"Code of the Mountainman"
I shall at all times consider a man's private life his own, and none of my business unless he wishes to make it so.
I shall at all times strive to be a self-reliant and strong individual, asking help only if and when it is absolutely needed.
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 others, considering tivery as an act of contempt and dis-fellowship.
Before entering the camp or lodge of another, I shall make my presence known, then enter only if invited.
I shall at all times discharge a firearm in camp or give any other false waring of any impending danger.
At any primative excursion or during any survival situation, I shall be willing to share my food and water with those people who are with me.
I shall take only from nature what I need and actually use, following the established pracitces of good conservation of our native wilderness and wildlife.
At any montainman activity, I shall follow the rules set forth by the booshway or the person in charge, or leave...without complaint...of my own free will.
I shall at all times strive to improve myself, my skills, my wilderness abilities and my knowledge of nature's laws.
"New Mexico Mountainmen's By-laws"