About Sons of Winter

posted: 04/06/15
Randy and Kole Barks

SONS OF WINTER features the Barks family...homesteaders who have rejected modern living and instead choose to live off the grid and maintain a pioneer lifestyle in northern Saskatchewan. For years, they've sustained themselves by running a trapline and catching lynx, wolves, beavers, martens, and more. The pelts of these animals are precious, and the family sells them for cash to buy supplies and necessities. Togetherness has always been the key to their survival...but now their world is about to change.

This winter will be a very different one for this family of trappers. The two oldest sons, Dale and Shane, will try to survive the season on their own for the very first time. This "Right of Passage" is an age-old tradition signifying a time when boys venture off into the wilderness to become men. They will bring their own trapping equipment, guns, ammo, and enough fuel to last 90 days. Their parents, Randy and Tara, will be left behind with the youngest child to care for the family trapline. It's a great test of the entire families' perseverance, faith, and strength.

Separately, the Barks family will hunt for food, melt snow for water, use pelts for warmth, build their own shelters, and more. But in a place isolated from the rest of the world and two days from the nearest hospital, every day brings with it new challenges and dangers.

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