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"Mountain Men" is a unique reality show televised in a documentary style. The premise of the show is to explore the life of people who sustain their lives by living off the land in the mountains across the United States. The mountain men featured make their living off the land by selling the furs and pelts from animals they've trapped. Without wasting any part of the animals, they also make clothing, jewelry and other accessories from the bones, hides and pelts. In addition, trees provide firewood as an income-producing commodity.

The most self-sufficient man featured is Eustice who lives in the mountains of North Carolina. His life is completely sustained by the land. His extremely rustic home and outbuildings are built from trees he's cut and split off his land. With no indoor plumbing, water is pumped from the nearby mountain stream to an outside water source. Most incredible is Eustice's ability to get by with no vehicle or farming equipment. Horses are used for transportation as well as to plow his crops.

Another featured character of "Mountain Men" is Tom and his wife. They live in the mountains of Montana. Although they have electricity, running water and a vehicle, their food supply comes from trapping and killing animals. Every part of the animal is used to make jewelry, clothing, accessories and household goods that are used by them and sold for income.

The third mountain man lives with his wife and daughter in the mountains of Alaska. With the harshest conditions of all, this man must fly his small airplane at different times of the year to other parts of Alaska to hunt. Besides his plane, a snowmobile is used to traverse the snowy mountains to trap wild game. The pelts are sold for income and the meat is harvested for his family's food source.

Due to the nature of this program, "Mountain Men" requires some viewer discretion. However, the reality of the show is informative, entertaining and gives an historic look into the days of yesteryear for the whole family.

Thursdays 10:00 PM ET on History Channel
6 Seasons, 101 Episodes
May 31, 2012
Reality, Travel
7.2/10
Cast: D.B. Sweeney, Eustace Conway, Tom Oar, Marty Meierotto
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Mountain Men Full Episode Guide

  • Marty ends a failed season with a blockbuster catch; Tom stands his ground against a powerful beast and in Preston's final episode, he and Eustace fight fire with fire to lay down roots for the next generation.

  • Morgan's horses go missing; Rich's lion hunt turns into an epic chase; Tom goes after America's largest game; Marty ends a failed season with a blockbuster catch; Tom stands his ground against a beast; Preston and Eustace fight fire with fire.

  • An early melt unleashes the bears weeks ahead of schedule in the Great Alaska Range; Jason's hunt for a home is finally over, while Eustace and Preston's race to the finish line ends in ruin.

  • Eustace and Preston bring down a giant.

  • An early thaw puts Morgan's supply drop on thin ice; Marty hunts the beasts of Kodiak Island; Tom makes the most of his unprecedented winning streak.

  • Marty fights for every last dollar as his season goes into free fall; Eustace and Preston experiment in barnyard engineering; Jason gets locked out of a new home.

  • Marty doubles down on a new strategy to keep from losing more ground; Morgan and Margaret defend what's theirs; Jason's hunt for land becomes an ordeal.

  • Morgan is sidelined while he gets back on his feet; Marty fights to stay in the game; Eustace makes a critical trade to protect his future.

  • A slip of an ax blade slices Morgan too deep; Marty targets a wolf pack on a killing spree; Tom digs out.

  • Tom defends his home against a wolf pack; Eustace attempts to turn trash into treasure; Jason goes on a mission to feed his family.

  • Marty's retreat leads to a surprise in his own backyard; Morgan builds to beat the dangers of the deep freeze; Tom hits the jackpot.

  • As winter strikes, Morgan hunts for riches in the ruins; Jason tackles a river giant; Eustace makes a breakthrough with black powder.

  • Morgan faces a gauntlet of frozen river crossings.

  • Morgan undertakes a treacherous river run; Jason loses everything; and routine training for Rich's dog team turns to live combat.

  • Morgan races the ice to gather critical supplies, Eustace digs out from a devastating tornado, and Marty takes to the air in a high-risk bid to win the season.

  • Winter descends on the mountains without mercy; Marty is trapped in 50 below, Morgan and Tom forge new alliances; Rich battles a rogue grizzly.

  • Tom Oar, Marty Meierotto, and Eustace Conway reveal what it takes to answer the call of the wild.

  • A preview of what to expect during the sixth season of the series, "Mountain Men;'' extended episode; includes new footage.

  • Tom Oar, Marty Meierotto and Eustace Conway reveal what it takes to answer the call of the wild; untold stories of their first winter and the early trials that transformed them into legends of the mountains; extended episode; includes new footage.

