In the backwoods of Cold Mountain, N.C., known for fascinating characters and deep-rooted tradition, folks live off the land just like their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents before them; carrying on the custom of getting by with little and making do with less. This season highlights even more of Eugene and Spencer's methodical ingenuity and wilderness expertise in creating handmade contraptions using skills the pair has been honing their entire lives in preparation for surviving off the grid. From Lincoln log drying sheds to hillbilly cooling pads, follow these mountain men as they construct intricate gadgets and engineering machines out of scrap parts.

Hillbilly Blood: A Hardscrabble Life - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2011-12-18

Hillbilly Blood: A Hardscrabble Life - Li'l Abner - Netflix

Li'l Abner is a satirical American comic strip that appeared in many newspapers in the United States, Canada and Europe, featuring a fictional clan of hillbillies in the impoverished mountain village of Dogpatch, USA. Written and drawn by Al Capp (1909–1979), the strip ran for 43 years, from August 13, 1934 through November 13, 1977. It was distributed by United Feature Syndicate. Comic strips typically dealt with northern urban experiences before Capp introduced Li'l Abner, the first strip based in the South. The comic strip had 60 million readers in over 900 American newspapers and 100 foreign papers in 28 countries. Author M. Thomas Inge says Capp “had a profound influence on the way the world viewed the American South.”

Hillbilly Blood: A Hardscrabble Life - Influence and legacy - Netflix

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