Youtube for research?

Sometimes, I have to go to Youtube for research purposes.  I’ve been following deermeatfordinner for a while now. None of these guys appear to be in a survival situation, but I often dream about survival scenarios.  It’s a bad habit to get into, but it helps me to sell books… so I dream how much easier life would be if I didn’t have to worry about freezing to death.  Living in Michigan, I often find myself dreaming about living someplace warmer.

Saying that, I first found this youtube channel when trying to learn about crabbing when I was writing Rebel Radio.  I mean, what does a guy who’d barely been near a body of salt water know about crabbing? It was time to research!  I won’t bore you to death on my research methods, but this particular video reminded me of something I read in the Going Home series, by A. American.

There is a lot that this Youtube star does that has given me ideas.  Sometime this fall, maybe even in the winter, I’m going to be writing a survival story that involves a hurricane, martial law, civil unrest and a long, difficult path to survival.  Not that I have ever personally done what I’m about to write about… but I’ve seen it done.  It’s almost like staying at a Holiday Inn, right?

-Boyd

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