Life Below Zero Will Premiere On National Geographic Next Month

By Jessica Rawden 2 years ago discussion comments
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Winter is coming over at HBO with Game of Thrones. Apparently, itís headed for The National Geographic Channel, too. The network announced on Wednesday it is putting together a brand new reality series set in the remote corners of Alaska, where it is very, very cold. Fittingly, the series will be called Life Below Zero.

There are plenty of people living in the US and Canada that have to combat below zero weather on occasion. My cousins in Minnesota often use social media to gripe when the weather is ridiculous, but they havenít seen anything when it comes to the temps of the rugged Alaskan Bush. The series will follow six people living in a rugged and relatively unpopulated area as they battle temperatures as bad as minus-60 degrees. In order to survive, the Alaskan residents need their wits, as well as survival gear, including ďfood, fuel, and fur.Ē

Nat Geo is premiering the series relatively soon, airing the first episode of the series on May 19. Early episodes will follow the six survivalists (and their families) preparing for the winter months by storing food caches and other supplies, including water. Viewers will meet Sue, who lives 300 miles from other individuals, Chip an Agnes, a survivalist married couple, Erik, a guide outfitter who lives off of meat he hunts, and Andy and Kate, who are cut off in the winter months, thanks to the Yukon River.

While exploring the rarely seen wilds is not a new idea for Nat Geo, as someone who nearly had a panic attack when my heater broke last winter at temperatures of 30 degrees Fahrenheit, I find the lengths that people will go to in order to live rough but free and rewarding lives to be pretty awe-inspiring. You can catch Life Below Zero beginning on May 19 at 10 p.m. ET.
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