Mountain Men (2012 TV series)
Mountain Men title card
|Narrated by||D. B. Sweeney|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Executive producer(s)||Russell McCarroll, Marc Pierce, Chris Richardson, Lisa Tanzer|
|Location(s)||Alaska, Montana, North Carolina|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original channel||History channel|
|Original airing||May 31, 2012|
Eustace Conway lives on a parcel of land in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina that he calls Turtle Island. There he hosts people that he teaches basic wilderness survival skills to. In addition, he works using ancient techniques to harvest firewood to earn an income. Threatened by a lien against his land Conway fights to maintain ownership.
Tom Oar, a former rodeo cowboy, lives near the Yaak River in Montana with his wife Nancy and their dog Ellie. Facing a seven-month winter season, the pair work hard, with the help of their neighbors, to prepare.
Marty Meierotto lives in the small Alaskan town of Two Rivers with his wife Dominique and daughter Noah. Once a month Marty flies his Piper PA-18 Super Cub aircraft to his cabin on the Black River in the Alaska North Slope. While there, he uses a snowmobile to tend to his animal traps that he uses to collect furs.
List of Episodes 
Episode 1: Winter is Coming
High in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, Eustace Conway has lived in the mountains ever since he moved there more than thirty years earlier. He owns a lumber business selling firewood for income and survives off the resources of the land by hunting, fishing, and raising animals. He also has a small crew of workers helping him on his 1,000-acre property, including Justin Macquire, a tough city boy who doesn't like taking orders; Chloe, a college student who wants to help Eustace take Turtle Island to the next level; and Jessie, who is struggling to adjust to the harsher life of outdoor living.
Tom Oar lives in the Yaak River Valley of northwest Montana with his wife Nancy and their German-shorthaired Pointer Ellie. His nearest neighbor Will is a close friend of Tom's from his days as a bronco rider. With the winters in Montana lasting nearly seven months, Tom and Nancy have to spend the rest of the year preparing for them. With winter only a few days away, Tom and Will go hunting for deer but are unable to get one.
Marty Meierotto lives in the small Alaskan town of Two Rivers with his wife Dominique and young daughter Noah. Every month, he flies his small bush plane to his small, isolated log cabin 200 miles away from home to run his trap line. The furs from the lynxes, wolverines, and martens that Marty receives from his trapping brings in a small income to help his family out through the whole year.
Episode 2: Mayhem
In the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, Eustace is facing several problems of his own. One of his workers, Justin Macquire continues to let him down in several of the tasks that he is given to do. In addition to leaving all of Eustace's chainsaws out in the middle of a rainstorm, he also walks away and quits working while helping Eustace and his other workers repair a leaking roof on one of Eustace's firewood barns. To make matters worse, Eustace receives a letter from the government indicating that after failing to pay his taxes, his land will taken away in a matter of weeks.
In Montana, Tom Oar is struggling to find meat for himself and his wife Nancy after failing to get a deer for his winter meat supply. His quest for getting meat is put on hold when one of his neighbors Tim asks him for help in removing a couple of beavers from his pond, which supplies his family with drinking water. After setting up a couple of beaver traps, Tom is able to catch two beavers out of his neighbor's pond, providing him with several pounds of meat for the winter.
In the Alaskan wilderness, Marty has arrived at his cabin and is preparing himself for his trapping season. After collecting a good supply of drinking water in his cabin to last him through the winter, he heads out to check on his traps, but finds most of them empty. Things go from bad to worse for Marty when his snow machine breaks down as he journeys back to the cabin for the night, forcing him to continue the rest of the journey back on foot.
- IMDB. "Mountain Men (2012)". Retrieved September 29, 2012.
- History Channel website. "About Mountain Men". History Channel. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
- History Channel website. "Mountain Men - Episode Guide". Retrieved September 29, 2012.
- Andrea Reiher (May 31, 2012). "'Mountain Men' premiere: What did you think of the History Channel's new show?". zap2it. Retrieved September 29, 2012.