I could not come close to matching a mountain man. However at fifteen years of age I solo travelled in the mountains around St. Vrain canyon in Colorado. Usually I hiked and camped a day's trek, stayed another day and walked out. Sometimes I fished and sometimes I shot game with a little single shot .22 rifle. I could only be gone three days because of school, work and a worried mother. No IPhone, no pickup [got to my starting place on a bicycle] no polymer gun or any other polymer. My second son was often gone into Idaho back country for a week at a time, alone. He continued that into his middle years much to the consternation of his wife. Not all of us are spoiled by modern innovation. However now that I am old I like being spoiled. I still don't have a smart phone, an Ipad or any thing of that sort. I do have a computer but don't use it well.. No reason to write this except for a bit of contrast. Dale [Polecat]Thanks for the invitation but would the movie you watch on your iPhone camping a mile from your pickup truck with your polymer handgun at arms length resonate with me because...
...as you've pointed out, that says a lot about a person.
OK, we vote you burgeoning trekker hard guy of the month. And now I need to go burst, drain, irrigate, and band-aid a big Macblister on my shin.