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"Hillbilly Blood: A Hardscrabble Life

Discussion in 'Wilderness & Survival Skills' started by doc trinidad, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. doc trinidad

    doc trinidad

    Aug 29, 2009
    anyone watching this show? if so whats yall's opinion of the things they do? I live in the same area and some things look kinda fishy to me like a deer they caught in a trap but looked like it had been shot with something when they skinned it out. anyway what do yall think?
  2. slimshaneee


    Jun 24, 2008
    I like it.
    I saw the long hair guy with a folks minimalist. Probably a CRkt.
    They do a lot with a little I guess.
  3. 555

    555 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2007
    Doesn't the one dress a little Trendy to be a real Hillbilly? :D

  4. hollowdweller


    Sep 22, 2003
    What's a real hillbilly? I may qualify.
  5. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 6, 2000
    Ever see videos of Inuit these days? They don't dress in sealskins anymore. :eek:
  6. doc trinidad

    doc trinidad

    Aug 29, 2009
    I agree that not all of us hillbillies wear bib overalls everyday but these boys ain't as hard up as this show would have us believe at least it doesn't look that way based on the looks of their trucks.one of these guys has a very nice survival Channel on YouTube wish they had brought more of that stuff into the show
  7. fatcat55


    Jan 1, 2010
    I just think the long haired guy sure has a lot of body in his hair. It has a nice sheen for hardscrabble living! Just my opinion. LOL!
  8. 555

    555 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2007

    I'm just saying, the Fancy dresser on the TV show, doesn't look anything close to the hardcore, living with hard times mountain people I see in this neck of the woods. I mean, the man is even talking without subtitles. :D
  9. doc trinidad

    doc trinidad

    Aug 29, 2009
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2012
  10. coaldigger


    Jan 27, 2007
    I'm with you 'Ol Bud...I was born a HillBilly & I guess I will always be a HillBilly ;) I like the show....it's got alot of good stuff in it but I don't think the Spencer (Long Hair Guy) is as "HillBilly" as he lets on.
  11. heresthedeal


    Oct 3, 2010
    this is the same guy that has a vid on youtube about flint knapping with fire and water.:rolleyes:

    fake reality TV.

    I'll bet money that snaring deer in North Carolina isn't legal.:eek:
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2012
  12. 555

    555 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2007
    I will say, I watched the show and would watch it again. It was entertaining, more so than, the evening TV news. :D
  13. umberto00


    Jun 25, 2004
    I watched a few episodes. Entertaining show, but got tired of the manufactured "situations" the two of them got into. For instance, their car "broke down" and they had to spend 2 days walking back home, doing some survival stuff on the way. Oh, so the camera and sound crew with them just happened to have two days worth of food, water, tents, sleeping bags, ect. to follow them in the woods, when they were originally just following them home from the store or something. Maybe I missed it, but there was no mention of just calling someone for a ride - and I doubt that someone with a survival Youtube channel doesn't have a cell phone.

    Some of the stuff on the show is good, but I don't think that they need to create "drama" to make the show interesting - just film them doing what they do.
  14. Bob W

    Bob W

    Dec 31, 2000

    Looks like the trust-fund kids who hang around Toas and dress like hippies. "Trustafarians"

  15. lmalterna

    lmalterna Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2002
    I have relatives living harder than these gentlemen.

    One of those newsies did a series once on Appalachia, good glimpse. Been to few hollers along the Tenn./ NC line that take you back a few years. Best not to take pictures of people and houses there.

    LOL about the subtitles, I have a few kin that I have trouble understanding if I have not been around them for a time.

    Grandpa used to tell me of living in Grayson County, Virginia during the Depression. Them were hard times.

  16. Jester60

    Jester60 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 21, 2011
    I saw the first few shows, didn't much care for it ... too contrived as has already been mentioned. I do seem to remember something in the opening show about 'Spencer' not being a local and more of a hippie/'back to the land' kind of guy with a good education although I may be wrong. I'm old and the memory fades.
  17. Maniacal Pete

    Maniacal Pete

    Oct 16, 2010
    His sister probably sent him that scarf, when she found out he was going to be on teevee.
  18. doc trinidad

    doc trinidad

    Aug 29, 2009
    I was watching the episode where they were making hand made knives to sale or trade. they never really gave you a very good look at the knives they made.
  19. 555

    555 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2007
    I have up for trade in the Exchange: I have a hand full of unhusked new in shell Black Walnuts. Looking to trade for a NIB Umnumzaan with original pivot. :D
  20. Bowman1911


    Dec 12, 2010
    I haven't watched the show as I don't watch tv other than The Walking Dead, but, I'm pretty familiar with the mountains of NC, since I have lived here all my life (except during college), and there is nowhere in this fine area that's 2 days walk from any sort of civilization! Must be some sort of geographical oddity or something...

    Oh, and 555, my mom, who's 73 picked up 17 buckets of black walnuts over monday & tuesday, so that should get me at least 2 Umnums!:eek:

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