In this three-part special, learn more about Otto Kilcher and see the innovations this creative family has devised to aid in living off the land. Otto Kilcher, the cattleman of the family, sees life differently than most folks. Some people think he’s crazy, but he’ll tell you it’s just his willingness to accept whatever life on the homestead brings to him. Otto’s sense of humor and fun is infectious, even while doing back-breaking work, and his tenacity and ingenuity inspires family and neighbours alike. For the Kilchers, necessity certainly is the mother of invention and their subsistence lifestyle requires that they not only re-use and recycle, but also reinvent. Otto digs around in his ‘bone yard’ to make the perfect chuck wagon for this year’s cattle drive. He and Eivin also craft a hay hauling sled out of the roof of an old car. Meanwhile Atz and wife Bonnie keep marital harmony by designing not only a functional, but comfortable double outhouse. While the men are out hunting, Otto’s wife Charlotte and daughter-in-law Eve repair the chicken coop. As the Kilcher men would say, it takes a special type of woman to marry into the Kilcher family. Kilcher innovation isn’t limited to just tools and machinery; sometimes innovation means saving yourself from the harsh Alaskan elements and the natural dangers of the lifestyle.
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Learn the details behind the one hundred most significant breakthroughs in the history of mankind! Take a journey through history and examine the discoveries, breakthroughs and eureka moments that have transformed all of our lives for the better. Host Bill Nye travels the world, meeting eminent scientists in various fields, to explore and explain the principles behind the most significant developments in the history of mankind. Each of the 100 Greatest Discoveries, in eight different fields of knowledge, is examined both in terms of the principles and personalities involved. Over 500 years of scientific advances are distilled and presented in this accessible, entertaining series to give you a good understanding of HOW many of science s toughest riddles were solved, WHO it was that solved them, and WHY these solutions are so significant.
The boys mission is straightforward: to get off lifes humdrum path for a more exciting, daring and off-the-beaten one. In just four days, the guys trek approximately one hundred miles across life-threatening landscapes including steep mountains, insufferably hot deserts, freezing-cold canyons and snake-infested jungles on foot, raft, skis and even skateboard, in search of the most extreme places on earth.
This is the epic story of how World War I changed the face of battle forever. This war was a war of firsts , a transitional war from old style hand-to-hand combat with small guns and fixed bayonets and cavalry charges to high-tech weaponry that are still features of present-day armed conflicts. Firsts include aerial bombardment of cities, epic tank battles, fight for control of the skies, development of submarines, chemical and bunker warfare. Troops who were bunkered down in vast trenches became overwhelmed by powerful, new weapons including tanks, WMDs, submarines and the first blitz. World War I had horrible consequences 15 million died and 20 million were injured. Through experts, eyewitness testimony, riveting archive and special recreations seamlessly blended into an archival background, each episode features the story of one of these weapons. This mini-series event will bring the legendary, unrecorded events of World War I to life to create a seamless account of how people born into a simpler age learned to deal with the future shock of rapid technological advances driven by the engine of total war.
Take a whirlwind journey to more than thirteen countries as we stop everywhere from Australia and Italy to Mexico and Cambodia. If its worth seeing, well take you there! The show, hosted by Albin and Melanie Ulle, travels around the world showcasing some of the Earths vast beauty. The programme also explores the diverse cultures of several amazing countries and approximately one hundred of the one thousand places from the book, with an eye towards unearthing local charms and traditions.