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Welcome to the S.M.M. gallery of sketches and movies!

Here you are able to watch, and hopefully enjoy pictures and movie clips from our adventures.

Since we often lack visual records from the past, the least we can do is not making the same mistake.

Remember however that what you see are personal interpretations of what we believe the life of North American frontiers people might have looked like.

New knowledge constantly changes our view of the past. So please ask for further information rather than copying something straight from a sketch found here. We make mistakes and don't want anyone else repeating them. -S.M.M.


- Rendezvous

- Treks

- Camps

- Adventures Abroad

- Movie Clips From Scandinavia

- Movie Clips From Abroad

- Prank Movies


• High Chaparral -2006

• High Chaparral -2007

• High Chaparral -2008

• High Chaparral -2009

• High Chaparral -2011

• High Chaparral -2012

• High Chaparral -2013

• High Chaparral -2014

• Primitive Rendezvous -2010

• Primitive Rendezvous -2011

• Primitive Rendezvous -2016

• Strängnäs -2009

• Strängnäs -2012

• Älvkarleby -2008

• Älvkarleby -2009

• Älvkarleby -2010

• Älvkarleby -2012


• "Aux Aliments du Pays" -Living of the land -2011

• Canoe Trek Along Snaggy River -2016

• Hjo Fall Hunt -2006. SMM's first adventure!

• La Petite Guerre -2015

• Late spring ride -2008

• Paddle faster, I can hear banjos! -2012

• Spring Ride -2008

• Spring Ride -2010

• Summer Canoe Trip -2008

• Winter Trek -2010

• Winter Trek -2011

• Winter Trek -2012

• Winter Trek -2014

• Winter Trek -2015

• Wolf Pack Track -2009


• Fall Camp -2008

• Fall Camp -2009

• Flat Rock Council Weekend -2013

• Frozen Beaver Camp -2015

• Rawhide Weekend -2015

• S.M.M. Braintan Weekend -2014

• S.M.M. Horse Weekend -2014

• Wigwam Camp -2011

• Winter Camp -2009

• Zenas Leonard Trapping Camp -2016

Adventures abroad

• AMM National Rendezvous -2010

• Bent's Fort -2010

• Rocky Mountain National Rendezvous -2010

• To Finland With a Touch of Red -2011

• Various Western Fur Trade Sites -2010

• Various Western Fur Trade Sites -2012

Movie clips from adventures in Scandinavia

• Mike Strikes a Light

This clip was made during a wet winter trek in February 2010.

• High Chaparral Rendezvous -2013

A short tour of the High Chaparral Rendezvous 2013 and the Scandinavian Mountain Men Camp.

Movie clips from adventures abroad

• Jens & Co Arrives At Camp

This clip was recorded at the 2017 American Mountain Men National Rendezvous held at Spring Creek, Idaho. It was an amazing feeling to see our Scandinavian brother arrive like a real mountaineer in a secluded valley in the Rocky Mountains.

• Mountain Man Socks (Fotlappar)

This clip was made at the Museum of the Mountain Men in Pinedale during a SMM visit in 2010. Charlie and Char shares their plausible answear to what Osbourne Russell ment by "...his hose are pieces of Blanket lapped round his feet... ".

• Feast and Frolic

A great clip from Amercian Mounatin Men's national rendezvous held near Priest Lake (ID) in 2010. Buffalo meat cooking the fire while Fiddlin' Red entertains a bunch of mountain trappers. Half Stack, Charlie and Char gives in to the enchanting musik and starts dancing.

These two clips are borrowed from Teton Todd's Mountain Adventures. Visit for more interesting clips on recreating the Rocky Mountain trapper.

Prank movies

• Mike Makes a Slide Set

One of the most effective trap sets used by the Mountain Men was the "slide set". Follow Mike's instructions and increase your stack of plews!

• Mike Makes Fire and Char Helps

Traditional fire making instruction using flint, steel, tinder, a "birds nest" and ...


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