Misty Bilodeau is better known by her maiden name of Raney, as she appeared in the TV reality show of her father Marty Raney, “Homestead Rescue” aired on the Discovery channel since 2016.
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Early life and family
Misty Raney was born on 9 November 1981, in Sitka, Alaska USA. She holds American nationality, and her zodiac sign is Scorpio. She is the second daughter of Marty Raney and Mollee Roestel; Misty’s siblings are named Miles, Melanie and Matthew – all names start from M, as Marty and Mollee decided that it would unite their kids and make them feel even closer to each other, being part of a big family. Melanie is the oldest sister in the family, and she was born literally in the middle of nowhere, so Marty and Mollee had to wait for a long time to get some help, as they thought the baby had problems with breathing.
The family is very strong and has close and warm relationship between its members. From her early years Misty accompanied her father on his long walks across the Chilkoot Pass, as Marty wanted to show his children from a young age what it took to survive on one’s own in wild nature. As of 2019, Misty’s sister Melanie is the owner of a very successful rafting business in Anchorage, Alaska, while her brother Miles is considered to be one of the most experienced travelers and explorers in the world. Misty’s youngest brother, Matthew, is an experienced stone mason.
Father, Marty Raney
Marty Raney is the host of the reality TV show about the life of their family, “Homestead Rescue”.
Born in 1957, in North Bend, Washington State, Marty always had a passion for living close to nature. He insists that he left his high school when he was only 16 years old to move to Alaska, to stay there for 40 years before he left for another place for a break. He started his own business in the snows of Alaska entitled “Alaska Stone and Log”, and has spent his life in the severe weather conditions, proving to himself that he can survive all the difficulties as they are all indeed natural. In 1974 Marty married Mollee Roastel he met on one of his expeditions, and the couple is still living together in their cabin in Sitka.
Mollee has Type 1 Diabetes, so has their youngest son, Matt. In 2016 the Discovery channel got in touch with Marty to suggest starting the show about his living in the 100-year-old house. The show was launched on 17 June 2016, and has three seasons as of 2019.
As with all the family, Misty is an experienced constructor and farmer, and an experienced mountaineer, with a certificate which says she is a licensed mountain guide. The family praises her logical skills, as Misty is a great co-ordinator. She is also aware of water and air pollution, and does her best to explain to kids the importance of cleanliness in the environment. She is good at building smokers and greenhouses and she also builds excellent enclosures for the cattle to protect them from predators.
“Homestead Rescue” reality TV show
Appearing in the TV reality show “Homestead Rescue”, Misty shares her knowledge of multiple methods of gathering food in the wild, preserving and canning it for a long period of time (at least a year), and she is also famous for knowing several methods of turning waste into useful compost fertilizers. Misty has proved her fishing and hunting skills too, joining a moose hunt in one of the episodes of the show. ‘I love to swing a hammer, and to construct things from a few simple materials. It’s weird, but I do. Anything to do with building, gardening, livestock, hunting, accessing water, and more, my family thrives in helping others get a handle on their own situation. Alaska keeps us tough’, Misty shared her thoughts on her life in the wild.
She also promotes the series on her Instagram account, encouraging her fans to watch new episodes of the show.
Personal life, husband Maciah Bilodeau
Misty met her future husband, Maciah Bilodeau, around 20 years ago – they’ve been together since 2000, but the date of their wedding is unknown. The couple gave birth to their yet single child on 14 April 2011, named Gauge. Maciah is an experienced farmer, but also very good at surfing and constantly teaches their son how to surf – Misty is also a passionate surfer. The Bilodeaus spend summer in Alaska to help the family with the stock, collecting the food and hunting, and then relocate to their house in Hawaii to spend the winter season.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
Misty has a strong passion for singing, just like her father, Marty. He is famous for getting on the top of the Denali mountain and performing his own songs there. Among his hits are such songs as “You Never Wrote”, “Alaska Tattooed Lady” and “I’ve Been Everywhere”. She spends a lot of time doing useful things for her family in and around their homestead, but whenever she has some spare time, she spends it with her family, traveling, swimming or just relaxing at the beaches of Hawaii. Her favorite alcoholic drink is beer.
Even though Misty is a TV personality and is known by thousands of people, she is not very active on social media platforms, though she does share some of her personal photos on her Instagram account.
In 2018 Misty shared the photo of her grandfather who turned 94 that year, and that she was very excited to have a chance to visit him on his birthday, as she was always away from him, living in another state.
Appearance, clothing style
Misty has middle length blonde hair which is naturally light brown; she has blue eyes. Misty is 5ft 6ins (1.70m) tall and weighs around 176lbs (80kgs). From the first season to the third season of the show she gained a big amount of weight, though she never explained the reason of the changes of her appearance. Some of her fans are afraid she is facing some troubles with her health, as her mother Mollee and her brother Matt suffer from Type 1 Diabetes. She is also said to have an obsessive compulsive disorder, eating over the stress.
Net worth and salary
As of 2019, Misty is reported to have a net worth of $200,000, while her father Marty Has an estimated $1 million, as he owns the rights for the show “Homestead Rescue”, earning over $80,000 per year from this endeavor. Misty and her husband Maciah own two houses: one of them is a 800 square feet wooden cabin in Hatcher Pass, Alaska, and the other a fancy house in Hawaii.