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Mountain Men
Mountain Men
TV Series
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live your life off the grid? Have you wished you could shed the complications of modern society and live in the wilderness, using only the things nature has provided? Meet Eustace Conway, Tom Oar and Marty Meierotto, three men who have devoted their lives to survival in its simplest form. But how simple is it really? From the rugged Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to the seven-month-long winters on the Yaak River in Montana to the frigid northern range of Alaska, the country is full of some very unforgiving terrain. Watch as these men face off against mudslides, falling trees, ravaging weather and even hungry animals, to make sure they obtain the food and supplies they will need to make it through the brutal winter months ahead.
Casts
Series cast summary:
D.B. Sweeney D.B. Sweeney - Himself - Narrator 108 episodes, 2012-2018
Tom Oar Tom Oar - Himself - Mountain Man 104 episodes, 2012-2018
Eustace Conway Eustace Conway - Himself - Mountain Man 103 episodes, 2012-2018
Marty Meierotto Marty Meierotto - Himself - Mountain Man 100 episodes, 2012-2018
Rich Lewis Rich Lewis - Himself - Mountain Man 83 episodes, 2013-2017
Morgan Beasley Morgan Beasley - Himself - Mountain Man 65 episodes, 2015-2018
Preston Roberts Preston Roberts - Himself 68 episodes, 2012-2018
Nancy Oar Nancy Oar - Herself 50 episodes, 2012-2018

Mountain Men
Thetalen
Thetalen
It's funny how they tell us this is about people who live off the grid but none of them actually do. Marty is off grid when on his trap line but his home is quite modern, as are the others. While the voice-over does over dramatize and exaggerate the "danger aspect" for the most part we do see an honest portrayal of how Marty, Tom and the others live. The one exception is Eustace Conway who's story is total fiction. He does not live off the land but off the people who pay good money to visit his land. He in truth raises almost none of his own food. He claims to live on less than $2,000 per year and that selling firewood is his only source of cash income but check out his website, Turtle Island Preserve. You can visit Turtle Island and get a 2 hour buggy ride for $65 or take a half-day course on how to carve a wooden spoon for $95 but to send your kid to camp is $700 for 7 days or $1400 for 14 days. He claims to live like Daniel Boone but did Ol' Dan have his own website? This phony is a great disappointment and promoting such an obvious phony makes one question the whole series. Eustace is like a televangelist begging viewers to contribute when in fact he is in no need of help but is actually rather well to do. Very disappointing indeed.
Blackseeker
Blackseeker
I understand the "negative" comments about the "staging and scripting", but I would challenge ANYONE to find a "Reality Show" that is or was 100% true to life without staging or scripting. Some have been so fake that it was found out that there was more scripting that REALITY.

What this show does show is the lifestyle that some people live and some things that people do to "survive and thrive". Is it staged? Sure, some of it is, but as far as I'm concerned is when I become a fan of a reality show, its because I like its ENTERTAINMENT VALUE and like the things I can learn. I'm a lifelong city boy, so real or staged, many of the things on Mountain Men offers me a chance to learn something I didn't know before.

Happy Viewing Brian
Erennge
Erennge
Great series, but needlessly staged, over dramatized and much too repetitive.

Why create such an atmosphere of danger and stress? We know there is a whole camera crew there at all times. We see Tom and his friends go duck hunting, a duck is shot and the camera shows the dead duck. With a camera crew next to the bird, the hunters can't find it? Embarrassing.

A grizzly is lurking at night in the yard, Tom fires a shot then goes on his own, armed with a torch to investigate. Come on, we have archive footage of a bear, then a probably armed crew goes filming in the yard.

The voice over keeps reminding us that Marty is all on his own, no mention of the cameramen, sound technicians etc. When he breaks down at night "10 miles away from his cabin", are we really to believe that a heartless, sadistic crew would film him unarmed, walking to exhaustion for hours, gasping for water, with bears and wolves marauding? Same when using the plane - will he / won't he make it, shouldn't fly in this weather etc, with his plane being filmed from another aircraft. The loss of his glasses (series 1 -06) to add tension to him being on a very tight schedule ("with no one around for hundreds of miles") was a silly staged situation; search for a couple of minutes, then "oh there they are", camera zooms and miracle! his brown frame, brown oval rimmed spectacles have become white frame white square rim "broken" spectacles!

Eustace owes a fair bit of money and claims he is broke. Is he really staring in two TV series pro bono? The chase for the alleged poacher was not credible. Two mountain men moving silently, but accompanied by a full camera crew stomping in the woods. Any poacher would have heard them from miles away.

The persistent over dramatization is embarrassing. Will he make in time / will he crash / will the bears or the wolves attack / is he lost in the snow etc etc

Why are we shown the same clips half a dozen times during an episode, going back and forth in time? As for the archive footage of hungry bears and wolves (wolves can weight up to 140 pounds we are told zillions of times), perhaps it made cheap padding, but very boring by the end of the series.

Very interesting series, but one gets the feeling that it's produced for an audience of primary school children.
Rainbearer
Rainbearer
I seen the rating on here and was pretty shocked with how low it was. I love the show and haven grown up in the mountains in upstate NY i can say it is pretty accurate. I'm no mountain man but i am no stranger to the way of life either. The show is authentic so ignore any haters.

The only thing about it that i find annoying is that they repeat themselves way too much. I lost track of how many times i heard bears are dangerous. Or you can't fight the weather... Other than that small gripe i enjoy it very much.

