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Old 06-01-2012, 05:26 AM
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Default "Mountain Men", History Channel, did anyone watch?

The first show was last night.
These 3 men are living in, the Appalachia Mountains. NW Montana and Alaska.
They are living mostly "Off the grid".

http://www.history.com/shows/mountain-men



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Watched about 5 minutes and fell asleep. Not my deal I guess, I think most of those guys are doing it for a hobby. I don't think real mountain man has a plane.
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Damn, I wanted to see that but forgot it was on. I eneded up watching "Final Offer" instead.
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I meant to watch it. Well, one thing about the History Channel, they'll repeat it over & over & over & over.....so, one never really misses anything, if they REALLY want to see it!

I like their way of life. I wish I were in better health & 20 years younger, because I'd be out there, somewhere, living in the woods, ESPECIALLY if I had known or had an inkling of what was to come.
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Eustace Conway does not do it for hobby. Turtle Island, his preserve is about 45 minutes from where I sit and type this. Read his book, Last American Man. Tough as wood pecker lips and nice as can be. You can occasionally catch him riding his horse in town, a college town no less. He and his brother rode their horses from the Atlantic to the Pacific back in the 90's. The other two featured are not what I would consider mtn. men. Just my two cents.
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I watched it. It is interesting and I would call them modern day mountain men. Airplanes, chainsaws, snowmobiles and scoped rifles don't scream mountain man to me. The scenery is amazing, and that alone is enough for me to watch again. I think the guy in the Appalachians is more mountain man then the other 2. All 3 have bigger balls than me.
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It was interesting. It wasn't quite what I expected. But, I'm not real sure what I was expecting. I guess Jeremiah Johnson wasn't available anymore.
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I just watched. Eustice seams the closest thing a "mountain man" on the show. The couple in Montana look to be a retired old couple that happens to live in the middle of nowhere. There cabin is way too nice to be off mountain man status in my book. The third guy that flies to cabin to spend the winter? I couldn't figure out his motive. He goes up there to spend the winter and hunt??

That said I'm not going to joining them anytime soon.
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Eustace Conway...."Last American Man". Great book. Total badass. Guy did the Appalachian Trail in shorts, bandana and bowie knife. Rode horses from Atlantic to Pacific Ocean.

Both of my sons read the book too. Loved it
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I'm in agreement that Eustace is the real thing. The other two have the option of other modes of living more comfortable. The Alaska guy leaves home to spend the winters running trap lines.There must be some decent money in it for him.

I'd like to see from the show how these guys get there money to buy supplies. Is it from the "wilds" or do they have other forms of income?

I'll keep watching until it bores me to tears, like "The Devil's Ride" has.
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I thought the show was pretty cool. Maybe they are not pure "mountain men", but its the closest we will ever come to it. It's a tough life no less. Living in the country is a hard living. He may have a plane, but he is at a huge risk for any possible health problems. I enjoyed the show. I was tired so didn't get to watch the last 20 mins.
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I watched the show and liked it.
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Well, with History Channel turning into MTV, good place to wedge the show in with Swamp People. What's next? Ghetto Detroit Dwellers? Now those would be some tough dudes.

That said, I watched, not sure what I was expecting. P'bably won't follow it on any regular basis. I can't stand the over dramatization of every single thing. OMG, it's snowing! That means that stupid ass didn't cut enough wood to make it through the winter and MIGHT DIE!!!

Gimme a break.
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I watched it and was pretty impressed. My lasting impression is wtf are you gonna do if this plane goes down. Desolate is putting it mildly.
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
Well, with History Channel turning into MTV, good place to wedge the show in with Swamp People. What's next? Ghetto Detroit Dwellers?
Already been done..........Hardcore Pawn http://www.trutv.com/shows/hardcore-pawn/index.html .
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kinda glad I don't watch TV
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Originally Posted by Boataholic View Post
kinda glad I don't watch TV
Reading and posting on the THT site is at least as silly as most of the stuff on TV.
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
Well, with History Channel turning into MTV, good place to wedge the show in with Swamp People. What's next? Ghetto Detroit Dwellers? Now those would be some tough dudes.



Gimme a break.

No joke, No script,

http://www.history.com/shows/ganglan...os#brotherhood

You would have better luck surviving in the wilderness, alone.
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I wish the History Channel still had shows on that were about... History.
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Years ago I lived in the bush (Rocky Mountains) for 9 months and didn't have a dime in my pocket to be on any form of grid. My big weapon was my mind, although I did have cheap machete, a recurve bow with a half dozen arrows and a couple of spools of snare wire. Over time I learned to trust the timber wolf, the griz and mountain loin before I would trust man. Man was the ultimate enemy and I feared the sight of them.

It was an interesting time. I learned a lot, I grew a lot and I've never eaten better in my life!

I saw the program and thought to myself, those aren’t mountain men, those are just home steaders.

Each to their own I guess.
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