Objectives and Code

AMM Objectives

  • The specific and primary purpose is to establish and maintain a permanent association for research into and study of the history, traditions, tools, mode of living, etc., of the trappers, explorers, and traders known as the Mountain Men.
  • Further purposes are:
    • Establish and maintain a permanent museum and research center to house and make available books, artifacts, films, speakers, etc.
    • To provide a means for the dissemination of information related to our purposes and objectives.
    • To provide a continuous program of living history.
    • To teach the skills and help develop the abilities which were actually needed and used by the original Mountain Men.
    • To help preserve the right of all free men to keep and bear arms.
    • To help preserve our native wilderness and wildlife by teaching and practicing realistic conservation.
    • To help establish brotherhood and trust between our members.
    • To help our members find deep affinity with nature that is a basic and necessary trait of all true Mountain Men.

AMM Code

  • I shall at all times consider a man’s private life none of my business unless he wishes to make it so.
  • I shall at all times strive to be a self-reliant individual, asking for help only if and when it is necessary.
  • I shall at all times consider my word a sacred trust, a bond which is not to be broken.
  • I shall at all times respect the personal property of other members, considering thievery an act deserving contempt.
  • Before entering any camp or lodge I shall first make my presence known, then enter only if invited.
  • I shall at no time fire any firearm in camp or give any other false warning of impending danger.
  • During any survival situation, I shall be willing to divide any food and water I have and give any other assistance to people found in need.
  • I shall take from nature only what I need or can actually use, practicing good conservation of our native wilderness and wildlife.
  • At any association activity I shall follow the rules set forth by the Booshway in charge or leave of my own free will.
  • I shall at all times strive to improve myself, my wilderness abilities and my knowledge of nature’s law.