Tonight’s episode of “Alaskan Bush People” was titled “Pile It On.” As the episode begins, in Alaska’s remote Chichagof Island the Brown family is about to build their house. The guys try to find a perfect place to build. It will be a 24 x 28-foot house; larger than they have ever had before. They would like to have a dining room where all family members can eat together. Ten miles upstream, they spotted a lumber yard on their way to their home. Because they have no money, they traded the Lorcan, their larger motorized boat for the lumber leaving them with just the skiff for water transportation. Back home, Matt is going back to the drawing board and making his own abode again. Quite some time ago, he found a large roll of plastic wrap, and that is going to be his walls. Meanwhile, Billy, Bear, Bam and Gabe are on their way to bring back the eight twenty-foot pilings to start building their house. They will bring the logs to the water, string them together and tow them home. The logs are made of cedar and are extremely heavy. They decide to roll them off a fifty-foot landing and into the water, but it starts pouring as the storm arrives making it a very dangerous endeavor.
Back at home, Ami and the girls are soaking the deerskin in water and ashes. This way, the hair will be easily removed, and the skin can be used for clothing. At the water’s edge, the last log is ready to go into the water, but the log does not fall properly and bringing it down is another life-threatening event. Bear comes through, and pulls it down without anyone getting hurt. As the Lorcan tows the skiff and all the logs in single file, the ropes do not hold, and the last six break loose. Bam and Bear race in the skiff to retrieve the last six logs. However, as they reach home, the impending storm is threatening. Matt meets them at the shore, and they secure them as best they can and pray that the storm does not take them out to sea. While in the Lorcan, Billy heard the storm warning predicting 50-60 knot winds. They tie down just about everything they can at the campsite and hope for the best. Bear goes up the nearby trees to remove the limbs that could come down on them during the storm.
The entire family and dog pile in the trapper shack as the storm arrives. As branches fall on the roof of the shack, they hope that no widow-makers are still standing and ready to fall. The next morning the skies are clear, but the campsite took a huge hit. Trees are down, and branches are all over. The trapper shack held up. Rainy knows that the Good Lord will protect them, and He sends a rainbow after every storm. The pilings did not float away, and they are all ready to start the house-building process on this episode of “Alaskan Bush People.”