The Brown family has certainly faced their fair share of challenges during the most recent season of Alaskan Bush People.
The popular Discovery Channel series recently entered its thirteenth season.
And, with this season, the Alaskan Bush People stars have dealt with a devastating wildfire while continuing to struggle with the loss of the Brown family Patriarch, Billy Brown.
In February of last year, Billy Brown passed away suddenly at the age of sixty-eight. This tragic loss left the Brown family devastated as they pressed on to continue the legacy Billy has created on Alaskan Bush People.
“This season has been all about honoring Da,” says Billy’s son, Bear Brown.
“Da’s legacy was really his dream, but also a dream shared by all of us to have an actual self-sustainable home where we can provide our own food, water, electricity and it can be a secure home for generations to come,” the grieving son continues.
Living The Dream
Bear adds that moving forward is something he knows his dad would want the family to do. After all, the Alaskan Bush People star notes, this was exactly Billy’s goal from the start.
“That’s really what my dad wanted,” Bear Brown explains.
“To make sure us and the next generations would be set up with a self-sustainable home where we could live free,” he adds. “My dad stood for God, family, and freedom.”
Bear adds that his goal is to follow his own father’s legacy, passing on the same ideals Billy taught him to his own son.
“I think one of the main things that my dad taught me that I’d like to pass onto my son would be to be true to yourself, true to others, and true to God,” the Discovery Channel star explains.
‘Alaskan Bush People’ Persevere, Honoring Billy
Bear Brown goes on to note that while the challenges he and his family are facing through their losses are tough to work through, it is important that they all continue to persevere and follow through with the dream.
“It’s by far been the hardest season or thing I’ve ever gone through in my life,” Brown says of the loss of his father.
“One thing you will get to see you though is how we continue to persevere even in our darkest time and stay together as the Wolfpack, and continue to build a truly self-sustainable home for the future,” he adds.
And, the Discovery Channel star doesn’t see his family’s time on Alaskan Bush People ending anytime soon, either. In fact, he jokes that this could end up being the first truly “generational reality show.”
“Maybe when I’m like 99 on my deathbed,” the star jokes about how he envisions the series’s final season. “But then hopefully the show will continue with the next generation!”