammer and break it to little pieces.

  4. kathy
    April 18, 2014, 7:09 am

    Love watching Sue and Andy. All others not so much. Love the show.

  5. Eileen
    April 18, 2014, 3:22 pm

    Love Sue. She tells it like it is.

  6. Eileen
    April 18, 2014, 3:24 pm

    Sue realizes the realities of living alone in an unforgiving place, however beautiful.

  7. Bob
    Charleston, sc
    April 19, 2014, 4:25 pm

    Amazing that Sue Akins makes the sign of the cross, asking for protection of Jeohovah God as she engages a bear to kill it, while cursing that same God throughout the show and taking His name in vain repeatedly. God will not be mocked. There will come a day when every knee shall bow and recognize that Jesus is Lord do all. Shame on NG for cutting out certain profane words but allowing God’s name to be openly profaned.

  8. Jeanne Howard
    Dallas, Tx..
    May 23, 2014, 2:38 pm

    My husband and i look forward to every Thursday as that is when our favorite sow comes on LBZ !!!! Like many others, Sue is our favorite…That girl has spunk!!!!! I would love to visit and have a long conversation about her exciting life…Take care and be safe Sue and God’s speed…

  9. Henry Meguess
    United States
    May 25, 2014, 8:47 am

    Only a strong person could wear that hat