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 of the new History series Mountain Men, three men who have devoted their lives to survival in its simplest form. But how simple is it really for the Mountain Men?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.
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Episode 1 10x01
Meltdown: No Man's Land 09x16
In the Meltdown finale, Mike escapes the bear-ridden Kodiak interior on foot; Jake runs a lion on foreign ground; Josh does battle with a prairie dog colony; Jason takes his kids' outdoor survival lessons to new extremes; and Kidd and Harry sacrifice one of their cattle for the greater good of the herd.
Meltdown: Trial by Fire 09x15
Kidd and Harry go toe to toe with a one-ton bull; Eustace and Raleigh dig deep for Turtle Island's food stores; Mike braves the Kodiak interior on a bear scouting mission; Jason schools his two oldest kids on fishing and survival in the Ozarks; and Jake leads his hounds through a pulse-pounding training day.
Meltdown: Loaded for Bear 09x14
Mike flies into the Kodiak backcountry in search of rich bear hunting grounds; Jason rushes to complete a barn before his new herd of goats arrive; Kidd and Harry hunt down the bear that attacked their cattle; Josh creates a water supply for his growing herd of bison; and Jake turns his bear kill into food stores and profit.
Meltdown: Tornado Alley 09x13
As the spring melt sweeps the mountains, Jake sets his sights on bagging a black bear for the larder; Eustace and Raleigh race against time and weather to plant crops; Mike sets out to harvest a bounty from the Gulf of Alaska; Kidd and Harry drop and haul lumber for their ranch; and Jason puts his homestead expansion on hold when a tornado comes crashing through.
The Big Reckoning 09x12
Season Finale; On the hunt for gold, Josh hits the jackpot; Tom puts his handmade dugout canoe to the test; Jake makes his last stand against a massive predator; Eustace sees his dream of keeping his new land go up in flames; Kidd and Harry fulfill a lifelong ambition to secure their future in the mountains.
Strike It Rich 09x11
Josh goes panning for gold in a quest to unearth the West's greatest treasure; Eustace fights to save his land, but must say goodbye to an old friend; Jason returns to the forge, putting his injured hand to the test; Jake battles steep terrain, and his dogs clash for alpha status within the pack; Kidd and Harry risk getting crushed on a hazardous lumber salvage mission.
Tom's Big Day 09x10
Kidd and Harry are sent into a dangerous free fall by a freak ATV accident; Jake goes on ranch patrol to protect newborn calves; Nancy gives Tom the surprise of a lifetime; Josh attempts to wrangle a feral horse; and Jason salvages farming equipment to keep his bladesmithing operation afloat.
Bloody Knuckles 09x09
Jake's latest mountain lion chase leads him straight to an angry bear; Tom and Jack take on a high-dollar commission to build an ancient atlatl; Jason builds a steel trap to keep the area's wild hogs in check; and Kidd transforms a large wooden boat into a remote summer cabin.
Sink or Swim 09x08
Jake's second mountain lion chase in the Ruby Valley leaves him cliffed out; Eustace and Raleigh turn scrap steel into pure profit; Kidd sets off on a whitewater excursion unlike any other; and Jason picks up the pieces after a storm drops a tree on his shop.