What % Mountain Man Are You?

Teresa McGlothlin

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About This Quiz

While we might touch on a little of the "Mountain Men" series during this quiz, we want to dig a little deeper than what you see on your television. In fact, most true mountain men don't even own one! Once you've answered our questions with the precision of a squirrel hunter with a slingshot, we're sure we can tell you how much mountain man lives in you.

With mountain man legends like Hugh Glass and Popcorn Sutton out there, it might be a tough act to follow. However, mountain men are more in touch with their primal instincts than most of us working our day jobs. After we see the way you describe your life in comparison to a true mountain man, we'll let you know how far you have to go until you can move off the grid and call your own shots. 

Being a mountain man is not something that comes naturally to most people, so don't be surprised if you don't score as high as you like. Instead, use our results to better your mountain living game. Even if you only come in at 25%, there's a good chance you can always learn to live like the freest men in the world.

Are you as much mountain man as you think? Finish this quiz, and we'll let you know! 

Which of these mountain ranges is most interesting?

If you went out to hunt up some food, what would you hunt?

Which state motto is more your style?

How would you rate yourself as a fisherman?

If you were going to grow your own vegetables, which one would you start with?

What do you admire most about those who live the mountain man lifestyle?

Do you own a pair of muddy work boots?

What do you think you have in common with a mountain man?

Do you currently drive a pickup truck?

Which of these survival shows could you win?

How would you build a fire without matches?

What is your favorite thing to do around the campfire?

Which woodlands animal are you most like when it comes to hunting?

If you woke up lost in the woods, what is the first thing you would do?

Have you ever had to chop firewood?

How many flannel shirts do you have in your closet?

What can you not leave behind when traveling into the wild?

Which famous mountain man would you like to learn more about?

How would you handle the isolation of living on a mountain?

Have you ever been off-roading?

How many times per year do you go camping?

Are you at all prepared for a worldwide disaster?

Do you know how to can and freeze your own food?

Which U.S. state could you see yourself becoming a mountain man in?

How important is money to you?

Do you carry a pocketknife?

What is the longest you have ever grown your beard?

What % city guy do you think you are?

Could you live without a television?

Have you ever met a mountain man?

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