I think more Americans need to learn how to survive and live off of the land, i fear we have become far too separated from nature. The show might help to actually teach people a thing or two. Nothing too complex as there is an element of drama for TV.

Hopefully it will spark some interest in the freedoms out country should be enjoying rather than the hustle and bustle of the average 9-5 wageslave. These men are truly free. You have to respect that!
Tekasa
Tekasa
I watch TV and movies for entertainment – and this is first class entertainment. Is this all real, you say? Bah! Well of course it's all real. Are there things missing that might make it more entertaining? But of course. They could have a Blue Ridge Mountain Pawnshop; or Alleghany Alligator Anglers (this is TV – sharks can fall from the sky – why can't there be Alleghany Alligators?), or how about, 'The Kardashians Styling-up the Catskills'? The possibilities are boundless. I only kid about that stuff above…those may not fly – but I don't know…I may watch any of those. Anyways, this show has a lot to offer dealing with the hardships of mountain living or living off the land. I could do without the staged events. Most episodes carry themselves without any added 'drama' of the self-spun fables. When my B.S. detector goes off – so does the show. I imagine these folks do a lot of paint-watching during bad storms and crappy weather. I can handle that better than dreamt-up filler. This is a fine program about some pretty independent people who are highly skilled at self-preservation. This show is a keeper.
Bluecliff
Bluecliff
@ bg_7774 from Tennessee...you are incorrect. An opossum that gets into your coop will target eggs and young chicks, but they are certainly known to kill adult chickens as well. Small chickens are especially at risk. When they kill adult chickens, they will take one or more, and leave remains quite similar to what a raccoon leaves: the body or bodies will usually be left where they were killed, rather than carried away.

The show itself is entertaining. I like the different locations that are portrayed. I like men too. They all bring their own unique flavor to the show.

Sometimes the events seem scripted, but I can look past that as they are produced for engaging the audience.

I like it!
Moronydit
Moronydit
The mountain man of North Carolina show I know from experience is so pumped up for ratings I guess... it's laughable. Killing as was done to an small opossum that was in the hen house was totally uncalled for... I live in the mountains with wildlife not killing them. First secure the hen house so nothing can get in.. it's simple and easy. Preventative can be done by using common sense...lazy and being uneducated bring killing for no good reason. Second an opossum does not go after chickens, only the eggs so the dead animals were killed by something else. This is a show pumped up with drama but not the way life is lived by the ones who love nature and wildlife. What is done for reality shows now a days is just stupid.. all for the drama.
Shaktit
Shaktit
I'm enjoying the subject of the show, but the constant recap gets extremely annoying. 2/3 of each episode is recapping content of the current episode.
Munigrinn
Munigrinn
I have been a fan of this show since its inception but I am growing irritated by the narrator who states the obvious while serving no purpose and adding nothing but frustration to the viewer. If you were trying to serve the Blind it might make sense but you can't possibly be doing that if you understand the industry in which you belong. I hope the decline in viewership will cause you to take notice and I suggest my review comments might be the heart of the matter.
Araath
Araath
the laughable bottom of the barrel for reality shows; but will he be able to fight through the snowstorm- says the voice-over as the camera is there already, searching for the arrival- then cut to commercial; the worst is s southern con man called eustace who has an avaricious website that belies his supposed lifestyle of living off the land; among other travesties- he and a friend ride to the sound of chain saws to shoot whomever is cutting their trees, in the wilderness he supposedly lives in; nope; it a developer on his own side of the property line; looking for the real thing? try the by now quite old dick proneke book and documentary he filmed himself- real loner surviving the wilderness in style; the kirchers reality is better than mountain men, but suffers from the same hype- and we're so remote, so self-reliant, hunting, fishing so we don't starve- so what are all those old cars doing there? dropped from the sky?
Altad
Altad
I started watching this a few days ago and the show is obviously scripted reality. They create fake problems and say very inaccurate things. "My riffle misfired because it wasn't sited in properly"? The only thing the site and trigger have in common is that they are connected to the same gun. And episode 4 the one I just got done watching. What freaking tiny Toyota pickup on the planet weighs 5 tons! THAT IS 10000 LBS! The show is just plagued with tons of inaccuracies and fake drama. It could of been a good show if it just focused on teachings and showed how to do things when living in the wild. Next show produced like this should hire writers that don't live in a condo above a grocery store in a city.
Eayaroler
Eayaroler
I tried to watching an episode of this but after a minute or two, my head actually starts to hurt. Why? The utter fakeness of it! I mean, it's so obvious the beards are glued on. That alone insults me so bad, it's probably the cause of my headaches. If you don't believe it's fake, ask yourself: "Why are there directors?" A true "reality" show isn't "directed" (read: "scripted")

I just watched where they cut a tree down, sectioned it and rolled an 8 foot section down the hill. One moron "slipped" and slid down the hill. It was so "fake" (read: "scripted") I had to laugh out loud! The scene was "dramatized" for more effects. The actor with the fake beard was in no danger at all and was not near the log but they made it out like he almost lost his life! Sad. Really sad.

If this were "real", OSHA" would have shut the show down long ago. Just like Ice Road Truckers; OSHA wouldn't allow truck accident after accident without doing some investigating.

Good show for the toddlers but if you're over 8 years old and believe this "stuff" is real, take a close peek at those beards. I won't say a word about the horribly uttered accents.