Outside the grid, nothing is given and everything must be earned. One's existence is built from the ground up with two hands, blood and sweat. The work is hard, but for those who choose this path, a job well done means a life well lived. Deep underground, living within the caves systems of Arkansas' Ozark Mountains, Joe Ray sometimes goes weeks without seeing the sun. He relies on gallons of lamp oil a month to keep his lanterns lit and illuminate his world. So, today he's working on a system to build a renewable energy source. Every year, high atop the ridgelines of the Clearwater Mountains in western Idaho, Bear Claw and his friend Conan Ausmussen hunt together on the first day of deer season. And, now, they set out on the hunt for white-tailed deer. Over the past month, high above the grid in the remote woods of Onion Creek, Washington, increased bear activity in the area has put Doc and Jeanny Leverett on high alert. Last week, they built an elevated bathroom to avoid the threat, and today they're taking further precautions. Outside the grid, in the middle of Lake Michigan on Beaver Island, Dan Burton spends much of autumn preparing for the harsh winter ahead. Before time runs out, he and his sons must start construction on a new shelter - a structure that will provide access to crucial hunting grounds during winter and refuge from the elements.