Charlie Tucker has worked as a logger in the forests of northern Maine for 25 years. His life will soon shift dramatically, however, as he turns a hobby into a lifestyle and moves into a self-constructed cabin in the woods year-round. Charlie has been a trapper for years and has long believed that humans were intended to live a more primitive existence. He is fully prepared for the task of supporting himself, but there are dangers waiting for him in the woods that he never could have expected. Charlie can no longer depend on a steady paycheck or a quick drive to the hospital, and the only meat he eats will be meat he has caught. If his first trapping season yields meager results, his “big experiment” in self-reliance may be short-lived.