At the turn of the 20th century, life in rural Indiana was significantly different from today. Farm families "made do." In other words, they raised or hunted the meat they ate. They grew or gathered the vegetables for the table. They made most of the things they wore, the bedding they slept on and much of the furniture for the home. There were no shopping malls, supermarkets or items available to purchase at the click of a computer mouse. Life was survival and it took all members of the family and their skills to keep a household going. Gabe is a member of such a household and has learned the skills for survival that have been passed down from generation to generation from the frontier days. These skills are put into play as the young adventurer faces challenge after challenge on that greatest of adventures called life.