  • Winter descends on the mountains without mercy; Marty is trapped; Morgan and Tom forge new alliances; Rich battles a rogue grizzly; extended episode; includes new footage.

  • Morgan races the ice to gather critical supplies; Eustace digs out from a devastating tornado; Marty takes to the air in a high-risk bid to win the season; extended episode; includes new footage.

  • Tom embarks on a last-ditch deer hunt; Marty begins to establish his winter trapline; Rich pursues a marauding wolf pack; Eustace must deal with Scout.

  • Tom's grandson comes for a visit; Charlie hunts for shed moose antlers; Rich's dogs are hot on the scent of a mountain lion; Rich's cougar hunt takes a dark turn; Marty competes with a wolf pack for food; Tom and Will race an oncoming storm.

  • Marty builds a second cabin at the far end of his trap line; Tom heads to Idaho to help his brother break in a pair of wild colts; Charlie Tucker puts his recovery at risk; Eustace and Preston contend with coyotes; extended.

  • Tom pays the consequences for two consecutive failed winters; Morgan calls in reinforcements for his horses; Eustace and Preston harvest a hog and Rich makes a pick of the litter.

  • Tom scrambles a last minute bear hunt to save his season; Morgan fights for his future with fire; Eustace has an unexpected showdown.

  • Tom washes out in Idaho and finds refuge at the Yaak; Eustace races to stop a breakout and Morgan combats predators large and small.

  • The river impacts Tom's season; Marty battles ice on the way home; and Jason hustles to make a deadline to deliver for his family.

  • Tom hits the rocks with only weeks of winter left to go; Morgan seeks protection from the bears and Jason fires up the forge.

  • Marty begins an epic overland journey into the Alaskan bush; Morgan encounters a ravenous grizzly bear.

  • Eustace has a difficult time accepting the reality of his injuries; Marty struggles to recover from a costly blow and Tom finally makes a breakthrough.

  • Tom battles the Snake; Marty's new opportunity is destroyed and Eustace takes a hard fall that puts him out of commission.

  • Rich hunts a known dog-killer in unfamiliar territory; Morgan is determined to protect his food supply; Tom harnesses the power of a bird of prey.

  • Tom misses out on hitting the jackpot; Morgan's last ditch effort to find food takes him into dangerous territory; and Marty is driven off his line.

  • A hard truth forces Tom to do the unthinkable; Morgan goes on a do or die hunt in the high peaks; Marty discovers competition on the line.

  • Tom and Nancy divide and conquer to get ahead; Eustace makes a breakthrough with his lumber business, while Morgan finally gets lucky.

  • Tom calls in some help to bail him out; Morgan battles to survive in the deep freeze; and a father pulls out all stops to secure his family's future.

  • Morgan makes an exciting discovery; Tom puts in the work but gets no payoff; and Marty chases the winter into the Revelations.

  • Rich deals with consequences of his accident; Morgan's search for food escalates; and Eustace gets a golden opportunity, but it may be more trouble than it's worth.

  • Morgan's land fails to provide, leaving him locked in a life or death battle with hunger; Tom's bad luck continues; Rich gets injured.

  • Tom has a bloody encounter with a pack of wolves; Marty meets with his family about surviving the season; Eustace tries to repair a sawmill; extended episode; includes new footage.

  • The Mountain Men's closest calls; Rich Lewis comes face-to-face with a mountain lion; Marty Meierotto nearly wrecks his bush plane; Tom Omar wrestles to save his home; extended episode; includes new footage.

  • Marty makes a new start in some of Alaska's most relentless terrain; Kyle helps his son break his first colt; Eustace and Preston set out to construct an enormous lumber shed; extended episode; includes new footage.

  • Rich tests his dogs to determine which will be the pack's new leader; Marty cuts a new trap line to save his season; Tom goes bow hunting for deer; extended episode; includes new footage.

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Mountain Men: Bonus: The Rising Tide (Season 5) | History Clip (02:51) Mountain Men: Bonus: Jason Goes Hunting (Season 5) | History Clip (02:31) Mountain Men: Bonus: A Hard Rain (Season 5) | History Clip (02:28) Mountain Men: Bonus: Time Well Spent (Season 5) | History Clip (02:51) Mountain Men: Bonus: Meet Jason Hawk (Season 5) | History Clip (02:54)