In the heart of Montana’s secluded Yaak River Valley, Tom Oar has made a home for himself far removed from the hustle of modern life. With his wife Nancy by his side, he survives by trapping, harvesting his own meat and tanning the hides. Every day in this rugged mountainscape presents a new challenge for this aging cowboy. His will is tested by the fiercest winter in decades, and as the fight takes its toll on his old rodeo injuries, Tom is forced to adopt new methods to survive. To save up a safety fund to keep him in the Yaak, Tom takes on unusual jobs and commissions this year, pushing himself to the limit, while simultaneously battling the deep freeze.